La Soiree des Grandes Crus, Jan.27, NYC

La Sirees des Grandes Crus, Thurs., Jan.27 at #82 Mercer Street in the Soho district of NYC was a superb event for lovers of Bordeux wine. A total of 17 producers from that region participated in this one-day tasting which included some of the best marks from France. Chateau La- Forchet, Chateau de Fieuzal, Chateau Dassault, Chateau Grand Mayne, and Chaeau La Conseillante were among the presenters. The latter   offered an excellent Pomerol 2006, perhaps the most expensive wine of the night. It retails for $160. Another well balanced wine this writer discovered was the 2001 Chateau Meyney, from Ca Grands Crus. It had a lusty taste and was full flavored, a fine pairing with meat or fowl.

The event was sponsored by a number major commercial concerns selling to the U.S. market. These included HUGO BOSS, HSBC, OPEN SKIES, a division of BRITISH AIRWAYS, BREITING, SOFITEL, and PAYARD whose chocolate confections I’m still harboring. A total of 23 wines were on the ledger for the evening event which ran from 6 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Piper Heidsick champagne was also served along with a generous sampling of Bordeaux inspired canapes. And BREITLING, the Swiss chronologist created their BREITLING GRAND CRU CHALLENGE, a contest testing the wine expertise of a selected number of guests who vied for some very interesting prizes. These included a BREITLING CHRONOMAT WATCH, magnums and double magnums of BORDEAUX WINES, and more.

For more info on the event please contact their agency in New York, Fraiche PR at 212-463. 8930. In Paris you may contact W2 Agency Paris and Euro RSCG Luxe Events. A boire a la sante!

Michael Zufolo for LET’S TRAVEL ! Radio.

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Hornblower blows ‘em away!

Thurs., July 4 aboard the Hornblower Esprit, celebrating Macy’s 4th, the nation’s 233rd Independence Day anniversary. What a night!

Hornblower Yachts owns up to having the largest number of luxury vessels in eight U.S. cities, including New York. The company has seven here ranging from the largest, the Infinity, at over 200’, accommodating up to 700, to the smallest, the Esprit, at 90’ , accommodating 80-100. Cruises are set lunch/ brunch and dinner, for a coterie of special events and private parties, corporate meetings, and weddings, of course! They serve both sit-down and buffet menus.. They also do After 5 cocktail cruises, and a host of charitable events. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, Ca. It’s now in its 40th year.

On the night we were on, the 4th, we were seated on the Sky Deck of the Esprit, a restored beauty. There were only seven tables on this top deck facing out and with a nicely appointed bar in front of us manned by Nicholas, a really talented barkeep, and with some soft jazz by DJ Mike, which later turned to Pop, Latin, Disc and Rock for or dancing pleasure. Gabriel was our Maitre’d and Oscar was our chef for the evening. Boy can this guy cook! Dinner started off with a plate of Blinis with Caviar, followed by a nice medley of Little Neck clams and oysters on the ½ shell, with a sampling of jumbo shrimp in the best salsa I’ve ever tasted ( I asked for a second. My apologies ). This was followed by a full serving of Agnolotti served Italian style over freshly baked cherry tomatoes and a very fresh salad of lettuce, celery, cucumber and more cherry tomatoes. The entrée: Lobster and Filet Mignon with a crab filling topped with a wild mushroom sauce. A bottle of Chandon white was offered to each guest complimentary. Ha! You can’t beat that! As for dessert, a chilled freshly baked apple strudel and chocolate dipped strawberries was the finale, with good coffee and an assortment of blended teas for the asking. And, yes, the bar was open for the entire 3 ½ hours we were on board. By the way, the company provides translaters for Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, French, German and Italian guests.

The yachts ail from Pier 15/ 75 South St. adjoining the South St. Seaport and Pier 40 on the West Side/ W. Houston St. and the Hudson River, from March thru-November with 10 daily departures, 7 days-a-week.

In New York they operate the Statue Cruises affiliate to both Ellis Island and Liberty Island State Park from the Battery Park Terminal on the Manhattan side, along with a Liberty Water Taxi service. They also serve the Metro New York area with a round-the-clock ferry service, the city’s first commuter ferry operation to points in Manhattan, Bklyn and Queens. In brief, the company is the world’s leading provider of high-speed ferry services. For more on Hornblower try: info@365ticketsUSA.com or 1-844TKTS, or phone 646-780.9693 or simply: www.Hornblower.com

 

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