Greenwich Wine + Food has announced the culinary talent that will be participating in The Big Easy at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Saturday, March 4, bringing the flavors and fun of New Orleans to life. Beneficiaries include two national non-profit organizations with roots in Connecticut - The Jacques Pépin Foundation and Wholesome Wave. Premium sponsors include Wagoneer and Greenwich Hospital.
This completely new, dine-around evening event will invite guests to wander the New Orleans-style grand tasting event featuring signature Cajun and Creole dishes from area chefs from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Bourbon Street’s iconic drinks such as Hurricanes and Mudslides, as well as premium wine, beer and spirits, will be served throughout the entire evening. Special ticket options will invite guests to begin their culinary travels thirty-minutes early at 6pm, a private pre-party, access to a second-floor bar and seating area, VIP parking and more.
Musical talent for the evening includes headliner Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Dumpstaphunk + Cyril Neville (opening the evening’s musical line-up at 6:30pm). Longtime supporter of Greenwich Wine + Food Gary Dell’Abate (The Howard Stern Show) and member of the organization’s board of advisors will serve as one of the evening’s emcees, alongside Suni Unger, founder and CEO of Unger Media, the parent company behind Greenwich Wine + Food and Serendipity Magazine.
The culinary line-up includes:
Avellino Family Barbecue, Stamford, Connecticut
Fortina, Stamford, Connecticut and Armonk, Rye and Yonkers, New York
Grumpy Dumpling, Norwalk, Connecticut
Jacob’s Pickles, New York, New York and Norwalk, Connecticut (opening soon)
L’Inizio, Ardsley, New York (and opening in 2023, Freebird, Greenwich, Connecticut
Little Pub, Fairfield, Greenwich, Old Saybrook, Stratford and Wilton, Connecticut
Milestone, Redding, Connecticut
Milton Point Provisions, Rye, New York
Penny Lick Ice Cream, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
@PopUpBagels, Redding and Westport, Connecticut and New York
Rebel Daughter Cookies, Norwalk, Connecticut
Sysco Culinary Experts
Tickets are now on sale and include food, unlimited drinks and all musical performances. Prices range from $325 (VIP Floor Badge) to $450 (Diamond VIP Loge Badge). A limited number of private booths are available via sponsorship opportunities. The full schedule of programming and tickets are available at www.greenwichwineandfood.com.
Please note that talent, chefs and dates for the celebration are subject to change. Parameters for weather, age restrictions, and health and safety guidelines also be available on www.greenwichwineandfood.com.