Friday, May 30, 2014

7th Annual Italian Cooking Show on June 5

Who doesn't love Italian food? Better yet, who doesn't love Italian Food when it's cooked right in front of you? 
Next Thursday night, treat yourself to some delicious cuisine while benefiting a great cause at the 7th Annual Italian Cooking Show. This tasteful and well-priced event will be held at the Glen Sanders Mansion at 6:30 PM.

Bring along a few guests and watch as the chefs demonstrate their skills while preparing a special menu. Wine and food samples will be provided and a cash bar will be available throughout.

Maybe you’re not the best chef, or maybe you are! But you will certainly pick up a few tips and perhaps a few new favorite dishes at this event.

Your $40 donation will benefit the American Italian Heritage Museum, a wonderful organization who preserves Italian culture in the Capital Region. For reservations, call 518-374-7262 or visit this website today!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Craft Brew Alliance Beer Pairing Dinner at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

On Thursday, May 22nd, from 6 pm-9 pm, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen will be hosting a Craft Brew Alliance Beer Pairing dinner. If you haven't been to The Hollow, this is a perfect opportunity to see the many improvements that have been made to the historic space and sample some excellent food and paired brews.

Those interested in attending can pre-purchase tickets at the bar - and get an extra pint of one of the featured beers on the house! Call in your reservation today to (518) 426-8550 or email 3 pints + 3 courses, just $40!

Here's the menu...

1st course:
Roasted + Grilled Spring Vegetables with Widmer Hefe Viniagrette
Beer Pairing: Widmer Hefe

Interior of The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
Photo credit: Times Union
2nd course:
Kona Castaway IPA-glazed Mahi-Mahi, Sautéed Chicken or Veggie Protein Filet, Grilled Tropical Fruit Salsa + served on Spring Risotto Cake.
Beer Pairing: Kona Castaway IPA

3rd course:
House-Made Macaroons with a Dark Chocolate Kona Koko Brown Sauce
Beer Pairing: Kona Koko Brown Ale

Guests that attend the dinner will also receive special pricing on subsequent pints of the Kona and Widmer featured beers for the rest of the evening.

Make your reservations today, as this event is sure to be a sell-out!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hudson Berkshire Wine Festival Plans Announced

The 2nd annual Hudson Berkshire Wine Festival will take place May 24-25 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham, NY.

The 2nd Annual Hudson Berkshire Wine and Food Festival will feature the five beverage trail members - including some of our very own from Albany County - plus other regional wineries, distilleries, cideries and craft breweries. There will also be delicious foods for sale and sampling including gourmet cheeses and creameries, baked goods, grass fed meat producers, crafters, artisans and more!

Johnny and Professor Louie
Throughout the weekend there will be special guest appearances and book signings, seminars of wine and food pairings, home brewing, and cheese making by some of the region’s foremost experts. In addition, Celebrity Chef and Culinary Rocker, Johnny Ciao, will appear on stage to prepare several of his inventive California-style dishes on stage before performing on the harmonica with Blues Hall of Fame Inductees Professor Louie and Miss Marie!

Professor Louie has produced some of the music world's biggest names including New York State's very own legendary group The Band. His music is a delicious blend of Americana, and he will be part of Johnny's Culinary All-Star Band. He performs on piano and accordion accompanied by Miss Marie on vocals and percussion. Johnny will also be on hand at his booth on Saturday and Sunday meeting, greeting, sharing stories and signing cookbooks.

Dates and Times:
Saturday, May 24th from 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, May 25 from 11 am - 5 pm

A Tasting Ticket includes admission, souvenir tasting glass, and all the wine, beer and spirits you care to taste for one price.
One Day Tasting - $25.00
One Day General Admission - $10.00 (Designated Driver/ Non- Beverage Tasting Tickets)

Click on "Purchase Tickets" tab at the website to buy online