EVENTS

SNEAK PREVIEW OF WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE'S WINE & FOOD WEEK!

WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
OMEGA, The Westchester Mall
125 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY
Register Here

Westchester Magazine and OMEGA invite you to an exclusive VIP Reception to meet world renowned wine expert Kevin Zraly.

The first 100 registered attendees will receive a complimentary signed copy of his book and all attendees will be entered into a drawing to win two complimentary tickets to Saturday night’s Winemakers Connoissseur’s Dinner at the Ritz Carlton, White Plains
Light-bites will be provided.

Tickets are limited. Registration required.

TORTILLA TEQUILA TUESDAY

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
Palomino, 141 Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont, NY
Sonora, 179 Rectory St, Port Chester, NY
Bartaco, 1 Willett Ave, Port Chester, NY

Add some spice to your life with Tortilla Tequila Tuesday! Chef Rafael Palomino presents special menus at both of his top restaurants, Palomino and Sonora, for you to enjoy along with exceptional tequila pairings. More details to come!

Sonora & Palomino Menu:
First Course
Yellow Fin Tuna Ceviche with Coconut, Chia Seeds in a Citrus Base
Second Course
Abuelita's Organic Chicken Tortilla Soup with Fresh Avocado, Corn Tortilla, Black Beans and Queso Fresco
Third Course
Pan seared Bronzino with Blue Corn Gnocchi in a traditional mole sauce
Dessert
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Pomegranate Sauce
Price: $45
For Sonora, Please call (914) 933-0200 for reservations
For Palomino, please call (914) 630-7871 for reservations


Bartaco: You won't want to miss this tasty taco party! The menu will offer guests the following: (1) margarita; chips & salsa; choice of three tacos; and one side dish for $30 excluding tax and gratuity, no splitting. Reservations required, please call (914) 937-8226.

Menu:
One Margarita
Chips & salsa
Choice of three tacos
One side dish
Price: $30
Please call (914) 937-8226 for reservations

AN EVENING OF FABULOUS FASHION, FOOD & WINE! - SOLD OUT

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 | 6pm – 9pm
Cooking Demonstration and Meet & Greet at 6:30pm
White Plains on 1

SOLD OUT

*must pre-register

Celebrate Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Week at Bloomingdale’s White Plains with special guests Kathie Lee Gifford and restaurateur and renowned Chef Peter X. Kelly. Come and savor Gifft wine and food tastings. Enjoy music by DJ Theo and become a Loyallist to receive a special gift*. Plus, there is no better time to shop:
· The first 75 shoppers to spend $250 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 Enter to win** a Fine Jewelry piece worth $5,000, courtesy of Bloomingdale’s. Admission to the event is free!

*One per customer, while supplies last. Purchases must be made on June 4 between 6-9PM.
**No purchase necessary. See a sales associate for details.

MEATBALL MANIA - LIKE MAMA USED TO MAKE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014
Tarry Lodge, 18 Mill St, Port Chester, NY
Fortina, 17 Maple Ave, Armonk, NY
The Cookery, 39 Chestnut Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Polpettina, 102 Fisher Avenue, Eastchester + 147 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont

Take the opportunity to taste the finest Italian cooking in Westchester as Chef Dave DiBari of The Cookery, Chef Christian Petroni of Fortina Chef Andy Nusser of Tarry Lodge and Chefs Michael Abruzese and Jimmy Merker of Polpettina will be serving special menus featuring meatballs and wine pairings. More details to come!

Tarry Lodge:
First Course
Polpettini in Prosciutto Brodo
(Brandini Langhe Nebbiolo 2008)
Second Course
Meatballs in Sugo with Ricotta
(La Mozza Morellino di Scansano 2011)
Third Course
Tartufo al Dulce de Leche with Hazelnuts
Price: $45, $55 including wine
Please call (914) 939-3111 for reservations

Fortina:
First Course
Fried Meatballs with Tomato Ragu and Parm
Second Course
Byson Meatball with Caramelized Cipollini Onions, Pomme Puree and Cacio e Pepe
Third Course (Dessert)
Nutella Pizza with Marshmallow and Hazelnut
Price: $40
Please call (914) 273-0900 for reservations

The Cookery:
First Course
Italian Wedding Soup
(Verdicchio, Umani Ronchi, "Casal di Serra", DOC, Le Marche, Italy)
Second Course
Spaghetti and Meatballs
(Sangiovese, Vignamaggio, "Il Morino", IGT, Tuscany, Italy)
Third Course
Meatball Stuffed Marrow Bone
(Super Tuscan Blend, Colle Massari, "Rigoleto", Tuscany, Italy)
Price: $35
Please call (914) 305-2336 for reservations

Polpettina:
First Course
Smoked Beef Meatball, Pickled Mustard Seed Vinaigrette, Filone
(Peter Lauer Riesling Sekt Brut NV, Saar, Germany)
Second Course
Lamb Meatball Cannelloni, Foie Gras Sauce
(Paul Blanck Pinot Gris Patergarten 2011, Alsace, France)
Third Course
Chicken Meatball Yakatori, Yuzu, Ponzu, Braised Daikon
(Tenuta delle Terre Nere, Etna Rosso Guardiolo 2011, Sicily, Italy)
Price: $35 without wine pairing, $45 with
Please call Eastchester location (914) 961-0061 or Larchmont location (914) 341-1460

CASINO ROYALE - CRAFT BEER & CELEBRITY CUISINE

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
Empire City Casino, Yonkers, NY

CASINO ROYALE VIP PRE-EVENT 5:00pm - 6:30 pm
Price $125 (20% of net proceeds will be donated to Food Bank for Westchester)

Meet restaurateur and Ducasse Studio Founder Alain Ducasse at pinch American Grill, a Ducasse Studio concept from 5:00pm to 6:30pm for an exclusive degustation of comfort cuisine by his protégé Chef Fabienne Eymard and a line-up of some of New York State’s best craft brews! (No one under 21 will be admitted)

CASINO ROYALE 6:30pm - 10:00 pm
Empire City Casino, Yonkers, NY
Price $60 (20% of net proceeds will be donated to Food Bank for Westchester)

Join us at the all-new pinch American Grill to savor a night of dishes and drinks, live music, and indulge in some of the best casino gaming in the region. Strike it up with dessert and specialty drinks in Alley 810 from 9pm. Includes free valet parking and special gifts. (No one under 21 will be admitted)

BURGER & BEER BLAST

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014 | 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY
Price $65

Known as Westchester's ultimate block party, the Burger & Beer Blast elevates the iconic patty and classic BBQ to an art form with top chefs presenting new takes on classic American fare. Enjoy live music, a lively crowd, and the best grilling on this side of the Hudson as you dig in and vote for the best bite of the night.
(No one under 21 will be admitted)

Mary C and the Stellars is one of the most buzzed-about groups in the indie music scene. Performing two forty-five minute sets during the Burger & Beer Blast event, Mary C and the Stellars will bring a unique mix of rock and soul highlighted with a blend of pop, blues, and funk. The electrifying performance group will be sure to give you a taste of New York City along with some sass and style.

Gallery of Highlights

CELEBRITY CHEF DEMOS - SOLD OUT

SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014
12:00pm Ethan Kostbar of Modern Barn Register here
2:00pm Rafael Palomino of Palomino and Sonoroa Register here

SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
1:00pm Michael Psilakis of MP Taverna Register here

Bloomingdale's, White Plains, NY

Get front-row seats and watch celebrity chefs prepare some of their favorite foods and then sample the delicious treats as they are paired with top-level wines. Each attendee will be entered to win a $50 Bloomingdale's gift card.*
* No purchase necessary. See sales associate for details.

SOLD OUT

GRAND TASTING

SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014 | 11:30am - 4:00pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014 | 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Price $85 (each day)

Unleash your inner foodie at the signature event of the 2014 Wine & Food Week. This is your chance to experience Westchester's best with signature dishes by celebrity chefs, 200+ world-class wine vintages and specialty cocktails. The "must-go" event for sophisticated palates, the Grand Tasting is where new trends emerge and traditional fare gets fresh flair. Insider dish on your favorite restaurants and the opportunity to scoop up the best wines in the world make the Grand Tasting the county's most coveted reservation.
(No one under 21 will be admitted)

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WINE SEMINARS LED BY KEVIN ZRALY

SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014 | 12:00 pm
One-Hour Wine Expert—A tasting of the six major grape Varietals from around the world
Sky Lounge at 42
Price $40 per ticket

SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014 | 2:00 pm
A Tour of Bordeaux—from Graves to Pauillac and Saint-Emilion to Sauternes
Sky Lounge at 42
Price $100 per ticket

SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014 | 1:00 pm
A Tour of Tuscany— from Chianti Classico Riserva to Brunello di Montalcino and to Super Tuscan
Sapphire Suite in The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Price$75 per ticket

Oenophiles at every level clamor for master classes in wine and spirits led by Kevin Zraly, the preeminent expert in the wine industry. These up close and personal tastings and seminars illuminate the world of wine from premiere wine vintages to wine regions and the wine making process. Keep checking back for details!
(No one under 21 will be admitted)

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WINEMAKERS CONNOISSEUR DINNER

SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 10:30pm
Grand Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Price $200

Experience Westchester cuisine like a celebrity at the most exclusive event of the weekend. With top chefs and the world's top wines being served, the Winemakers Connoisseur Dinner is the place to rub elbows with the food and wine cognoscenti as you revel in an incomparable feast.
(No one under 21 will be admitted)

Honorees

Recipient of the 2014 Westchester Magazine Food Award
Peter X. Kelly, Xaviars Restaurant Group
Recipient of the 2014 Westchester Magazine Wine Award
Deutsch Family Wines & Spirits Group

Menu

Hors D’Oeuvres:
Eric Gabrynowicz, Restaurant North
Smoked Lamb Belly with Spring Garlic Kimchi
Grilled Blue Point Oysters with Pickled Vegetable Butter and Mint
Chicken Wing Confit with Tomato Chutney and Wasabi Greens
Tuna Crudo with Yuzu and Radish
Raw Vegetable Toasts with "Broccomole"
Smoked Uni Arancini
Paired with: Wine & Spirits by Pernod-Ricard

First Course:

Andy Nusser, Tarry Lodge
Asparagus with Burrata and Morels
Paired with: Pinot Gris, "Calcaire", Zind-Humbrecht, 2011

Second Course:
Jay Lippin, Crabtree’s Kittle House
Seared Long Island Wild Striped Bass with Sea Beans, Morel Mushrooms, and Herbed Ocean Broth
Paired with: Chardonnay, "Dutton Ranch", The Calling, 2012 Ocean Broth

Third Course:
David Dibari, The Cookery
Cauliflower Ravioli with Lemon Brown Butter, Chili, and Parmigiano
Paired with: Beaune, "Clos de la Mousse", Bouchard Père et Fils, 2010

Fourth Course:
Anthony Goncalves, 42 The Restaurant
Porchetta with Arugula, Pear-Pecan Agrodolce, and Mustard Pork Demi-Glaze
Paired with: "Prunaio", Fattoria Viticcio, 2010

Dessert Course:
Ethan Kostbar, Moderne Barn
Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart with Orange Blossom Crème Fraîche, and Grand Marnier Macerated Strawberries
Paired with: Sauternes, Château Doisy-Védrines, 2010

Gallery of Highlights

JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY - SOLD OUT

SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Kitchen at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Price $95

Crème de la Crème at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, will be hosting a Junior Chefs Academy for all future culinarians. All Junior Chefs will have two hours to engage with the Ritz-Carlton culinary team and learn everything from baking techniques to fun recipes that they can take home and share with family and friends. Attendance is limited to 25 children, ages 7-17 years old.

FARM TO TABLE BRUNCH

SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
42 The Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Brunch Per Person: $65
Combo Ticket Per Person: $125 (includes Brunch & one Sunday Grand Tasting ticket)

End your weekend in exquisite fashion with the Farm to Table 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 a menu featuring New York's finest local farm produce.

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