Food and wine aficionados will celebrate some of New England’s finest, freshest cuisine October 17 to 20 at the 2013 Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival. Those who make the trek to the island to experience the event can enjoy a special overnight starting rate of $399 at Harbor View Hotel. This historic Edgartown hotspot mere steps from the festivities boasts breathtaking views, comfortable accommodations and an award-winning restaurant, Water Street. The rate includes two tickets to the Grand Tasting event on Saturday, October 19, and all taxes. A Friday-night stay can be added for $169, plus tax.
Harbor View Hotel will also host two of the festival’s many events: the Opening Reception on Friday, October 18, and the Grand Sunday Brunch on October 20. Both will be held at Water Street restaurant and will feature seasonal cuisine by Executive Chef Shaun Brian Sells, who is one of this year’s Presenting Chefs. Other festivities held around Edgartown include the “First Sommelier Throw Down,” the “Chocolate! and Wine” seminar and “Fresh off the Farm,” which celebrates local food from island chefs and farmers, including Harbor View’s Executive Sous Chef Nathan Gould. In addition to educating attendees about the importance of enjoying local food, the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival also supports Island Grown Schools, which connects young Islanders with area farms and farmers.
A beloved fixture on the Vineyard since 1891, the Harbor View Hotel offers luxury guestrooms and suites in the heart of historic Edgartown. From its broad veranda, the hotel boasts spectacular views of Edgartown Harbor, the Vineyard’s premier sailing and yachting location, where guests can undertake a variety of boating adventures arranged through Harbor View Hotel’s own waterfront concierge. In 2012 Harbor View Hotel was named one of the “Top 50 U.S. Resorts” in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards.” Harbor View Hotel’s offer is based on availability. Restrictions may apply, and it cannot be combined with other offers. For more information please call (800) 225-6005 or visit http://www.harbor-view.com.