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THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm (SOLD OUT)

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY
Price $65

(No one under 21 will be admitted)

Known as Westchester’s ultimate block party, the Burger & Beer Bash elevates the iconic patty to an art form with top chefs presenting new takes on classic American fare. Enjoy live music by Mary C and the Stellars, a lively crowd, and the best burgers on this side of the Hudson as you dig in and vote for the best burger in town.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013 | 11:30am – 4:00pm (SOLD OUT)
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013 | 12:00pm – 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester

Price $85 (each day)

(No one under 21 will be admitted)

Unleash your inner foodie at the signature event of the 2013 Wine & Food Weekend. The Grand Tasting is your chance to experience Westchester’s best with signature dishes by celebrity chefs, 200+ world-class wine vintages, and specialty cocktails crafted by Pernod-Ricard. The must-go event for sophisticated palates, The Grand Tasting is where new trends emerge and traditional fare gets fresh flair.

With live chef demos, insider dish on your favorite restaurants, and the opportunity to scoop up the best wines in the world, The Grand Tasting is the county’s most coveted reservation.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013 | 12:00 and 2:30 pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013 | 1 and 2:30 pm

(No one under 21 will be admitted)

Oenophiles at every level clamor for master classes in wine and spirits led by the preeminent experts in the field. These up close and personal tasting and seminars illuminate the world of wine and spirits from premiere wine vintages to wine regions and the wine making process; to the art of mixology and specialty cocktails.
Saturday, 12:00 pm – Kevin Zraly’s Top Wines under $30 – $50 per ticket
Saturday, 1:00 pm – Purity Vodka Seminer – $50 per ticket

Saturday, 2:30 pm – Connoisseur’s/Master Tasting of Brunello di Montalcino – $100 per ticket SOLD OUT
Sunday, 1:00 pm – Grand Cru Vineyards of Washington, Oregon and New York State – $50 per ticket
Sunday, 2:00 pm – Craft Beer Seminar “So You Think You Know Beer…A Study in Barrel Aged Beers” – $50 per ticket
Keep checking back for details!

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SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013 | 7:00 pm – 10:30pm
Grand Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Price $200

(No one under 21 will be admitted)

Experience Westchester cuisine like a celebrity at our Winemakers Dinner, a gala honoring a “who’s who” of the region’s most sought after wine and food personalities. With six all-star chefs, six courses, and world-class wine pairings the Winemakers Dinner is the place to rub elbows with the food and wine cognoscenti as you revel in an incomparable feast.


Hors D’oeuvres | Peter X. Kelly, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson
Ahi Tuna and Yellow Watermelon with Kaffir Lime & Fresh Coriander
Miniature Braised Short Rib “Wellington” Foie Gras & Madeira
Lobster “Cappuccino” with Mascarpone Foam & Porcini Dust
Sashimi Maine Scallop with Chick Pea “Panisse” Creamy Togarachi & Black Salt
Goat Cheese Mousseline with Parmigiano Lace Cookie & Chive
Rock Shrimp in White Soy Emulsion with Nori Crumble
Spicy Tofu & Mango Roll with Avocado & Caramelized Soy

First Course | Michael Gallina, Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Marinated Beets with Blue Hill Farm yogurt and pine nut butter

Second Course | Ethan Kostbar, Moderne Barn
Grilled Octopus with chick pea & tomato stew

Third Course | Andy Nusser, Tarry Lodge
Garganelli with Morels, Favas and Black Truffle Fonduta

Fourth Course | Jay Lippin, Crabtree’s Kittle House
Hudson Valley Lamb Two Ways
Slow Roasted Shoulder Ras El Hanout and Pan Seared Loin with Wild Mushrooms, Farro and Herb Scented Lamb Jus

Dessert | Anthony Goncalves, 42 The Restaurant
Breakfast cereal
Lemon curd, corn flake streusel, marshmallow ice cream, strawberry-rhubarb granita

Information on wine pairings with each course will be coming soon.


Westchester Magazine Food Award | The Livanos Family
The Livanos family was one of the first to create a true fine dining experience in Westchester County with Livanos, a signature restaurant that was a hot spot in White Plains in the 1980s and 1990s.
Now, as City Limits Diner, the restaurant has become a go-to dining destination for both the business community and for families. Moderne Barn, located in Armonk, has brought fine American food with global influences to a casual yet sophisticated space which is a true destination for nightlife
in Westchester.

Westchester Magazine Wine Award | Adam Strum
Adam Strum is a leading name in the wine industry as Founder and Chairman of Wine Enthusiast Companies and Editor and Publisher of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. He heads up the largest group of wine commerce and media companies in the world. Strum’s magazine has helped millions of Americans become acquainted with wine and has also helped propel wine retail sales in America.


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SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013 | 10:00pm – 2:00am
Price $75

(No one under 21 will be admitted)

Westchester’s top mixologists show off their skills behind the bar in this first-ever late night battle of the bartenders! Taste cocktails created by Jason Schuler of Gleason’s, Colby Brock of NoMa Social, Brandon Kelly of X20, Kelly Verardo of Restaurant North plus 42’s own Louis Fata. In partnership with 42 The Restaurant and Zachys.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated Westchester Chef Michael Cutney, who contracted MRSA earlier this year, and endured multiple surgeries to his hand. He’s on the mend, but still not back in the kitchen, and we’re pleased to support him through this experience.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013 | 11:00am – 2:00pm
42 The Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Price $64.19 includes Tax & Gratuity
Sparkling Wine Included. Cash Bar Available.
For Sparkling Brunch tickets, please purchase your tickets by clicking the “Buy Tickets” below or call 42 The Restaurant at 914.761.4242.

Start your week in exquisite fashion with the Sparkling Sunday Brunch at 42 The Restaurant. A delectable array of dishes and a breathtaking view of New York City combine to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Revel in the hospitality of chef Anthony Goncalves and savor passed hors d’oeuvres, a smoked salmon station, a delicious buffet, sparkling wines, a chocolate fountain and assorted desserts.

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