Mark Your Calendars For The 2018 Wine & Food Festival!

With seven events over seven days, Westchester Magazine’s 8th Annual Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of gourmet food, exceptional wines, beer, spirits, mouth-watering burgers, and award-winning chefs. Join the more than 7,000 guests who will sip and savor, enjoy the county’s finest plates and pours, mingle with Westchester’s top chefs, sommeliers, and specialty food purveyors, and attend exclusive dinners, tastings, and demos. Wine & Food Festival is a not-to-be missed experience celebrating the culinary spirit of Westchester County.

Mark your calendars now for the 8th Annual Wine & Food Festival on June 5-10, 2018! Check back for more details on the chefs, restaurants, dishes, and wines in the coming months.


Reserve Your Spot

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy

Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Price: $95
Price At The Door: $100

No one under 21 will be admitted.


Celebrate the regions of Italy with world-renowned wine expert, Kevin Zraly, during this walk-around tasting featuring the red and white wines of Tuscany, Veneto, Piedmonte, Trentino-Alto Adige, Sicily, and Sardinia, while enjoying fine Italian delicacies and chef demos by Chef Michael Abbruzese of Polpettina. Catering provided by DeCicco & Sons and ACE Endico.

2018 Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy Wines:

Tasca D’Almerita Grillo Cavallo delle Fate 2016
Ceretto Blance Langhe Arneis 2016
Botromagno Primitivo Murgia 2016
Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri 2016
Giuseppe Cortese Nebbiolo Langhe 2015
Mastroberardino Redimore Irpinia Agliancico 2014
Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo 2013
Castello di Neive Barbaresco 2014
Secondo Marco Amarone della Valpolicella 2010
San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2013


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Taste & Style at Savor Westchester

Savor Westchester at The Westchester, Level 4, White Plains, NY
Price: $30
All guests will receive a $25 Simon Gift card* & complimentary parking
*The Simon Gift card(R) is subject to terms and conditions. Visit simongiftcard.com or Simon Guest Services for more information.

No one under 21 will be admitted.


Grab your friends and join us at Savor Westchester – the delicious new dining experience featuring exclusive eateries at The Westchester. Sample fresh and flavorful cuisine, sip delicious cocktails and cheer on your favorite bartender during the all-new Bartender Shake-Off. Makeovers, massages, shopping, raffles and more make this an evening not-to-be-missed!
21 and over only.

2018 Taste & Style Restaurants:

16 Handles
Bluestone Lane
Godiva Chocolates
Mighty Quinn’s BBQ
P.F. Chang’s
Tomato & Co.
The Dessertist
Whitman’s New York

2018 Competing Bartenders:

Serena Costello, NoMa Social
Keven Ordonez, Mima Restaurant
Sarah Pyles, Rye House
Emilio Ugarte, RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen

2018 Taste & Style Wines:

Sauvignon Blanc

Wines Provided By:


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Burger & Beer Blast

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
Price: $75
Price At The Door: $80

No one under 21 will be admitted.


Burgers, beer, music, wine, spirits, food trucks and the best grilling this side of the Hudson River all come together at Westchester’s ultimate block party! Top local chefs present their unique take on the all-American burger as they compete for the Best Burger Award.

2018 Burger & Beer Blast Participating Restaurants:

273 Kitchen
AJ’s Burgers
Chappaqua Tavern
Coals Pizza
Dan Rooney’s
Eastchester Fish Gourmet
Flames Steakhouse
License 2 Grill
Memphis Mae’s
Mighty Quinn’s BBQ
Mima Restaurant
MP Taverna
North End Tavern
Piper’s Kilt
RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen
Shake Shack Yonkers
Smokehouse Tailgate Grill

Tavern on Croton Landing
The Oath
The Whitlock
Tredici North
Westchester Burger Co.
Wooden Spoon

Food Trucks:

Abeetz Pizza
Crafty ‘Cue BBQ
Jimmy’s Soft Serve
Longford’s Ice Cream
Souvlaki Truck
Tacos El Azteca
Walters Hot Dogs

More To Be Announced Soon!


Friday, June 8, 2018

An Evening With Westchester’s Tastemakers

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester
Price: $150 Per Ticket
Table of Eight: $1,200
Tickets Will NOT Be Sold At The Door

No one under 21 will be admitted.


Experience Westchester cuisine like a celebrity at the most exclusive event of the Wine & Food Festival. With the area’s top chefs and the world’s top wines being served, An Evening With Westchester’s Tastemakers is an incomparable six-course feast like anything you’ve ever experienced.

2018 Chefs & Courses At An Evening With Westchester’s Tastemakers:

Jim Dangler, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester:
Assorted Hors D’oeuvres
Paired with The Original Venetian Spritz (Aperitivo Select)
The Capri Spritz (Limoncello di Capri)
Volage – Cremant de Loire Rose
FEW Distillery & Virginia Distillery Single Malt

1st Course — Glenn Vogt, RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen:
Local Spring Asparagus and Burrata with Mint and Lemon Gremolata
Paired with Le Roi des Pierres Sancerre Rose 2017

2nd Course — Ron Gallo, Inn at Pound Ridge:
Tuna Spring Roll with Soybean Coulis
Paired with Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2016

3rd Course — Dave Dibari, The Cookery:
Offal lasagna with ricotta, provolone and blistered Italian hot peppers (vegetarian lasagna available on request)
Paired with La Togata Brunello 2012

4th Course — Peter Kelly, X20:
Braised Short Rib of Beef, Chili & Onion Crust, Mousseline Potatoes & Glazed Cauliflower, Red Wine Reduction
Paired with Beaulieu Vineyards Cabernet

Dessert Course — Heather Frantangelo, L’Inizio:
Strawberry Rhubarb Brown Butter Cake with Sweet Pea Panna Cotta
Paired with Niepoort 10 year Tawny Port NV


Saturday, June 9, 2018

Grand Tasting Village

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
Price: $85
Price At The Door: $90
Party Line Connoisseurs Tent Ticket Price: $125
Price At The Door: $130

Party Line Connoisseurs Tent ticket includes: admission to the Grand Tasting Village, entrance to the exclusive Party Line Connoisseurs Tent with rare, high-end wine and food, and Reserved Seating at Chef Demos (first come, first serve).

No one under 21 will be admitted.


The signature event of the Wine & Food Festival, the Grand Tasting Village features tastings from 50+ local restaurants and more than 200 wines & spirits. Chef demonstrations and a variety of food trucks create a gastronomic delight for food and wine lovers.

2018 Grand Tasting Village Participating Restaurants:

808 Bistro
808 Social
Amore Cucina and Bar
Aquario Restaurant
Baked by Susan
Benjamin Steakhouse
BLT Steak
Brother Jimmy’s
City Perch
Cooper’s Mill
Copper House
Copper Kettle Cafe
Dolphin Restaurant
George’s Dragon
La Bocca Ristorante
Lola’s Mexican Cafe
Mason Sandwich Co.
Mighty Quinn’s BBQ
Quenas Restaurant
Raasa Indian
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Small Cakes
Southern Table Bar & Kitchen
The Granola Bar

The Spread
Tredici North
Wood and Fire

Food Trucks:

Arthur Ave Pizza
Bona Bona Ice Cream
Sloppie Joe’s
The Waffle Box

Party Line Connoisseurs Tent Wines:

Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc
Rombauer Chardonnay
Rombauer Merlot
Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon
Rombauer Diamond Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
Rombauer Zinfandel
Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut
Laurent-Perrier Millesime
Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose
Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle Cuvee

More To Be Announced Soon!


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jr. Chef Experience

PLAY at The Westchester, Level 4
Price: $25 per child (includes complimentary chef’s hat and apron)
Tickets Will NOT Be Sold At The Door



Spend the morning with your little ones as they learn the basics of cooking. This hands-on event encourages creativity as kids learn basic cooking techniques from working chefs. Your little culinary artists will also practice cupcake decorating, pizza making and many other fun activities. Nickelodeon’s Nella the Princess Knight will be on hand for meet & greets, so be sure to have your phones ready for pictures. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Beefsteak Brunch with Nick Solares

Kanopi atop The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Price: $150



The Beefsteak Brunch will replicate the wanton gluttony and reckless abandon of the original beefsteak dinners for 100 brunch guests at Kanopi atop the Ritz-Carlton. Chef Anthony Goncalves and food writer / host Nick Solares will design a menu inspired by the original beefsteak dinners of the 19th and 20th Century and the classic NYC steakhouse, to include 100% Black Angus beef from Creekstone Farms Dry Aged by America’s butcher Pat LaFrieda for 60 Days. Tickets will include unlimited soft drinks, wine selections by Penfolds, and beer by a surprise craft brewer.

2018 Beefsteak Brunch Courses:

Passed Hors d’oeuvre:
Dry Aged Sliders

Pickled Vegetables & Blue Cheese Dip
Oysters Rockefeller

First Course:
Blue Cheese Wedge

Thick Cut Bacon

Second Course
Grilled Dry Aged Barnsley Lamb Chops with Mint

Third Course
60 Day Dry Aged Creekston Farms Black Angus Beef
Hash Brown Potatoes

Creamed Spinach




Unlimited Soft Drink
Wine Selections By Penfolds
Beer By A Surprise Craft Brewer


We love your whole family, but please note: For your safety and ours, no children, dogs or strollers are allowed unless otherwise noted.



2018 Personalities:

Michael Abruzese


Samantha Benjamin

The Dessertist

Serena Costello

NoMa Social

Jim Dangler

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester

David DiBari

The Cookery

Heather Fratangelo


Ron Gallo

The Inn at Pound Ridge

Peter Kelly

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson

Elizabeth Oakes

Chopped Junior Champion

Keven Ordonez

Mima Restaurant

Christian Petroni


Toni Senecal

CBS's Toni On! New York

Emilio Ugarte

RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen

Glenn Vogt

RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen

Kevin Zraly

Wine Expert


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Want to see more? Here are more pictures from this year’s events: Salute! A Wine Taasting Tour of Italy; Taste & Style;
Burger & Beer Blast; An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers; Grand Tasting Village; and Jr. Chef Experience.

Watch our video recap of 2017 Wine & Food Festival thanks to Enormous Creative:

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Westchester Parks Foundation (formerly Friends of Westchester County Parks) engages the public to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use, and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails, and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system.

Westchester Parks Foundation creates and manages programs that unite people from all corners of the county to gather together, where they are inspired to care for, learn about, and enjoy our parks. Our programs are purposeful, engage the public, and enrich our park system. WPF makes physical improvements to our park system, recognizing that public action and private support must join together to secure the future of our park infrastructure and the enhancements that help our parks thrive. Since their inception in 1977, WPF has overseen the investment of more than $14 Million into Westchester County Parks.

For 30 years, Feeding Westchester has led the fight against hunger in Westchester County, serving 300 frontline programs that provide food directly to the nearly 200,000 county residents who are hungry or food insecure. We supply 95 percent of all food distributed annually across the region’s food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and daycare and residential programs – delivering over 8.4 million pounds of food and 7.5 million meals to people in 2017. Feeding Westchester’s collaboration with major retailers and corporations, and its expertise in food procurement, storage, and distribution, turns every monetary donation into fresh food provided for our community.


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