Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Local Foods for A Special Cause on December 2nd

If you love local food and are looking to share the spirit of giving this season, there is a great event happening just one week from today that you should consider. It’s the 3rd Annual “Evening to Remember Gala” wine and food tasting event to benefit Alzheimer’s Research, sponsored by Ithaca Coffee Company and Triphammer Wines & Spirits. All money raised goes towards the Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York. Standard tickets are $55 Pre-sale and $60 @ the door. VIP tickets are $100. VIP include a special VIP room with 50+ Rare/Expensive Wines and Cheese and Chocolate pairings from Ithaca Coffee Company and you get to come in at 5:30pm.

Trevor at Ithaca Coffee Co. gave us the full details:
Event: December 2nd, 2009, 6:00-9:00pm @ the Clarion Hotel behind the Triphammer Mall. We have all of our Wine and Spirits Reps pouring wines from around the world as well as Ithaca Beer, Wagner Beer, Finger Lakes Distilling, Dr. Frank, Glenora, Americana Vineyards, Chateau Lafayette Reneau, Bellwether, Six Mile Creek, and a bunch more. For food we’ve got signature creations from: NorthStar, Blue Stone, The Rose, Rogues' Harbor, Joe’s, Ithaca Coffee Co., Crystal Lake Café and East Shore Café. Plus we’ve got local band Mudbone playing the gala.

Silent Auction:
We have over $13,00 in Donations for our Silent Auction including: 1 Week Timeshare in Florida ($2,000 value), Team Autographed Buffalo Sabres Jersey ($500 value), Autographed Marty Turco Dallas Stars Jersey ($350 value), 4 Crown Royal VIP NASCAR Tickets at The Glen ($2,000 value), a Finger Lakes Air Tour ($300 value), 2 Taste of The Nation VIP Tickets and 2 SOS Dinner Tickets ($400 value), and a lot more.
You can find more information about the event on their Facebook page, or call (607) 257-2626. If want to eat and drink really well to support a great cause, buy your tickets and kick off the holiday season with a reason to be merry all winter long.


Anonymous said...

I was trying out the "Doug's Fish Fry -- To Go" in the parking lot of the SaIM (Shoppes at Ithaca Malle) today. I think it would be worth sampling, when you revisit the "D's".



We actually tried out Doug's To Go a couple weekends ago and were very happy. We've always been fans of their Cortland branch to satisfy our cravings for clam shack cuisine in summer, so it was nice to not have to drive that far to get a fix. The fish sandwich was enormous, with two fillets on a small roll, and the very tasty slaw on the side. We also tried a fried shrimp platter with onion rings and it was all very good. May seem a little pricey but well worth it for fried goodness. According to Doug's website (, it looks like they'll be at the Ithaca Mall location only weekends through January 1st, so better get it while you can!


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