A chill is in the air. Leaves are in full colors. Menus turn to hearty vegetables and all things roasted. And cider is everywhere. New York City is one of the great food and beverage destinations in the world, and it's a thrill when cider takes front and center in this culinary capital for a week, showing up alongside some of the best food in town. If you live in New York, or are traveling there for Cider Week, please consider attending one of these amazing events:
Trestle On Tenth Cider Dinner
I'd like to invite you to join me for a very special Cider dinner at 7:00PM on Tuesday, October 25th at Trestle on Tenth in Manhattan.
Five leading producers of American Fine Ciders will be pouring our ciders and discussing the evolving cider market, growing cider apple varieties, taking the wine approach to cider production, pairing ciders with food, and why we do what we do. All to the accompaniment of delicious fare from Chef Ralf Kuettel and his team.
This is a unique opportunity to hear from so many experienced cider makers about American Fine Ciders - Eden, Eve's Cidery, Farnum Hill, Foggy Ridge and Slyboro.
To reserve your spot - https://resy.com/?venue_id=391&date=2016-10-25
I hope to see you there!
Full Cider Week NYC Schedule
10/21 5:00-8:00 Free Tasting at Ambassador Wines
10/22 2:00-5:00 Free Tasting at Union Square Wines and Spirits
10/22 5:30 An Evening with Orchardist and Cidermaker Ezra Sherman at Tertulia. Please call for reservations.
10/23 Harvest Dinner with Eve's Cidery at Greentable This event is SOLD OUT
10/23 Lower East Cider Festival. Check out details here
10/24 6:00-4:00 The Cider Revival and La Grande Fondue with Murray's Cheese at The Bowery Hotel. Get your tickets here:
10/25 1:00-4:00 Trade Only. American Fine Ciders Trade Tasting. RSVP here
10/25 7:00 American Fine Ciders Dinner at Trestle on Tenth.
passed hors d'oeuvres
Oysters with golden russet apple and vin jaune vinaigrette
Beef tartar with black truffles and hazelnut oil
Farnum Hill, Extra Dry
Pork terrine with frisée and radishes
Eve's, Albee Hill
Risotto with porcini, house cured pancetta and parmesan
Foggy Ridge, First Fruit
Seared wild striped bass with cauliflower mushroom and celery root
Farnum Hill, Semi Dry
Cider braised pork shoulder with black trumpet mushrooms slow roasted carrots
Slyboro, La Saint Terre
Three farmhouse cheeses, raisin walnut bread
Eden, 2013 Heirloom Blend Ice cider. Make reservations here
10/26 7:00-10:00 Maison May Annual Harvest and Cider Feast.
Join epicure Catherine May-Saillard and her apple-growing, cider-making friends from Eden, Eve’s, and Farnum Hill, for a relaxed family style cider dinner, served at the inviting new Maison May on Vanderbilt. Menu:
Roasted Fall Vegetable Salad
Spicy Walnuts, Salsa Bianca
Sweet Potato Tarts
Braised Pork Shoulder
Ciders for Farnum Hill - Eden, Eve's.
Buy your tickets here
10/27 6:00-8:00 Applepalooza at Astor Wines and Spirits. Buy tickets here.
10/27 6:30-8:00 Eastern Terroir Tour at Murray's Cheese. At the high end of the cider market, a growing group of producers works with rare heirloom and tannic apple varieties, taking a small-scale, harvest-driven approach to America’s original beverage. From each maker come ciders that reflect the character of specialized apple varieties and their orchard terroir. Join Louisa Spencer of Farnum Hill Ciders, Eleanor Leger of Eden Specialty Ciders and a Murray’s own Adam Goddu, CCP, to explore Cheese and Cider terroir from Eastern cider regions. Buy tickets here
10/28 5:00-7:00 Free Tasting at Amanti Vino
10/29 4:00-6:30 Free Tasting at Prospect Wines
10/29 7:30 High Street On Hudson Dinner with Eve's Cidery. Make reservations here.
10/30 Golden Russet Cider Apple Class at Wassail. The Golden Russet apple is one of most fascinating grown in New York state. This Early American Finger Lakes' seedling has become a signature of the rebirth of American cider, for its rich, intense flavor makes its mark in any cider in which it is used. Join Darlene Hays, Dan Pucci and Autumn Stoscheck to taste Golden Russet apples and cider from around the country, and deveop a deeper understanding of this exceptional cider apple. Get your tickets here
And of course check out all the other events with our cider making colleagues on the Cider Week website