Tasting Notes November 16, 2017 – Reservations Required

Tasting Notes

A Parisian Bistro
Thursday, November 16, 2017

A evening to stimulate your senses with  French inspired food and wine!

Join us for an epicurean extravaganza in which our guests enjoy a menu created by Chef Tom Alicandro of the Schenectady County Community College Culinary Institute and the artistry of Schenectady Symphony musicians, all selected to complement each other in a harmonious blend of wine, music and food.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sparkling Reception at 5:30
Dinner begins at 6:30

The Van Curler Room, located in Elston Hall at the Schenectady County Community College

Tasting Notes is an event to support the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra a nonprofit organization.

Reservations required. LIMITED TO 100 GUESTS.

  $100 per person.  $50 of your ticket is tax deductible. 

Reservations must be made by Friday, November 10, 2017.

All Major Credit Card Accepted  – Click here for purchase 

$100 per person

Tickets will not be mailed, once you complete the credit card information your reservation

and meal choice will be confirmed and you will be able to check in at the event.

5:30 – Sparkling  Reception at the Gathering Table

Begin with an array of small plates of French cheeses, pates, breads and fruits

Sparkling Water

Sparkling Wine

Accompanied by Harp selections played by Karlinda Caldecott


Baked herb encrusted chevre with black current compote and toasted french bread.

Accompanied by Golliwog’s Cakewalk by Claude Debussy and selections from Carmen by George Bizet, played by the Women of Note


Salad  Lyonaise

Frisee accompanied by crispy bacon, and warm poached egg finished with champagne vinaigrette

Fresh baked rolls and whipped butter.

Accompanied by Fanfare from La Peri by Paul Dukas and Trois Chansons by Claude Dubussy


Tournedos of beef au poivre and served with sauce bernaise


Roast wild caught cod and served in a pool of lobster bisque and toasted baugette

Vegetarian Option – please reserve in advance

Vegetable Tarte – French Inspired vegetables sliced and baked in a tart shell and finished with a sauce of roasted tomatotes

All entrees served with truffle whipped potatoes and haricot vert

Entree accompanied by Pavane by Gabriel Faure and selections from the Quintet by Claude Arrieu


Chocolate, walnut and espresso tart accompanied with French vanilla ice cream

Accompanied by French Jazz selections by the Steven Lambert Ensemble

Please note: Menu based on season availability

In addition to the main event, there are also silent auctions, just in time for holiday gift-giving.

  • performing arts:
  • half a dozen collections of wines of all varieties hand-picked by some of the area’s most knowledgeable wine merchants
  • a range of gourmet delights: afternoon tea, chocolates and coffee, Italian treats and more
    artwork : photography, watercolors, oils and prints
  • holiday decor items

And wine raffles – where you can win a $100 bottle of wine for only $5.

It’s a lively, entertaining evening, full of wonderful music and spirited conversation.

Thank you to generous sponsors, silent auction donors and patrons.  ($50 of each ticket is tax-deductible).

Can’t wait to see you there!

The event is generously Sponsored by:

NBT Bank
Northeast Spine and Wellness
Slocum, DeAngelus & Associates PC
Southern Wine & Spirits
University Wine & Liquor
Walton Realty Group

NBT Bank Logo
newellness     th_logosouthernwine
th_UniversityWineampLiquorWalton Realty Group

Posted in Uncategorized.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *