On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, I had two chefs from the New York Wine and Culinary Center over to the studio to discuss what the Center is all about. Chefs Jeffory McLean and Andrew Chambers are very knowledgable about the local food movement and we bounced around all sorts of topics.
If you haven’t made the drive out to Canandaigua, the NYWCC is a fantastic place to explore local NY food through the lens of tasting dinners, special events, and a diverse selection of classes to suit almost everyone.
I’ve had the pleasure of going to three of the themed tasting dinners so far and each has been a solid experience from top to bottom. The dinners are centered around a themed pairing for the night – I attended dinners with Black Button Distilling, Rohrbach and Red Tail Ridge Winery. The cool part about them is that Chef Andrew works with the people behind the highlighted place to find out what makes the products interesting and then pairs based on his interpretation.
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I did mention it in the episode, but I’d like to highlight the upcoming NY Craft Brewer’s Holiday Release event coming up on November 5th. Over 30 craft brewers from NY state will be there along with plenty of activities and food to try out all over the center. I’ll be there so if you come down make sure you find me and come say hi. These kind of events are always a good time and I do recommend grabbing the VIP ticket so you can sample everything for an hour before the rest of the people come in. Makes it much easier to try everything you want to try with no lines.
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