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Bring on the bubbly! In 2013, CitySip founder Blaine Ashley introduced New York’s first-ever Champagne Week—and it’s back again for the third year. Bigger, better, and bubblier than ever. From November 9–13, curated events will be taking place all over the city including exclusive tastings and sparkling happy hours, a culinary Champagne excursion featuring top NYC chefs, and a Bubble Bash closing party.
Experience boutique bubbly brands to world-class powerhouses during the ultimate, multi-day Champagne celebration. Snag your tickets here so you can sip away and uncork all the indulgent fun. Here’s the schedule of NYC Champagne Week festivities you can attend:
The Blow Your Mind Champagne Tasting
Wednesday, November 11th | 6-8 pm | Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit
Join Champagne specialist Alyse Mizia for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience several of the world’s best Champagnes—including Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Dom Pérignon, and Krug Grande Cuvée—all while seriously upping your sparkling wine knowledge.
Champagne Devaux Portfolio Tasting Class
Thursday, November 12th | 6–7:30pm | Back Label Wine Merchants
Brand Ambassador Anne-Caroline Dussort will lead an intimate class featuring boutique brand Champagne Devaux, as guests taste their way through six cuvées complemented by cheese and charcuterie.
Champs de Cuisine
Thursday, November 12th | 7–9:30pm | Haven’s Kitchen
This culinary celebration showcases some of NYC’s most acclaimed female chefs and wine personalities—Esther Choi of Mokbar, Grayson Schmitz, Leah Cohen of Pig & Khao, and Sara Lehman aka “Somm in the City”—as they present savory and sweet dishes featuring Champagne, served alongside specialty cocktails and (of course) more Champagne. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Toklas Society.
The Bubble Bash: New York Champagne Week’s Official Closing Party
Friday, November 13th | 9pm-12am | Hornblower Hybrid Yacht
Dance and sip the night away aboard a state-of-the-art luxury yacht! This ultra-fun fête will feature multiple bubbly Brut and Rosé bars, sparkling wine cocktail stations, a rotating set of DJs, and more. Refill your Riedel flutes all night long and get home safe with $20 credits via UberPOOL. Code: SIPSAFE
Stay connected to all the bubble-filled happenings on Facebook and Twitter. Hope to see you there. Sante!
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With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, the Big Apple is celebrating this romantic time of year by showing its sweet side. Created in 2011, NYC Chocolate Week is the first event in New York City entirely dedicated to the art of preparing chocolate. During this seven-day culinary showcase, twelve participating NYC restaurants and their chefs will highlight chocolate’s irresistible qualities through food and wine pairings and specialty desserts.
From February 13-19, chocolate lovers have the opportunity to indulge their sweet tooth at romantic spots including Ayza West Village, Bistro Vendôme, Opia, DB Bistro Moderne and Jean-Louis. Details vary by location, but many offer guests complimentary chocolatey confections—from decadent dessert samplings to chocolate fountains—with the purchase of a two-course meal.
Need a little more temptation? By attending a NYC Chocolate Week event, you’ll also be supporting official charity partner Action Against Hunger in the fight against malnutrition worldwide. Giving back never sounded so sweet.
For more info and a full list of participating restaurants, visit ChocolateWeekNYC.com.
Image courtesy of AyzaNYC.com.