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 PM Dinner begins at 6:30 PM
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.
Tickets will not be mailed, once you complete the credit card information
your reservation will be confirmed and you will be able to check in at the event.
Sparkling Reception at the Gathering Table
Begin with an array of small plates of French cheeses, pates, breads and fruits
Wine Selection: Saraceni Brut Prosecco and Splendia Fragolino
Accompanied by Harp selections played by Karlinda Caldecott
Baked herb encrusted chevre with black current compote and toasted french bread.
Wine Selection: Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windpuhl Monopole 2014
Accompanied by Golliwog’s Cakewalk by Claude Debussy and selections from Carmen by George Bizet, played by the Women of Note
Frisee accompanied by crispy bacon, and warm poached egg finished with champagne vinaigrette
Fresh baked rolls and whipped butter.
Wine Selection: Michel Redde et Fils Puilly-Fume La Moynerie 201
Accompanied by Fanfare from La Peri by Paul Dukas and Trois Chansons by Claude Dub
Wine Selection: Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee des Cadettes 2014
and also Chateau Leoville Payferre St. Julien 2014 (Bordeaux)
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
Wine Selection: Chateau Guiraud Petite Guiraud sauternes 2013
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!
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
NORTHEAST SPINE AND WELLNESS
SLOCUM, DEANGELUS & ASSOCIATES P.C.
SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS
UNIVERSITY WINE & LIQUOR
WALTON REALTY GROUP