Kids…I don’t even know where to start.
I swear, it seems like only a few short weeks ago that I made the drive to beautiful Greenwich, Connecticut to attend (and write about) the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival.
Little did I know that gorgeous October day that not only would I be wandering the grounds sampling some of the best culinary treasures of the greater New England area, but I would be drawn onto the demo stage with the one and only Duff Goldman.
Yes, that happened.
I (unprepared as I was) assisted Duff with his demo after spending an amazing few hours getting to know him better, all the while meeting other incredible chefs, like Graham Elliott, Ted Allen, and Joe Bastianich. I was in celebrity chef heaven, which was a grass covered park, beside the bay, my belly full of cakes and wines and barbeque that I can’t even find adjectives for.
I hit the foodie jackpot that day.
Or so I thought.
You see, after Greenwich came and went, I kept in touch with Duff (and a few other of these amazing chefs), and when it came time to write my S’mores Cookbook, Duff stepped in and offered to write the foreword.
Surreal is the best word I can use to describe my life somedays, but today, as I type this, it is the ONLY word to sum up what I am about to tell you.
I am going BACK to Greenwich. Only this time, I am going not to just write about the day, not to just eat, not to listen to great music and drink fine wines…and NOT to assist Duff.
I am going back to Celebrity Demo Tent One, where I will be on stage for a dessert demo of my own.
You read that right.
Four – count it – FOUR demos only in that tent, and I am one. I mean, Duff and Graham and leading demos in that tent, and here I am, leading one as well?
Luckily, I have one of my very best friends leading that demo with me…Chef Mike Behmoiras. If you read here often, you know I’m just nuts about Mike, and over the past few months we’ve become a crazy team on several endeavors. From a Cake Judging to a S’mores Night, to an upcoming television spot, and now, THIS?
Well, to say we are excited and thrilled to be considered worthy of this event is an understatement. (We’re excited just to be listed on the Celebrity Talent page!)
The Greenwich Wine & Food Festival is an incredibly well done experience, with samplings from the areas best restaurants and purveyors, wines that shouldn’t be missed, and entertainment from day until dark. Soaring white tents in the New England sun, celebrity chef demos, swag bags and photo ops, book signings, mingling…you won’t find a more intimate and fanciful way to spend a day.
You really shouldn’t miss it.
I am currently holding 2 sets of 2 tickets ($250 per set!) that will get you in to the festival on Saturday October 5th.
Yep – free tickets, for 2 lucky commenters. Are you in the New York, Connecticut or Massachusetts area? Then you want to be there. I promise you, you’ll have an incredible, unforgettable weekend. Heck, drive from afar. It’s worth the drive…make a weekend of it.
While you may not end up assisting in a celebrity demo, you’ll definitely get a belly full and a big hug from ME. And hey, I’ll even make Mike hug ya, too.
Oh – you don’t want to take the chance of not winning? Can’t say I blame you. Head over to the Festival Website to grab all the tickets you need…worth every penny and there are so many options to choose from!
The 2013 Greenwich Wine & Food Festival, by Serendipity
This tented event on the Long Island Sound features national and local celebrity chefs, sommeliers and culinary experts, cooking demonstrations, gourmet tastings, cook-offs, and wine and spirits. Enjoy more than 100 vendors and listen to live performances by Dispatch and Country Music star Pat Green!
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A HUGE thanks to Unger Publishing, Serendipity Magazine, and the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival for having me back, and for the tickets to share with my readers. (And Ms. Unger…you are some kind of amazing…along with the rest of your staff!)