SavorCT Preview Party

SavorCT Preview Party

In April 2015, a new event will be debuting in Hartford, CT called Savor. Presented by Foxwoods Resort Casino, Savor will be an extraordinary weekend of food, wine, beer and spirits tastings, live cooking demonstrations, a lavish charity gala and more.

Savor will be an extraordinary weekend of food, wine, beer and spirits tastings, live cooking demonstrations, a lavish charity gala and more.

Savor will be an extraordinary weekend of food, wine, beer and spirits tastings, live cooking demonstrations, a lavish charity gala and more.

To be held April 10-11, 2015 at the Connecticut Convention Center, Robert Irvine, star of Restaurant Impossible on Food Network, will host Savor. Savor will spotlight some of the world’s top culinary talent including Ming Tsai, Mary Ann Esposito, and Marc Summers to name a few. A portion of Savor’s proceeds will be donated to a deserving charity.

Robert Irvine, star of Restaurant Impossible on Food Network, will host the Savor event.

Robert Irvine, star of Restaurant Impossible on Food Network, will host the Savor event.

In preparation for the “big event,” an exclusive chef reception was held recently to sample some of what’s to come at the Savor event. I was invited to the preview event and experienced an intimate tasting of sumptuous fare, delightfully paired with a selection of fine wines. The Connecticut Convention center’s chefs prepared tastings of some decadent dishes.

The Connecticut Convention center’s chefs prepared tastings of some decadent dishes.

The Connecticut Convention center’s chefs prepared tastings of some decadent dishes.

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Prosciutto wrapped figs

 

One of my favorites that I sampled was the roasted butternut squash and ricotta ravioli tossed with veal and sage ragu.

Roasted butternut squash and ricotta ravioli tossed with veal and sage ragu was one of my favorites!

Roasted butternut squash and ricotta ravioli tossed with veal and sage ragu was one of my favorites!

Chef Franck Iglesias from Foxwoods Resort Casino prepared an amazing array of sweet temptations as well.

Chef Franck Iglesias from Foxwoods Resort Casino

Chef Franck Iglesias from Foxwoods Resort Casino

Push-up pops layered mousse dessert

Push-up pops layered mousse dessert

Savor will be held on April 10-11, 2015 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Over the two days, the event will feature two sessions of a “Sip, Savor and Stroll” Grand Tasting, a Charity Gala and the Chandon Bubble Lounge. Tickets for Savor are currently on sale, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the newly created Robert Irvine Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that honors the men and women serving in the US Armed Forces. To purchase tickets visit SavorCT.com.

Tickets for Savor are currently on sale -- don't miss out!

Tickets for Savor are currently on sale — don’t miss out!

 

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Disclaimer:  While I was invited to the SavorCT Preview Party by their marketing/PR team, the opinions and views expressed above are my own and describe my personal experience at the event. 

 

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