Saratoga Wine & Food Festival 2013

mo rocca cooking channelThe annual Saratoga Wine & Food Festival is coming up September 6-8 at SPAC. The headlining "personalities" this year:

+ Funny person Mo Rocca: He'll be co-hosting the live auction and the "Culinary Tent experience." Rocca is one of the best panelists on Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, appears on CBS Sunday Morning, and hosts My Grandmother's Ravioli on Cooking Channel. (That's him on the right.)

+ Chef Zak Pelaccio: He'll be part of the demonstrations in the Culinary Tent. Pelaccio made a name for himself in New York City, and recently opened Fish & Game in Hudson.

+ Wine expert Kevin Zraly: He's co-hosting the auction and will doing a "One-Hour Wine Expert" seminar. Zraly is an award-winning wine expert, author, and educator -- and in 2011 received a James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award.

The festival includes a bunch of different events, some of which require different tickets. But the big event of the festival for most people is the grand tasting on Saturday -- tickets are $85.

photo: Cooking Channel


The Grand Tasting is a great time full of great food, drinks, and entertainment.

I've been able to cover it for the past 3 years. If you'd like, here's my coverage from last year:

I won tickets to this last year and it was AWESOME!

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