Saturday, December 10, 2005

Winefest On Tap At Mohegan Sun In January To Benefit Charities

Sun WinefestJanuary 20th - 26th

The main event of the upcoming Sun Winefest is the Grand Tasting. More than 1,000 fine wines provided by international wineries, tastings from some of the best restaurants, and exhibitors showcasing related services such as wine storage, culinary accessories and specialty foods will be featured.

Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions, hear commentary from the winemakers and experts, and enjoy delicacies from some of the region's finest restaurants by purchasing tasting portions of signature dishes. Sun Winefest attendees will also have the opportunity to add to their experience by attending a series of interesting and educational seminars. Topics that pertain to all aspects of wine, food and pairing will be offered.

Mohegan Sun's executive chef, Michael Luboff is also pleased to host Mohegan's celebrity chefs, Todd English and Jasper White, who have invited an impressive lineup of exceptional culinary personalities. The visiting celebrity chefs will be featured in cooking demonstrations all weekend on the main stage located in the Grand Tasting along with other entertaining presentations.
Proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

On Friday, "The Celebrity Food & Wine Forum Dinner," a five-course meal, inspired by the participating celebrity chefs and prepared by Chef Michael Luboff, will feature an intimate question and answer forum with some of America's best known culinary personalities.

Time For LifeTo further compliment the Sun Winefest experience, Friday and Saturday night will feature fundraisers to benefit the American Liver Foundation and Time for Life, supporting children with cancer and their families.

American Liver Foundation

Tickets for the events are $175, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the American Liver Foundation. Saturday evening features a "Celebrity Chef Dine Around," with the opportunity for guests to meet world-famous chefs, television celebrities, cookbook authors and celebrated restaurateurs while sampling some of their signature dishes. Each dish will be paired with a wine, highlighting their dish, followed by an elaborate dessert display, presented by the Mohegan Sun culinary team. The evening includes music, dancing and a silent auction. Also benefiting from the event is Time for Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and implementing programs and services that meet the needs of children with cancer and their families.

Tickets to "The Celebrity Food & Wine Forum Dinner" and "The Celebrity Chef Dine Around" can be purchased at the Sun Winefest website.


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