Livanos Family and Adam Strum to Receive Awards at Westchester Magazine’s Winemakers Dinner
Icons in the Wine and Food Worlds to be Celebrated at Gala Dinner catered by Some of Westchester’s Top Chefs
Rye, NY (March 2013) – The Livanos Family of the Livanos Restaurant Group and Adam Strum of Wine Enthusiast Magazine will be the recipients of the Westchester Magazine Food Award and Westchester Magazine Wine Award, respectively. The honors will be distributed during the Winemakers Dinner on June 8, which is a highlight of the Magazine’s Wine & Food Weekend, taking place this year June 6-9 at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester.
“Both the Livanos Family and Adam Strum have had a tremendous impact on the culinary and wine worlds – not just here in Westchester County, but stretching to New York City and the entire country,” said Ralph Martinelli, Publisher of Westchester Magazine. “We are pleased to be honoring them at this year’s Winemakers Dinner and look forward to an exquisite gala dinner catered by some of the region’s top chefs.”
The Livanos family was one of the first to create a true fine dining experience in Westchester County with Livanos, a signature restaurant that was a hot spot in White Plains in the 1980s and 1990s. Now, as City Limits Diner, the restaurant has become a go-to dining destination for both the business community and for families. Moderne Barn, located in Armonk, has brought fine American food with global influences to a casual yet sophisticated space which is a true destination for nightlife in Westchester.
Adam Strum is a leading name in the wine industry as Founder and Chairman of Wine Enthusiast Companies and Editor and Publisher of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. He heads up the largest group of wine commerce and media companies in the world. Strum’s magazine has helped millions of Americans become acquainted with wine and has also helped propel wine retail sales in America.
The Winemakers Dinner is a six-course sit-down gourmet dinner prepared by Westchester’s top chefs including Chef Peter X. Kelly (X2O Xaviars on the Hudson), Chef Anthony Goncalves (Restaurant 42), Chef Michael Gallina (Blue Hill at Stone Barns), and Chef Andy Nusser (Tarry Lodge) who will each present one of the courses that will be paired with wines from across the world. The menu for the Winemakers Dinner is as follows:
Hors D’oeuvres – Peter X. Kelly, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson
Ahi Tuna and Yellow Watermelon with Kaffir Lime & Fresh Coriander
Miniature Braised Short Rib “Wellington” Foie Gras & Madeira
Lobster “Cappuccino” with Mascarpone Foam & Porcini Dust
Sashimi Maine Scallop with Chick Pea “Panisse” Creamy Togarachi & Black Salt
Goat Cheese Mousseline with Parmigiano Lace Cookie & Chive
Rock Shrimp in White Soy Emulsion with Nori Crumble
Spicy Tofu & Mango Roll with Avocado & Caramelized Soy
First Course – Michael Gallina, Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Marinated Beets with Blue Hill Farm yogurt and pine nut butter
Second Course – Ethan Kostbar, Moderne Barn
Grilled Octopus with chick pea & tomato stew
Third Course – Andy Nusser, Tarry Lodge
Garganelli with Morels, Favas and Black Truffle Fonduta
Fourth Course – Jay Lippin, Crabtree’s Kittle House
Hudson Valley Lamb Two Ways
Slow Roasted Shoulder Ras El Hanout and Pan Seared Loin with Wild Mushrooms, Farro and Herb Scented Lamb Jus
Dessert – Anthony Goncalves, 42 The Restaurant
Lemon curd, corn flake streusel, marshmallow ice cream, strawberry-rhubarb granita
Tickets are $200 per person. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless. Tickets and additional details for the event are available online at www.westchestermagazine.com/wineweekend. For more information about Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Weekend, or to become a sponsor, please call914.345.0601 at ext. 112 or email email@example.com
Studying Music Can Help Kids Do Better in School
(StatePoint) From higher test scores, to enhanced coordination, to improved time management skills, the benefits of music education are numerous, say experts. Unfortunately, many school music programs nationwide are facing cutbacks.
Parents can help budding musicians learn outside a traditional classroom by investing in properly-sized, quality instruments that are suited for learning.
If you’re shopping for a keyboard for your child, opt for a lightweight, portable model that reproduces the touch feeling and sound quality of a piano. For example, Casio’s new Privia PX-150 model has a duet mode particularly ideal for teaching. More information can be found at www.CasioMusicGear.com.
While practice makes perfect, be sure to keep musical study enjoyable for children. They’ll be more likely to stick with it.
| WILLIAM BRATTON ADDRESSES 300 SCHOOL AND POLICE OFFICIALS AT KICKOFF OF ASTORINO’S “SAFER COMMUNITIES” INITIATIVE |
Former NYC Police Commissioner urges improved collaboration following Newtown tragedy
Educators and police from throughout Westchester County were urged Wednesday by former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton to make collaboration an integral piece of their efforts to keep schools and communities safe from violence.
The event was part of the Safer Communities initiative launched by County Executive Robert P. Astorino in the aftermath of the Newton, Conn. tragedy. Astorino invited police and school officials from every jurisdiction in Westchester, including public, private and parochial schools.
About 300 people attended the School Safety Symposium, held at Purchase College.
Keeping the Lights On: Lessons From Hurricane Sandy
Susan Rubin and Cameron Kelly of Transition Westchester will discuss practical strategies on how to prepare yourself and your family and also how to build the self-reliant, resilient communities that will enable us to meet the storms and challenges that lie ahead.
Meeting Time: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 7:30pm.
Refreshments by Sierra Club at 7:00pm
Greenburgh Nature Center,
99 Dromore Road.
Scarsdale, N.Y. 10583. 914-723-3470.
This is a handicapped accessible location.
Resolve to Meet Your Financial Goals in the New Year
(StatePoint) Achieving your financial goals can sound like a daunting New Year’s resolution if you aren't organized when it comes to your money. But by planning ahead, you can more easily improve your financial situation.
If you're new to money management -- don't stress -- new tools are making it simple to stay on top of your finances, allowing you to pay down debt and save for the future.
Here are some foolproof ways to achieve your financial goals this year:
Short and Long-Term Goals
Whether you dream of owning the latest iPhone, a home, or you’re planning for retirement, identifying your goals is the first step to making them happen. Without goals, it's easy to spend too much money on the here and now without thinking about the future. Figure out what portion of each paycheck you're willing to divert to a goal-designated savings account. This will give you a realistic idea of how long your goals will take to achieve.
Talk to your employer’s Human Resources department about how to set up a 401(k) or 403(b). Not only are your contributions to your account tax-free, but many employers will even match your contribution, which is an offer that should be impossible to refuse.
Tracking your finances can help you make smart financial decisions that won't put you in debt. But before you clear off your desk and buy file folders, consider this: electronic money management can save you the mountain of paperwork. Free online resources can help you manage all your financial accounts in one place. For example, personal finance website Mint.com, allows you to categorize your spending, create budgets and savings goals, and set up bill reminders and alerts. Available for Android and iPhone phones and tablets, you can manage your spending on the go and in real time.
Or try Quicken 2013 from Intuit, which gives you access to checking, savings and credit card account information, automatically syncing your information across your mobile devices so you can keep your accounts up-to-date by entering transactions as they are made. The bill reminders tool, budgeting features and debt reduction tool make it easier to eliminate debt in the New Year and plan for the future. You can learn more by visiting www.quicken.intuit.com.
Not all your goals will be achievable with assets you have today. Luckily, there are new, lower-cost ways to pay off debt. For example, borrowers using Lending Club can qualify instantly with a simple online application. Unlike a traditional bank loan, Lending Club enables dozens or even hundreds of people to seamlessly invest in the loan, resulting in lower costs for borrowers and consistent returns for investors.
For more financial advice to carry you through a new year, visit www.mint.com/blog.
Without help, New Year's resolutions can be tough, if not impossible to achieve. Innovative tools can give you a leg up toward your goals.
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