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SUMMIT WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL


hotel_main_pageTOP CHEFS FROM NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, PHILADELPHIA, AND MORE FEATURED DURING WEEKEND

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FRIDAY-SUNDAY JULY 24-JULY 26, 2009 WEEKEND

THE SUMMIT GRAND HOTEL, 570 SPRINGFIELD AVENUE, SUMMIT, NJ

The First Annual Summit Wine and Food Festival will showcase the nation’s best culinary personalities, chefs, winemakers, and sommeliers. The weekend will feature three days of gala tastings, cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs, culinary classes, wine and cheese seminars, and cookbook signings. Tickets available for individual events, or for packages at festival website: www.summitwineandfood.com.

Festival participants include chefs/personalities:james_laird

Ingrid Hoffman, Food Network personality, Douglas Rodriguez, OLA, Miami, David Pasternack, Esca, NY, David Burke, Fishtail, NY, David Waltuck, Chanterelle, NY, Josh Ozersky, Senior Restaurant Editor, Citysearch, NY, Joey Campanaro, Little Owl, Market Table, NY, Michael Psilakis, Anthos, Mia Dona, Kefi, NY, Mark Bucher, Bgr Joint, Washington, D.C., Craig Koketsu, Quality Meats, NY, Anthony Goncalves, 42, White Plains, NY, Aaron Sanchez, Centrico, and Paladar, NY, Patti Jackson, I Trulli, NY, Franklin Becker, Abe & Arthur’s, NY Josh DeChellis, La Fonda Del Sol, NY John Schenk, Strip House, NY, Riad Nasr, Minetta Tavern, and Balthazar, NY, Alex Raij, Txikito, NY, David Drake, David Drake Restaurant, NJ, Scott Ubert, Kobe Club, NY, Bill Dorrler, Due Terre, NJ, Erik Battes, Perry St, NY, Tom Birchard, Velselka, NY, Big Lou Elrose, Wildwood BBQ, NY, Shane McBride, Craftsteak, NY, Harry Hawk, Water Beach Taxi, NY, Jerry Rosengarten, Stand, NY, Max McCalman, cheese expert, NY, and more.

neil_rodriguez1Sommeliers, Wine, and Sake Experts: Roger Dagorn, Josh Wesson, Scott Carney, Ivan Ruiz, Eddie Osterland M.S., Charlie Arturola, Chuck Simeone, Mark Snyder and Dom Pitrelli, Paul Tanguay, Randy Caparoso, Fred Price, Alice Feiring, and more.

Proceeds from event ticket sales will benefit: Sage Eldercare, The American Red Cross, Overlook Hospital Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the cure, Bridges and the Junior League of Summit. Each event is priced individually. To purchase tickets: by telephone call 908.277.6565; online at www.summitwineandfood.com; or for more information [email protected]

Friday, July 24: Opening Night Reception Welcome Evening: Chefs host tables, and serve their signature dishes in

The Grand Ballroom.

Saturday, July 25: Cooking demonstrations, wine, and cheese seminars, cookbook signings, 5-course lunch, and a 6-course gala dinner. Saturday highlights include: David Burke cooking demonstration, and cookbook signing; Alice Feiring Barolo Tasting; Ingrid Hoffman cooking demonstration, and book signing; David Pasternack cooking demonstration.

Sunday, July 26: Cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese seminars, cookbook signings, panel discussions, celebrity chef evening burger event. Sunday highlights include: Max McCalman and Josh Wesson wine and cheese pairing; Ingrid Hoffman cooking demonstration; Pasta panel with host Josh Ozersky, Senior Restaurant Editor, Citysearch, and influential pasta chefs Patti Jackson, Bill Dorrler, and Marco Canora; Steak panel with host Josh Ozersky, Senior Restaurant Editor, Citysearch, and chefs Craig Koketsu, Josh DeChellis, John Schenk and Anthony Goncalves.

Josh Ozersky, Senior Restaurant Editor, Citysearch, and editor of Citysearch’s restaurant blog, The Feedbag (www.the-feedbag.com): presents The First Annual Feedbag Burger Summit, 5:00-8:00 p.m.: More than 20 top chefs will participate in a burger showdown, and tasting event in an outdoor tent. This exciting competition is a blind tasting covering four categories: classic burger, slider, gourmet burger, and specialty burger.

Location: The Summit Grand Hotel, 570 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

(Approximately 30 minutes from New York City.  Also, accessible by NJ Transit train to Summit, NJ station.)

Purchase Tickets Online: http://www.summitwineandfood.com/tickets.html

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