Savor – A celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits Announces a New Event: Savor the Legends

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Savor, A celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits presented by Foxwoods Resort Casino, is pleased to announce Plan b will present a new Savor event, Savor the Legends. This exclusive event will offer guests the unique opportunity to taste five years of the very rare, legendary Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. Savor’s host chef for the weekend is Robert Irvine from the Food Network’s show, Restaurant: Impossible. Savor the Legends will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center on Thursday, April 7 from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Bourbon Passports (tickets) for Savor the Legends are $125 and include:

  • A taste of five limited and rare batches of Pappy Van Winkle, aged 10-, 12-, 15-, 20- and 23-years
  • A special gift — handmade, crystal Johnson’s Whiskey Tot
  • Mingle with Robert Irvine
  • Plan b’s award-winning bourbon cocktails
  • Plan b’s Kentucky-inspired menu with Kentucky ham, hot browns, fried green tomatoes, BBQ pork, mini burgers, pecan pie and more
  • A live DJ

A portion of Savor’s proceeds will be donated to the Robert Irvine Foundation (, a not-for-profit organization that honors the men and women defending our country. The foundation’s mission is to support individuals and organizations committed to enriching the lives of our military personnel, and to create awareness throughout the community of the sacrifices made by those defending our freedom.

“To be able to taste five years of Pappy is an incredible opportunity for Savor guests;” said Vicky Cirilli Event Director for Savor, “it fits right in with Savor’s mission to offer guests only the highest quality wine, food and spirits.”

“Bourbon lovers will get to taste some batches that are very, very difficult to find, while supporting our local and fellow restaurants and non-profits like the Robert Irvine Foundation. It’s a win-win for everyone – good food, good booze and a good cause,” says Lena DiGenti, Chief Strategy Officer for Plan b.

 Tickets are on sale now at:

Media Contacts:

Annika Deming
Communications Manager
Connecticut Convention Center
(860) 728-2605 |

Vicky Cirilli
Event Director
(860) 874-7742 |

About The Connecticut Convention Center:
The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford is the state’s premier meeting venue and the largest full-service convention facility between New York and Boston. Overlooking the beautiful Connecticut River, it features 140,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 40,000-square-foot ballroom and 25,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as ample sheltered parking. The venue is professionally managed for the State of Connecticut by Waterford Venue Services, an affiliate of Waterford Hotel Group. For more information, visit

About Foxwoods Resort Casino:
Foxwoods Resort Casino, the presenting sponsor of Savor, is one of the premier hotel, gaming, shopping and entertainment destinations in the Northeast. As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to express, world-renowned spas, awarding-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event. At Foxwoods, you can be anyone and do everything with endless possibilities of experiences that are Anything but Ordinary.

Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

The Mashantucket Pequots are a native Algonquin people in Southeastern Connecticut known for their “Pequot spirit of survival.” Since opening one of the first Native American gaming halls in the country in 1986, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (MPTN) has also developed a host of lucrative economic ventures including the Lake of Isles Golf Course and the Spa at Norwich Inn. The MPTN is one of Connecticut’s highest state tax payers and largest employers. The Tribe provides significant financial contributions to state and local nonprofit organizations that support neighboring communities. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit

About Plan b:
Plan b was founded in 2006 by Al Gamble and Shawn Skehan. The award-winning, all-American burger, bourbon and beer bar provides a sophisticated dining experience in an upbeat, relaxed, neighborhood environment. There are nine locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington D.C. and Virginia.

Plan b offers fresh, never frozen beef that is ground in-house daily like old world butchers have done for centuries. All beef is hormone-free and antibiotic-free, fed a 100% vegetarian diet, fully raised in the U.S. and source verified. Plan b is also widely recognized for their extensive bar offerings, specializing in American boutique bourbons and hand-selected craft beers with certified Cicerones (beer sommeliers) on staff. For more information, please visit


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