ADIRONDACK ROAD TOUR AND LUNCH
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Tour – Starts at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (10 AM) Luncheon – The Lake George Club (12:30) This spirited 1½ hour road rally is a professionally-led tour for auto collectors winding though the beautiful Adirondack roads to finish at the historic Lake George Club. Gourmet lunch includes library-quality wines, imported fine foods and tours on wooden, and Italian Comitti speed boats.
BBQ, BREWS & BLUES
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Event Host: Marc Murphy
It’s time to eat, drink and mingle with a new twist to our Festival weekend, the Inaugural BBQ, Brews & Blues presented by Certified Angus Beef & Stella Artois. This sizzling new evening event, will take place on Friday, September 5th from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M. under a large tent on the Saratoga Performing Arts Center grounds. Hosted by Food Network ‘Chopped’ star Marc Murphy, this thrilling feast promises to be full of flavor, good vibes, competition & flames! BBQ, Brews & Blues will showcase six (6) Manhattan Grill masters vs. six (6) Capital Region BBQ’s finest for a mouthwatering night not to be missed. These grill bites will be perfectly paired with refreshing Rose, mixed cocktails and a proper chalice poured by Stella Artois.
A panel of esteemed judges will decide who will take the throne for the 2014 BBQ, Brews & Blues, while attendees get the chance to pick their favorite chef’s dish during the “Let the People Speak” Award. Don’t miss out on this scrumptious, bopping, exhilarating start to the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival weekend.
GRAND TASTING & CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm / VIP 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Event Host/Special Guests: TBD
Centered on unparalleled wines, spirits and authentic products, you will experience the region's top restaurants; world-class seminars including Master Wine Connoisseur, Kevin Zraly's World-exploration Wine Seminar, a VIP Connoisseur Tent, and an expanded Culinary Tent with innovative demos. Saturday’s festivities also include our traditional Concours d’Elegance featuring collector automobile’s simultaneously with the Grand Tasting.
The annual Live Auction which benefits SPAC’s classical programming and educational programs concludes the event at 4:00pm.
IN THE GROOVE JAZZ BRUNCH
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
Time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Location: Saratoga National Golf Course
Event Host: Top Chef Master, David Burke
Participating Restaurants (Brought to you by Mazzone Hospitality Group):
677 Prime: Chef Ken Kehn
Prime at SNGC: Chef Jason Saunders
Tala Bistro: Chef Eric Tisaj
Aperitivo Bistro: Courtney Withey
Prime Bar + Grill: Chef Michael Hinrichs
Mazzone Bake Shop: Exec Pastry Chef Vivian Brammer & Exec Pastry Chef Christina Aabo
What’s better than a good old fashioned Sunday Brunch to end your weekend? Can’t decide where to go or what to eat? Well what if we grouped six (6) of your favorite Mazzone Restaurants together in one great place at Saratoga National. Liven up your morning with some Jazz Music, toss in some great Mimosa’s, Bloody Marys and Old Fashions. Now that sounds like somewhere you NEED to be. So join us as we funk out to end a picture perfect 2014 Saratoga Wine & Food Festival weekend.