Tasting Notes

Hollywood Blockbusters – Thursday, November 17, 2016

Four Courses, Five Ensembles, Six Wines

A evening to stimulate your senses!

wineglassJoin us for an epicurean extravaganza in which our guests enjoy fine wines, a menu created by 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. This year’s event will feature food, wine and music from  California. Inspired by such restaurants as The Brown Derby, Chasen’s and Spago – and paying homage to orchestral favorites of the silver screen – we will celebrate the land of dreams.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

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

The Van Curler Room, Schenectady County Community College

Reservations are now closed.

 

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Sparkling Reception

Array of local and international cheeses

Assorted breads and crackers

Spiced nuts

Marinated olives

Seasonal fruits

Sparkling Water

Sparkling Wne

First Course:

Shrimp and crab bake with buttered toast points

Buena Vista Private Reserve Chardonnay, 2013, Sonoma

Second Course:

Lentil-Beet Salad – French green lentils, golden beets served on a bed of friséee and baby endive and tossed with a Dijon vinaigrette

Wayfarer “Golden Mean” Pinot Noir, 2013, Sonoma Coast
Fess Parker “Pommard” Pinot Noir, 2013, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara

Main Course:

Classic chateaubriand

Sliced tenderloin of beef with Merlot reduction, seasonal matchstick vegetables and truffle whipped potatoes

Vegetarian Option – please reserve in advance

House-made pasta with eggplant “meatballs” and spicy marinara

Stonestreet “Legacy” Bordeaux-style blend, 2012, Alexander Valley

Dessert:

Chocolate inspiration: Flourless chocolate cake with praline ganache and vanilla bourbon sauce

Fess Parker “Crockett” Syrah, 2013, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara

 

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

  • performing arts: tickets to Schenectady Civic Players, Capital Rep, Proctor’s, Glimmerglass Opera, Shakespeare & Co., the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York City Ballet in their summer seasons at SPAC
  • 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 giclee 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.

Thanks to generous sponsors, silent auction donors and patrons, this event raise more than $5,500 to support the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra ($50 of each ticket is tax-deductible).

Can’t wait to see you there!

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4 Comments

  1. Where on campus is it being held? Last year I believe that it was in the Van Curler Room. Charles & Christine Bishop

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