VIP Gala Dinner, Food and Wine Tasting, or Sommelier Showdown Luncheon at Summit Wine & Food Festival (Up to Half Off)

The Grand Summit Hotel

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In a Nutshell

Celebrity chefs from Food Network and Bravo join other guest chefs for gourmet tastings

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Four Options

  • $195 for one ticket to the VIP gala dinner on Friday, September 20 (a $299 value)
  • $95 for one ticket to the gala wine and food tasting on Friday, September 20 (a $150 value)
  • $95 for one ticket to the gala wine and food tasting on Saturday, September 21 (a $150 value)
  • $45 for one ticket to the Sommelier Showdown luncheon on Sunday, September 22 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (a $90 value)

The VIP gala dinner features a multi-course meal prepared by skilled chefs from such restaurants as Alice, Serenade, Ursino, and the Ryland Inn. The gala tastings, held Friday and Saturday, pair premium wines with foodstuffs from such chefs as Scott Snyder and Paolo Vieira. The Sommelier Showdown luncheon pits some of the nation’s most talented sommeliers against one other in a battle of encyclopedic wine knowledge waged in front of a panel of judges. The event follows sommeliers as they pair wines with various foods, allowing attendees and fellow oenophiles to sample a three-course meal along with the contestants.

Summit Wine & Food Festival

The brainchild of Ivan Ruiz—a sommelier who’s perfected mealtime pairings at restaurants across New York City—the Summit Wine & Food Festival celebrates the intersection between great wine and great food while simultaneously raising funds for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Celebrity chefs from Bravo and the Food Network and local guest chefs share their knowledge during events like mixology classes and a special beer tasting hosted by Spiegelau Crystal, which includes a complementary set of beer tasting glasses for each attendee. Sommeliers also share the spotlight at the summit—showcasing varietals from domestic and international vineyards—and clear up the misconception that grapes are just confident blueberries.

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