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nIce Festival has a packed schedule

16 Feb

CANANDAIGUA — The nIce Festival, a celebration of ice wines, dessert wines and food, has a busy schedule for its fourth annual festival on Saturday, February 25, at the New York Wine & Culinary Center.

Details and reservations are available by calling (585) 394-7070. Here’s the schedule:

10 a.m. to noon: Sizzle and Chill–Chili Competition
in the Hands-On Kitchen; teams will prepare their specialty chili for public voting to see who has the most Sizzling Chili; pre-registration required–$40pp

Noon to 5 p.m.: Ice & Dessert Wine and Food Tasting
in the Sands Gallery with representatives from area wineries and breweries, accompanied by regional food favorites; $25pp

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Winter Wine & Food Pairing
in the Educational Theatre; sample three appetizer portions of seasonal dishes, paired with three different styles of wine, $25pp

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Chili Judging
in the Hands-On Kitchen; sample the chili and vote for your favorite; FREE

2 p.m.: Ice Sculpture Demonstration
on the Taste of New York Restaurant’s outdoor deck with Chuck Dawes from Specialty Ice, Co.; FREE

2 to 5 p.m.: Live Music
by Brian Burley and Jeremy Laursen in the Taste of New York Restaurant; FREE

3 to 4 p.m: Wine & Chocolate Pairing
in the Educational Theater; sample three NYS wines–including one Dessert Wine–paired with a sampling of three gourmet chocolate desserts prepared by NYWCC Pastry Chef Andrew; $25pp

3:30 p.m.: Chili Competition winner announced

4 p.m.: Ice Sculpture Demonstration
on the Taste of New York Restaurant’s outdoor deck with Chuck Dawes from Specialty Ice, Co.; FREE

All Day: Signature Drink Specials
in the Taste of New York Restaurant

The NYW&CC is located at 800 South Main Street in this Finger Lakes community.


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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Finger Lakes, Wine

 

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