2018 Wine & Dine for the Arts

2018 Wine & Dine for the Arts


Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival

The 9th Annual Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival: Wine & Dine for the Arts will be held January 11 to 13 at the Empire State Plaza. The festival offers food from more than 70 regional chefs and over 250 global wines, spirits and craft beers of New York State will be featured for sampling.

 

Tickets | $50.00 - $1,600.00 | Purchase online

 

Schedule of Events:

 

MAYOR'S OPENING CELEBRATION AT CITY HALL

Presented by New World Catering

When: THURSDAY | JANUARY 11, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: CITY HALL | 24 Eagle Street
What: Join the Mayor and the Festival Board of Directors as we kick off the 9th Anniversary Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival: Wine & Dine for the Arts. This elegant cocktail reception features hors d'oeuvres, & wine generously donated by Sonoma-Cutrer and champagne generously donated by Korbel. Mingle with the directors of Albany's Arts Organizations, participating chefs, this year's Rising Star Chefs, and Festival Sponsors at this fantastic networking event.

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FRIDAY GRAND TASTING & SEMINARS

Presented by Empire Broadcasting Corp

When: FRIDAY | JANUARY 12, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Empire State Plaza
What: 70 innovative chefs & restaurants. 250 global wines, spirits, and NYS beers for sampling.


The VIP ticket will include access to the Stoli Elite VIP Lounge that will be pouring specialty cocktails made with Stoli's Elite brands and have hors d'oeuvre by Chef AJ Jayapal. You will also have preferred access to the Macallan Raise the Glass seminar, which is anticipated to fill very quickly.

FRIDAY INCLUDES:

presented by timesunion.com

presented by the Woodford Reserve

  • MACALLAN “RAISE THE GLASS” TASTING
  • THE WOODFORD EXPERIENCE
  • STOLI VIP LOUNGE

presented by Robert J. McNamara Financial Planning

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SLIDER SLAM!

Presented by Mazzone Hospitality & 90 State Events

When: FRIDAY | JANUARY 12, 2018 | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: 90 STATE STREET 
What: Cast Your Vote in the People’s Choice Slider Competition! Music by DJ Playground, Puorto Pass VIP Lounge, Brewery Ommegang, Jack Daniels, Stoli Vodka, E&J Gallo Winey, and Bayou Rum. 

Slider Slam VIP Puorto Pass includes access to a VIP Lounge on the upper balcony overlooking the main party. There is a full premium open bar included in this ticket that will be in lounge. Puorto Pass ticket holders will have access to all the fun in the main room as well with slider tastings from 15 chefs, tastings of Ommegang Beers, Gallo Wines, Bayou Rum, and Stoli Moscow Mules!

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SATURDAY GRAND TASTING & SEMINARS

Presented by Empire Broadcasting Corp.

When: SATURDAY | JANUARY 13, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Empire State Plaza
What: 70 innovative chefs & restaurants. 250 global wines, spirits, and NYS beers for sampling.

The VIP ticket will include access to the Stoli Elite VIP Lounge that will be pouring specialty cocktails made with Stoli's Elite brands and have hors d'oeuvre by Chef AJ Jayapal. You will also have preferred access to the Macallan Raise the Glass seminar, which is anticipated to fill very quickly.

SATURDAY INCLUDES:

presented by timesunion.com

presented by Stoli Vodka

  • MACALLAN “RAISE THE GLASS” TASTING
  • THE WOODFORD EXPERIENCE
  • STOLI VIP LOUNGE

presented by Robert J. McNamara Financial Planning

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GRAND GALA RECEPTION & 6-COURSE DINNER

Reception presented by Honest Weight Food Co-op.

Dinner presented by WNYT News Channel 13
When: SATURDAY | JANUARY 13, 2018 | Reception: 6:00 PM | Dinner: 7:00 PM
Where: Empire State Plaza

What: A six course culinary masterpiece, the 9th Anniversary dinner will be prepared by the Festival Signature Chefs: Aj Jayapal, Brian Molino, Courtney Withey, Dominique Brialy, Jaime Ortiz, Jim Rua, Marla Ortega, Mark D. Graham, Mike Mastrantouno, Rachel Mabb, Ric Orlando, Trevor Douglas, & Yono Purnomo – paired with premium wines selected and provided by Empire Merchants North