GRAND TASTING January 21st 4-6pm

Jan 10, 2012 by          Posted under: EVENTS, NEWS

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Dear Neighbors,

You are cordially invited to The Winey Neighbor‘s first “Grand Tasting” event. In order to celebrate cultural diversity, support local businesses and strengthen our community, the free of admission event will features free samples from neighboring artisan food makers, local gourmet chefs and international wines importers.

Saturday, January 21st
4-6 pm
FREE ADMISSION

679 WASHINGTON AVE (btw St. Marks & Prospect),
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN, NY 11238

FREE SAMPLES by

(in alphabetical order)

BCAKE NY

- Gourmet Cupcakes

BCakeNY is a Custom Cake Design studio dedicated to create specialty cakes for every occasion. Our mission is to transfer your vision into extraordinarily unique and delicious cakes. We will always bring special attention to your event and create the most amazing cakes and cupcakes that will wow everyone.

BITTER & ESTERS

- Double Chocolate Stout

Located in Brooklyn, NY, We teach home brewing classes, sell homebrew supplies, and soon will have a brewing space for experimentation, events and sharing homebrew with our neighbors.

CHOCOLATE EARTH

- Gourmet Chocolates

Our goal is to get the most amazing chocolate to the most amazing people!  We do this by joining forces with chocolate companies, chocolate review sites, chocolate social networks, and everyday people from around the world who share the same love and passion for chocolate.

GOTHAM WINE GROUP/ Kent Johnson

- Paul Direder Gruner Veltliner 2010
- Parados Malbec 2011

Our mission at the Barterhouse is simple: to discover the finest estate-bottled wines from the world’s most renowned growing regions. From our headquarters in Manhattan, we travel the world to identify and import artisan wines that honor local traditions. We prefer products that are grown with sustainable techniques and that have a respect for the earth’s delicate balance.

JANELLE’S

- Caribbean Specialties

Our dishes are a mixture of both Caribbean and American foods. Since owners hail from tiny but beautiful island of Trinidad we thought it would be a sin not to introduce you to some of our mouth-watering dishes. Our goal is to provide our customers with good food in a warm relaxing atmosphere. So put down the knife and fork and get down with your hands just like back home.

MARATHON SELECTIONS/ Kurt Eckert

- Domaine de Millet Cotes de Gascogne 2010
- Cotes Du Rhone La Grande Vigne 2009

Marathon Selections presents a select portfolio of fine wines from dynamic producers. Working in a sensitive, sustainable, and traditional manner, these growers showcase the best potential from their magnificent terroirs, and from the challenges of each vintage. These wines are naturally produced in limited quantities, and represent tremendous value and pleasure for everyday enjoyment, special celebrations, or the collector’s cellar.

SOUL SISTER QUISINE

- Gourmet BBQ

SSQ Catering offers corporate and private events in an array of styles perfect for company picnics, power meetings, garden parties, sixth or sixtieth birthdays, weddings and anything else that may fall in between. Whether you are looking for a local BBQ, a vegetarian feast or a sweeping gourmet dinner service we will be happy to work with you to prepare a tantalizing menu.

RAWSTAR

- Vegan Delights

Rawstar the Home of All Live Raw Organic Food With a Caribbean Vibe.

SKAZZY CAFE

- African Specialties

Expect something different with a global taste!

VINIFERA/ Paul Lau

- Villa Medoro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2008
- Valpolicella DOC 2010 Brigaldara

Vinifera Imports is the preeminent importer of premium Italian wines in America. We remain a family-owned and operated business in an industry dominated by conglomerates. Since our inception we’ve chosen to invest in what’s inside the bottle, with a clear vision of quality as we promote boutique wines of distinction. At every price point, our wines consistently offer outstanding value.

WANNABEMONGER/ Elena Santogade

- Artisanal Cheese

I’m an urban cheesemaker, an occasional cheese monger and an overall cheese guru. Living in Brooklyn, New York City, I make cheese in my apartment kitchen, age it in my makeshift caves and share it with family, friends and supporters. I also teach cheesemaking classes out of my home and at shops and private parties around town.

PLUS SPECIAL FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS by

PARK DELICATESSEN

- Special Flower Arrangements

Park Delicatessen was opened in 2009 as a creative space for Valentine Leung, a fashion designer and Michael J. Sclafani, a window dresser. They wanted to open a skateboard shop that also sold their vintage finds and handmade items. The flower idea was inspired by the storeʼs original 1950ʼs refrigerator; a remnant of the spaceʼs original use as a delicatessen. Their flowers are as eclectic as their store and are influenced by everything from hand painted signs to fine art. They work with a wide variety of flowers dependent on the season and what is locally available.

Saturday, January 21st
4-6 pm
FREE ADMISSION

679 WASHINGTON AVE (btw St. Marks & Prospect),
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN, NY 11238

We love this neighborhood and we want to contribute by hosting great events like this to make our community more dynamic. Prospect Heights and Crown Heights is known for its cultural diversity and we want to create an event that reflects this beautiful harmony.

In the Grand Tasting you can expect to find Caribbean cuisine paired with an Austrian Grüner Veltliner, or locally made Artisanal cheese paired with homebrew Double Chocolate Stout.

The event is free and open to public. Hopefully we will see you here!

Official Invitation:

Warm regards, The Winey Neighbor