Best Finger Lakes Food Event
Winner: Finger Lakes Cork & Fork
As the largest event of its kind in New York State, Finger Lakes Cork & Fork has been coined as the region’s leading culinary showcase of fresh foods, fine wines, and ‘farmer’s favorites.’ The event focuses on the area’s diverse agricultural industry; its renowned wine and beverages, and highlights the people who are responsible for cultivating this authentic “food revolution” movement.
Hosted by the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce, the event is held annually at Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls. In its third year, it attracted thousands of attendees and featured over 100 different food, wine and local product vendors; and displayed sponsors, entertainers, and local businesses who offered samples, sales, educational seminars and cooking classes.
This event has been designated as regionally significant by Governor Cuomo’s office for its impact on efforts to raise awareness of the region’s agricultural bounty, promotion of healthy living through the use of fresh ingredients, and its charitable donations towards fighting hunger. The event also promotes growth in the regional economy as part of a Buy Local campaign.
For more information, visit www.fingerlakescorkandfork.com
Top Nominee: Finger Lakes Restaurant Week
With the rich, agricultural lands of the Finger Lakes and some of the world’s top producers of wine, why not use the resources we have to create amazing, first class, enjoyable dishes with fresh, local ingredients? Finger Lakes Wine Country presented two successful Restaurant Weeks in 2012 and keeping with the concept of 100% Finger Lakes food and wine, Finger Lakes Restaurant Week presented by Finger Lakes Wine Country will return twice in 2013: June and October. Once again, restaurant goers will be offered a one-of-a-kind dining experience within the Finger Lakes region.
For more information, visit www.restaurantweekfingerlakes.com