Savor, A celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits Returns to Hartford in 2016

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Foodies and lovers of fine wine and spirits are invited to gather for the second annual Savor – A celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits, presented by Foxwoods® Resort Casino. On Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2016 the Connecticut Convention Center will be filled with exquisite wines, distinctive dishes and incredible spirits. Ticket sales open to the public on Thursday, November 5, 2015.

Savor kicks off on Friday evening April 8th with its Grand Tasting and continues on Saturday with a second session. This two-day celebration features samplings of signature dishes of Connecticut’s leading chefs alongside a seemingly endless variety of highly sought-after wine, the world’s finest craft beers and superior spirits – all are included in the single cost of admission. Stroll through the impressive spread or relax in a series of spirit lounges to fully savor the experience. Plus, Robert Irvine, host of Restaurant: Impossible on Food Network will return to Savor as host chef for the second year. Chef Irvine will be joined by top chefs from across the country to demonstrate their signature dishes for a live audience on the Savor Demonstration Stage.

On Saturday evening April 9th, guests will have the opportunity to dress up for the Savor in Style Charity Gala. From celebrity chefs to prominent regional chefs and widely known winemakers, this grand walk-around affair is where luxurious style meets substance. These culinary masters will offer their decadent creations, pairing each dish with an exceptional wine or other beverage.

Tickets for The Savor Grand Tasting sessions and the Savor in Style Charity Gala may be purchased online at

A portion of the proceeds from Savor benefit the Robert Irvine Foundation, a non-for-profit organization that honors the men and women defending our country. The Foundation’s mission is to support the individuals and organizations committed to enriching the lives of our military personnel and their families. To learn more about the Foundation and Robert’s commitment to our military, please visit

For more information, event details, featured personalities, hours and area hotels, visit or stay up to date with all the excitement by following @SavorCT on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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

Media Contacts:

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

Vicky Cirilli
Event Director
(860) 874-7742 |


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