Finger Lakes Wine Festival announces menu for Saturday’s Taster’s Banquet.

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (May 29, 2019) – The Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese has announced the menu for the Taster’s Banquet, presented by Women for WineSense, making the prestigious Jack Daniel’s Club at Watkins Glen International the place to be on the evening of Saturday, July 13.


The Taster’s Banquet is a great way to wrap up day one of the Finger Lakes Wine Festival. Highlighted by a four-course meal, prepared by Americrown Executive Chef Paul Miller, there will also be a variety of Finger Lakes wines carefully selected from regional experts from Women for WineSense, to sample with each dish concluding the first day of USA Today’s ‘Best Wine Festival’.


The four courses are as follows:

First Course:

Roasted Sweet Potato, Feta and Freekeh Salad
Accompanied with a Raspberry Vinaigrette


Second Course:

Potato Crusted Cod over Zucchini Noodles
Drizzled with a House Made Lemon Basil Buerre Blanc


Third Course:

Grilled Marinated Pork Chop with Parmesan Polenta Cake
Served with Freshly Prepared Chimichurri Sauce


Fourth Course:

Mixed Berry Tart in a Chef Made Toasted Phyllo Cup


Doors for the Taster’s Banquet are set to open at 5:30 p.m., and a ticket must be purchased in advance. Guests wishing to attend just the Taster’s Banquet are welcome to purchase tickets by calling 866.461.7223 or by visiting A limited number of seats are available for the Saturday evening dinner.


The featured chef for the Taster’s Banquet is Americrown Executive Chef Paul Miller. He is well versed in the food service industry, with experience as an Executive Chef at hotels, private country clubs and as a personal chef for many different clients. His food service experience began when he was just a teenager, and he has spent the last 15 years with Americrown. Chef Paul has been with Watkins Glen for five years now, and he is “Always Ready!”


The premier wine education and networking organization for industry professionals and aficionados, Women for WineSense believes that wine enhances and enriches everyday life, and provides men and women with unbiased information about the cultural heritage, social and health effects of moderate wine consumption as part of a healthy lifestyle, since 1990.


The Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese, July 12-14, offers the largest showcase of New York State wines with over 90 wineries paired with regional artisans, music, and seminars all in one beautiful location. Tickets and camping are available for the event voted “Best Wine Festival” by readers of USA Today by calling 866.461.7223 or at