For foodies, it’s never too early to start planning the next delicious event. So mark your calendars: the first Southern Westchester Food and Wine Festival will be held from 11 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 22 outdoors in Scarsdale Village. The SoWe festival will feature a ton of events for food lovers of all ages, all with a goal of generating awareness and raising funds to fight hunger, obesity and malnutrition.
Scarsdale will be shutting down the streets to traffic, allowing for blissful wandering between events like celebrity chef demonstrations, restaurant tastings, live music, kitchenware raffles, children’s activities, prize giveaways and more.
There’s a list of impressive chefs that will be in attendance dishing out a whole spectrum of international cuisine, including: David DiBari of The Cookery and DoughNation; Rafael Palomino, cookbook author and established Latino restaurateur; David Burke, who recently appeared on Food Network’s “Top Chef” and owns of a series of restaurants including Fishtail and Townhouse in Manhattan and Missy Missy Chase Lapin, author of the Sneaky Chef series.
The festival will highlight the work of Food Bank for Westchester (www.foodbankforwestchester.org), WhyHunger (www.whyhunger.org), the Don Bosco Community Center (www.donboscocenter.com), and Greyston Bakery (www.GreystonBakery.org) plus other organizations supporting those in need.
SoWe Food and Wine Festival
When: 11 to 5 p.m., Sunday, September 22. Rain or shine.
Where: Tents will be pitched and traffic will be closed at Chase Road, Spencer Place, Harwood Court and Boniface Circle in Scarsdale Village.
Tickets: Admission is free. Food tasting tickets are available at each restaurant booth and an “all you can eat” voucher will also be for sale. Tickets are available prior to the event online as well as at the festival.
For tickets and more information about participating restaurants and other event details, please visit their website: sowefwf.com.