Mohegan Sun Hosts 16th Annual Sun Wine & Food Fest

2018-10-05

A three – day action packed weekend kicks off on Friday, January 25th; Tickets go on sale today!

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 5, 2018) – Wine connoisseurs and food aficionados rejoice! The 16th Annual Sun Wine & Food Fest is back at Mohegan Sun. Don’t miss your chance to sip and sample your way through endless vintages and signature dishes, incredible showcases and tastings during a three – day affair across two spaces, the Uncas Ballroom and the new Earth Expo Center.  A portion of proceeds will go to Channel 3 Kids Camp, who provide fun year – round opportunities to children of all abilities, families & communities through educational & recreational programs.

Sun Wine & Food Fest will return in January 2019 with more surprises! Stay tuned for additional announcements on our world – class celebration of food and drink. It’s all happening at our premier event – and we’re just getting started!

Bourbon Tasting presented by Beam Inc., Bear’s Smokehouse
and BoutiqueCigar.com

Get your weekend started early and warm your palate during the Bourbon Tasting! Mix and mingle while getting a taste of the finest bourbon from Jim Beam, along with tasty selections from Bear’s Restaurant Group and a cigar from BoutiqueCigar.com.

Friday, January 25th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm – Earth Ballroom.

Tickets to the Bourbon Tasting are $90.00 per person.

Grand Tasting Preview

Get a sneak peek into one of Sun Wine & Food Fest’s signature showcases, the Grand Tasting! Taste a variety of wine, beer and spirits and pair your favorites with delectable dishes from some of the regions most highly – rated restaurants. Plus, watch the masters show off their culinary skills during a night of celebrity chef demonstrations. It’s your chance to experience an exclusive preview of the main event. Chef Kevin Des Chenes’ demo will be from 8:00pm to 8:30pm and will be followed by Chef Plum’s demo from 8:45pm to 9:15pm.

*Chefs subject to change. 

Friday, January 25th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm – Earth Expo & Convention Center.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting Preview are $50.00 per person.

Tickets for designated drivers are $20.00 per person.

Grand Tasting

Sample over 1,000 varieties of wine, beer, and spirits during the Grand Tasting! Foodies can purchase signature dishes from some of the region’s most highly – rated restaurants and the main culinary stage features a day full of celebrity chef demonstrations!

Ryan Kristafer, WTNH’s CT Style co – host alongside Teresa Dufour, hosts Saturday’s Grand Tasting Chef Demo, schedule:

12:15pm – 12:45pm: Maneet Chauhan

1:00pm – 1:30pm: Marcus Samuelsson

1:45pm – 2:15pm: Alex Guarnaschelli

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Todd English

3:15pm – 3:45pm: Aarón Sánchez

4:00pm – 4:30pm: Brian Duffy

*Schedule subject to change.

Saturday, January 26th from Noon to 5:00pm – Earth Expo & Convention Center.

Tickets to the Sun Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting are $99.00 per person.

Tickets for designated drivers are $20.00 per person.

Vintage Cru presented by Bobby Flay

Taste the “best – of – the – best” vintages and get one – on – ones with the winemakers during the Vintage Cru presented by Bobby Flay. Enjoy the raw bar and pick up your $50.00 iGourmet gift card before you leave!

Saturday, January 26th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm – Earth Ballroom.

Tickets to Vintage Cru presented by Bobby Flay are $150.00 per person. The ticket price includes the Vintage Cru and a $50.00 iGourmet gift card. Tickets do not include access to the Grand Tasting.

Celebrity Chef Dine Around

Watch the masters at work when over 20 celebrity chefs personally dish out a signature food item paired with a wine, beer or spirit and music plays featuring DJ Irie.

Chefs follow as: Aarón Sánchez, Adam Young, Alex Guarnaschelli, Andy Husbands, Betty Fraser, Bobby Flay, Brian Duffy, Chef Plum, Chris Coombs, Govind Armstrong, Ihsan Gurdal, Jamie McDonald, Jason Santos, Lynn Mansel, Maneet Chauhan, Manouschka Guerrier, Marcus Samuelsson, Michele Ragussis, Nick Calias, Rocco DiSpirito, Todd English, Will Gilson and Will Kovel.

*Chefs subject to change.

Saturday, January 26th from 8:00pm to 10:30pm – Uncas Ballroom & Ballroom Pre – Function.

Tickets to the Celebrity Chef Dine Around are $199.00 per person.

Sunday Brunch

Top off your indulgent weekend with a delicious spread of food and beverages at our exclusive Sunday Brunch.

Sunday, January 27th from 11:00am to 2:00pm – Uncas Ballroom.

Tickets to Sunday Brunch are $90.00 per person.

Sun Wine & Food Fest Ticket Packages

Gain entry into the Friday night Bourbon Tasting and the Saturday Sun Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting with the Grain & Grapes Package. The package is $150.00 and includes entry into both events.

The Saturday Food & Wine Package is a perfect choice for guests interested in the Grand Tasting and the Celebrity Chef Dine Around. The package is $250.00 and includes entry into both events.

Select the Winemakers and Chefs Package for access to fine wine and signature dishes at the Vintage Cru presented by Bobby Flay and the Celebrity Chef Dine Around. The package is $300.00 per person and includes entry into both events.

Guests looking to experience a little bit of everything are able to purchase the Food & Wine Weekend Package which includes entry into the Grand Tasting, Celebrity Chef Dine Around and Sunday Brunch. The package is $325.00 per person and includes entry into all three events.

For more information about all Sun Wine & Food Fest 2019 events, featured personalities, packages, hours and area hotel information, download the Sun Wine & Food Fest app or visit our website.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. 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. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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Monica Iafrancesco

Iafrancesco, Monica