An Appetite for Style

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Bloomingdale's, White Plains, NY

Join us for great food and high fashion at this not-to-be-missed event Westchester Magazine. Come out and get your style fix with special guest host KATHIE LEE GIFFORD while savoring delicious bites by Peter Kelly. Enjoy a fashion show with Bloomingdale's OVP/Fashion Director, Brooke Jaffe and Shoe Designer Paul Mayer making this the place to be and shop! Get the VIP treatment and score enviable "selfies." Turn out and turn it up with music, mingling, giveaways and a chance to win* amazing gifts.

The first 75 shoppers to spend $250 or more will receive 2 tickets to Westchester Magazine's Burger & Beer Blast.*

The first 125 shoppers to spend $500 or more will receive 2 tickets to the Grand Tasting Village.*

Enter to win prizes throughout the store!**

*One per customer, while supplies last. Purchases must be made on June 3 between 5:30-9pm.
**No purchase necessary. See a sales associate for details.

Ticket Cost: Free but pre-registration required



6pm - 10pm
Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY

Bigger, better and juicier than ever—Westchester's boldest block party marks its fourth year (can we get a "Heck, Yeah!") and the stakes are high as 30 local restaurants battle it out to flip the crowd-pleasing patty supreme. Come out to sample and vote on your faves—and dig into burgers that'll range from haute to hearty. Reggae Fusion Band Royal Khaoz will keep the crowd pumping and the tunes fresh, making the Burger & Beer Blast a rollicking good time.

Ticket Cost: $65


Tastings of Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia & Bodega Chacra

Reception: 6 - 6:45pm
Seminar: 7 - 8:15pm
Sky Room at 42 Restaurant & Events, The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, White Plains, NY
Limited to 90 Guests

Be among the first in the country to taste the limited production, old vine, pre-phylloxera Pinot Noirs of Bodega Chacra and the debut release of the 2012 Super Tuscan Sassicaia. Learn More

Enjoy a winemaker seminar with Piero Incisa della Rocchetta as he shares insights into the production of his acclaimed wines and the history of how the legendary Sassciaia came to be.

Featured Wines and Flights*:
Taittinger Champagne,
Bodega Chacra 2014 Mainque Rose,
Bodega Chacra 2013 Pinot Noir Rio Negro Barda

Flight #1:
Bodega Chacra 2012 Pinot Noir Rio Negro Cincuenta y Cinco
Bodega Chacra 2013 Pinot Noir Rio Negro Cincuenta y Cinco

Flight #2:
Bodega Chacra 2007 Pinot Noir Rio Negro Treinta y Dos (from Magnum)
Bodega Chacra 2011 Pinot Noir Rio Negro Treinta y Dos
Bodega Chacra 2012 Pinot Noir Rio Negro Treinta y Dos

Flight #3:
Tenuta San Guido 2013 Guidalberto
Tenuta San Guido 2012 Sassicaia
Plus A Back Vintage Sassicaia Surprise

*Wines Subject to Minor Changes




Friday, June 5, 2015
6:30pm – 10:30pm
42, Restaurant & Events

Reserve your spot now for Westchester’s most in-demand wining and dining experience with the top at the top—as 10 of the county’s most celebrated chefs come together for a one-night-only feast at the top of the Ritz Carlton. The masters and mavericks that are igniting the food scene here will each prepare two signature dishes for an exclusive gathering of VIPs. Paired with world-class wines and top-shelf spirits, this event is the ultimate celebration of food, wine and Westchester—all rolled into one. Hosted at 42, Restaurant & Events, with sweeping sky views from atop the tallest tower in the region, guests will enjoy an evening of unrivaled elegance. And, best of all, this evening of good taste benefits a good cause: proceeds will go to support the Food Bank for Westchester.

Dave DiBari, The Cookery
Dish 1: Crispy Fried Brussel Sprouts with rice krispies, chile honey and parmigiano
Dish 2: Maple Smoked Pig Heads with House Sausages & Doughnuts
Wines: Ruinart Champagne

Scott Fratangelo, L'inizio
Dish 1: Charred octopus, gigante beans, candied olives preserved lemon and black olive oil
Dish 2: Lemon gnocchi, English peas, sweet 100 tomato, pickled ramps and crispy prosciutto
Wines: Brickhouse Chardonnay
Soter North Valley Pinot Noir Reserve
Soter NV Proprietary Red
Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

Eric Gabrynowicz, Restaurant North
Dish 1: Tomato Panna Cotta with Smoked Egg Yolk
Dish 2: Bristol Bay Salmon with Tapioca and Fennel
Wines: Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino
Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino
Pieve di Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino
Col d' Orcia Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

Anthony Goncalves, 42
Dish 1: Pork Belly Fried Rice
Dish 2: Pork Shoulder - porchetta carvings on top
Wines: Raventos I Blanc 'Gran Reserva de la Finca' Cava Brut Nature
Raventos I Blanc De Nit

Ethan Kostbar, Moderne Barn
Dish 1: Summer Crab Roll w/ spicy coconut mango sauce
Dish 2: Fried Chick Pea Fritter w/ cucumber mint tzatziki
Wines: Ruinart Champagne

Peter Larsen, RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen
Dish 1: Smoked Hudson Valley Duck Breast, Hudson Valley cherry gazpacho, pickled blooming hill farm beets, nasturtium hazelnut salad, house-made rye crisps
Dish 2: Acorn Hill Farms Goats Milk Ricotta, Mountain products smokehouse bacon, sorrel juice, Amawalk Farms pea shoots and tendrils, white chocolate
Wines: Calon Segur St. Estephe
Gruaud Larose St. Julien
Chateau Montrose La Dame de Montrose

Jay Lippin, Crabtree's Kittle House
Dish 1: Hudson Valley Duck Sliders, duck confit and foie gras, caramelized onions, pretzel roll
Dish 2: House-Smoked Beaverkill Trout, crispy sushi rice cake, mustard crème fraiche

Andy Nusser, Tarry Lodge
Dish 1: Lasagna Napoletana with One Meatball
Dish 2: Mozzarella with Heirloom Tomato Caprese

Robert Paciullo, Zero Otto Nove
Dish 1: Braised shortribs with sun dried peppers arugula and parmigiano reggiano and spicy olive oil
Dish 2: Pasta al Forno, rigatoni with sopressatta, riccota, hard boiled egg, tomato sauce, and fresh mozzarella

Christian Petroni, Fortina
Dish 1: Seasonal Burrata: with peas w/ prosciutto cotto & brown butter vinaigrette
Dish 2: Pastasciutto: house made spaghetti, tomato, basil, parm, chile
Wines: Abbatucci Blanc Cuvee Faustine Vieilles Vignes
Chateau Puech-Haut Cuvee Prestige Coteaux de Languedoc
Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape
Louis Barruol Cote Rotie Les Roses
La Peira en Damaisela Terrasses du Larzac La Peira

Blake Farrar, The Inn at Pound Ridge
Dish 1: House-made Ricotta with Strawberry Compote, Olive Oil, Grilled Sourdough
Dish 2: Crispy Sushi with Salmon
Wine: Montenisa Franciacorta Brut
Montenisa Franciacorta Rose
Castello della Sala Cervaro

Ticket cost: $125 -- SOLD OUT
Includes admittance to the event at 6:30pm. Full access to all wine, restaurateurs and food from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.

VIP Ticket: $175 -- SOLD OUT
Includes early admittance to the event at 5:30pm. Full access to all wine, restaurateurs and food from 5:30pm to 10:30pm. Very limited tickets are available as it is a special opportunity to get one-on-one time with the Chefs and food/wine pairings for what will be one of Westchester’s most talked about events for months to come. All VIP Entrants will start their evening in the Antinori Lounge in the Skybox Suite on the 43rd floor of the Ritz Tower. They will be welcomed through a Champagne reception and move on to taste some of the crown jewels from the Antinori empire. Be one of the first in America to taste the new vintage release of their storied TIGNANELLO 2012. The Antinori Family’s roots run deep after 600+ years of winemaking, and they will be pulling out some old treasures for our special guests to start the evening.




Saturday, June 6, 2015
12pm - 5pm
Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY

The white tents of the Grand Tasting Village are the place to revel in the white hot Westchester food and wine scene and its special focus on farm-to-table cuisine. Dubbed the World's Fair of the Wine & Food Festival, The Grand Tasting Village is a sprawling celebration of the most thrilling chefs, restaurants, trends and vintners in the County. All 35+ participating restaurants will put seasonal and local on their menus, serving up Westchester's own bounty of the freshest fruits, veggies, dairy, meats and more.

Come see celebrity chefs at the NewYork-Presbyterian Chef Demo & Farmers Market Tent and shop a mini farmers market that let's you scoop up locally sourced picks. Featuring a who's who of Westchester culinary stars, chef demos and tastings, Kacey Morabito from WHUD as MC for the demos, more than 100+ top shelf wines from the area's premier merchants, interactive booths, specialty food purveyors, artisanal beer and mixology experts —if it's hot on the menu in Westchester, it's here in The Grand Tasting Village.

12:15pm - Bernard Janssen, Zwilling J.A. Henckles Knife Demonstration
1pm - Rafael Palomino, Sonora
2pm - Peter Kelly, X2O
3pm - Leslie Lampert, Café of Love
4pm - Bruno DiFabio, Amore Cucina

Ticket Cost: $75


Kids In the Kitchen

Saturday, June 6, 2015
1st session: 10am - 12pm -- SOLD OUT
2nd session: 1pm - 3pm -- SOLD OUT
The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, White Plains, NY

Who's the next master chef of tomorrow? Bring your kids ages 7-17 to this "Kids in the Kitchen" experience and nurture the next generation of culinary genius as kids learn side-by-side with the pros. The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester chefs will help kids build skills and sharpen their kitchen chops in kid-friendly, fun demos that go from the fundamentals of baking to whipping up recipes to prepare at home.

Ticket cost: $95

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