The Town Pants will be playing a FREE concert at Fox Run Vineyards on August 1st! This west coast Celtic Rock band will start around 6:00 pm. Food, drinks and of course wine will be available for purchase starting at 5:00 pm. Bring your lawn chairs, but please leave your coolers at home. FREE Admission & Parking.
The Glorious Garlic Festival takes place in the middle of the vineyards of Fox Run, August 3 & 4, 2013 11:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. Feast on food flavored with fresh garlic, enjoy festival vendors including regional garlic farmers, pick up a tip from local Finger Lakes chefs garlic cooking demonstrations. Soak up some sunshine and picturesque views of Seneca Lake while listening to great musical entertainment. Be amazed by a CMOG flameworker and refreshed by the award-winning, hand-crafted wine. FREE Admission & Parking.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!! The Depot in Newark Valley, home to the Depot Friday Nights series, is adding a new venture this year, Concours D’Elegance. Old-time and nearly old-time vehicles are invited to “Cruise- In” to the Depot on the first Saturday of each month from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM starting in June and continuing through September. Opening night will be June 1. This “Cruise In” is NOT limited only to cars of a particular vintage; if it has wheels and you are proud of it, bring it down! There is no charge and the public is encouraged to come. Refreshments will be available--ice cream sundaes and banana splits are the specialty at the Depot. While you are there be sure to tour the 1800s railroad station and caboose. The waiting room is home to a historical review of the history of the wheel and the bicycle, compliments of the Newark Valley Town Historians. This event promises to be lots of fun as we step back in time to a by-gone era of slower moving conveyances, while mingling with more modern modes of transportation, all the while enjoying the charming atmosphere of an 1800’s railroad depot.
For further information call Ray Shaver 642-3627.
The Dining Room at Mirbeau Inn & Spa is extremely excited to announce our Spring and Summer schedule of Finger Lakes Winemaker Dinners! On Thursday, August 8th, Mirbeau Inn & Spa will host a Winemaker Dinner with wines from Red Tail Ridge Winery. Time: 6:30pm Reception, 7:00pm Dinner Pricing: $100 per person inclusive of taxes and gratuities. Advance payment is required. Please call 877-MIRBEAU to reserve your table.
Our wine and cooking class series is offered once each month throughout the year. This event includes an intimate wine tasting at a notable Finger Lakes winery, a local farm experience, and an intimate cooking class with regional chef Samantha Buyskes. Immerse yourself in the bounty of the Finger Lakes. On this one-of-a-kind culinary wine tour, you will create your own Finger Lakes meal from the ground up. We start our morning with a visit to a Finger Lakes working farm, such as one of the dairy With the goats at Lively Run Dairyfarms featured on the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, or an organic produce farm. Here, you will tour and taste the bounty right from the source, and then enjoy it again later as an ingredient in your cooking class meal. You might even make some new animal friends along the way. Next, we make our way to Silver Thread Vineyards, you Enjoying Tank Samples at Sheldrake Point Vineyardswill enjoy a vineyard tour or winery experience with the owner that corresponds with the harvest. followed by their wine tasting paired with local cheese. - The group's favorite will be featured as part of your cooking class experience later in the afternoon. The tour culminates with a cooking class and meal experience with regional celebrity chef Samantha Buyskes. Alongside Chef Samantha, you will learn and discover the beauty of ingredients grown and locally Cooking with Chef Samantha Buyskessourced right here in the heart of the Finger Lakes. During the 3-hour class, you join Chef Samantha as she prepares and demonstrates the creation of a three-course meal featuring the local farm ingredients and wines experienced earlier in the tour. Enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes as you learn about preparation and cooking methods, shopping tips, and the magic behind the wonderful regional food of our area. The theme and menu of the class changes each month. Join us for this very special tour series, expand your mind, palate and skills as you indulge in the wonders of the Finger Lakes. With only 12 seats available for each date, this tour sells out each month, so make sure to book early to ensure your place at the table! 2013 Event Dates: March 30 August 10 April 20 September 28 May 4 October 19 June 29 November 16 July 20 Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Tours depart from Ithaca Tour Price: $135 per person (includes all tasting and cooking class fees). Gratuity not included.
Guests will be invited to compare the difference between aged wine and "young" wine, as well as the unique flavors created in each vintage by different growing conditions. This tasting event illustrates how the characteristics of wine changes with age. Each vertical tasting is enhanced with food pairings created by Danos on Seneca. 2013 Event Dates: March 17th - Merlot April 21st - Gewurztraminer June 9th - Cabernet Sauvignon August 18th - Riesling September 15th - Pinot Noir November 17th - Saperavi
Tour departs from Ithaca. For more info or to book the tour, go to http://www.experiencefingerlakes.com/exp_vipverticaltasting.html or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818
Set in a 1903 elegant farmhouse with breathtaking views of Seneca Lake, Chef Suzanne fine crafts stunning dishes made from local ingredients -- many grown in an organic garden right on the property. Enjoy a three-course Cooking Demonstration and meal along side Chef Suzanne, focusing on french-inspired techniques and local inspiration. Dates: July 27, August 24, September 14
Tour departs from Ithaca. For more info or to book the tour, go to http://www.experiencefingerlakes.com/exp_eventsuzannefrc.html or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818
Learn about Chardonnay and taste through a selection from the FLX and beyond! Join our winemaker, Lou Damiani, from 2-4 at our tasting room location. Purchase tickets here: http://www.damianiwineshop.com/events/exploring-wine-series-chardonnay-august-31th.html $25/person, 25 person limit