The grassroots buzz is beginning for a new, week-long showcase of wine, food and art in Finger Lakes Wine Country called PALATE. The first event will be held in Corning, NY during the week of February 16-22, 2009 and is a partnership between Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, Inc. and Corning’s Gaffer District.
What will PALATE offer to its attendees? Opportunities to attend winemaker dinners and get an intimate, first-hand perspective on some of the region’s finest wines, beer pairing dinners, cooking demos with top local chefs and art open houses as well as a poster design contest open to adults 21 and over. This is winter break week for the kids and educators and is planned in conjunction with the 2300 Degrees event being held on February 19, 2009 at the Corning Museum of Glass and Cabin Fever on February 22, 2009.
I am feeling very lucky to have been asked to contribute ideas to PALATE and I’ll provide more updates as we have them. So Finger Lakes Wine Country wineries, Corning restaurants, stores, and museums, be on the lookout for our team to get in touch to share the details on how you can get involved sometime soon!