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Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival 2017: fish; wine pairings, bourbon dinners, bubbly brunch, oysters, fudge, celebrity chefs

[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 19, 2017 10:18:54 AM / by Mary Lhowe

Mary Lhowe

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For the culinary highlight of your year, plan to get to Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival 2017,  coming up October 19 to 22. Ferries. Map.

Signature Events include Fresh Off the Farm opening night with local wines and music; Lobsterpalooza! (try 3 styles of lobster roll);  chef and sommelier competitions; fudge with wine; wild game dinner;  Woodford Reserve dinners; Oh Shucks! Oyster tasting; Sunday Brunch with Fashions by The Great Put On.

For the true cognoscenti, here are some of the master of food and wine you may meet, and whose work you can taste:

  • New Jersey chefs Kirk Avondoglio, Perona Farms, Corey Heyer, Roxiticus Golf Club, Anthony Bucco, Crystal Springs Resort and Spa 
  • Lighthouse Grill’s Executive Chef Richard Doucette
  • Cultivar's Mary Dumont and Chef Richard Doucette
  • Chef Gavin Smith, the Vineyard’s Food-Minded Fellow
  • Jean Trimbach of Maison Trimbach in Alsace
  • Détente Chef-Owner Kevin Crowell
  • Bill Manson of Local Wild Food Challenge
  • Kirk Avondoglio, Owner of Perona Farms
  • Winemaker Bryan Page of Page Wine Cellars
  • Joseph Carr
  • Sam Decker of Atria’s
  • Bar Mezzana’s Heather Lynch and Colin Lynch
  • Boston Chef Jeremy Sewall of Island Creek Oyster Bar
Mary Lhowe

Written by Mary Lhowe