Here are some of the highlights of the 15th Annual Sun Wine & Food Fest at Mohegan Sun – a world-class event featuring over 1,000 premium wine, beers and specialty spirits.
- Almost 10,000 people attend over three days/six events, Mohegan Sun’s biggest food and drink event.
- Attendance from over 20 celebrity chefs and culinary experts such as: Alex Guarnaschelli, Betty Fraser, Brian Duffy, Chef Plum, Chip Miller, Chris Coombs, Govind Armstrong, Ihsan Gurdal, Jamie McDonald, Jason Santos, Kathy Wakile, Michael Ginor, Kim Canteenwalla, Lynn Mansel, Manouschka Guerrier, Maneet Chauhan, Martha Stewart, Michele Ragussis, Rocco DiSpirito, Todd English, Andy Husbands, Will Gilson and Will Kovel.
- Grand Tasting featured chef demos from Michele Ragussis, Rocco DiSpirito, Maneet Chauhan, Brian Duffy, Todd English and Alex Guarnaschelli.
- The Celebrity Chef Dine Around featured chefs preparing samples of signature dishes as guests walked around to sample and take photos.
- Sunday Brunch with Martha Stewart and special guest Snoop Dogg.
- Highlight of the weekend: More than 1200 visitors packed in the Uncas Ballroom to watch the duo and enjoy buckwheat pancakes from Martha’s January-February issue of “Living,” as well as sausage patties and links.
- Sun Wine and Food Fest sweetened the deal this year with an all-new event! Divine Delights is your passport to explore a world of decadent desserts paired with the perfect wine to savor every sweet bite. Presented by E&J Gallo Winery, Divine Delights is an after-dinner treat you’ll want to save room for.
- Official Charity: Channel 3 Kids Camp.
- 18 Restaurants: Backyard Smokers, Bears Smokehouse, Big Enzo BBQ, Castillo of Niantic, Comix at Mohegan Sun, Connecticut Cookie, Feng Asian Bistro, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Ken’s Ramen, Knot Of This World Pretzels, Main Entrée, Matunuck Oyster Bar, Meriano’s Bakery & Cannoli Truck, Munchies Food Truck, NoRa Cupcake Co., Pasta Vita at Mohegan Sun, They Whey Station, Tony’s Square Donuts.
- 25 Wines: 90+ Cellars, Allan S. Goodman, Banfi Vinters, Barefoot, Blendtique Wine Company, Brescome Barton, Inc. (Wine), Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, Connecticut Distributors, Disaronno International, Dokjtor Mango Moscato, E&J Gallo Winery, Evaton, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Hartley & Parker LTD, Highland Imports, Jewel of Russia, Landa Vineyards, Meiomi Coastal California Wine, MYTHIC Wine, Pernod Ricard USA, Pie Imports, Preston Ridge Vineyard, Slocum & Sons, Treasury Wine Estates, World Wide Wines.
- 32 Beer: 10 Barrel, Alltech Lexington Brewing + Distilling, Angry Orchard, Angry Orchard Rose, Blue Moon Brewing, Blue Point Brewing Company, Cisco, Constellation Brands, Dos Equis, Elysian, Five Points, Golden Road, Goose Island, Grand Teton Distillery, Grey Sail Brewing of RI, Guinness USA, Heineken, Kona, Leinenkugel, Long Trail, New Belgium, Outer Light Brewing Co., Revival Brewing, Samuel Adams, Smirnoff Spiked Sparking Seltzer, Stony Creek, Strongbow, Tecate, Traveler Beer, Truly Sparking Seltzer, Two Hats Brewing Co., Two Roads Brewing Company, Yuengling Brewery.
- 11 Spirits: Born and Bread Vodka, Chatham Imports (Michter’s Whiskey), Fishers Island Lemonade, Got Attitude Vodka, Itz Spirits, Jameson IPA Caskmates, Jewel of Russia, Jim Beam, Mighty Swell Cocktail Co., The Irish Cream Liqueur, Tied House.
- 31 Lifestyle: Aralia Olive Oils, Aura Glass, Bent & Bree, Boutique Cigar Co., Cavedoni Balsamic Vinegar, Crystal Rock, Deep Sea Cosmetics, Demca Demo, Dezigns By JJ, Dorset Maple Reserve, Feel Good LLC, Flint and Flame, Frontier, Gunter Wilhelm, Hartford Courant, Henna by Heather, iGourmet, iHEARTMEDIA, Indie Owl Collective, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Mama’s Garden, Michele’s Sweet Shoppe, Patrizia’s Delights, Pearl Odyssey, Sam and Oliver, Simply Beyond, The Drunken Palette, The Growler Station, Toma Bloody Mary Mix, Tre Olive, Witchy Poo.
- 19 Vintage Cru Wines: Aequitas Winery, Arbikie Artisan Spirits, Beam-Suntory, Brescome Barton, Chacewater Winery, Fulcum Winery, Fullerton Winery, Hartley and Parker, Ltd., Jackson Family Wines, Keenan Winery, Pasque Wine, Preston Lane, Regal Wines, Skurnik Wines, Ste Michelle, Tepoz Tequila, Treasury Wines, Vinifera Imports, Withers Winery.
- 15 Sponsors: Absolut, Beam Suntory, Bear’s Smokehouse, Big Rock Oysters, Boutique Cigar’s, Crystal Rock, Frontier Communications, Hartford Courant, Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun, iGourmet.com, iHEARTMEDIA, Keurig Green Mountain Inc., Mandara Spa, Universal Package Store, Vermont Creamery.
For more information, visit Mohegansun.com/Sun-Wine-and-Food-Fest.