Tasting Notes

Under The Spanish Moon

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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

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The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce its 9th annual Tasting Notes on November 8, 2018 at the Schenectady County Community College – an epicurean extravaganza in which our guests enjoy fine wines, creations of the Schenectady County Community College Culinary School, and the artistry of Schenectady Symphony musicians, all carefully selected to complement each other in a harmonious blend of wine, music and food. This year we’ll be heading back to the Continent for some Inspiración Española!

This exclusive music and wine pairing dinner is limited to 100 guests.

Tickets are $110 per person. 

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED

 WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE WALK UP DUE TO THE INDIVIDUAL PREPARING

OF ALL MAIN COURSES. 

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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. 

Reserve here.

 

Email your menu choice by Friday November 2.

Sparkling  Reception at the Gathering Table

Sponsored by Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits

Assorted cheeses and meats, marinated olives, roasted marinated vegetables, dried fruits,

roasted spiced nuts, honeycomb and crostini

Baked stuffed mussels

Patatas Bravas with pimenton aioli

Sparkling Water

 

Appetizer:

Crispy Serrano Ham and Cheese Croquette, Dijon cream and salsa verde

Vegetarian option: Roasted red bell pepper and Manchego croquette, Dijon cream and salsa verde

Wine Selection: Rais Baixas Albarino, Atalier by Raul Perez 2017

Salad:

Marinated Vine Ripe Tomato, Blistered Padron Peppers, Roasted Farm Potato and Medium Egg,

Olives and Red Onion, Paprika Aioli, El Alino Dressing Fresh baked rolls and whipped butter

Wine Selection: Volver Alicante Tarima Old Hills Vines 2015

Entree:

Chorizo Meatball and Garlic Shrimp, Manchego polenta, roasted garbanzos and squash,

cavolo nero, tomato chile butter, green harissa

Or

Vegetarian option: Roasted Fall Vegetables and Garbanzos, cavolo Nero, Manchego polenta,

tomato Chile butter, green harissa

Wine Selections: 

Bodega Numanthia Toro Numanthia 2013

Vinedos de Paganos Rioja La Nieta 2015

Dessert:

Churros and Hot Chocolate, fresh strawberry

Coffee/Decaf/Tea

Wine Selection: Fonseca Vintage Porto 2016

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  & UNDERWRITERS FOR 2018

KCS LAND RESEARCH CORPORATION

NBT BANK

SLOCUM, DEANGELUS & ASSOCIATES P.C.

KEN LEONARD – RAYMOND JAMES ASSOCIATES

WALTON REALTY GROUP

SARATOGA NATIONAL BANK

UNIVERSITY WINE & LIQUOR

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