Thursday May 3, 2012

Oscar Hammerstein Ballroom

Over five hundred wines, spirits and beers from around the world to tantalize the palate! No, that’s no misprint. That’s what Toast of the Town’s annual gala boasts in what may be New York City’s finest wine-tasting event. Make no mistake, this isn’t just another wine-tasting: it’s a taste experience. In addition to a global range of beverages, this Wine Enthusiast-sponsored event promises you a direct and harmonious experience of superb drink in combination with inspired and fitting food, music, and setting choices. If you have an appetite for the beautiful things in life look no further.

Thirty-five of the city’s best restaurants will prepare signature dishes to accompany the featured wines. Culinary creations from the area’s top chefs will be paired with intriguing wines selected by master sommeliers. Music will be provided by the Jonny Hirsch Band, led by one of New York City’s most scintillating saxophonists. As for the setting, what could be more elegant than The Oscar Hammerstein Ballroom, a monument of aesthetic grandeur? Toast of the Town offers a veritable feast for the senses.

Sip, socialize and delight your palate with beautiful wines from every corner of the world. Wine as a cultural ambassador? What a lovely thought: from Marlborough, New Zealand to Montalcino, Italy, a delicious trip around the world. And you don’t need a passport (just your guest pass). For a evening of sumptuous wines, spirits, music, and the tastiest gourmet food the city has to offer take in Talk of the Town, a Wonderland for oenophiles and foodies.

VIP Tasting: 6-7 p.m.+ Admission to the Grand Tasting.VIPTickets include early entrance to the event, exclusive access to hundreds of reserve wines, one-on-wine talks with the wine makers and interaction with the restaurateurs.

GRAND Tasting: 7-10 p.m.

Oscar Hammerstein Ballroom 311 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001 | To order tickets call 888-695-0888, or for info call 800-847-5947.


Like wine? The nearby Eventi hotel offers a complimentary wine reception each night from 5pm until 7pm. This 4.5 star Kimpton Hotel has all the features one would expect; soothing spa, fabulous fitness center, bustling bar. However, Eventi is also home to FoodParc, a unique concept in hotel dining that is garnering rave reviews.

The St. Regis Hotel New York is known for its opulence as well as it’s prestigious wine library at Adour, the hotel’s AAA Four Diamond Restaurant Award, maintained since 2008. From Waterford crystal chandeliers in all rooms to a sumptuous marble-clad lobby, Regis New York is the epitome of beauty, luxury, and the best that money can buy. This dedication to excellence has resulted in St. Regis NY being recognized with the Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards for 14 consecutive years.


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