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Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival is a multiday extravaganza of wine, food, chefs, restaurants, beer, and spirits, featuring tastings, parties, a burger contest, cooking exhibitions and more!

Wine & Food Festival

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Perfect Pairings

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Perfect Pairings of Wine & Food with Kevin Zraly

Ever wonder what goes into wine and food pairing? Now is your chance to use your palette and learn the intricacies of these wines specially chosen to be paired with the creative cuisine of Crabtree’s Kittle House Restaurant & Inn. Renowned wine expert and author Kevin Zraly leads this fine wine and delectable dining experience with owner, John Crabtree. A limited number of seats are available for this exclusive event.

Location: Crabtree’s Kittle House
Time: 6pm-9pm
Individual Tickets: $155
Table of 8: $1,200

*Limited Seating Available

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Party on the Pier at Playland

Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival returns to the beach! Guests will enjoy a fun-filled evening on the Playland boardwalk overlooking the beautiful Long Island Sound while enjoying samples of summer favorites from local restaurants and food trucks plus beer, wine, cocktails and live music. The highlight of the night will be our 6th Annual Bartender Shake-Off, featuring Westchester’s top bartenders competing for Best Bartender honors.

Location: Playland Park
Time: 6pm-9pm
Individual Tickets: $65

Thursday, June 6, 2024
Burger & Beer Blast

The annual Burger & Beer Blast just keeps getting bigger, better and more delectable than ever. Westchester’s ultimate party, the Burger & Beer Blast pits 30 local restaurants in a competition to serve up the signature burger that will reign supreme. Guests get to sample, vote and proclaim the winner. With craft beer, food trucks, wine and spirits plus music, the Burger & Beer Blast is this summer’s hottest ticket.

Location: Kensico Dam Plaza
Time: 6pm-9:30pm
Individual Tickets: $80

Friday, June 7, 2024
Wine Collectors’ Dinner

An exclusive wine dinner to end all wine dinners! This is the chance for all Wine Connoisseurs to tap into their collections and share their most valued vintages with other wine lovers. If you were holding back a bottle waiting for the right group to share it with — now is the time to pop that cork! This luxe showcase of unique vintages, which includes a champagne reception, will be an experience for every guest to taste and share the rare vintages that other guests bring from their cellars. Guests will also enjoy a memorable one-of-a-kind dinner specially selected and prepared by Westchester’s top chef, Anthony Goncalves.

Location:
 Kanopi, White Plains
Time: 6:30pm – Champagne Reception; 7pm – Dinner & Bottle Share
Individual Ticket: $190 per person plus one bottle of a treasured wine per person.
Table of 10: $1,900 plus one bottle wine per person.

*Wines should have a minimum value of $200 per magnum or $100 per bottle

Saturday, June 8, 2024
Grand Tasting Village

The signature event of the Wine & Food Festival, the Grand Tasting Village features live Chef demos, tastings from 40+ local restaurants and more than 200 wines and spirits. Chef demonstrations and a variety of food trucks create a gastronomic delight for food and wine lovers. For those looking for something a little more personal, there is the Party Line Connoisseurs Tent. This private area features an exclusive lounge with the event’s highest quality wines along with dishes from the area’s top restaurants. Wine expert, author and educator Kevin Zraly will be leading Wine Seminars throughout the day focusing on the vintages being served in the Connoisseurs Tent.

Location: Kensico Dam Plaza
Time: 12pm-4pm
Tickets: $90
Connoisseur Ticket: $135 – includes admission to the Grand Tasting Village, the exclusive Connoisseur Tent featuring rare, high-end wine and food, and reserved seating at the chef demos (*Limited tickets available*)

Sunday, June 9, 2024
Bubbly Brunch & Beats

Gather your friends and family for a one-of-a-kind brunch experience! Guests will enjoy a delicious feast with bottomless mimosas while grooving to tunes spun by DJ Serg. Each table will have their own mimosa bar complete with ice bucket, champagne, and carafes of different juices.

Location: 
Hudson Prime Steakhouse
Time: 12pm-4pm (two-hour max on unlimited mimosas)
Individual Tickets: $75
Menu: View Here

* Limited Seating Available

Participating Restaurants

Party on the Pier

🚚 – Food Truck

Burger & Beer Blast

– Using Pat LaFrieda Beef
🚚 – Food Truck

Grand Tasting Village

⭐ – Connoisseurs Tent
🚚 – Food Truck

More to be Announced!
Click HERE to see last year’s Participating Restaurants.

Wines & Spirits

Wine & Spirits to be Announced in the New Year
Click Here to See the 2023 Wine & Spirits List

Guest Chefs & Personalities

David Alvarez

Bartender
La Casa Bronxville
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Sam Bismark

Bartender
Augustine’s Salumeria e Pasta Joint
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David Burke

Chef
Red Horse by David Burke
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Dave DiBari

Chef + Owner
The Cookery | The Parlor | Dough Nation
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Anthony Gonçalves

Chef
Kanopi
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Veronica Kallas

Bartender
Crawdaddy's Creole Kitchen
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Peter X. Kelly

Restaurateur & Renowned Chef
X2O Xaviars on the Hudson
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Alexa Marcinczyk

Bartender
Tiki Beach Pier Restaurant
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Jeanne Muchnick

Food and Dining Reporter
The Journal News and lohud.com
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Shane Mulligan

Bartender
Divino Cucina Italiana
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Bianca Peters

Co-Host
"The Noon" and "The 6 O'Clock News."
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Daniel Posner


Grapes the Wine Company
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Kate Schlientz

CommuniKateMedia
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Emilio Ugarte

Judge
3X Bartender Shake-Off Winner
Rivermarket Bar & Kitchen

Kevin Zraly

Wine Expert
Founder of Windows of the World Wine School
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Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Party Line
Pepe Auto Group

Platinum Sponsors

Enormous Creative
Häcker
New York Post
Signature Kitchen Suite
The Journal News
Westchester Country Parks

Wine Partner

Grapes Wine Company

Charity Partner

Westchester Parks Foundation

Beef Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

The Butterfly Cannon Tequila
Plymouth Gin
Shanky's Whip
The Catalyst

Silver Sponsors

Leros
Maze Sexual & Reproductive Health
Pepsico
Robison
Westchester County Tourism

Bronze Sponsors

Antigua and Barbuda
Campari Group
Lobos
JP McHale Pest Management
Mifroma
Oasis Day Spa

Party on the Pier Partner

Beneficiary

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.

Westchester Parks Foundation

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FAQ

When is the 2024 Wine & Food Festival?
The 2024 Wine & Food Festival will take place June 4-9, 2024.

Where is the 2024 Wine & Food Festival?
The 2024 Wine & Food Festival takes place throughout various locations in Westchester.
See our event lineup for details.

Is there parking?
Yes, there is free parking on site. Guests may be asked to park at an overflow lot, in which case
a shuttle bus will take you to the main entrance. Please follow the signs and directions of our staff.

How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased here.

Where can I find my ticket?
Tickets can be found on your confirmation email and receipt.

Do I have to print my ticket?
No, digital tickets will need to be presented on your smartphone to receive a wristband and should be downloaded in advance.

Do you allow re-entry?
Yes, you may leave and return as often as you like once you receive your wristband.

Where do I receive my wristband?
Tickets are scanned and taken at the door in exchange for a wristband.

What is your refund policy?
All ticket sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges.
Tickets are transferable, the name of the ticket does not have to match the name of the ticket holder.

Is there an age limit or an ID requirement to enter the event?
Anyone attending this event must be 21 and older. ID is required.

What about weather? What if it rains?
All events are rain or shine. All tickets are final sale.
We cannot provide refunds, cancellations or rain checks due to weather conditions.

Are pets allowed?
No, pets are not allowed unless they are a service animal.

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contact our marketing team at marketing@westchestermagazine.com.

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