Friday, February 9, 2018

Brunch at the Historic Roger Sherman Inn and Restaurant

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The Roger Sherman Inn in New Canaan for Brunch!


Don't you just love historic buildings that turn into town treasures? Well, the Roger Sherman Inn in New Canaan CT is just such a gem!

Welcome to the Roger Sherman Restaurant and Inn
New Canaan CT

This beautiful New England Restaurant and 17-room Inn has recently received a culinary transformation with the amazing Chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo at the helm. We were lucky enough to get an invite to join Chef and the Inn's team for a delicious Sunday Brunch.

The Inn is a history lesson in New England buildings with immense crown mouldings, crystal chandeliers, sweeping staircases, and incredible architecture. We also learned that the Roger Sherman Inn was established in 1746! That's thirty years before the Declaration of Independence was even signed! Talk about historic! 
   


We were thrilled to meet Chef Kwaku-Dongo and discover his take on offering a seasonally-inspired menu, showcasing fresh, locally-procured ingredients. 

Chef Kwaku-Dongo

If you want a a REAL culinary tour of New England that showcases our coastal seafood, local family farms, and talented artisans, the Roger Sherman Inn is the place to go! Using these East Coast ingredients as a foundation for his flavor profiles, Chef Kwaku-Dongo adds his unique twist and blend of spices to bring out the savory or sweetness of each dish. We arrived a bit early and I was completely intoxicated by the aroma of simmering cloves while walking through the dining room. It was pure heaven!

Here are some of the items we sampled for brunch, starting with some delicious brunchy cocktails, like Mimosas, Peach Bellinis, Spicy Bloody Marys, and a creamy Espresso Martini!


Cocktails at the Roger Sherman Inn
Mimosa, Creamy Espresso Martini,
Peach Bellini, Bloody Mary


While still in the lounge we sampled a delicious cured meat platter, served with a side of nice crusty sliced bread.


Cured Meat Platter

Next we moved into the dining room where we sampled some soup and starters. Like this delicate clear broth soup of the day


Market Soup

... and this fresh fruit nestled in a beautiful mango champagne sauce.

Seasonal Fruit & Berries
Preserved Mango Champagne Sauce

Then we shared some small plates and salads at our table, like this tender lettuce salad with apples, walnuts and blue cheese croutons.


Little Gem Lettuce
Pickled Apple, Candied Walnut, Blue Cheese Crouton

... and this light crepe topped with a fresh egg with side greens!



Crepe and Egg
Side Greens

We all scooped up this hearty steak tartar with dueling mustards, aioli, and a farm fresh egg.


Steak Tartare
Herb Aioli, Farm Eggs & Two Mustards

We topped that off with some chicken and sausage hash! Soooo good!


Chicken & Sausage Hash
with Tomatoes

Then we each ordered our own individual entrees. Of course, if eggs benny are on the menu, you know I'm ordering them! These with some smoked salmon were the perfect brunch order!


Eggs Benedict
Smoked Salmon, Tomato Confit, Hollandaise Sauce

My tablemates ordered french toast, Tuna Nicoise, and the brunch special of the day a Baja inspired Cali breakfast dish with black beans, chipolte, and an avocado salad.

Brioche French Toast
Stewed Apples, Vanilla Mascarpone, Home Fries



*Tuna “Riviera Nicoise”
Hard Boiled Egg, Haricot Vert, New Potatoes

This dish truly showcased Chef's West Coast to East Coast journey!


Chef's Special - Poached Eggs
Chipolte & Black Bean
With Avocado Salad

We found a bit of room for sharing a few desserts, and of course, we selected everything CHOCOLATE!

Dacquoise Cake
Almond Cake, Praline Crispy Layer, 
Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Glaze


Here's where Chef's heritage showcased his love of spice, 
in this case the cocoa!


Chocolate Crepe
Fresh Gelato


I simply couldn't resist ending my meal 
with a creamy foamy cappuccino!


Cappuccino 

Although they are the consummate place for brunch, the Inn is also open for lunch and dinner, as well as having some light bites in the cozy tavern. Each menu is comprised of from-scratch recipes which run the gamut from burgers and bites to more refined dishes, including; House Cured Smoked Salmon; Grilled Octopus with chorizo vin, olives, and fingerling potatoes; Woodbridge Farm Oxtail Raviolo with sun-dried tomato and rosemary jus; Roasted Bronzini with salsa verde, roasted fennel, and fregola; and -Truelove Farms Grilled Pork Chop with braised red cabbage, apples, pancetta, and red wine jus. 

Tavern favorites and bar bites consist of; Lump Crab Cakes with roasted pepper aioli; RS Lobster “Club” Sandwich layered with walnut bread, rocket, tomato, and bacon; USDA Prime Black Angus Beef Mini Burgers with Vermont cheddar, shallot marmalade, garlic aioli, and hand-cut fries; artisanal cheese and charcuterie; and Tuscan Kale tossed with chicory, pecorino, walnuts, in a lemon yogurt dressing. Sunday Brunch is made special with organic Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, tomato confit, and hollandaise sauce, and decadent Brioche French Toast topped with stewed apples and vanilla mascarpone.
  
The restaurant also is available for catered events, weddings, and any special occasion. These milestone celebrations are made all the more special under this quintessential New England setting with the addition of Chef Kwaku-Dongo’s new menu, gifted team, and forward-thinking vision.

Be sure you visit them soon!  


Roger Sherman Inn


195 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 966-4541
https://www.rogershermaninn.com/

Disclaimer:
We were invited to the Roger Sherman Inn by members of their management and marketing team, however, the opinions expressed are entirely our own.

©  Home Place 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Valentine's Day at Mohegan Sun

Here's a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day for 2018!


Make this Valentine’s Day extra special at Mohegan Sun where you can enjoy dining and shopping deals offered at Pasta Vita, Hash House A Go Go, Sushi Koya, Splendeur - A Luxury Boutique, Victoria’s Secret and more.

Start with a dinner for two - and end with some delicious sweet treats! And while you're there shop for some perfect retail deals and enjoy live entertainment.

That's right! Mohegan Sun has everything to make a day to remember.


Dine at Mohegan Sun for Valentine's Day:


The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House


  • Butternut Squash Ravioli – House-made butternut squash with sage brown butter, toasted pine nuts, basil pesto and shaved parmesan cheese. 
  • Baked Stuffed Shrimp – Baked shrimp with a crab & Ritz stuffing served with rice pilaf, garlic broccoli and a lemon beurre blanc. 
  • Prime Rib – Slow-roasted 12 oz. cut of Prime Rib served with roasted fingerling potatoes, asparagus and hollandaise sauce. 
  • Daily Dessert – House-made hazelnut chocolate mousse. 

Todd English’s Tuscany: 


  • grill up two 4 oz. Petit filet of beef, truffled silk potato, asparagus, King Crab and hollandaise for $65.00 per person. 
  • For pasta, the restaurant will offer lobster fra diavolo with pan seared 8 oz. Maine lobster tail, spicy roasted tomato sauce and linguine for $36.00 per person.

Pasta Vita:


  • featuring heart shaped raviolis.

Hash House A Go Go:


  • Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Pancake with Whipped Cream – Famous red velvet pancake with chocolate chips, cream cheese icing and whipped cream. 
  • NY Strip Steak with Grilled Shrimp Skewer – Served with bacon cheddar mashed potatoes and house vegetables. 
  • Grilled Swordfish with a white wine beurre blanc – Grilled swordfish steak topped with a white wine beurre blanc served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. 
  • Wedge Salad – House wedge salad topped with blue cheese dressing, blue cheese crumbles, chopped bacon and diced tomatoes. 
  • Salted Caramel Cheesecake – Served with a graham cracker crust and topped with house-made caramel sauce and whipped cream. 


Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain:


  • two five oz. spice rubbed filet mignons, lobster with roasted lemon butter, smashed potatoes, chocolate cream pit and two glasses of Wycliff champagne on Valentine’s Day for $140.00.

Jaspar White's Summer Shack 


  • From February 14th through February 18th enjoy a Valentine’s Dinner for Two for $50.00 per couple. To share: Raw bar (4 pcs.); mixed greens salad with goat cheese, apples, walnuts and house vinaigrette; shack paella; and decadent chocolate cake. Add a split of prosecco for $8.00. Tax and gratuity not included.

Sushi Koya


  • On Valentine’s Day, take advantage of Sushi Boat for Two and dessert to share for $60.00 at Sushi Koya from February 14th through February 18th.

Make time to shop for your valentine at Mohegan Sun!



After your Valentine’s Day meal, head over to The Shops at Mohegan Sun to spoil yourself or your loved one!


  • Everything Under the Sun, Riverview Essentials & Brewster’s Trading Post will offer 10% off Munson’s chocolates on Valentine’s Day. While supplies last.
  • Splendeur – A Luxury Boutique will give away a free Katzmann infinity scarf with any purchase on February 14th. While supplies last.
  • From February 10th through February 13th, spend $85.00 at Victoria’s Secret to receive a gift tote. While supplies last.
Check the children in for fun at Kids Quest while you enjoy a Valentine’s date night at Mohegan Sun! Kids Quest has all kinds of heartfelt activities planned to make little guests smile.

Catch some great entertainment at Mohegan Sun:


When the day is over, visit COMIX Comedy Club for a special comedy show for Valentine’s Day with Laurie Kilmartin. Double availability Date Night Package for this show, 25% off front row & VIP tickets. Promo code: DATENIGHT.

About Mohegan Sun:


Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mr. Popper's Penguins comes to Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts at UCONN

Mr. Popper's Penguins 
Take The Stage For 
Jorgensen Children's Matinee
Sunday, Feb 25, at 2 pm

Mr. Popper's Penguins at Jorgensen Theater UCONN
Mr. Popper's Penguins at Jorgensen Theater UCONN
Photo Courtesy of UCONN

The Casa ManaƱa Theater Group will bring their production of  the heartwarming story of Mr. Popper’s Penguins to UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday afternoon, February 25th. 

The enchanting 60-minute action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s award-winning 1938 book of the same name, (which was also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey), recounts the story of a simple house painter named Mr. Popper who receives a penguin as a gift from a famous arctic explorer; a gift that quickly turns the Popper household upside down and ultimately sets Mr. Popper off on the adventure of his dreams. 

Children 4+ and those with inner child at heart will love the delightful songs and inventive penguin puppetry. Doors open at 1:30 pm. Show begins at 2:00 pm.

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs.

Mr. Popper’s Penguin tickets are now available:
Adults - $24
Children - $22

For tickets and information, go to jorgensen.uconn.edu, or call the Box Office at 860.486.4226, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm, and 90 minutes prior to events. Convenient $5 event parking is available in the North Garage. Free parking is available in Lots 9, F, and L. For a detailed parking map, go to park.uconn.edu.

About Jorgensen Theater

Voted Best College or University Performing Arts Center in the Hartford Courant’s CTNow, Jorgensen presents 30 to 35 diverse performances each season, from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles ranging from classical music to world music and dance, classical ballet and contemporary dance, comedy, family programming and contemporary entertainment.




JORGENSEN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus
Storrs, CT

Friday, January 19, 2018

2018 Connecticut Flower and Garden Show - in Hartford CT

The 37th Connecticut Flower and Garden Show
is coming to Hartford Convention Center
February  22-25, 2018 



I was so happy tonight when I left work - and it was still light out! This time of year the days are noticeably getting longer - which means ONE thing! 

That's right!

 SPRING IS ON THE WAY!

And that means it's time to count down to the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show in Hartford CT! Here's where we New Englanders can enjoy the beauty of spring even before the weather warms up!


This year the 37th annual “Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” begins on Thursday, February 22th and runs through Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at the Connecticut Convention Center on 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. 

This show NEVER disappoints and is one of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in all of New England. This year's theme is "Breath of Spring" -- a completely perfect theme!


The show’s hours are: 

Thursday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to  7 p.m.; 
Friday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 
Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and 
Sunday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The colorful, fragrant show covers almost three acres of a “Breath of Spring”, with creative and practical ideas for house, apartment and condo dwellers alike.  



Highlights include: 



  • Over an acre of different gardens in full bloom, created by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations. Includes naturalistic, low maintenance, native, organic, herb and pollinator gardens. Featured in this area will be “Butterfly Encounter”, an interactive walk-through exhibit of live butterflies in all cycles of development. 
  • Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s 2018 Advanced Standard Flower Show: over 12,000 square feet of a design, horticulture, botanical arts and photography competition with more than 250 judged entries, all themed “Breath of Spring”. 
  • Over 300 booths of displays, activities and shopping: artisans and handcrafted gifts, fresh flowers, plants, garden ornaments, metalwork sculptures, herbs, bulbs, seeds, fertilizers, soils, gardening books, patio furniture and lawn and garden tools and equipment. Bring a 1/2 cup of soil to the UConn Co-op booth for free soil testing.  
  • More than 80 hours of seminars by horticulturists and experts are included in general admission (see www.CTFlowerShow.com for full schedule) including:  
    • Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes and Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, Garden Writers Association Gold Award winner 2016; 
    • Stephanie Cohen a/k/a The Perennial Diva, gardening designer, author and lecturer; 
    • Doug Tallamy, author, professor and chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at University of Delaware, who focuses on understanding the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities;
    • Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, author, horticulturist & owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services, an organic garden center, landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance service in Northford, Conn.;  
    • Len Giddix, a garden guri, former mushroom grower and the radio co-host of the weekly Garden Talk show; 
    • Tovah Martin, Horticulturalist, author, freelance writer, photo stylist and lecturer; and 
    • Charlie Nardozzi, gardening author, public speaker, radio & TV show host and garden coach. 



Admission: 

$18 Adults; 
$16 Seniors age 62 and over on Thursday/Friday only; 
$5 Children 5-12; Free under age 5. 
Admission payment by Cash Only.  Group rates for 15 or more people: contact 860-844-8461 or Kristie@northeastexpos.com.  

Advance tickets are discounted by $2 and can be purchased no later than February 16, 2018 at the following Connecticut locations: 

  • The Garden Barn Nursery in Vernon; 
  • Garden Specialties in Mystic; 
  • Moscarillo’s Garden Shoppe in West Hartford; 
  • Natureworks in Northford; 
  • Stonehedge Landscaping & Garden Center in Newington; and
  • Woodland Gardens in Manchester.  



Show Sponsors: 

B & P Turf Farm, Maple Meadow Farm, Bob Buettner Florist, Renewals by Anderson, Bedard Enterprises, and North East Expos, Inc.  


To join the email list and get more information about the 2018 Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, seminars, and driving directions, visit www.CTFlowerShow.com or their Facebook page, and follow them on twitter or call North East Expos, Inc. at 860-844-8461.                             

Monday, January 8, 2018

Town Green District - Winter 2018 Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy on January 25th!

Winter Wine Crawl 
through
Historic New Haven
Winter 2018 Style!


Join the fun people at the New Haven Town District for the premier wine and shopping event of the season in New Haven! 

There will be exclusive in-store discounts, zero ticket fees, free parking, raffle prizes and special gifts for all who attend! This will make this an evening to remember!  

In addition, there will be a reception and welcome party hosted at The Shubert Theatre with a champagne toast and a Fancy Wonderland photo booth to kick off an evening of sipping, shopping and sampling!


Here are the current "sip and shop" stops for Flights of Fancy!


Ann Taylor | 968 Chapel St |

Barbour | 27 Broadway |

CandiTopia | 1022 Chapel St |

Derek Simpson Goldsmith | 1094 Chapel St |

dwell New Haven | 1022 Chapel St |

GANT | 268 York St |

Hull's Art Supply | 1144 Chapel St |

idiom | 1014 Chapel St |

J. Crew | 29 Broadway |

J Press | 206 College St |

Merwins Art Shop | 1052 Chapel St |

Modern Trousseau | 1020 Chapel St |

Patagonia New Haven | 1 Broadway |

Trailblazer | 296 Elm St |

The Wine Thief | 181 Crown St |

WAVE Gallery | 1046 Chapel St |

Yale Bookstore | 77 Broadway |


Here are the current "Shop and Taste" stops for Flights of Fancy!


Atticus Bookstore | 1082 Chapel St | 

Breathing Room Yoga | 216 Crown St |

The Juice Box | 1092 Chapel St |

Raggs Fashions | 1020 Chapel St |

Ten Thousand Villages | 1054 Chapel St |

The U Store | 265 College St |

Yurway Boutique | 1130 Chapel St |

GET YOUR TICKETS at https://www.squadup.com/events/flightsoffancy


CHECK-IN: The Shubert Theatre | 247 College Street | There will be signage to and from the garage to help you find your way. Registration will be open from 4:30 PM - 7:15 PM- bring valid ID. 

PARKING: Free parking for ticket holders at the Crown Street Garage | 213 Crown St | *validation given at reception only 

WELCOME RECEPTION & RAFFLE: The Shubert Theatre | 247 College St | Guests will be welcomed to Flights of Fancy with a special reception complete with a champagne toast, warm cookies and the chance to pose for photos in the Fancy Wonderland photo booth.  You will receive a map of stops, a stemless wine glass, Flights of Fancy shopping tote bag and other surprise gifts.  


Special thanks to the event sponsors The Wine Thief, The Shubert Theatre and the Broadway Merchants Association.


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Welcome the New -129 - to New Canaan CT

Social Media Promotion: Sponsored     

"129" in New Canaan

129 Restaurant

Ushering the New Year in with a Fresh Look

New Logo - 129
129 Restaurant

I just love when restaurants take it upon themselves to reflect on where they are - where they want to be - and ultimately decide it's time to update and "rebrand" themselves. 

When they do this the right way they start by infusing all that was great in their previous endeavors and inject a fresh new energy and zest into new beginnings. The former "Chef Luis" Restaurant, located at 129 Elm Street in the heart of New Canaan’s bustling retail and dining district, did just that! 

YES! A beautiful rebranding done the right way!

Beginning in November 2017 they announced their new name, new menu focus, and a new executive chef.  

Now called "129 Restaurant" or  simply"129" for short, they offer classic American Contemporary cuisine. Along with the expertise of General Manager Sergio Tamburlini on board, there is a winning combination in both the front and the back of the house.

Join me in welcoming "129" to the New Canaan neighborhood!

We accepted their kind invitation and traveled up Connecticut's scenic Merritt Parkway to New Canaan CT to visit them and sample a few of their items. 


Delicious Cocktails at 129 Restaurant in New Canaan CT
129's revamped cocktail menu

We started with cocktails off their revamped specialty cocktail menu, sampling the Strawberry Julep made with Redemption Bourbon, Fresh Strawberries, Fresh Mint, and some Sparkling Soda Water and the Vodka Mule made with Tito's Vodka, Mescal, Redemption Rye, Fresh Lime Juice, Ginger Beer


Cocktails at 129
129 Cocktails
Strawberry Julep (L)
Vodka Mule (R)

While sipping on our cocktails we were also able to drink in the beautiful artwork courtesy of nearby Sorelle Art Gallery located on Main Street in New Canaan. A partnership with Sorelle Art Gallery provides an extension of their gallery in town, offering a rotating collection of art that is available for purchase. Those pictured below are courtesy of New York artist Jason Young and his team and are made from urethane, automotive lacquer, mirrored plexiglass and mounted on aluminum. 


Photo Courtesy 129 Restaurant

After cocktails we moved on to the appetizer section enjoying a Chicken Taco and a  Chef Salad made with Red and Green Leaf Greens, Sliced Apples, Pecans, and Gorgonzola Cheese.


Chicken Taco Appetizer at 129 Restaurant
Chicken Taco


Chef Salad

We were able to talk with GM Sergio Tamburlini for a few minutes who was equally excited about the revamping as we were. He noted, “To complement our comfortable, family-friendly ambiance, our new all-day menu offers casual cuisine that is accessible to diners of all ages.  Guests will recognize a few of their tried-and-true favorites from our old menu – tacos, calamari chorizo and our classic salads – along with a spin on classic recipes including lobster salad with avocado and grilled tomatoes, tuna tartare with roasted shallots, radish, arugula and avocado, a wild mushroom omelet with organic eggs and gruyere, and more!”

After chatting with our new friend Sergio, we moved on to our dinner selections, the Steak Frites, a Rib-Eye with a shallot reduction and french fries, and the Chicken Paillard, served with Baby Arugula, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Mozzarella, and Fresh Avocados.  

Steak Frites at 129 Restaurant
Steak Frites at 129


Chicken Paillard at 129 Restaurant
Chicken Paillard at 129

Friends, both were amazing! The cowboy is loving me for suggesting he order the Steak Frites and was feeling especially generous by offering me a few bites. I agree - he has good reason to love me!  My Chicken Paillard was equally delicious, the chicken pounded thin just as a good paillard should be - and flash grilled perfectly.

As much as I wanted to try their Tres Leches Cake - I was really hankering for more of a tart ending so I went with the Berry Tart, intending just to eat a bit of it. No way! It was so good I plowed through the whole thing. All. By. My. Self. (!!!)


Berry Tart at 129 Restaurant
Fresh Berry Tart


We know you'll love 129 as much as we did! Be sure you visit them soon! 

129 Restaurant
129 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 803-1657
https://www.129restaurant.com/


About 129

129 is an American Contemporary restaurant and bar, located in the center of New Canaan, Connecticut at 129 Elm Street.  The menu incorporates new cooking techniques and unique fusions of flavor to enhance the best of classic American dishes for diners of all ages, served in a comfortable, neighborhood environment.  In addition to its food offerings, 129 offers an extensive wine list, creative cocktails and craft beer list.  For more information visit www.129restaurant.com

Disclaimer:
We were invited to 129 by members of their management and marketing team, however, the opinions expressed are entirely our own.


©  Home Place 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The 2018 Mohegan Sun - Sun Wine and Food Fest

Sun Wine & Food Fest Is Back 

At Mohegan Sun 

Events Friday, January 26th - Sunday, January 28


Tickets for the 15th annual Sun Wine & Food Fest
are on sale now!

Whether you consider yourself a true wine connoisseur, a foodie enthusiast, or if you are simply looking for an exciting weekend, you’ll find it all at Sun Wine & Food Fest!

This is Mohegan Sun's weekend of wine, food, and amazing cooking demonstrations!

Beginning on January 26th at Mohegan Sun and ending Sunday evening, Sun Wine & Food Fest returns with its signature showcases including the Grand Tasting and Celebrity Chef Dine Around. Sip and sample your way through a jam-packed lineup including Sunday Brunch with Martha Stewart and the addition of Divine Delights, a sweet pairing of decadent treats and dessert wines.


Bourbon Tasting presented by Beam, Inc. and Bear’s Smokehouse

Start your weekend early and taste a variety of fine bourbons during the Bourbon Tasting inside the Uncas Ballroom. Mix and mingle at the tasting while enjoying top-quality bourbon along with delectable food provided by Bear’s Restaurant Group and a cigar courtesy of Boutique Cigar.
Friday, January 26th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Tickets to the Bourbon Tasting are $90.00 per person.

Divine Delights presented by E & J Gallo Winery

The Sun Wine & Food Fest sweetens the deal this year with an all-new event! Divine Delights is your passport to explore a world of decadent desserts paired with the perfect wine to savor every sweet bite. Presented by E & J Gallo Winery, Divine Delights is an after-dinner treat you’ll want to save room for!
Friday, January 26th from 8:00pm to 11:00pm in the Uncas Ballroom.
Tickets for Divine Delights presented by E & J Gallo Winery are $90.00 per person.


The Grand Tasting

Sample over 1,000 varieties of wines and beer during Sun Wine & Food Fest’s main event, the Grand Tasting! Sip and sample some of the best wine and beer, as well as an array of specialty spirits inside the Convention Center. Plus, foodies can sample signature dishes from the region’s most highly rated restaurants. The Main Culinary Stage is the backdrop for two days of celebrity chef demonstrations along with fun-filled contests.
Saturday, January 27th from Noon to 5:00pm.
Tickets to the Sun Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting are $99.00 per person.


Vintage Cru Tasting

Taste the “best-of-the-best” vintages from around the world and get one-on-ones with the winemakers during the Sun Wine & Food Fest Vintage Cru Tasting. Learn the principles behind their craft and get a closer look into some of the finer wines Sun Wine & Food Fest has to offer. Sponsored by Big Rock Oyster, Vermont Creamery and Celebrity Cruise Lines, inside The Cabaret Theatre.
Saturday, January 27th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Tickets to Vintage Cru Tasting are $150.00 per person. The ticket price includes the Vintage Cru Tasting and a $50.00 iGourmet gift card. Tickets do not include access to the Grand Tasting.


Celebrity Chef Dine Around

Guests are invited to the Celebrity Chef Dine Around to watch the masters at work in the Uncas Ballroom. Celebrity chefs such as Alex Guarnaschelli, Rocco Dispirito and Todd English will be on-hand serving up their best recipes at several live cooking stations. Enjoy the pairing of fine wine or premium beer to complement each signature dish.
Saturday, January 27th from 8:00pm to 10:30pm.
Tickets to the Celebrity Chef Dine Around are $199.00 per person.


Sunday Brunch with Martha Stewart and Special Guest SNOOP DOGG

She’s a world-renowned household name and he's an unparalleled music force. Together this dynamic duo are ready to put their own unique spin on Sun Wine & Food Fest’s Sunday Brunch. Domestic diva Martha Stewart  and entertainer extrodinzire Snoop Dogg will host the ultimate feast of savory food and drink during this exclusive brunch event.
Sunday, January 28th from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Tickets to Sunday Brunch with Martha & Snoop are $90.00 per person.


Sun Wine & Food Fest Ticket Packages

Grain & Grapes Package
Gain entry into the Friday night Bourbon Tasting and the Saturday Sun Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting with the Grain & Grapes Package. The package is $150.00 and includes entry into both events.

Grain & Goods Package
Bundle the events on Friday including the Bourbon Tasting and Divine Delights presented by E & J Gallo Winery with the Grain & Goodies Package. The package is $150.00 and includes entry into both events.


Saturday Food and Wine Package
The Saturday Food & Wine Package is a perfect choice for guests interested in the Grand Tasting and the Celebrity Chef Dine Around. The package is $250.00 and includes entry into both events.
Select the Winemakers and Chefs Package for access to fine wine and signature dishes at the Vintage Cru Tasting and the Celebrity Chef Dine Around. The package is $300.00 per person and includes entry into both events.

Food & Wine Weekend Package
Guests looking to experience a little bit of everything are able to purchase the Food & Wine Weekend Package which includes entry into the Grand Tasting, the Celebrity Chef Dine Around and Sunday Brunch with Martha Stewart. The package is $325.00 per person and includes entry into all three events.


For more information about all Sun Wine & Food Fest 2018 events, featured personalities, packages, hours and area hotel information, download the Sun Wine & Food Fest app or visit their website.

Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT 06382
General Information: 1.888.226.7711
Hotel Reservations: 1.888.777.7922
https://mohegansun.com/sun-wine-and-food-fest.html

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:
Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, over ninty shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view the fun on YouTube and find them on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.
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