New York's "Golden Apple" is a Culinary Experience!

Sample the Best, Stay for the Rest

White Plains, NY:  Westchester County, gateway to the Hudson River Valley, awaits you with great Culinary Experiences and so much more!  So close to New York City, it has been referred to as the Sixth Borough. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is now a pleasant memory, but wait, there are more epicurean experiences on the horizon in Westchester:  the 5th Annual Greater New York Wine & Food Festival returns to the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown on the weekend of May 15th through the 17th. The kick-off party is Friday night; Saturday has Grand Tasting events and a Casino Night party. The Sparkling Sunday Brunch completes the weekend festivities. "Westchester is the perfect weekend getaway destination," said Kim Sinistore, Director, Westchester County Office of Tourism, "We are thrilled to have the Wine & Food Festival which showcases our outstanding culinary assets. Come to Westchester for the wine and food and stay for a real experience!" Many Westchester hotels are offering special rates this spring including Doubletree Tarrytown (Code SPA) http://www.tarrytown.doubletree.com/, Hampton Inn (Code PAK) http://www.hamptoninnwhiteplains.com/, The Esplanade Hotel (Code WPFFT) http://www.esplanadecorporate.com/, Hilton Rye Town (Code P4) http://www.ryetown.hilton.com/ and Westchester Marriott (Code YBKC) http://www.westchestermarriott.com/. This is the perfect opportunity to experience all that Westchester has to offer: historic sites, mansions, castles and estates, museums, galleries and antiques, shopping, nightlife, performing arts, farms and orchards, outdoor adventure. For more information about visiting Westchester and a free Travel Guide, go to http://www.westchestertourism.com/ or call 914.995.8500/800.833.9282.


Sponsors of the festival include The Journal News/lohud.com, Thermador, Classic Audi, Stella Artois, WHUD, The Peak 107.1, The Grape Exchange of New Rochelle and Doubletree Hotel-Tarrytown.   For more information and tickets, visit www.lohud.com/wine Contact: Lydia A. Ruth/Kim Sinistore (914) 995.8503 larx@westchestergov.com