Head to Saratoga next weekend for the popular Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours D’Elegance, featuring exquisite cuisine, premier wines and beautiful cars.
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is pleased to present the 15th Annual Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours D’Elegance, taking place September 11th-13th, 2015. Over the course of the weekend, patrons will indulge in a variety of premier wines, spirits and exhibitors from across the country, while enjoying mouthwatering cuisine from some of the finest restaurants in the Capital Region and New York City. It’s time to get up close and personal with expert chefs, wine connoisseurs, and luxury automobile experts for a great cause! The goal of the Festival is to help raise funds for the Saratoga Performing Art’s Center Children’s Education Program. This year’s weekend of events is guaranteed to be a weekend no food, wine and car lover can resist!
Celebrity chefs Josh Capon of Spike TV’s popular “Frankenfood” and Ellie Krieger of the Food Network’s hit show “Healthy Appetite” will headline the 2015 Annual Saratoga Wine and Food Festival. Capon will host the highly anticipated Fired Up! Presented by Stella Artois and Certified Angus Beef Grill Competition on the evening of Friday, September 11 from 7-10PM. The competition will pit five of the Capital Region’s best chefs against five Manhattan grill masters. On Saturday, September 12, from 12-4 PM, Krieger will host the Grand Tasting and Concours D’Elegance event – the centerpiece of the festival featuring international wine, delicacies prepared by the region’s best chefs, cooking demonstrations, connoisseur-led wine seminars, and a luxury car show.
Highlighting Saturday’s Grand Tasting will be culinary demonstrations by Krieger and two beloved Hudson-area chefs: Ric Orlando, owner of New World Bistro, claiming two victories on the Food Network series Chopped™; and Zak Pelaccio, famed for award-winning cookbook, “Eat With Your Hands.”
Highlighted Festival Events:
FIRED UP! GRILL COMPETITION - Friday, Sept 11, 7:00PM -10:00 PM
ADIRONDACK ROAD TOUR & GOURMET LUNCHEON - Friday, Sept 11, 10:30AM – 3:00PM
GRAND TASTING AND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE - Saturday, Sept 12, 12:00PM – 4:00PM
IN THE GROOVE JAZZ BRUNCH - Sunday, Sept 13, 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Saratoga Wine & Food Festival Packages:
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
For more information, go online to www.saratogawineandfood.com.
Tickets to the festival and more information about the complete festival schedule are available at spac.org; by calling 518-584-9330; or in person at the SPAC Box Office.