NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 -- The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park hotel's newly opened restaurant, Auden Bistro & Bar, is launching a Women & Wine Dinner series, combining iconic figures of the wine industry with traditional haute bistro cuisine.
Wine Director Marika Vida and Executive Chef Mark Arnao are joining forces to create an innovative food and beverage program, highlighting accomplished female winemakers from around the world. Beginning February 1, pioneering women of the wine industry will lead intimate dinners in the luxury Manhattan hotel's private dining room, featuring a four-course meal prepared by Chef Arnao and paired with the guest speaker's exclusive wine selection. The first event will be hosted by Jean Hanzell, President of Hanzell Vineyards in Sonoma, California, and the series line-up includes the following exclusive dinners:
•March 4, 2013 - Tiziana Settimo, Owner and Winemaker, Aurelio Settimo (Barolo, Italy). •March 15, 2013 - Mia Klein, Owner and Winemaker, Selene Wines, Bressler Vineyards, Cimaross Vineyards and Boyanci (Napa Valley, California). •April 17, 2013 - Athena Pappas and Stewart Boedecker, Owners and Winemakers, Boedecker Cellars (Willamette Valley, Oregon). •May 15, 2013 - Sarah Quider, Winemaker, Ferrari Carano (Sonoma, California).
A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Women's Shelter at Crossroads Community Services. Tickets are $125 per person, and seating is limited. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (212) 521-6125 or via OpenTable.
Auden Bistro & Bar's wine list features more than 500 selections from around the globe, with a unique wine by the glass list sourced from female winemakers all over the world. It offers wines from the New World and Old World with various grape varieties and styles, providing options to suit most tastes, palates and price points. Additionally, the wine program at the Midtown Manhattan restaurant aligns with the culinary team's emphasis on regionally sourced ingredients and sustainable seafood, featuring producers from New York's Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes and Long Island.
Auden is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information on Auden Bistro & Bar and The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/NewYorkCentralPark/Default.htm.
About The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
Within walking distance of Fifth Avenue's finest shops, boutiques and cultural attractions, the 259-room Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Central Park hotel offers traditional luxury; the first stateside La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa; a well-equipped fitness center with personal trainers available; a multi-million dollar art collection; afternoon high tea in the Star Lounge; and the wit and charm of famed bartender Norman. For more information and reservations, contact The Ritz-Carlton toll-free at 866-671-6008 or directly at 212-308-9100. Further information can also be obtained by visiting the Midtown Manhattan hotel's website at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/NewYorkCentralPark/Default.htm, or by consulting a travel professional.
For more information about The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Program, please visit www.ritzcarltonrewards.com.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 81 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.
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