Wine & Food Weekend Events for Saturday, June 8: Winemakers Dinner, Grand Tastings and Live Cooking Demonstrations

Experience Westchester’s best dishes from celebrity chefs and specialty cocktails from Pernod-Ricard. PLUS: Wine, beer and spirits seminars throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Grand Tastings

11:30am – 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Price $85 (each day)
(No one under 21 will be admitted)

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 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.

Live Cooking Demonstrations

(included as part of the Grand Tasting ticket)

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In our Thermador/Lieberts Royal
Green Kitchen!

12:30 pm – Eric Gabrynowicz
and Stephen Paul Mancini,
Restaurant North

1:30 pm – Michael Psilakis,
MP Taverna

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Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9
Kevin Zraly, founder of Windows on the World Wine School will teach three informative and interactive seminars. Enjoy and participate in a personal tasting and lecture on some of the most sought-after vintages and specialty spirits from the most knowledgeable leaders in their fields. Then, on Sunday, learn all about craft beer from Westchester’s premier brewing company, Captain Lawrence!

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Kevin Zraly’s Top Wines under $30
Saturday, 12:00 PM
$50 per ticket
8 wines made from 8 different grapes from 8 different countries.

Purity Vodka Seminar
Saturday, 1:00 PM
$50 per ticket
Learn about vodka cocktails from around the world during a seminar with Purity vodka at the bar at 42 The Restaurant!

Connoisseur’s/Master Tasting of Brunello di Montalcino
Saturday, 2:30 PM
$100 per ticket

Winemakers Dinner

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. Six all-star chefs, six courses, world class wine pairings — the Winemakers Dinners is the place to rub elbows with the food and wine cognoscenti as you revel in an incomparable feast.

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Wine Honoree
Adam Strum, founder, Wine Enthusiast Companies
As Founder and Chairman of Wine Enthusiast Companies and Editor and Publisher of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Adam Strum heads up the largest group of wine commerce and media companies in the world.

Food Honorees
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 opened in White Plains in 1985. Moderne Barn, located in Armonk, has brought fine American food with global influences to a casual, sophisticated space.

The Evening’s Featured Chefs

Hors D’oeuvres | Peter X. Kelly,
X20 Xaviars on the Hudson

• Ahi Tuna and Yellow Watermelon with Kaffir Lime & Fresh Coriander
• 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
Pernod Ricard Spirits & Wine Bar–
Pernod Ricard
First Course | Michael Gallina,
Blue Hill at Stone Barns

• Marinated Beets with Blue Hill
Farm yogurt and pine nut butter
Qupe Marsanne Santa Barbara
County 2011–Verity Wine Partners
Second Course | Ethan Kostbar,
Moderne Barn

• Grilled Octopus with chick pea & tomato stew
Pouilly Fuisse Sous Vergisson Tete de Cru Ferret (Jadot) 2011–Kobrand


Third Course | Andy Nusser,
Tarry Lodge

• Garganelli with morels, favas and black truffle fonduta
Langhe Aldo Conterno 2009–Sherbrooke


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
Beaulieu Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010–Empire
Dessert | Anthony Goncalves,
42 The Restaurant

• Breakfast cereal, lemon curd, corn flake streusel, marshmallow ice cream, strawberry-rhubarb granita
Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve NV–
T. Edwards

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