Weekend filled with spectacular culinary events and celebrity chef appearances
 Sun WineFest 2012’s lineup of celebrity chefs and winemakers will feature top personalities in both industries at Mohegan Sun on Friday, January 27th ; Saturday, January 28th; and Sunday, January 29th. 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 Govind Armstrong, Donatella Arpaia, Kim Canteenwalla, Mary Ann Esposito, Elizabeth Falkner, Ben Ford, Marc Forgione, Larry Forgione, Bryan Forgione, Betty Fraser, Michael Ginor, Ihsan Gurdal, Andy Husbands, Robert Irvine, Susur Lee, Emily Luchetti, Daisy Martinez, Douglas Rodriguez, Jason Santos, Jacques Torres and Marcela Valladolid as well as winemakers Neil Bernardi, Jim Bernau, Aurélie Botton, Nicoletta Canella, Bob Iantosca, Kate MacMurray, Derek Rohlffs and Greg Winter.  The lineup will also include spirit and beer producers Bernie Lubbers, Fergal Murray and Hugh Sisson.
Mohegan Sun Executive Pastry Chef and Guinness World Record Holder for “World’s Largest Wedding Cake” Lynn Mansel and his exceptional culinary team will also take part in the weekend events.  
Chefs Bobby Flay, Todd English, Marc Forgione, Donatella Arpaia and Robert Irvine 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 presented by Moët & Chandon on Saturday at 8:00pm where they will be joined by the full lineup of celebrity chefs.
The Celebrity Chef Dine Around features an unrivaled epicurean feast prepared by world-renowned chefs and accompanied by superb libations including fine wines and smooth spirits.  Guests will have the opportunity to meet the chefs, winemakers and spirit producers.  Elaborate dessert displays presented by Chocolatier Jacques Torres, Emily Luchetti, recognized around the world for her award-winning sweet creations and the author of five cookbooks and Mohegan Sun’s Executive Pastry Chef Lynn Mansel will be complemented with the exceptional collection of Hennessy Cognacs.
Tickets may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, sunwinefest.com, over the phone at 1.800.745.3000 or in-person at Mohegan Sun’s Box Office. 
For more information on Sun WineFest 2012 events, featured personalities and hours and area hotel information, visit sunwinefest.com or Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/sunwinefest and twitter.com/sunwinefest.
Sun WineFest 2012 is a production of Cirilli Associates LLC, a Connecticut-based marketing firm that specializes in event concepts, event production, and customized marketing and sponsorship programs.
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 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.