There are two liquids that are taken more seriously than any other all across the nation- coffee and wine. Both are made with care, time and extremely intricate detail. That being said, they tend to be a little pricey. George Mc Kirdy of Astor Bake Shop is hoping to ease the damage on your wallet without compromising on quality. As it states on the Astor website “Astor Bake Shop is the opening he has been working towards, for so many years. His personal labor of love.” Their coffee made with Stone Street in Red Hook NY and blended to Astor perfection speaks for itself, pair that with one of their house made pastries and you’re set…. but wait, isn’t this a wine site? Why all the coffee talk? Astor also serves wine by the glass/bottle as well as beer. Mon-Thurs from 5-8 come in for 1/2 off glasses of wine or beer with a $12 food purchase. The food here is top notch, made with fresh and mainly local ingredients. Try the Astor burger and pair it with the Baglio Dosa Nero d’Avola a warm and plummy red wine with a touch of raisins and a hint of almonds in the flavor, there’s sufficient acidity to give it structure, but the overall impression is soft as velvet. Although the finish isn’t overly long, ripe and appealing fruit and surprising complexity hold up as a food wine and play well in between succulent bites of brisket burger patty with lettuce, tomato, spicy Astor sauce, Swiss, creamy coleslaw and pickles on a challah roll. Yumtown!
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A Second Helping of Life is a tasting event featuring NY’s top women chefs.
All proceeds benefit SHARE (www.sharecancersupport.org).
Monday, Sept. 20, 2010
Tickets: call 212-937-5581
The Seventh Annual “A Second Helping of Life” is a tasting event featuring New York’s top women chefs.
All proceeds support SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer.
Monday, September 20, 2010
For tickets, call 212-937-5581
25+ women chefs serve their signature dishes, with the help of celebrity sous chefs
Wine, alcohol, and artisanal beverages served
Live and silent auctions
Beautiful views of the Hudson River!
Alex Guarnaschelli, Exec. Chef, Butter
Jennifer Appel, Pastry, Buttercup Bakeshop
CELEBRITY SOUS CHEFS
Jane Alexander, Actress