Mohegan Wine Festival on Jan 25...
Has anyone attended the annual wine festival at Mohegan Sun...it is on a Saturday in a couple weeks...someone gave me tickets to both the wine event and the food event...
what can I expect? the tickets are $200 a piece so I would think it is a pretty nice event...
Any advice or comments?
I haven't gone to any of the food events, but the Wine Fest is usually a shit show, full of belligerent idiots. It's much better if you can get in during the industry portion of the day, starting a couple hours before the floodgates open.
People seem to look at the event as "Let's see how drunk I can get in the shortest time possible". I've watched people throw up on the floor.
i have to agree about the Festival itself.
We went one year and it was terrible. I would guess that at least 60% of those that were there we just there to drink as much wine as they could. They did not have any interest in wine, but a strong intrest in getting hammered.
We have been to the chef dinners and while they are interesting, we did have some pretty below average food. We stopped attending a few years ago.
It takes place 28-30th this year. I go every year, and take advantage of the "trade" early admission as well as the "Elite Cru" option which is a separate admission and a separate room where the good stuff is poured. If it were not for these options, I would not go as the general room is a bunch of low end supermarket wine that is of no interest.
well...this sounds just great...i was given two tickets as a gift and it includes the Grand Cru event ...
Wait till I show my wife...I expect little from the celebs...having attended other events there is usually very limited participatio0n from anyone whose name you would recognize...and usually they isolate them for the high rollers...
If thisevent and how it is handled is anything close to the the fiasco I had getting tickets to the Jame Taylor/Carole King show...it just may put the final nail in the coffin as far as attending anything at either of the casinos...
Anyone want to hear aboiut the swill I was served at Tuscan Grill a few years ago...if I get to meet Todd English...I just may mention that episode...
Aside from a couple of the chef's not a lot of "star power" in the celebrity chef dine around. And shame on Mohegan for not inviting any local chefs. I attended the dine around last year, and the Ct chefs had some of the best food there.