Talk With Sam Sifton Headlines Food and Wine Festival
Louisa Hufstader

Sam Sifton, food editor and columnist for The New York Times, will take the stage at 2 p.m. on Oct. 24 as part of a long weekend of culinary events known as the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival.

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Enjoying Local Food and Ample Wine
Steve Myrick

The Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival kicked off Wednesday evening with a packed event called Fresh Off the Farm.

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Food and Wine Festival Arrives for Tasty October Treat
Landry Harlan
Chefs and vintners from across the Island and the world will showcase their creations next week during the 11th annual Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival.
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Food, Wine and Autumn on the Vineyard
Susie Middleton
The Martha's Vineyard Food and Wine Festival begins Thursday, Oct. 19 and includes more than 20 events, nearly double the number of last year.
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He's Got Grape; Island Sommelier Prepares for Wine Throw Down
Sydney Bender
Sam Decker is the sommelier and beverage director at Atria in Edgartown, and one of three wine personalities to face off Oct. 17 at the Sommelier Throw Down!
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Food & Wine Festival Has New Director
The Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival has announced a new festival director. AJ Williams takes over the festival started by the Edgartown Board of Trade to enhance tourism on the Vineyard in the off-season.
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Harbor View Chef Leads Way at Food and Wine Festival
Remy Tumin

Nathan Gould is on a mission to prove that all hotel food is not created equal. The bland chicken breast is out and a sous vide Good Farm chicken roulade is in.

“We’re continuously moving towards sourcing locally, which a lot of hotels don’t,” Mr. Gould said walking through the doors of the Harbor View Hotel where he is the new executive chef. “A lot of hotels that have to do volume rather than take the time to have a relationship with Island farmers and fishermen, they’ll go to a corporate account and get stuff moved in from wherever. Hopefully, we can change that.”
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Dinner and Opera? Sounds Delicious
Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theatre brings a bit of its fall season to the Island in October. Chef Matthew Passachlacqua collaborates with Ms. Taucher for an evening of food, wine pairings and song at an opera dinner on Saturday, Oct. 19. The event is part of the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival and will be held at the Lure Grill at Winnetu in Edgartown. Singers will perform in a cabaret-style setting.

The following week, on Oct. 23, the theatrical group will present Ms. Taucher’s production of Heathcote Williams’s Whale Nation.

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Food and Wine Festival Location Uncertain
Sara Brown
The Edgartown selectmen are revisiting plans to have a tent in the parking lot off Kelley street for the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine festival after abutters expressed concerns. In March, the selectmen approved a proposal for the annual festival to move from the Field Club into downtown. But some business owners said they were not notified about the plans, which include tents on Mayhew Lane and closing Kelly street to traffic for three days, from roughly Friday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 20.
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Food and Wine Festival Back After Breather
Nicholas Bradley
When Labor Day weekend ends and the vast sea of tourists and summer residents begin to trickle home, Island businesses and restaurants feel the pinch. With so much of the Island’s consumer population disappearing, it isn’t always easy to keep turning a profit. For some, the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival might be the solution. Established six years ago, the Food and Wine Festival gives restaurants and businesses the chance to continue their commercial success into the shoulder season.
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