Get your girlfriends together for a fun night to hang out together. We are serving up a casual 5 course dinner which will have some fabulous wines, paired with delicious Eatz. You must reserve your spot ahead of time. Tickets are not available at the door. Cost is $50 per person plus tax and grat! (adults 21 and over)
Toast your loved one with this limited menu four-course dinner. Each course will be paired with a sparkling wine from around the globe–from sparkling whites, to reds, to rosés.
Oysters on the Half Shell blood orange mignonette, fennel relish
Beef Tar tare dijon, herbs, shallot, truffle, charred crostini
Roasted Beets goat cheese panna cotta, pistachio, herb tuile
Lobster Bisque Sambuca cream
Endive Salad burgundy poached pear, bleu cheese, walnuts
Grapefruit & Thyme Granita
Herb Crusted Lamb Loin potato & Dijon gnocchi, kale, winter squash, Cabernet demi
Sweet Potato Ravioli apple, spinach, sage butter, asiago
Pan Roasted Duck Breast red quinoa, winter vegetables, maple & orange glaze
Poached Monkfish shrimp, house made noodles, shitake, broccoli, carrot, consommé
Black Forest Torte layers of chocolate cake, kirsch cherries, dark chocolate
Citrus Roulade citrus chiffon cake, grapefruit curd, orange semifreddo (gluten free)
Friday, February 14, 2014, open seating from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. • $120/person
SKARTS Presents Creative Conversations With Bruce Coville,
The program, moderated by artist and entrepreneur Patience Brewster, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Loft at 42 Genesee St., Skaneateles.
The two will discuss Coville’s prolific work, life and business, and then take questions from the audience.
Coville, who often works with his wife, Kathy, an illustrator, has more than 18 million copies in print. His 100-plus titles include the international bestseller “My Teacher Is an Alien,” along with “Aliens Ate My Homework” the Unicorn Chronicles series and a Shakespearean series for children. He has won numerous awards and honors, including “Children’s Choice” awards from more than a dozen states, and has been named “Best Local Author” by readers of the Syracuse New Times.
In 2002, he founded Full Cast Audio, an audiobook publishing company that produces full-cast, unabridged recordings of children’s and young adult literature.
Coville says the inspiration for many of his stories comes from his early life in Upstate New York. He grew up 20 miles north of Syracuse, around the corner from his grandparents’ dairy farm, where he spent “a great deal of time dodging cows and chores as well as I was able,” so that he could devote time to reading.
As befits an author, Coville has had a storied career, serving as a teacher, toymaker, magazine editor, gravedigger and cookware salesman before becoming a full-time writer.
Moderator Patience Brewster is an artist, author, illustrator and longtime friend of Coville. Since signing her first book contract at the age of 25, she has illustrated more than 34 books, working in a style that is immediately recognizable. Brewster founded her greeting card company in 2002 and the company’s Ornaments and Gifts Division in 2008. She is the sole creative force behind Patience Brewster Inc., which has sales around the world.
“SKARTS launched Creative Conversations last year to feature local artists and thought leaders in our community and create awareness of how art affects us all,” says Holland Gregg, the organization’s president. “Each program features a thought-leader moderator conversing with an artist, musician, performer or writer. More than 90 people attended our first Creative Conversations, and we expect this event will be equally successful and thought provoking.”
The Loft at 42 Genesee St. is owned by Dr. Robert Kiltz and was recently renovated to include five levels of meeting and living space. The space features architectural lighting, original brick walls and a glass elevator. The event will use two levels of the structure. Hors d’oeuvres will be served on the street level and the presentation will be held on the lake level, one floor down.
Sponsors include Dr. Robert Kiltz, The Loft at 42 Genesee St., Patience Brewster Inc., Group M Communications and Skaneateles Talk. Coville and Brewster have graciously contributed their time to the event, as have other local groups and individuals.
Tickets may be purchased for $25 at http://skarts.org/tickets/. Attendance is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are requested by Feb. 24.
SKARTS, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, works to celebrate the visual and performing arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community. The council presents cultural programming, offers free concerts at the gazebo in Clift Park, and issues grants to artists and arts organizations in the Skaneateles area.
Made in New York is an annual exhibit featuring artists 18 and older who reside in New York. This year’s exhibit will be juried by Michael Sickle, Retired Professor of Art of Syracuse University, and Kim Waale, Professor of Art & Director of the Studio Art Program at Cazenovia College.
Experience Mardi Gras at its finest along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail at our annual Mardi Gras event. It’s all about the beads and this year everyone will receive a specialty prize to help with the festivities. Check your Scavenger Hunt card number as you visit each winery. The Scavenger Hunt will continue so make sure to figure out the clues or riddles to win a sampler case of fine wines from the trail.
At your starting point winery you’ll receive a wine glass, wine and food pairings and recipe cards at each winery plus those incredible beads.
Make sure to hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes.
When placing your order make sure to include your zip code in the shopping cart area for correct shipping and sales tax.
You can purchase your tickets here online, by calling our (800# ) 1-800-684-5217 or purchase at any area Wegmans-six weeks before the event
Checkout our complete packages– accommodation, transportation and tickets to the event. (by mid-Oct.)
We recommend that if you are part of BUS GROUP, you place all ticket orders on the same order to ensure you will all receive the same starting point. If you purchased your ticket separately, please notify the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail office at 1-800-684-5217 so we can verify you have the same starting point. Groups of 20 or more will only be accepted if routed by the Cayuga Wine Trail office to ensure we continue to have a smooth flow of customers throughout the day. We reserve the right to limit the number of large groups purchasing tickets to our events. If you are interested in booking a large group please contact us at 1-800-684-5217 or email at email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets to our events cannot be REFUNDED As of 2/23/14 tickets WILL NOT be mailed. A receipt will be emailed to the email address supplied by PayPal. Please print this receipt and bring it to your starting winery as proof of purchase. Your name will be on a list at the door. If you have any questions please call 1-800-684-5217.