SUN WINEFEST 2010 Announces Celebrity Chef Lineup Featuring Culinary Connoisseur Bobby Flay

2009-10-09

Weekend filled with many events and celebrity chef appearances

SUN WINEFEST 2010’s lineup of celebrity chefs will feature some of the most prominent names in the industry at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31, 2010. Celebrity chefs in attendance will include: Bobby Flay of Bar Americain and Bobby’s Burger Palace, Todd English of Todd English’s Tuscany, and Jasper White of Jasper White’s Summer Shack and Summer Shack Express, all located at Mohegan Sun, along with chefs Robert Irvine, Mary Ann Esposito, Govind Armstrong, Benjamin Ford, Floyd Cardoz, Christina Pirello, Andy Husbands, Betty Fraser, Michael Ginor, Chris Schlesinger, Lydia Shire, Kim Canteenwalla and Ihsan Gurdal.   Mohegan Sun Executive Chef Michael Luboff and his exceptional culinary team will also take part in the events. 

Chefs Bobby Flay, Christina Pirello, Betty Fraser, Robert Irvine, Govind Armstrong, Mary Ann Esposito, Andy Husbands, Todd English and Benjamin Ford will participate in live demonstrations throughout the day during the Grand Tasting on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm as well as in the Celebrity Chef Dine Around on Saturday at 7:30pm where they will be joined by the full lineup of celebrity chefs.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $70.00 for a one-day pass and $110.00 for a weekend pass and purchases can be made online at ticketmaster.com, over the phone at 1.800.745.3000 or at any Ticketmaster outlet.  The weekend’s schedule can be found online at sunwinefest.com. Event schedule and celebrity chefs are subject to change.
The Celebrity Chef Dine Around features an opportunity for guests to sample delectable dishes prepared by world-famous chefs, television celebrities and cookbook authors.  Dishes will be primed with extraordinary wines and an elaborate dessert display presented by Mohegan Sun’s Executive Pastry Chef Lynn Mansel
Tickets for the Celebrity Chef Dine Around are $175.00, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Connecticut Sports Foundation Against Cancer, a non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) corporation chartered by the State of Connecticut whose mission is to provide economic assistance and compassionate aid to Connecticut cancer patients and their families and to raise funds for cancer research. Tickets are available at sunwinefest.com or by calling Life Marketing and Events at 860.953.0444 ext. 144. 
SUN WINEFEST 2010 is a production of Life Marketing and Events, a West Hartford, Connecticut-based, full service firm that specializes in marketing, event management and production, public relations, sponsorship, advertising sales, creative design, promotions, publishing and more.
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.