Westchester Magazine Wine & Food Week
June 3-8, 2014
Zachys is excited to announce our partnership with the Westchester Magazine Wine & Food Week as the exclusive wine retailer and Title Sponsor. The 4th annual Westchester Magazine Wine & Food Week promises to excite the palate with an expanded line-up of events with 3 new events additions to the schedule, as well as raising the bar for the marquis Grand Tastings, Burger Bash and Winemakers Connoisseur Dinner. As a family owned business Zachys is committed to elevating the food and wine culture in our backyard and surrounding community. The Westchester Magazine Wine & Food Week is excited to be included in the official Taste of New York calendar of events, promoting New York artisans and local businesses.
Tortilla Tequila Tuesday (June 3)
Chef Rafael Palomino presents special menus at both of his top restaurants, Palomino and Sonora, to enjoy along with exceptional tequila pairings plus, a special tasty taco meal including a margarita at Bartaco.
Meatball Mania (June 4)
Taste the finest Italian cooking in Westchester as Chef Andy Nusser of Tarry Lodge, Chef Dave DiBari of The Cookery, and Chef Christian Petroni of Fortina serve special menus featuring meatballs and wine pairings.
Fashion, Food & Wine (June 4)
Shop to your heart’s content during an exclusive VIP Pre-Private Sale at Bloomingdale’s. Enjoy a cooking demonstration by celebrity Chefs, signature cocktails and music by DJ Theo. Receive special offers as you shop. With your purchase of $250, receive 2 tickets* to Westchester Magazine’s Burger & Beer Blast and with your purchase of $500 or more receive 2 tickets* to The Grand Tasting on Sunday, June 8. Plus, enter to win** a Fine Jewelry piece worth $5000 that will be awarded that night! Bloomingdale’s, White Plains, NY.
Casino Royale (June 5)
Join us at the all new Empire City Casino for a night of delectable cuisine provided by pinch American Grill, New York craft beers, specialty cocktails, and some of the best casino gaming in the region. All the excitement will take place trackside with entertainment by Daddy Pop that will have you on your feet all night long. Special guest appearance by world-renowned celebrity chef Alain Ducasse. Ticket holders receive a 64oz. beer growler gift and a discounted $5 growler fill of your favorite New York craft beer. All new Empire Club Members will receive over $100 in offers for use in the casino and restaurants. Existing Empire Club Members receive $10 Free Play and free valet. (No one under 21 will be admitted)
Burger & Beer Blast (June 6)
Last year’s Burger & Beer Blast was sold-out days before the party! Get your tickets now for Westchester’s ultimate block party. The Burger & Beer Blast elevates the iconic patty to an art form with top chefs presenting new takes on classic American fare. Attendees will enjoy live music from Mary C and the Stellars and the best grilling this side of the Hudson as they dig in and vote for the best bite of the night. (No one under 21 will be admitted)
Grand Tasting (June 7)
Traditionally a sold-out event, the Grand Tasting is the signature event of the 2014 Wine & Food Week. Experience Westchester’s finest food with signature dishes by celebrity chefs, 200+ world-class wine vintages, and specialty cocktails. A mustattend for sophisticated palates looking to experience the
newest food trends along with traditional fare with fresh flair, plus you’ll get the insider scoop on favorite restaurants and the opportunity to order the best wines in the world, The Grand Tasting is the county’s most coveted reservation. (No one under 21 will be admitted)
Celebrity Chef Demos (June 7 & 8)
Enjoy tasty rewards as celebrity chefs prepare some of their favorite foods and show you how to get professional results with your own cooking! Bloomingdale's, White Plains.
Wine Seminars (June 7)
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. Seminars have limited seating and sell out quickly!
Winemakers Connoisseur Dinner (June 7)
Savor Westchester’s best cuisine at the most exclusive event of the weekend. Enjoy special dishes from Dave DiBari of The Cookery, Eric Gabrynowicz of Restaurant North, Anthony Goncalves of 42 The Restaurant, Ethan Kostbar of Moderne Barn, Jay Lippin of Crabtree’s Kittle House and Andy Nusser of Tarry Lodge, each paired with the world’s finest wines. The honorees for the evening will be Peter X. Kelly of The Xaviars Restaurant Group, receiving the 2014 Food Award, and Deutsch Family Wines & Spirits, receiving the 2014 Wine Award.
Farm-To-Table Brunch (June 8)
End the 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. Savor a special menu created by chef Anthony Goncalves featuring New York’s finest local farm produce.
Great wine and food are even better when they also nourish a good cause. Each year Westchester Magazine donates a portion of the proceeds from the Wine & Food Weekend to important local charities. This year's partners reflect local organizations that play a vital role in enriching the fabric of our community. The benefiting charities of 2014 are: Food Bank for Westchester and Friends of Westchester County Parks. Clear your calendar and purchase your tickets early. These are sure to sell out exclusive events, we hope to see you there.
All my best,