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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Ticket Options

General Admission

Ticket includes admission to event, access to all vendors and cooking demonstrations. 

$5 Advance

$7 Day of

Sommelier Led Tastings

Take a tasting seminar by professional sommeliers! Five seminars to choose from. Ticket includes access to tasting seminar. Limited spaces available per seminar. A separate ticket is required for each class.

*Must also purchase general admission ticket. Ticket does not include general admission. 

Sign up for one or all of the following: 

1 PM - "Pairing the Great Wines & Cheeses of NY"

3 PM - "The Wines of The Empire State"

5 PM - "Advance Whiskey Appreciation: The Bourbons of New York State"

6:15 PM - "Sommerlier Blind Tasting & Discussion: The Bourbons of NYS"

7 PM - "The Wines that Changed how the World Looks at NYS Wines"

$10-$15

Depending on class

Special Cooking Demonstration & Book Signing with Gail Simmons from Top Chef

Included with General Admission

Check out Gail's Live Cooking Demonstration in the Persian Terrace at 4pm on Saturday, November 23rd!

WHEN /

NOVEMBER 23

NOON-8 PM

WHERE /

MARRIOTT

SYRACUSE DOWNTOWN

100 East Onondaga Street

Syracuse, NY 13202

About the Event

Join us for The Best of NY - A Food & Drink Showcase in the historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown November 23. This event features the best NYS made products, foods, beverages, tastings, cooking demonstrations & more. Enjoy samples, contests, food and drink tutorials, special entertainment and indulge in the very best NYS has to offer!

This is the BEST Saturday for all things food & drink!

Make a night of it with your group! Hotel packages available to sip and stay!

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

  • NOON - Cooking Demonstration by Chef Alex Fiacchi from A'Mano  (Persian Terrace)

  • 1 PM - Cooking Demonstration by Chef Mario Gorea from Apizza (Persian Terrace)

  • 1 PM - Sommelier Led Tasting: "Pairing the Great Wines & Cheeses of NY"             (Canandaigua Room- Additional Ticket Required)

  • 2:00 PM - Cooking Demonstration by Knifehand Nutrition (Persian Terrace)

  • 3:00 PM - Cooking Demonstration by Chef Billy-Brendan Ginty from Your Table is Ready (Persian Terrace)   

  • ​​3:00 PM - Sommelier Led Tasting: "The Wines of the Empire State"  (Canandaigua Room- Additional Ticket Required)

  • 4:00 PM - Gail Simmons Recipe Demonstration (Persian Terrace)

  • 4:30 - 5PM - Gail Simmons Book Signing Opportunity (Lobby)

  • 5:00 PM - Hofmann's Cooking Demonstration (Persian Terrace)

  • 5:00 PM - Take Four Jazz Ensemble (Lobby)

  • 5:00 PM - Sommelier Led Tasting: "Advanced Whiskey Appreciation: The Bourbons of New York State"  (Canandaigua Room- Additional Ticket Required)

  • 5:45 PM - Best of Cider Competition

  • 6:15 PM - Sommelier Led Tasting:"Sommelier Blind Tasting & Discussion: The Bourbons of New York State"(Canandaigua Room- Additional Ticket Required)

  • 6:30 PM - Tim Shore, Master Brewer at Buried Acorn Brewery discusses brewing process & flavors, free sampling (Persian Terrace)

  • 7:00 PM - Sommelier Led Tasting: "The wines that changed how the world looks at New York State wines"  (Canandaigua Room - Additional Ticket Required)

  • 8:00 PM- End of Event

Vendors

Interested in being a vendor? Contact 

Jen Queri at jqueri@advancemediany.com

 

VENDORS:

  • Crazy Mike's Beef Jerky

  • Gusta Della Vita Olive Oil

  • What the Fudge

  • Hetta Glogg

  • SkyTop Coffee

  • Saint Lawrence Spirits

  • Flower City Flavor 

  • Soul Food Extension

  • Ort Family Farm

  • 110 Grill

  • Gilligan's Ice Cream

  • Saratoga Chocolate Company 

  • Eat Local CNY

  • Ashley Lynn Winery

  • Death By Chili Sauce

  • Chef for Rent

  • Victorianbourg Wine Estate

  • Knifehand Nutrition 

  • Black Button Distilling

  • Wordlings Pleasure

  • Jakes Gouda Cheese

  • Awestruck Ciders

  • Apex Entertainment 

  • Buried Acorn

  • Farm to Fork 101

  • Our Secret Delights

  • 11 Waters 

  • Ludwig's Cafe

  • Ashley's Essential Oils

  • Saucy Confections

  • Kiki's Greek

  • Hofmann's Hotdogs 

SPONSORS

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