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CPTV And WNPR Present The First Annual Craft Beer And Chili Challenge At Mohegan Sun

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

A new event crowning the best beer and chili in the State on August 22nd

CPTV (Connecticut Public Television) and WNPR (Connecticut Public Radio) have been known for producing programs and special events that celebrate fine wine and rich culinary pursuits – from Eating CT to The Faith Middleton Show’s Food Schmooze to signature event wine dinners. Now the public broadcasting networks are turning their attention to another culinary pursuit: beer and chili!

Many breweries and restaurants have signed on to participate in CPTV and WNPR’s first annual Craft Beer and Chili Challenge event inside Mohegan Sun Arena in on Sunday, August 22nd from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. So far, forty breweries and almost fifteen Connecticut restaurants will be offering their craft beers and chilis for visitors to taste and enjoy. 

Some of the participating breweries include…
• Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
• City Steam Brewery Café
• New England Brewing Company
• Willimantic Brewing Company
• Magic Hat
• Samuel Adams
• Sierra Nevada
• Ipswich
• Saranac
• Woodchuck Cider
• Stone Brewing Company
• Farmington River Brewing Company
• And many more!

Participating restaurants include…
• Eli Cannon’s, Middletown
• Plan B Burger Bar, West Hartford
• Foster’s, New Haven
• The Society Room of Hartford
• The Pond House Café, West Hartford
• City Steam Brewery Café, Hartford
• The Brew Pub at Mohegan Sun
• Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Mohegan Sun
• Willimantic Brewing Company
• And many more!

All-inclusive tickets are $45.00 for general admission and $30.00 for designated driver tickets.  There is also a VIP early entrance general admission ticket (gaining early entry to the event at 12:00pm) available for $75.00 and a VIP early entrance designated driver ticket available for $60.00.  Tickets are available for purchase by calling 877.77.CLICK (25425) or visit cpbn.org, keyword: Beer and Chili.

Visitors to the event will be able to sample a vast selection of craft-brewed beers as well as a variety of chili – from hearty and meaty, to hot and spicy, to vegetarian and everything in between. Then everyone can vote on their favorites, and the best beer and chili in Connecticut will be crowned.

About Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) includes CPTV and WNPR. CPTV, a media service of CPBN, is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing a historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The CPBN also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live, and the station’s newest daily offering, The Colin McEnroe Show. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cpbn.org.

About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, 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.

Mohegan Sun Welcomes 2009 with Gourmet Entrées and Desserts

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Special menu items prepared on New Year’s Eve
and New Year’s Day

Mohegan Sun’s culinary team welcomes 2009 with gourmet menu items including Grilled Lobster Tail, Filet Mignon and Stuffed Lobster in addition to their regular menu selections.  Additionally, a variety of rich desserts and succulent side dishes are to be served throughout the property on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Wednesday, December 31st
Todd English’s Tuscany will feature Truffle Onion Soup for the first course, followed by a six-ounce Filet Pan Roasted Lobster, White Sweet Potatoes, Salsify and a serving of decadent Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake for dessert from 4:00pm to 12:00am at $60.00 per person.  Reservations are recommended.

Pompeii & Caesar will serve a ten-ounce Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Glace, accompanied with a Butter-Poached Cold Water Lobster Tail, Seasonal Vegetables and Truffle-Scented Mashed Potatoes followed by a delicious Opera Torte for dessert for $60.00 per person from 4:00pm to 12:00am. Reservations are recommended.

Bamboo Forest will offer Ginger and Scallion Steamed Lobster Stuffed with LemonGrass- Scented Shrimp followed by Opera Torte for dessert from 4:00pm to 12:00am at $90.00 per person. Reservations are recommended.
The Longhouse will prepare a Grilled Lobster Tail with Tarragon Coral Butter along with an eight-ounce Filet Mignon with Sauce Bordelaise with sides of Pancetta and Onion Rosti and Roast Seasonal Vegetables.  The meal will conclude with Opera Torte for dessert. Dinner will be served from 4:00pm to 12:00am for $65.00 per person.  Reservations are recommended.

Birches Bar & Grill will offer a cup of house soup or salad for starters.  The entrée feature is Surf and Turf consisting of a Petit Filet Mignon topped with a Wild Mushroom Ragoût and accompanied with Three Shrimp Scampi, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Glazed Baby Carrots.  The meal will conclude with Opera Torte for dessert. Dinner will be served from 11:30am to 1:30am at $44.95 per person.

Seasons Buffet will serve various specialty dishes including Lobster Bisque, Grilled Rib Eye with Wild Mushroom Compote and Stuffed Flounder with Crabmeat. Side dishes include Herb Truffle French Fries, Sautéed Green Beans and Shrimp and Scallops Aioli. Servings of Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding, Amaretto Cheesecake, Chocolate Crumb and Cherry Chunk Brownie will serve as dessert.  The buffet is offered at $16.98, plus tax and will serve dinner from 11:30am to 1:00am.

Sunburst Buffet will offer a wide selection of gourmet entrées including Clams with Champagne Saffron Cream, Crab and Shrimp Stir Fry, Oscar Stuffed Salmon with Tarragon Beurre Blanc Sauce and Chicken Cacciatore. Side dishes include Fresh Asparagus, Petit Osso Bucco and Sautéed Broccoli Rabe. For dessert, diners can feast on Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding, Amaretto Cheesecake and Chocolate Crumb Coffee Toffee Brownie. The buffet is offered at $19.81, plus tax and will serve dinner from 5:00pm to 12:00am.

Fidelia’s and Mohegan Sun’s Room Service will prepare Baked Stuffed Shrimp with Béarnaise and Herb Roasted Potatoes, Lemon Asparagus Spears, Housemade Soup or Fidelia’s Side Salad with Opera Torte for dessert from 11:00am until Midnight at $32.00 per person.

Thursday, January 1st
At Pompeii & Caesar guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with an array of specialty dishes offered during New Year’s Day Brunch. Selections include a Raw Bar, King Crab Legs with Garlic Butter, Ham Steamship carved to order, Omelets and Frittatas to order,  a variety of fresh fruit, salads and pastas, international dishes and traditional breakfast offerings of bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes and classic Cheese Blintzes topped with sour cream, blueberry and strawberry sauces.  Diners will conclude the meal by visiting the dessert station which features a flowing Chocolate Fountain with a variety of holiday dipping items, candy and confections.  Pompeii & Caesar will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm for $38.95, plus tax.  Reservations are recommended.

Sunburst Buffet will serve a special New Year’s Day Brunch with a variety of dishes that include Prime Rib, Garlic and Sage Spiked Breast of Turkey, Grilled Steak Gorgonzola and Smoked Onion and Wild Mushroom Soup.  Special breakfast items include Sausage, Hash Browns, Stuffed French Toast and Fruit-Filled Pancakes. The buffet will be offered at $19.81, plus tax and will serve brunch from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Fidelia’s and Mohegan Sun’s Room Service will offer Stuffed Pork Loin, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Tarragon Butter Glazed Carrots and a Fresh Soup or Fidelia’s Side Salad for $20.00 until Midnight.

Todd English’s Tuscany will open for lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm on December 31st and from 11:30am to 3:00pm on January 1st. Pompeii & Caesar will close for dinner on January 1st. For more information on special holiday menu items and hours of operation, please visit mohegansun.com.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, 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.