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Saratoga Wine & Food Festival
The Saratoga Wine & Food Festival is a three-day destination event located in world-class Saratoga Springs, New York (2.5 hours north of New York City). Set in a 2,400 acre park preserve, the three-day event draws an audience of close to 6,000 from Montreal to Northern New Jersey.
Quickly becoming known as the most original and exciting Wine and Food Festival north of New York City, Saratoga Wine & Food Festival provides over 200 premiere wine and food exhibitors, invitation-only, collector Italian luxury vehicles as well as one-of-a kind seminars.
2016 Hosts and Schedule
Headlining the festival this year will be Food Network stars Anne Burrell and Marc Murphy, New York chef Josh Capon, and the best sommelier in the world, Joshua Wesson.
Adirondack Road Tour & Gourmet Luncheon, Friday, September 9th, 10:30am to 3:00pm
This spirited hour and a half, professionally-led road rally for auto collectors winds through beautiful Adirondack roads to finish at the historic Lake George Club, where a gourmet lunch includes library-quality wines and imported fine foods.
Event price is $75.
Fired Up! Grill Competition! Friday, September 9th, 7pm to 10pm
Local chefs will compete in a grilling event with guests sampling the dishes and helping the judges to declare a 2016 Saratoga Grill Master. Enjoy great music, gourmet food, barbecue, and refreshing Stella Artois, wines, and spirits.
Restaurants participating in the grill competition include 15 Church, Druthers Brewing Company, Fish at 30 Lake, Henry Street Taproom, Primal - Butcher and Delicatessen, Sperry's Restaurant, and The Wishing Well.
The Fired Up! Grill Competition! is hosted by SPAC's Junior Committee. Event price is $85.
Grand Tasting and Concours D'Elegance, Saturday, September 10th, 12pm to 4pm
This event is centered around unparalleled wines, spirits, local foods, and the area's top restaurants. All guests will be able to savor foods created by more than 30 chefs in the Capital Region. There will also be a live auction, a mystery wall, and cocktails, wine, and beer.
The Saratoga Automobile Museum will present a show of luxury collector calls including classes of Shelby Cobra, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Lancia, Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and more.
A VIP Grand Tasting ticket allows early entry to the Grand Tasting and exclusive access to the Connoisseur's Tent.
Marc Murphy will be hosting a book signing and meet and greet for the first 100 guests to join the VIP tent. Anne Burrell will host a signing and meet and greet for all Grand Tasting guests.
Event price is $75. A VIP Grand Tasting ticket is available for $175.
Local restaurants featured at the Grand tasting will include: Ama Cochina, Campagna, Carney's Tavern, Comfort Kitchen, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Troy, Druthers Brewing Company, Friends Lake Inn; Hamlet & Ghost; Harvey's, Healthy Living Market & Café, Henry Street Taproom, Marrello Restaurants & Catering Bellini's Italian Eatery, Nove Italian Restaurant, One Caroline Street, Prime at Saratoga National, Sperry’s, Simpson’s at The Desmond Hotel, Tavern at The Desmond Hotel, The Brook Tavern, The Hollow Bar and Kitchen, The West Side Sports Bar & Grill, The Wine Bar, Three Vines Bistro & Bar, We Do Fondue-Chocolate Fountain Rentals, Wings Over Saratoga, and Wheatfields Restaurant and Bar.
In the Groove Jazz Brunch, Sunday, September 11th, 11:30am to 2:30pm
This sumptuous Sunday Brunch will feature gourmet offerings from six of Mazzone Hospitality’s finest restaurants in Saratoga National’s idyllic setting. Live jazz, culinary delights, delectable Mimosas, and test drives in luxury automobiles throughout the grounds make this the ultimate Sunday Bruch experience.
Event price is $75.
Packages for the weekend are available:
- Grand Tasting Package (one ticket to Fired Up!, Grand Tasting, and Jazz Brunch): $210
- VIP Grand Tasting Package (one ticket to Fired Up!, VIP Grand Tasting, and Jazz Brunch): $285
Sponsors of Saratoga Wine and Food Festival include: Adirondack Appliance, Atria Senior Living, Bouchey Financial Group, Ltd., Celebrity Cruises, Certified Angus Beef, Chubb Personal Insurance, Capital Luxury Car Company, Fingerpaint, Four Roses Bourbon, Healthy Living Market & Café, Independent Helicopter, Key Private Bank, Marshall & Sterling Insurance, Mazzone Hospitality and The Hall of Springs, Mionetto, MVP Healthcare, New Country Porsche, SaxBST, Saratoga Eagle, Stella Artois, Southern Wine & Spirits, Sysco, Tri City Rentals, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Woodford Reserve, Wine Worldwide, Inc., and Wide World Ferrari Maserati
Tickets to the festival and more information about the schedule are available at spac.org, by calling 518.584.9330, or in person at the SPAC Box Office.
Contact Heidi Shull at the Saratoga Automobile Museum regarding auto registration and the Adirondack Luncheon Road Tour: 518.587.1935, extension 16.