I love going to food, beer, and wine festivals. They never get old, it seems. There are always new things to try, knowledge to be gained, and people to meet. This year, there are a few events in particular that I'm looking forward to. Here's the roundup:
- Chilifest February 1st
Before you watch the Super Bowl this year, head to Chilifest in Westport, where area restaurants will be sampling their chili, and you get to decide who is the best!
- Savor April 10th-11th
A two day festival of food, wine, spirits, and celebrity chefs including Robert Irvine, host of Restaurant: Impossible on Food Network - sounds like my cup of tea! Plus, a portion of the proceeds from the event will support the Robert Irvine Foundation. Savor will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center which overlooks the Connecticut River. Why is it that food tastes better when you're on the waterfront?
- CT on Tap Saturday, September 12th
The second annual CT on Tap festival will feature over 100 beers, live music and food. You'll have three hours to indulge (VIP ticket holders get an extra hour). The event takes place at Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT.
- Greenwich Wine & Food Fest September 24th-26th
This is an event not to be missed. Seriously. I look forward to it all year. There's a "Culinary Village" full of incredible restaurants sampling their creations, as well as free flowing wine and beer. There's a BBQ competition, live music, two tents entirely dedicated to beer, multiple demo tents packed with celebrity chefs, and it all takes place right on the water. The festival benefits Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
Check out my coverage of 2013's fun, and last year's.