10th Annual Tasting Notes

Operatic Inspirations!

A taste of Italy.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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

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  • Join us for the 10th annual TASTING NOTES – our signature fundraising epicurean extravaganza where guests enjoy fine wines, creations of the SCCC Culinary students, and the artistry of Schenectady Symphony musicians, and special guests,  all carefully selected as we head to Italy for Operatic Inspirations! This exclusive dinner is limited to 100 of our supporters and tickets sell out quickly.

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

Silent Auction featuring wines, theatre tickets and more.

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  via email, and for your choice of main course. 
 You will be able to check in at the event. 

Reserve here.

Email your menu choice by Friday November 8, 2019.

Wine list is as follows, all reds, all from Tuscany:

Bibi Graetz Testamatta Rosso

Banfi Bolgheri ASKA

Antinori Tignanello

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

Tenimenti Luigi d’Alessandro Syrah Cortona Il Bosco

Sparkling  Reception at the Gathering Table

Sparkling Water

Assorted Antipasti- meats, cheeses, roasted and marinated vegetables, dips, crisps, light bites, shrimp cocktail

First Course:

Home Made Wild Mushroom Tortelloni, Fresh Basil Pasta, Ricotta and Roasted Garlic, Mushroom Demi Butter, Crispy Shitakes

Second Course:

Bitter and Peppery Greens, Duck Confit Crostini with Red Currant Jam, Aged Pecorino, Balsamic Roasted Figs, Duck Prosciutto, Fresh Pomegranate

Third Course:

Choice #1

Sassicaia Braised Beef Short Rib, Glazed Shallots, Sunchoke Whipped Potatoes, Duck Fat Roasted Roots, Black Currant Braising Jus

Choice #2 (Vegetarian & Gluten Free)

Butternut Squash and Asparagus Risotto – Creamy risotto with fresh vegetables and parmesan cheese

Dessert:

Olive Oil Semolina Cake, Braised Plum, Macerated Black Cherries, Barely Sweetened Whipped Cream, Toasted Hazelnut

Coffee/Decaf/Tea

Please note: Menu based on season availability

In addition to the main event, there are a also silent auction, 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
  • 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  FOR 2019

HIGGINS, ROBERTS & SUPRUNOWICZ, P. C. 

Attorney’s at Law

EVENT ASSOCIATES

DeANGELUS GORALCYK, PLLC

SLOCUM, DEANGELUS & ASSOCIATES P.C.

 RAYMOND JAMES ASSOCIATES

EVENT UNDERWRITERS
NBT BANK
SARATOGA NATIONAL BANK

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