Get Your Tickets to Burger Bash on June 6th

Restaurant North's Corton-Charlemagne vertical tasting and dinner; barrel-aged Sazeracs with cheese and charcuterie—with duck prosciutto—at Cooper’s Mill



Like EDP? Then  like button Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Weekend on Facebook, where, every week until our festival (June 6-9), we’ll be giving away great free stuff. This week, look for the ne plus ultra of Wine and Food Weekend freebies: we’re giving away two hard-to-score tickets to our fabled Burger Bash! Only on Facebook (and only if you “like” us)—good luck, all you Bashers!

Burger Bash, June 6!

What happens when you get a whole bunch of great Westchester chefs all together for a good ol’ American cookout loaded with beer, wine, cocktails and some seriously funky live music? Fun happens, that’s what—and maybe a bit of mayhem. Last year, it was a big, crazy block party the likes of which this county has never seen.

Imagine chefs from all your favorite restaurants flipping burgers, beers in hands. They’re grooving to the music along with a crowd of more than 1000 revelers. Last year, there was a bit of mischief, which is bound to be expected when chefs get together. Just as they will this year—these chefs wanted your Best in Bash chip for a year’s worth of bragging rights. (In case you haven’t heard, whichever restaurant earns the most chips wins Best in Bash.) Look for the Best in Bash competition to heat up this year.

This year, the party has been re-located to the gorgeous Kensico Dam. We’ll have more room and more restaurantsand, by more, we’re talking more than 30 restaurants vying for your Best in Bash chip. X2O, Restaurant North, Birdsall House, Peekskill Brewery, The Cookery’s DoughNation, MP Taverna, Harper’s Restaurant, Arrosto, Crabtree’s Kittle House, Emma’s Ale Housethey’ll all be there, along with twenty (plus) more. We’ve done the calculation: there will be thousands and thousands of burgers on offer.

But get this. We’re also amping up the bevvies for Burger Bash 2013. Along with the great (and unlimited) Captain Lawrence and Blue Moon beers that we served in 2012, we’ll have fabulous Slovenia Vodka cocktails and Fetzer wine from Zachy’s. There’ll be Pepsi sodas on offer for all of you designated drivers, plus, we’ve teamed up with Leros Point to Point for discounted rides to and from all of Westchester Magazine Food and Wine Weekend events. When you book a car at Leros (914.747-2300), just mention “Wine and Food Special” for a 30  percent discount.

Plus, check out who we’ve snagged to man the stageMary C and the Stellars. She’s bound to keep it funky with her blues-inflected spin on all-American soul.

The amazing part? This kickoff under the stars to summer 2013 (that offers unlimited food and drink from your favorite chefs, breweries, distillers and wine stores) is all yours for $65. Be sure book your tickets today—to be honest, we don’t know how long they’ll last!

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Hot Date

The Corton-Charlemagne Vertical Tasting and Dinner at Restaurant North
May 23, 6:30 pm
$225 per person (tax and gratuity are included)
To book, email Events at Restaurant North 
This is pretty much an oenophile’s dream—incredible wines and foods together at North for one night only. Just check out what they’re pouring:

2002 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
2007 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
2009 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
2010 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Look for four stunning courseswild salmon tartar, pomme soufflé, smoked salmon roe, house-made crème fraîche and snipped chives; pan roasted cod, sweetbreads, caviar beurre blanc, pommes rösti Mimi’s herbs; fines herb roulade of Fazio Farm rabbit, haricot vert, nasturtium, corona Beans followed by New York State farmstead cheeses.

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Hot Plate

Barrel-aged Sazerac and charcuterie at Cooper’s Mill, the new locavorian restaurant at the Tarrytown Marriott
Shut the front doorat a hotel? We’re talking Sazeracs with Tuthilltown Hudson Rye, St. George Absinthe, and Peychaud’s bitters that have been aged ‘til mellow and toasty in Tuthilltown oak casks. To go along with them—‘cause let’s face it, you’re having more than one—look for these great wooden boards of 5-Spoke Cheddar, Berkshire Blue, tasso pork, Bella Bella duck prosciutto, house-made pickles, house-made whole grain mustard. Even better—if things get out of control, you can stay at the Marriott all night!

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