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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the exclusive appliance sponsor of the eighth annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, Jenn-Air will join top culinary talent along with some of the world's most prestigious vintners to celebrate one of the East Coast's most sophisticated and anticipated wine and food events of the season.
Taking place on the spectacular seaside grounds of historic Newport Mansions including The Elms, Rosecliff and Marble House, guests will have the opportunity to explore these gracious properties while tasting wines from around the world and sampling award-winning local cuisine. Throughout the two-day Grand Tasting event, Claudine Pepin will host a stellar line-up of chefs on the Jenn-Air Master Class Culinary Stage including Food Network "Iron Chef" Alexandra Guarnaschelli and James Beard Award winner, author and restaurant owner, Michel Richard. Additional weekend activities will include an exclusive Sunday Brunch with Chef Guarnaschelli, Newport After Dark Party, Collectible Wine Dinner, seminars with wine experts and a gala at Rosecliff.
"We're proud to support The Preservation Society of Newport County through our sponsorship and look forward to connecting with passionate food and wine enthusiasts in a very unique and impressive setting," notes Juliet Johnson, brand experience manager for Jenn-Air. "The rare blend of educational events, advice from leading industry experts and elite gatherings should provide guests with a truly unforgettable experience." Several regional and national favorites will also perform weekend culinary demonstrations including Johnny Iuzzini (Bravo's "Top Chef Just Desserts") Ben Sargent (Cooking Channel's "Hook, Line & Dinner"), Jonathan Cartwright (Muse by Jonathan Carthwright), Jake Rojas (Tallulah on Thames), Champe Speidel (Persimmon) and Karsten Hart (Castle Hill Inn).
In addition to the Master Class Stages, attendees will also be able to experience the brand's latest appliance collection in a Jenn-Air display at the Grand Tasting event taking place on the Marble House grounds Saturday and Sunday. Attendees visiting the display will have the opportunity to enter to win a Jenn-Air wine cellar and speak with Jenn-Air product specialists about its current luxury appliance collection that includes new 6-burner cooktops, the industry's best performing wall oven and a new, dramatically different ventilation system.
Live highlights of Jenn-Air brand's participation will be posted throughout the weekend at facebook.com/jennair. Following the event, a series of Jenn-Air Master Class videos featuring event highlights and tips from participating chefs will be posted on both the Jenn-Air and Food & Wine web sites. For additional details about the show, including a list of events, ticket information and weekend packages, click here.
Since the introduction of the first self-ventilated cooktop in 1961 and downdraft ventilated range in 1965, Jenn-Air brand has consistently grown its reputation as a technology and design innovator. Its selection of style options includes two distinct stainless steel collections and a cutting-edge Floating Glass finish in black or white. From downdraft cooktops, wall ovens and professional style ranges to dishwashers, refrigerators and such entertaining essentials as warming drawers, built-in ice machines and wine cellars, Jenn-Air brand offers a complete line of major kitchen appliances. To learn more about the Jenn-Air® appliance collection, or speak with a member of the concierge team, please visit jennair.com, twitter.com/jennairusa or facebook.com/jennair.
About Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival:
All proceeds from the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival benefit The Preservation Society of Newport County, a non-profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area's historic architecture, landscapes and decorative arts. It's 11 historic properties-seven of them National Historic Landmarks-span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.
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