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WGBY Wine Lovers Dinner

2017 WGBY Wine Lovers Weekend

Fine Dining with PBS Chef Andreas Viestad

WGBY WINE LOVERS DINNER
Saturday, March 11 at 6 p.m.
Springfield Marriott
2 Boland Way, Springfield

Supporting public television never tasted so good!

The annual Wine Lovers Dinner on Saturday, March 11 features a seven-course menu carefully designed by WGBY guest chef Andreas Viestad, host of the popular PBS cooking show, New Scandinavian Cooking.  Viestad will be present at the dinner to help explain his methodologies and ideas. Meanwhile, Viestad’s menu will be executed by the award-winning culinary team directed by Marriott executive chef William Rounds.

Amid seven courses of mouth-watering food will be carefully and expertly paired wines. Learn about each pairing, and discover the ways wine and food marry on the palate.

See a Complete Dinner Menu (PDF) »

Chef Andreas Viestad, host of PBS' New Scandinavian Cooking

WHO IS CHEF ANDREAS VIESTAD?

Viewers of WGBY and WGBY Create will recognize Andreas Viestad as the host of the PBS show New Scandinavian Cooking. For eight seasons, the Norwegian Viestad has shared his knowledge of “New Nordic” cuisine, culture, and history with public television audiences across the country. Now, WGBY viewers can experience his talents in person.

“I was thrilled when WGBY invited me to join them in Springfield,” Viestad says. “Public media is all about community, and I can’t help but love a community that shows support with great food and wine.” He adds, “I used to live in Massachusetts. So, it’s a treat to bring some ‘New Nordic’ flavor to New England.”

CAN I SEE A DINNER MENU?

Yes. Chef Andreas Viestad, the Marriott's Chef Bill Rounds, and the Norwegian Seafood Council have collaborated to pull together an exclusive menu for this event. See a Complete Dinner Menu (PDF) »

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

This is a foodie experience of a lifetime. Not only will you sample unique flavors from a celebrity TV chef, but you will also get a tutorial about wine paired with each course. It’s not only a fine dining experience, but a wine tasting, and wine appreciate class all wrapped into one.

ISN’T THERE A FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT, TOO?

The WGBY Wine Lovers Weekend tasting event is the largest wine, beer, and food tasting in western New England, and it’s held the day before on Friday, March 10.  Get Tasting Details & Tickets »

HOW MUCH DRINKING WILL THERE BE?

WGBY encourages responsible drinking, and only adults (21+ years of age) are allowed. As each course of the WGBY Wine Lovers Dinner will be paired with a fine wine, you would be wise to pace yourself. That being said, the event takes place at the Springfield Marriott, which has rooms available. In addition, the Yellow Cab taxi company (413-739-9999) will be operating independently each night of Wine Weekend.

HOW DO YOU GET TICKETS?

Use the secure credit card form below to get tickets to dine with Andreas Viestad and taste expertly paired wines.

If you would prefer to buy tickets offline, you can contact Charley Rose (WGBY Development Services Support Coordinator) by phone at 413-781-2801 Ext. 1543 and email at crose@wgby.orgor Marie Waechter (WGBY Director of Community Relations & Events) by phone at 413-781- 2801, Ext. 1547 or email at mwaechter@wgby.org.