Opening ceremony Saber Ceremony Honors belong to co-founder, Sam Ramic
Why not create a premier Wine & Food Festival close (90 miles) to Manhattan?.
Why not have the showplace of American historical hotels, the Mohonk Mountain House, host the festival?
Why not invite the leaders of the wine and food industry to show their goods, hold seminars, create wine dinners and stage celebrity chef demonstrations?
At the opening ceremonies for the inaugural WFFNP (let me be the first to shorten the name), cookbook author, guest seminar host and true supporter of the festival, Lidia Bastianich, rose to the occasion by noting that all of the hard work of the International Wine Masters will pay off, as this venture is sure to become a success and will be one of the ‘Premier Wine & Food Festivals in America’.
So, if I were you, I would pencil in the weekend of May 29th and be the ‘’First To Attend” the Second Annual‘Wine & Food Festival of New Pa;tz’. My gut feeling tells me that will be one of the most successful wine and food festivals in America, on par, in the near future with Aspen.
Here’s the line-up, which is better explained on the festival’s website: www.InternationalWineMasters.com
29 May Friday
5:30pm Welcome Cocktail Reception (Invitation only)
6:00pm Silent Auction (proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis)
11am-noon Press Trade Grand Tasting
12-5:30pm Culinary Chef Demonstrations
Wine & Food Seminars
Organic & Slow Food Cuisine
Wine & Mixology Competition
VIP & Celebrity Appearances
31 May Sunday
10-4pm Wine Seminars
Medal & Award Announcements
12-4pm Grand Tasting (General Admission)
Isn’t it time to plan to attend the Wine & Food Festival of New Paltz?
For overnight reservations at the Mohonk Mountain House, call 888-976-0785
The Hotline number for the event is: 646-527-9500
Philip S. Kampe