SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Italian Trade Commission has returned as the presenting partner of a signature epicurean event in Saratoga Springs, NY celebrating fine wine, gourmet food and the Italian lifestyle. The Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival, a fundraiser for Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Saratoga Automobile Museum, will present a series of innovative tasting, dining and lifestyle events September 9, 10 and 11. Tickets and info at spac.org.
MARCUS SAMUELSSON, internationally acclaimed chef/owner of Red Rooster Harlem, best-selling author and restaurateur, and award-winning fashion designer ADRIENNE VITTADINI will serve as Honorary Chairs of the festival this year, attending festival events throughout the weekend.
ANIELLO MUSELLA, Trade Commissioner and Executive Director for the USA noted that the Trade Commission's "exceptional partnership with SPAC and participation in the festival are a source of pride and present a wonderful opportunity to share Italian wine, food and lifestyle with festival attendees. Musella also noted "how pleased he is to welcome Chef Marcus Samuelsson to the festival, noting that the use of authentic Italian products in his kitchen are a testament to the dynamic versatility and quality of Italian products and of course illustrate just how well Wines of Italy pair with other cuisines. The achievements of Adrienne Vittadini" he continued "of course underscore the world-class quality of this wonderful event."
Honorary Co-Chairs for the festival also include ANDREA ZAGATO, third-generation director of the world-famous Carrozzerie Zagato and master wine connoisseur KEVIN ZRALY, winner of the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award.
FRI, SEPT 9 – Live on Stage Gala/Serata Italiana
A lavish dinner of fine wines, gourmet cuisine, entertainment, auctions and more enjoyed on the stage where the world's finest artists and legends have performed.
SAT, SEPT 10 – Grand Tasting and Concours d'Italia
Under elegant tents on SPAC's lush lawns, hundreds of fine vintages and culinary creations are enjoyed. Also features events with Marcus Samuelsson and Adrienne Vittadini...an Italian Pavilion... seminars by wine masters Kevin Zraly and Joe Campanale...auctions of luxury items... an invitation-only concours of Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and other Italian luxury autos.
SUN, SEPT 11 – Italian Sparkling Jazz Brunch
The timeless elegance of Saratoga National Golf Course is the setting for a gourmet brunch with live jazz.
SOURCE Saratoga Performing Arts Center