Sunday, May 11, 2014

Isn't it time to attend the "Wine & Food Festival of New Paltz" on the Weekend of May 30th? by Philip S. Kampe

               It's your chance to meet Lidia Bastianich at her seminar and book signing.

Leave it to Kevin Zraly and Sam Remic of the International Wine Masters plus their staff of dedicated volunteers  to come up with a brilliant wine and food idea.
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?
Co-founder of the festival, Sam Remic, owner of Wine Worldwide,Inc. (New Paltz)

After nearly two years of planning, on May 30th, the ‘WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL of NEW PALTZ’’ will begin its inevitable first step to becoming the next major wine and food festival in America.
                                             Mohonk Mountain House

At the opening ceremonies for the 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 30th and be the ‘’First To Attend” the ‘Wine & Food Festival of New Pa;tz’. My gut feeling tells me that this 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:

30 May Friday
4pm      Wine Seminar
5:30pm Welcome  Cocktail Reception
6pm      Live and Silent Auction
7:30p,   Wine and Food Gala

31 May Saturday
11am-noon  Press & Trade Grand Tasting
12-5pm        Consumer Grand Tasting
12-5:30pm   Culinary Chef Demonstrations
                    Wine & Food Seminars
                    Organic & Slow Food Cuisine
                    Wine & Mixology Competition
                    VIP & Celebrity Appearances
1:30-5:30pm  Red Carpet Cru Tasting
8pm               Dinner & Entertainment

1 June  Sunday
Closing Ceremonies
Medal & Award Announcements
Rising Stars/New Trends
Country Chef & Wine
Farewell Breakfast

Isn’t it time to plan to attend the Wine & Food Festival of New Paltz?

A word to the wise, don't miss the cooking demonstration of Abruzzo's Celebrity Chef,
the most personable and vibrant, Rosanna Di Michele.

Overnight Reservations for Mohonk Mountain House, call 888-976-0785
The Hotline for the event: 646-527-9500

Philip S. Kampe
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