Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance


Adirondack Road Tour and Lunch at Lake George Club 

September 5   10:00 AM

  • Friday, September 5, 2014
  • 10:00am – 3:00pm

This spirited 1½ hour road rally is a professionally-led tour for auto collectors winding though the beautiful Adirondack roads to finish at the historic Lake George Club. Gourmet lunch includes library-quality wines, imported fine foods and tours on wooden, and Italian Comitti speed boats. 

Tour starts from the Saratoga Automobile Museum at 10:00 am  

Luncheon at The Lake George Club begins at 12:30 pm 


BBQ, Brews & Blues

September 5   7:00 PM

Location: SPAC 
Event Host: Marc Murphy

It’s time to eat, drink and mingle with a new twist to our Festival weekend, the Inaugural BBQ, Brews & Blues presented by Certified Angus Beef & Stella Artois.  This sizzling new evening event, will take place on Friday, September 5th from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M. under a large tent on the Saratoga Performing Arts Center grounds. Hosted by Food Network ‘Chopped’ star Marc Murphy, this thrilling feast promises to be full of flavor, good vibes, competition & flames! BBQ, Brews & Blues will showcase six (6) Manhattan Grill masters vs. six (6) Capital Region BBQ’s finest for a mouthwatering night not to be missed. These grill bites will be perfectly paired with refreshing Rose, mixed cocktails and a proper chalice poured by Stella Artois.

A panel of esteemed judges will decide who will take the throne for the 2014 BBQ, Brews & Blues, while attendees get the chance to pick their favorite chef’s dish during the “Let the People Speak” Award.  Don’t miss out on this scrumptious, bopping, exhilarating start to the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival weekend.


Grand Tasting & Concours d'Elegance

September 6    12:00 PM

Location: SPAC
Event Host/Special Guests: TBD

Centered on unparalleled wines, spirits and authentic products, you will experience the region's top restaurants; world-class seminars including Master Wine Connoisseur, Kevin Zraly's World-exploration Wine Seminar, a VIP Connoisseur Tent, and an expanded Culinary Tent with innovative demos.  Saturday’s festivities also include our traditional Concours d’Elegance featuring collector automobiles simultaneously with the Grand Tasting.  

The annual Live Auction which benefits SPAC’s classical programming and educational programs concludes the event at 4:00pm

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Price: $85 ($140 with Concours vehicle)

More information about Concours vehicles:
Becky Chandler, 518-587-1935 x26;

• VIP ADMISSION (includes Connoisseur Tent)
Time: 12Noon - 4:00 pm
Price: $145 ($240 with Concours vehicle)


In the Groove Jazz Brunch

September 7    11:30 AM

Location: Saratoga National Golf Course
Event Host: Top Chef Master, David Burke

Participating Restaurants (Brought to you by Mazzone Hospitality Group): 
•    677 Prime: Chef Ken Kehn 
•    Prime at SNGC: Chef Jason Saunders 
•    Tala Bistro: Chef Eric Tisaj 
•    Aperitivo Bistro: Courtney Withey
•    Prime Bar + Grill: Chef Michael Hinrichs 
•    Mazzone Bake Shop: Exec Pastry Chef Vivian Brammer & Exec Pastry Chef Christina Aabo 

What’s better than a good old fashioned Sunday Brunch to end your weekend? Can’t decide where to go or what to eat?  Well what if we grouped six (6) of your favorite Mazzone Restaurants together in one great place at Saratoga National.  Liven up your morning with some Jazz Music, toss in some great Mimosa’s, Bloody Marys and Old Fashions. Now that sounds like somewhere you NEED to be.  So join us as we funk out to end a picture perfect 2014 Saratoga Wine & Food Festival weekend.