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Thursday, 14 May 2015 11:09

Tickets On Sale Now for Saratoga Wine & Food Festival at SPAC

SARATOGA SPRINGS –The three-day Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for Sept. 11-13, will bring the epicurean lifestyle to the forefront with three days of gourmet events showcasing fine international wines, innovative chef-prepared menus, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, expansive tastings, upscale auctions and a showcase of luxury automobiles. Attendees will enjoy opportunities to get up close and personal with expert chefs, wine connoisseurs, vintners and luxury automobile experts. Tickets to all events of the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival are now on sale and are available at spac.org, by calling (518) 584-9330, or in person at the Route 50 Box Office. 


“The Saratoga Wine & Food Festival provides a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of fine wines and spirits, gourmet cuisine, and magnificent luxury cars in SPAC’s renowned atmosphere,” said Marcia J. White, SPAC president and executive director. 


Among the celebrity personalities attending the festival will be Joey Limongelli, better known as “GT Joey,” whose recent book Around the World in a Ford GT (almost.) chronicles his travels across the United States, Canada and Europe with the legendary automobile. GT Joey” will be available for a book signing  and more than 20 Ford GTs expected to be on the grounds during Saturday’s events. 


There will be other celebrity guest announcements from the culinary field and other updates posted on spac.org as well as full program descriptions of the weekend’s programming. Returning to the festival are some favorite epicurean events including:


Adirondack Road Tour and Gourmet Luncheon - Friday, Sept. 11. A road rally to the historic Lake George Club.  Event price: $75.


Fired Up! - Friday, Sept. 11 ­ This evening grill-off competition will serve as the kick-off event to the weekend’s events on the SPAC grounds as top chefs from the Capital Region’s finest restaurants compete against New York City grill masters. Event price: $85.


Grand Tasting and Concours d’Elegance - Saturday, Sept. 12 ­ The centerpiece of the festival, the Grand Tasting takes place under expansive, elegant tents on SPAC’s lawn, and features hundreds of fine international wines, delicacies prepared by the region’s top chefs, cooking demonstrations, and connoisseur-led wine seminars. The festival partners again with The Saratoga Automobile Museum to present a show of luxury collector cars including invited classes of Shelby Cobra, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Lancia, Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Fiat-Abarth and more. Event price: $75. A VIP Grand Tasting ticket, which allows earlier entry to the Grand Tasting and exclusive access to the Connoisseur’s Tent, is available for $175.



In The Groove Jazz Brunch - Sunday, Sept. 13 ­ This sumptuous Sunday Brunch will feature gourmet offerings from six of Mazzone Hospitality’s finest restaurants at Saratoga National Golf Club. Live jazz and the Best in Show Auto Awards highlight the event. Event price: $75.


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