MASHANTUCKET, Conn, Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the largest resort casino in North America, is excited to present the second annual Savor, A celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits. Taking place April 7 – 9, 2016 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, the three-day event will spotlight some of the world’s top culinary talent in partnership with celebrity chef Robert Irvine, host of the Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible.” Irvine will be joined by other well-known chefs, world-renowned vintners and spirits enthusiasts who will come together to share their love for exquisite flavors with the local community. Guests will enjoy a vast selection of local dishes from regional restaurants, culinary demonstrations, and wine, beer and fine spirits tastings.
Savor is a proud supporter of the Robert Irvine Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that honors the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces, military personnel (active, retired and veterans) and their families as well as organizations that support such individuals. Savor will once again donate a portion of ticket sales to the foundation.
To kick off Savor, Foxwoods is hosting a private press event on Monday, February 22, featuring Robert Irvine at the resort’s newly opened fine dining experience VUE 24, located on the 24th floor of Grand Pequot Tower.
“As a top culinary destination in Connecticut, Foxwoods Resort Casino is thrilled to be part of Savor once again and to host Chef Robert Irvine for the official event kickoff at VUE 24, which boasts an exceptional menu and spectacular views,” said Adam Odegard, Vice President of Food & Beverage at Foxwoods Resort Casino. “This April, expect a bigger Savor with more delicious options, brand new events and amazing personalities. Join our own Executive Chef Edward Allen, award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Franck Iglesias and others as they bring the best of the best to Hartford!”
“Through Savor’s generous donations, we have been able to provide a paramobile for a veteran, supported Operation Rebound with sports and fitness activities through the Challenged Athlete Foundation and assisted homeless veterans through A Veterans Community,” said Chef Robert Irvine, a former member of the British Royal Navy. “We’re thrilled about bringing Savor back to Connecticut and have been working closely with our partners to have endless culinary options available bound to satisfy every craving.”
Join Savor for a not-to-miss culinary celebration! Event schedule is as follows:
Savor the Legends with Pappy Van Winkle
Connecticut Convention Center on The Landing
Thursday, April 7
7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by Plan b burger bar and featuring Chef Robert Irvine, guests will taste all five limited and rare batches of Pappy (10, 12, 15, 20 and 23 years aged). Guests will also enjoy a Kentucky style soiree tasting with a menu including Kentucky ham, hot browns, fried green tomatoes, BBQ pork, mini burgers, pecan pie and more.
Sip, Savor & Stroll – The Grand Tasting
Connecticut Convention Center Ballroom
Friday, April 8, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sip, Savor & Stroll your way through an exceptional selection of domestic and international wine, as well as some of the world’s finest craft beers, high-caliber spirits and artisanal food offerings. Enjoy superior foods from top Northeast restaurants and be entertained and educated as Chef Robert Irvine and other celebrity chefs dazzle on the Savor Culinary Demonstration Stage.
Savor in Style Charity Gala
Connecticut Convention Center Exhibition Hall
Saturday, April 9
Champagne Reception: 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dining and Dessert: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Savor in Style Charity Gala, hosted by Chef Robert Irvine and benefitting The Robert Irvine Foundation, promises to deliver flavorful, vibrant dishes by an impressive line-up of culinary talent. Following the Champagne Reception, Irvine and his guest chefs will showcase their sumptuous creations, where every dish will be paired with an outstanding wine or other luscious libation.
To purchase tickets or for more information, event details, featured personalities, featured exhibitors, hours and area hotels, please visit www.savorct.com. For more information on Foxwoods Resort Casino, please visit www.foxwoods.com.
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