This weekend, the 2016 Greenwich Food+Wine Festival presented by Serendipity Magazine proved once again why it is considered by many to be the area's premier culinary and cultural event of the season.
Starting early on Saturday, crowds of smiling food and wine connoisseurs - including some who traveled hundreds of miles to attend the festival - appreciated the full roster of scheduled happenings interlaced with gastronomic prowess, well-known personalities and delectable events. Ticket-holders bumped shoulders with celebrated celebrity chefs, notable vintages danced delicately across educated palates during the wine tastings, and the bright and sunshiny day faded seamlessly into an atmospheric and highly memorable night blessed by the musical stylings of Ziggy Marley and Old Crow Medicine Show.
And all of it was done to support an incredible cause: Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which offers respite to children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses. Founded in 1988 by Newman, the organization provides “a different kind of healing” free of charge to more than 25,000 annually. Hole in the Wall provides camp experiences throughout the year at the facility in Ashford, in more than 35 hospitals and clinics, directly in campers’ homes and communities and through other outreach activities across the Northeast.
As you'd probably guess - Living Greenwich had our team on the scene, diligently snapping images of the goings-on. Venture a gander at our photo gallery below and see who you recognize:
Photos by Pam Grunow and John McShea
Writing by Eric Taubert