Join me one more time before 2018 ends. This time we explore a region close to my heart ... The Finger Lakes of Upstate NY. Born and raised 15 miles south of Ithaca, its the heart and soul of who I have become. For this dinner I will be pairing cheeses from the Finger Lakes Cheese Cheese Alliance with Finger Lakes Wines I will be sharing tales of farms within a stones throw the school that not only raised me, but also my son, my daughter through 3rd grade and much of family and friends. Its a bubble all it's own that I can't wait for you to explore and all on the eve of my 45th birthday ... come celebrate with me. 1st Course Engelbert Farms Organic Feta, Roasted Grape, Apple Tartlet (Nichols NY) Barry Family, Brian's Bright Idea, Red Sparkling Wine, Finger Lakes Looking for something completely different? Look no further than this carbonated blend of Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Chardonnay, and some native grapes. Fun and fruity, yet completely dry, this is the ultimate odd-ball that seems to pair well with just about everything. 2nd Course Jerry Dell Farm Organic Cheddar Soup, Compressed Smoked Pears (Freeville, NY) Atwater Estate Vineyards, Dry Rose, Seneca Lake Juicy and ripe, this pretty dry Rose offers a bounty of black-plum and berry flavors glazed with caramelized sugar. Zippy acidity refreshes the mid-palate guiding an invigorating cherry-blossom finish. 3rd Course Muranda Cheese Company Bel Ciello Grilled Endive Caesar, Bel Ciello Ribbons, Cured Egg Yolk (Waterloo, NY) Dr. Konstantin Frank, Rkatsiteli, Keuka Lake Rkatsiteli, introduced to America by Dr. Konstantin Frank, has its origins on the slopes of mount Ararat, where winemaking began. The cool climate of this area produces a fruity wine with a light herbaceous aroma. Chilled, it goes well with salmon and other fish dishes, Chinese food and hearty dishes which might overpower more delicate wines. Dr. Konstantin Frank, known as "the father of vinifera" in the Eastern United States, pioneered viticultural methods that a generation of Eastern wineries have used to grow these superb varieties of European grapes. 4th Course Shtayburne Farm Cracked Pepper and Mushroom Pierogi, Creme Fraiche, Caviar (Rock Stream, NY) Six Mile Creek Winery, Seyval Blanc, Cayuga Lake Floral notes precede subtle hints of lemon and grass on the palate in this dry, crisp wine. The Finger Lakes' answer to Sauvignon Blanc. 5th Course Side Hill Acres Goat Cheese, Beetroot Tartare, Mango, White Pumpkin "Crostini" (Candor, NY) Belhurst, Dry Reisling or Eve's Cidery, Autumn's Gold, Cayuga Lake Traditional Method Dry Sparkling Cider. Apples on the orchard floor layered over aromas of toffee, dust, beeswax and hay lead to a muscular and embracing mid-palate with flavors of ripe red apple, wild mint and something animalistic. The finish is an interplay between sweet and bitter, the leathery tannin full and present amidst still ripe fruit and brown sugar. 6th Course Lively Run Cayuga Blue, Hanger Steak, Salt Potato Masa Harina Crusted Bravas (Interlaken, NY) Chateau LaFayette Reneau, Cabernet Sauvignon, Seneca Lake A delicious Cabernet opening with ripe cherry fruit in the nose and on the palate leading to a good balance of oak and soft tannins. Finishing with good acidity and chocolate. This wine will age very well for the next several years. 7th Course Sunset View Creamery Smoked Havarti and Apple Beignets (Odessa, NY) Villa Bellangelo, Moscato, Semi-Sparkling, Seneca Lake Our 2012 Semi-sparkling Moscato is made from 100% Valvin Muscat grapes in the classic Italian "frizzante" (semi-sparkling) method. See why everyone is talking about this wine!Winemaker Notes: Aromas of lychee fruit, pineapple and tropical flowers highlight this sweet wine with a hint of carbonation that makes for a great appetizer or dessert pairing or South Hill Cider, Pommeau, Cayuga Lake, South Hill Pommeau is a blend of barrel-aged Apple Spirits (Eau de Vie) with unfermented and unfiltered apple cider. During months of aging, the pommeau naturally clarifies to an amber liquid of exquisite character. Tasting notes: still, sweet, honey, clove, nutmeg, amaretto, sun-warmed plum. Port-style cider. Possibly ... TOCAICE, Ventosa Vineyards, Senaca Lake (this one if actually my favorite of the vineyards) TASTING NOTES:Traditional Ice Wine made from the Italian varietal Tocai Friulano. An abundance of honey flavor, combined with sweetness, this dessert wine is perfect over ice cream or pound cake, or to just sip after dinner. 7 course pairing ... $100 Please Join Me.
When: Dec 19, 2018 6pm in Provincetown, MA
Friday Night Light! DRAG DISCO BINGO Guild Bingo 2018!
Join us for the First FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHT Drag Disco Bingo with TIKI BRONSTEIN! Wondering what to do this New Year's Weekend? Skip the mall, shop small, enjoy the FIREWORKS and start the weekend off with us Friday Night with DRAG DISCO BINGO with Tiki Bronstein! This is a spectacular festive weekend in town visit www.ptown.org/firstlight to see complete schedule of events! TICKETS:$20 for six game cards!$25 for 6 Rounds PLUS 2 Bonus Rounds for extra amazing prizes! THIS EVENT SELLS OUT! RESERVE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR EARLY ADMISSION!Seating first come first serve!
When: Dec 28, 2018 8pm in Provincetown, MA
First Light New Years Guild Drag Bingo 2018!
Join us for the First Light / New Years Drag Bingo! Wondering what to do this New Year's Weekend? Skip the mall, shop small in Ptown, enjoy the FIREWORKS and DRAG BINGO! This is a spectacular festive weekend in town visit www.ptown.org/firstlight to see complete schedule of events! TICKETS:$20 for six game cards!$25 for 6 Rounds PLUS 2 Bonus Rounds for extra amazing prizes! THIS EVENT SELLS OUT! RESERVE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR EARLY ADMISSION!Seating first come first serve!
When: Dec 29, 2018 3:30PM in Provincetown, MA