A celebration of fine wines, gourmet food and Italian luxury automobiles – Sept. 9-12, 2011
The Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival, a fundraiser for Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Saratoga Automobile Museum, has emerged as one of the premier fall destination events in the Northeast. Thousands of enthusiasts from Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and downstate New York join Capital Region residents for a lively weekend of festivities offering fine wines, gourmet food and a spectacular invitation-only auto concours of Ferraris, Alfa Romeos, Lamborghinis and other luxury automobiles.
This year, the Wine and Food Festival and Fall Ferrari Festival weekend is titled “Celebrating Design,” and will take place Sept. 9-11. In this, the 11th year of the festival, we are proud to host celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson as both a presenter and Honorary Chair.
Participants can delve in and attend all three days of events, or simply enjoy the Grand Tasting where one can sample over 250 vintages from around the world, nibble on savory morsels from well-known area restaurants, and enjoy presentations from some of the world’s leading wine and food experts.
Don’t miss the 11th Annual Wine & Food Festival and Fall Ferrari Festival, as it becomes one of the fastest-growing in the Northeast – in Saratoga Springs!
Quick Details For 2011
WHAT: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Fall Ferrari Festival
Ferrari Registration: $100
10:30 a.m. Road Tour for Ferrari owners, $75
7:00 p.m. Live On Stage Gala, $150
10:00 a.m. “Kids Cooking Revolution with Marcus!” Kids $10 / Adults $20
1:00 p.m. Grand Tasting & Ferrari Auto Show, $75
4:30 p.m. Live Auction
7:00 p.m. After Party Aperitivo, $45
11:00 a.m. Brunch and Auto Awards, $50
Package for entire weekend: $275
Where: SPAC Grounds
Note: Ticketholders must be 21 years old to be admitted.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, September 9, 2011
Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival – Adirondack Road Tour & Luncheon
10:30 a.m. / $75 per person
Event Description: Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Maserati, Lamborghini and Fiat-Abarth automobiles will follow a 1 hour route through the Adirondacks and Lake George area. Guests will have lunch at the historic Lake George Club and enjoy speedboat rides.
Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival – Live on Stage Gala, SPAC Amphitheatre
7:00 PM / $150 per person
Event Description: A once a year opportunity: wine and dine on SPAC’s stage! The Live on Stage Gala features exquisite Italian wines, an innovative Italian menu and live music and dancing. Live and silent auctions of wines, spirits and luxury items. The Italian Trade Commission, Marcus Samuelsson, Adrienne Vittadini, Kevin Zraly and Andrea Zagato will be honored.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
“Kids Cooking Revolution with Marcus!”
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM / Kids 16 & under $10 / Adults $20
Event Description: A one-of-a-kind kids cooking demo with celebrity chef, Marcus Samuelsson at the Hall of Springs! LIMITED SEATING so get your tickets today at SPAC.org!
Grand Tasting and Concours d’Italia, SPAC – With Special Guest Marcus Samuelsson
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM / $75 per person
Event Description: Tasting extravaganza featuring vintages from around the globe, innovative cuisine from the region’s top restaurants, live music and more.
- Book signing and cooking demonstration by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson.
- Dedicated Italian Pavilion showcasing the Real Flavors of Italy. Italian wines, cheeses, olive oils and other specialty products at the pavilion hosted by the Italian Trade Commission.
- Seminar on one-of-a-kind Italian wines by acclaimed sommelier and restaurateur Joe Campanale, presented by La Cucina Italiana.
- Concours d’Italia featuring collectible automobiles from Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Maserati, Lamborghini and Fiat-Abarth, judged by marque specialists.
- Ferrari: Living the Legend panel discussion of the Ferrari mystique and lifestyle.
Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival – Live Auction of Luxuries presented by Chubb SPAC
Event Description: Open to all Grand Tasting ticket holders, the Live Auction, hosted by 2011 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award winner Kevin Zraly, features exotic travel packages, custom jewelry, rare wines, SPAC tickets, original artwork, automobilia and more. Prosecco and Italian desserts served.
Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival – After Party Aperitivo, South Portico, Hall of Springs
7 :00 PM – 10:00 PM / $45 per person
Event Description: A stylish lounge party offering savory food, spirits and live music – Hosted by SPAC’s Junior Committee.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival – Italian Sparkling Jazz Brunch, Saratoga National Golf Course
11:00 AM / $50 per person
Event Description: An elegant brunch accompanied by live jazz, hosted at the timeless Saratoga National Golf Course
“The Weekend Wine & Foodie Tour” gives you over a 20% discount on the weekend events! The package includes admission to the “Live On Stage” Gala, Grand Tasting, After Party & Brunch. Cost: $275
Make your Reservations in Advance!
For Dinners and Live on Stage – Contact Evie Chabot at (518) 584-9330 ext. 122
For Grand Tasting – Contact SPAC Main Box Office at (518) 587-3330 or online at spac.org/tickets.cfm
Don’t miss one of the most delectable events in Saratoga Springs! The Saratoga Wine and Food Festival has all the necessary components that make for an unforgettable epicurean happening — Make your reservations now! For more information, click here