At the end of January, at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Connecticut, the Sun Winefest 2011 event will be featuring a number of TV culinary personalities from a number of your favorite cooking shows. These TV stars, who also happen to be amazing chefs and restauranteurs, will be taking part in a number of food and wine activities, tastings, and cooking demonstrations. The most notable names to be participating include Bobby Flay , Robert Irvine, Donatella Arpaia, Andy Husbands, of Boston’s own Tremont 647, and Todd English, who recently helped open a new cupcake shop on Charles Street. Many of these stars, such as Flay (“Throwdown,” “Iron Chef”) and Irvine (“Dinner, Impossible”) have appeared numerous times of the Food Network as hosts or food judges. Others, like English and Arpaia, have also made appearances on Bravo’s “Top Chef.” Husbands is best known for appearing on season 6 of Fox’s hit show starring Gordon Ramsay, “Hell’s Kitchen,” placing 8th out of 17 contestants.
Tickets for the Sun Winefest can be purchased through their website. Packages are available for either the entire weekend, or for individual events, though some events are already sold out, please check the website for details. The event runs January 28th-30th at the Mohegan Sun Resort Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.