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SPAC Logo 2023The New York Times Chief Wine Critic will lead a guided tasting through world-class wines from New York’s Finger Lakes Region at Canfield Casino

Thursday, April 20 from 6:00-8:30PM

Saratoga Springs, NY (March 2, 2023) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces the latest CulinaryArts@SPAC event, Eric Asimov: Wines of the Finger Lakes, featuring The New York Times chief wine critic and author, Eric Asimov. Asimov, a connoisseur and champion of the growing region, will lead guests through an expert guided tasting of six different wines from New York’s Finger Lakes region including Riesling, the signature wine of the region, as well as a selection of reds from Ravines Wine Cellars, Forge Cellars and Bloomer Creek Vineyard, in addition to a sparkling wine from chëpìka.

We Are NYNew York's Flagship Eat Local, Drink Local Program Has Delivered Over $100 Million in Economic Impacts

Open House at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center Highlights New York State Farmers and Agricultural Producers and Regional Tourism Offerings

Series of Celebrations Planned at Taste NY Markets Across the State in 2023

Governor Kathy Hochul today kicked off the State's 10-year anniversary celebrations for Taste NY, New York's official 'eat local, drink local' program, at a special open house at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva. The event showcased the diversity and uniqueness of New York State's farmers and food and beverage producers, as well as regional tourism destinations. Today's celebration marked the first in a series of events that are planned across the state in recognition of the 2023 10-year milestone and the program's success, which has brought over $100 million in economic impact to New York State producers.

Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Maple Sugar FestivalMumford, NY (February 15, 2023) – In celebration of the return of maple sugaring season in New York State, Genesee Country Village & Museum will host its annual Maple Sugar Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 - 19, and Saturday and Sunday, March 25 - 26. Explore a modern-day sugarhouse where fresh syrup is boiling, then journey into a 19th-century sugar camp staffed by costumed historical interpreters to learn about the techniques and tools used by early settlers used to collect sap and make maple sugar.

SPAC Logo 2023With Holistic Health Coach Barb Biagoli

Curated for the whole family including a meal planning workshop for adults, “Food as Art” activities for children in partnership with The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, and an all-inclusive Family Supper at The Pines at SPAC

Sunday, March 5 from 3-7PM

Saratoga Springs, NY (February 8, 2023) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces its first family-style CulinaryArts@SPAC event: Family Meal! with holistic health coach and nutrition consultant Barb Biagoli on Sunday, March 5 from 3-7pm. Designed to cultivate healthy appetites and palates with meal planning strategies, recipes, and activities for the whole family, the event includes a 90-minute whole foods family meal-planning workshop for adults at the SPAC School of the Arts, and “Food as Art” activities for children at the neighboring Children’s Museum at Saratoga, culminating in a festive all-inclusive family-style dinner at The Pines at SPAC.

Love in Tuscany - An Italian Wine DinnerFebruary 14th, 2023

Featuring a 5-course prix fixe menu and hand-selected wine pairings

Glens Falls, N.Y. -- Let us transport you to the romantic countryside of Tuscany! Join us for a special Valentine's Day wine dinner featuring a 5-course prix fixe menu and hand-selected wine pairings. Take a culinary journey through the heart of Italy with an extraordinary prix fixe menu curated by executive chef, Matthew J. Delos. Exploring the decadent flavors of the Tuscan countryside, this menu is the perfect romantic dining experience! …

Crickets Candy CreationsFun Valentine Celebrations for All Ages 

New York, N.Y. – Cricket’s Candy Creations announces Valentine Celebrations celebrating the month of love throughout February. This month the NYC multi-sensory experiential candy haven will be featuring new Valentine-themed candy crafts including Conversation Heart Chocolate Pizza, Candy Jewelry Heart Necklaces, Pink and Purple Glitter Slime, Candy Flowers, Edible Love Letters and more.

Sap Drip - Hudson Highlands Nature MuseumCornwall, NY - Maple Sugaring Season is almost upon us in the Hudson Valley and the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is ready with their Maple Sugar Tours! Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, and see an evaporator in action!…

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedFrom premier experiences to fun attractions to tasty eateries and comfy accommodations, there are plenty of fresh places to visit in the Empire State

New York, NY (January 11, 2023) – This year, open any of several new doors across New York State to come be a part of an inviting selection of places to visit, explore and enjoy. World renowned events and state-of-the-art cultural attractions provide visitors with opportunities for a vacation like no other. Boutique hotels, restored lodging and innovative properties welcome travelers, and a roster of restaurants and rooftop bars serve up memorable fare. Paired with engaging and amazing nature experiences, New York State provides unique getaways not available anywhere else.


Foods of NY ToursOur Newest Culinary Tour brings economic growth & exposure to the Hudson Valley through an eating adventure

Hudson Valley, NY–  Hudson Valley resident Amy Bandolik is thrilled to announce the launch of Hudson Valley Food & Farm Tour’s NEWEST FOOD TOUR: Gourmet Beacon. Amy put her 14+ years of experience in curating culinary tours, via her position as Creative Director for Foods of NY Tours, to good use in creating a Food Tour that would share the bounty of the Hudson Valley with the world and increase the bottom line for a bevy of businesses. Her Food Tasting & Cultural Tours invite locals and visitors to taste their way through the wealth of farms, orchards, cideries, breweries, creameries and other small businesses creating artisanal, world-class food and beverages.

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