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2021 Lineup of Events

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Italian Wine Experience with Kevin Zraly
Experience a wine tour of Italy up on the 42nd floor of Opus Hotel at Kanopi Restaurant and Event Space. In addition to heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by Chef/Owner Anthony Goncalves and samples of fine wines highlighting different regions of Italy, renowned author and wine educator, Kevin Zraly will hold condensed wine seminars during the event. Stay after the event for a special dinner offered by Chef Anthony.

Location: Kanopi, White Plains
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Individual Ticket Price: $95
Individual Ticket Price with Dinner (starting at 8pm): $150

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Party on the Pier at Playland

Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival newest event moves 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 music. The highlight of the night will be our 3rd Annual Bartender Shake-Off, featuring Westchester’s top bartenders competing for Best Bartender honors.

Location: Playland Pier, Rye
Time: 6pm-9pm
Individual Ticket Price: $50
Party Pack of 10 Tickets: $450

Thursday, September 23, 2021
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, Valhalla
Time: 6pm-10pm
Individual Ticket Price: $75
Party Pack of 10 Tickets: $700

Friday, September 24, 2021
Wine Collector’s Dinner (Open That Bottle!)

Westchester Magazine proudly presents the first-ever 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 and live charity wine auction, 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 dinner specially selected and prepared by Westchester’s top chef, Peter X. Kelly.

Location: X2O Xaviar’s on the Hudson, Yonkers
Time: 6:30pm – Champagne Reception; 7pm – Dinner & Bottle Share
Individual Ticket Price: $185 per person (includes tax & gratuity) plus minimum of one bottle per person OR one magnum per couple

Saturday, September 25, 2021
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, Valhalla
Time: 12pm-4pm
Individual Ticket Price: $85
Party Pack of 10 Tickets: $800
Party Line Connoisseur Ticket: 
$125 – 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*)

*The festival requires ALL attendees to be fully vaccinated
*All attendees MUST show the New York Excelsior Pass OR vaccination card & ID upon entry
*No one under 21 will be admitted to any event