AltCtrl’s Best of the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival 2015

geoffrey zakarian

My friend Julie and I were delighted to attend the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival this Saturday.  By four o’clock, we were both in food-coma heaven after sampling the most delicious of what New Haven, Fairfield, and Westchester County restaurants had to offer.  Here are some of the highlights from our day:


Noma Social’s chorizo croquette with watermelon and feta salad was the first sample I tried, and my  favorite of the day.

chorizo croquette noma social

The Greenwich Cheese Company was amazing!

greenwich cheese company

Also, Parallel Post’s hanger steak with chimichurri sauce gets an honorable mention for being Julie’s favorite.


Oxford, CT’s Black Hog Brewing was the only beer aside from Stella Artois available in the Main Tent — and thank goodness for them!  I had to sample the Granola Brown Ale at least five times.

black hog brewing


Also winning for Best Bandana, with his companion taking the prize for Coolest Drink Garnish.



Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes of Greenwich may have made the only mermaid cake — but it was definitely the best.

mermaid cake


Celeb chef Alex Guarnaschelli had the crowd cracking up during her cooking demo.  Apparently, hungry eight-year-olds can make you cook a pork chop in five minutes.  And if you think Alex is mean on Chopped, this demo showed that she’s actually holding back her biting sense of humor.

alex guarnaschelli


Chef, restaurateur, and Chopped judge Geoffrey Zakarian looked dapper in his trademark frames, tie, and jacket.  And he was more than happy to pose with with fanny-packed members of the press!

geoffrey zakarian

Check out our Facebook album for the rest of our GWFF action!

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