We are raising our glasses this season to some of the best ways to toast December.
TOP EDITOR PICK OF MONTH
The pleasure found in drinking Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Brut 2013.
Joyful essence is found in just one sip that creates an everlasting impression. Memorable moments you create when you drink it are reflective of the beautiful celebration of the 120th Anniversary of Belle Epoque. Fresh and delicate, with distinctive aromas of white fruit and flowers will transport to you a land that dreams are made of – heavenly is just the beginning of the way to describe this superb selection.
The divine translucent gold of the liquid is simply as stunning as the bottle, which is designed by Austrian design duo mischer’ traxler. The glorious example showcases the Japanese anemone designed by Emile Gallé with a mix of seventy species from the vineyards of the Champagne Region. This is not just another drink – this is a work of masterful art through and through.
FOR WINE LOVERS
Kenwood Vineyards is a lovely option for the wine lover.
Six Ridges Pinot Noir is a rich and full-flavored Pinot Noir. An exceptional red wine it pairs perfectly with mild cheeses. We love the way this smooth, high-quality bottle relaxes the senses and helps you escape to a land of wonder. Another great selection from the portfolio is the Discoveries Cabernet Sauvignon. This Cabernet Sauvignon is layered with blackcurrant, bay leaf and baking spices on the nose. The smooth and soft with flavors of black cherry, savory notes and white pepper layer to create a velvety feel. Fall into a thick cloud of escape as you sip on this delightful wine on a cold winter day.
Be the life of the party when you bring a bottle of Campo Viejo Tempranillo.
This popular selection brings joy to the season in an affordable way that everyone will appreciate. cherry, raspberry and cocoa, pairing perfectly with light cheeses and grilled vegetables that you often find on party platters at gatherings. Friends will raise a glass and simply smile. We also adore from the portfolio Campo Viejo Reserva. Adding a layer of complexity, this rich discovery has fruity displays with hints of clove, pepper, vanilla, and coconut; pairing perfectly with red meat, blue cheeses, and mushroom risotto. This a sweet choice to bring to the holiday dinner party that showcases dishes with red meat. It’s also a smooth and velvety texture that leaves you sailing away from all seasonal stress and just to a place of glorious enjoyment.
Cover art by Artem Kniaz on Unsplash
Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, George Pettignano Bring Patsy’s Italian Restaurant To Life
Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been known for years as the restaurant made famous by Frank Sinatra, and his family still enjoys dining here whenever they are in town. George Clooney’s aunt, cabaret singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, was once quoted, “Patsy’s is still the best Italian restaurant in town. I make a pasta pilgrimage there every time I return.”
Other long-time high profile patrons who consider Patsy’s Italian Restaurant their Manhattan dining room include, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, George Clooney, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Tony Danza, Jennifer Lopez, Liza Minnelli, Al Pacino, Rihanna, Martha Stewart, Ben Stiller, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.
We all had the pleasure to join Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo for a very special Private Lunch on March 18th hosted City Guide and Eli Marcus.
Chef Sal shared some of his riveting stories about celebrities, sports stars and others famous guests. Ha also told us a few one-of-a-kind frank Sinatra stories about Frank’s exclusive table near we were seated.
Popular entertainer George Pettignano, a cousin of Bobby Rydell, sang classic tunes from the 40’s to 70’s ranging from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Beatles, Elvis & more! George, as a former Hollywood stunt man, shared some of his classic stories
Everyone enjoyed a great meal and then danced the afternoon away!
Food and Drink
Join The Art of Cooking Benefit
On Thursday, April 27th, Executive Chef Bryce Shuman of the Michelin-recognized Sweetbriar, formerly of Eleven Madison Park, and The Sylvia Center, an organization founded in 2007 to address diet-related diseases in under-resourced communities across the five boroughs, will be hosting a 15th anniversary celebration fundraising event at their Art of Cooking Benefit.
Throughout the evening, The Sylvia Center will celebrate its founding supporter, Great Performances Hospitality Group and honor Wendy Dessy of Proskauer. The inaugural Miriam and Carl Stern Community Partnership Award will be granted to Jeannette Bocanegra of Justice for Families, a partner organization in the Bronx. The event will also feature students from three of The Sylvia Center’s Teen Culinary Apprenticeship programs in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, who will create their own dish that will be featured during the event’s cocktail hour.
The Art of Cooking Benefit will take place at Hudson Mercantile (500 W 36th St.) with cocktails being served from 6 pm – 7 pm and a sit-down dinner by Chef Bryce Shuman and programming will be from 7 pm – 8:30 pm.
Photo by ADG Photography
All You Can Eat Free Lobster At Red Lobster’s Endless Lobster Event In Times Square
Red Lobster is offering select customers an all-you-can-eat lobster at its flagship New York City location on Tuesday, March 28.
Red Lobster will open reservations a week in advance at 10 a.m. EST on March 21.
The event will be staggered into three windows: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with each window seating 50 guests.
Though the lobster will be free, diners will still are responsible for drinks, additional sides and of course a generous tip. By signing up for the event, guests will also “grant Red Lobster the right and license to use their names, images, and/or statements for advertising and publicity purposes,” according to fine print of the event.
Guests must eat their lobster in house and no leftovers or doggie bags.
If you get a reservation you will be given a table for two. Reservations will be non-transferrable, and diners will be required to bring their Eventbrite confirmation email to get access. Click here to get a table on March 21st.
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