Saturday, April 22, 2017

TASTE of GREECE @ CITY WINERY


A Spring celebration of Greek culture through food and wine.
Taste of Greece debuts in New York City at City Winery May 9, 2017
Enjoy fine wines from Greece's most famous producers with
unlimited hors d' oeuvres from NYC's Premier Greek Restaurants.
Experience a Homeric Odyssey of Dionysian proportion.


One lucky reader will win two tickets to the May 9th event by
answering: What is the lost sequel to the Odyssey called 
and who wrote it?  Email your answer with Taste of Greece 
in the Subject: eastvillagelive@gmail.com


 Purchase Tickets for Taste of Greece:


Some of the Participating Wineries:

ESTATE ARGYROS, KTIMA BAJRAKTARIS, SANTO WINES,
KTIMA BIBLIA CHORA S.A. DOMAINE COSTA LAZARIDI, KIMA PAVLIDIS,
SCLAVOS WINES, ROUVALIS WINERY, SAMARTZIS ESTATE WINES,
CAVINO S.A. LANDTIDES ESTATES, LYRARAKIS WINES, MONEMVASI WINES,



 Proceeds will benefit The Boroume Charity-a non-profit organization
that fights food waste by organizing the distribution of surplus food
for charity throughout Greece. 










Monday, April 10, 2017

A Taste of Scotland A Land of Food and Drink

A Taste of Scotland's Food and Drink at the Astor Center
April 6, 2017 was co-hosted by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Presented the finest Scottish, Cheeses, Crackers, Salmon, Honey, 
Seaweed, Chocolates, Beer and of course their renown Whisky.


"WE ARE SCOTLAND"
www.scotland.org

Astor Center 399 Lafayette street, NYC.
www.astorcenternyc.com

Stewart Roxburgh, Senior Executive Premium Products
for SCOTTISH Development International






Fiona Houston, Co-Founder MARA, fine Seaweed 
and Dulse Condiments.


The Royal Chef, Darren McGrady was on hand to concoct 
some gastronomical delicacies. Manager Laura Cutler Herbert.






Seriously spicy Paloma (Young & Spritely)










Tom Farrel North American Sales,The Scottish Salmon Company
www.scottishsalmon.com










MILLS HILL fine Scottish


Country Honey with Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey



HAMLYNS delicious Pinhead Oatmeal.





 


Saturday, March 11, 2017

GREAT WINES of ITALY 2017 @ IAC New York


James Suckling's 
Great Wines of Italy 2017 was a Bacchanalian delight.
Attendees, Wine Aficionados, Critics and Media were lavished
with some of the best wines on the market today, and now available
in New York City.


FONTANAFREDA CEO 
Roberto Bruno with an exceptional Barolo, 
SERRALUNGA D'ALBA 2012 92 Pts. Barolo Vigna La Rosa 2010 96 Pts.
The interesting propertyof this fine expression, 
it is reminiscent of a Pinot Noir,in color and texture 
but bolder and full bodied in taste.

https://www.jamessuckling.com/


Great Wines of Italy
IAC Building 555 18th street, NYC.


Jean with a very distinct Barolo 2012, by Paolo Contero 
Barolo GINESTRA 2012 94 Pts.


The Barolo wines thus far were all super fine but
this excellent Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco, the Rabaja' 2013 99Pts.
Arienda Agricola FALLETTO di Bruno Giacosa
stuck in my mind as an amazingly delicious wine.



Great Wines need to be paired with great food and 
James Suckling provided, a variety of Italian Cured Meats,
Fine cheeses, olives and breads. My favorite though was the
Risotto and Wild Mushrooms with Basil Truffle oil.






TOMMASI Family Estates




VALDICAVA  BRUNELO Di Montalcino 2007
was well balanced and full bodied with expressions 
of Plum, spices and flowers with velvety tannins. 98 Pts.







Pietro Ratti of RENATTO RATTI with 
Barolo 2012 Marsenasco 94 Pts. and Nebbiolo Lanche 2014 91 Pts.



Rocche dei Manzoni
Barolo Perno Vigna LAPPELLA 2012 95 Pts.
Barolo Bricco San Pietro 2012 95 Pts.






CORDERO Di MONTEZEMOLO
Barolo Montefalletto 2012  94 Pts.
Barolo Bricco Gattera 2012  93Pts.



CASTELLO di GABBIANO
Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 91 Pts.
Chianti Classico Bellezza Gran Selezione 2012 92 Pts.




Wednesday, March 1, 2017

HackerNest NYC's Tech Social

HackerNest NYC's Tech Social is a great opportunity
 to meet and mingle in an environment that's all about making
real connections as opposed to just exchanging business cards.
They are now offering ten scholarships to Flatiron School.
Flatiron School is an outcomes focused coding boot-camp 
offering courses in NYC and online.


Organizers of HakerNest NYC MeetUp are Frances Simowitz,
John Lynn, Neville Samuel and Sid Watal.


What's a Tech Social?
A laid back atmosphere + free drinks + brilliant people = this:
@HackeNest


Organizer, Sid Watal at February 27th MeetUp.