• Nomad Dinner with Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Sells Out in Five Hours

    November 22, 2013

    Put you name on the waiting list for the the evening everyone wants be part of as Florence Cathiard presents her top rated Robert Parker wines and Daniel Huum prepares fabulous cuisine.

  • Amazing Record of Membership

    October 27, 2013

    The Wine & Food Society New York adds twenty to forty new members each year. However, many members as they discover the joys of sharing some of the finest food and wines in the world and building long term relationships remain members for many years. Below is a list of members who have been members from 15 to 55 years.

    Name, Year Joined

    Sichel, Peter 1957

    Bernstein, Leonard 1958

    Epstein, Jules 1963

    Stein, Gerald 1963

    Rose, Daniel & Joanna 1969

    Smethurst, Bill & Bix 1970

    Jacobs, Albert & Linda 1970

    Erard, Philip 1971

    Rosenberg, Esther 1971

    Gutenstein, Robert & Ellen 1972

    Troy, Geoffrey 1973

    Yaseen, Roger 1973

    Hill, James 1976

    Hofeldt, Margo & Albert 1976

    Matthews, Edward 1977

    Shack, Robert 1977

    Katz, Harriet Rose 1978

    Schlesinger, Anthony 1980

    Thorpy, Michael & Marie-Louise 1980

    Yeager, George 1984

    Greene, Ira & Robin Colin 1985

    Grande, Angela 1986

    Tucci, Gerald 1986

    Bordiga, Barbara 1987

    Gold, Leslie 1988

    Sheinbrot, Stuart 1988

    Zicherman, Joe & Cathy 1990

    Gross, Gary & Bonita 1993

    Spiro, Joel 1993

    Wilks, Jeff & Lise 1994

    Frye, Suzanne 1995

    Ostrow, Alec & Elizabeth 1995

    Scheuber, Heidi 1995

    Coven, Robert & Tricia 1997

    Kagan, Jonathan 1997

    Nederlander, Caren 1997

    Sherin, Art & Susan Horsey 1997

    Ankner, Chris & Nancy 1998

    Howanitz, Joan & Peter 1998

    Mayrock, Isidore 1998

    Shane, Ian 1998

    Thornton, Ivan & Valerie Vicente 1998

  • Park Avenue BYOB 95 Points or Better Wine Dinner Sold Out

    October 16, 2013

    As we  feast on a delicious menu prepared by Park Avenue Café Chef Lasko and Chef Koketsu  consider the following wines rated 98 to 100 that members are bringing to share at this sold out event.

    1986 Chateau Margauax; 1986 Chateau Cos d'Estornal; 2005 Remoissenet Bienvenue Batard Montrachet; 2005 Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte; 2006 Chateau Pape Clement Blanc; 2002  Quilcida Creeek Cabernet; 2005 Aubert Chardonnay; 2008 Sine Qua Non;2007 Chateauneuf-du-Papes Pierre Usseglio- Deux Freres  and the  Mon Auiel;  1996 Chapoutier Hermitage, La Sizeranne; and a 2010 Guyon Corton Charlemagne.




    October 13, 2013

    Robert Gutenstein served as President of the Wine & Food Society New York from 1990-94. He has served as a member of the Board of Governors of  Americas of the International Wine & Food Society for a number of years. On July 27, IWFS Treasurer, Robert Gutenstein, celebrated his 80th birthday with a wonderful party in Manhattan. What an excellent opportunity to recognize Bob’s dedicated, long standing and distinguished service to IWFS. Bob was presented with the André Simon Gold Medal that evening in front of family, friends and many of his IWFS colleagues. Richly deserved Bob!

  • Chairman, Society of Fellows, Culinary Institute of America Lauds Cellar Dinner at Brassier 8 1/2

    October 06, 2013


    Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 12:48 PM
    Subject: Dinner at 81/2

    Dear Nick,

    On September 19 2013 I had the wonderful opportunity of dining at Brasserie 8 1/2 with the Wine and Food Society New York with a group of 65 members.
    From the hors d'oeuvres to the dessert everything was absolutely perfect. Your service staff and chef, Franck Deletrain, created an event which was very well served and a great food extravaganza. You are complemented by the ability of those in your restaurant as it was a truly great evening.

    As always looking forward to seeing you and again my thanks.




  • Try This Winner; We Will Taste Chateau Fieuzal Blanc at May 8, 2014 Jeopardy Dinner

    August 11, 2013

    2012 Chateau Fieuzal L’Abeille de Fieuzal Blanc - $300/case ($25/btl)

    This is the crowd pleasing wine of Summer.  The efforts and investments that billionaire owner Lochlann Quinn has made at Chateau Fieuzal over the last decade are now clearly evident in the quality of this production.  This “second” white is made of the same exact grapes used in Chateau Fieuzal’s $75 grand vin. The grapes are fermented separately and aged in one year-old oak barrels for only a few months. Even in whites, balance is what Bordeaux does best: the crisp acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc is in perfect proportion with its fuller-bodied Semillion counterpart.  From winemaker Stephen Carrier (formerly of Lynch Bages), this remains one of the best quality-per-value wines coming out of Pessac-Leognan.  Chosen by Blue Hill at Stone Barns,  Nick and Toni’s, Gotham Bar & Grill, Jean-Georges, Core Club, Harlow, Craft Restaurant

  • Photo Gallery Links Are Being Added Daily

    July 14, 2013

    Members after signing in can go to the individual events for the 2012-13 Season and you will view a link titled


    You will be able to view all the photos from that event.

  • 2013-14 Season Events Available for Sign Up

    July 14, 2013

    Our September 19 Cellar Dinner at Brasserie 8 1/2 already has 40 members and guests reserved. Sign up for the University Club Tasting of California Pinot Noir wines hosted by Jean Luc La Du will begin Tuesday, July 16.

  • Praise from a Past President of W&FSNY

    May 26, 2013

    Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:17 AM
    To: Hurst, Gregory
    Subject: W&F

     Thank you for continuing to keep me informed as to the W&FNY proceedings.

     What a wonderful program you have set for the coming year. More important, it is already planned and in place.  
     You and your board are to be congratulated.



    Gerald Stein
    Palm Beach Gardens Fl.

    President W&FSNY 1979-1986

  • Plan Your Schedules for Our 2013-14 Season and Share Your Ideas with the Event Committee

    March 30, 2013

    WFSNY 2013-14 Season - In Process

    Thursday, September 19
    Cellar Treasures Dinner at Restaurant TBA

    Experience French wines from the 60's, 80's, and 90's from the WFSNY Cellar along with some double magnums of California Cabs donated from the cellar of long time member Jules Epstein. Imagine drinking: 1961 Leoville Las Cases 1985, DRC Romanee St Vivant, and 1990 Ducru Beaucaillou and many more vintage wines paired with an exquisite dinner at a restaurant TBA

    Saturday, October 5
    Fourth Annual Neighborhood Tour: Wall Street with Dinner at the North End Grill

    After afternoons at Arthur Avenue; in Harlem; and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, we drink wine on the floor of the NY Stock Exchange and visit another neighborhood that makes NYC like no other city in world of food and wine

    Tuesday, October 22
    Spanish Dinner
    at Manzanilla

    The wines of celebrated vineyard Ramirez de Ganuza at Chef Danny Garcia’s new acclaimed Spanish restaurant Manzanilla

    Thursday, November 7
    95 Point Wine Dinner Any Country any Wine at Restaurant TBA

    Experience this unique dinner as members and guests bring their undiscovered world class wines and savor the diversity and quality of wine throughout the world

    Tuesday, November 19
    Wine Dinner at restaurant TBA with California’s Aubert Wines

    Mark Aubert has had a distinguished winemaking career including a 12 year stint at Peter Michael where he followed Helen Turley. Aubert succeeded Turley again several years later at Colgin Cellars. He has been a winemaking consultant for several prestigious wineries including Sloan, Bryant and Futo. He crafts outstanding vineyard-designate Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from estate and leased vineyards in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast in a full-blown hedonistic style. The first wines were released with the 2000 vintage.

    Thursday, December 12
    British Columbia Wine Tasting at the University Club

    Thursday, January 16

    Monday, January 27
    Dinner at Three Star New York Times Restaurant Nomad wit Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

    One of the Chateau included in the Graves Classification of top red and white wines is Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte owned by Florence Cathiard, with her husband Daniel. Ms. Cathiard will join us from France and present the best vintages of her red and white wines from 1990 to 2010 in the Penthouse dining room at Chef Daniel Humm’s Nomad, named one of the 12 Dining Triumphs in 2012. Dinner is limited to 40 members and guests.

    Tuesday, February 11
    California BYOB at Restaurant TBA

    Members and guests search their cellars for that favorite California Cabernet that they have been waiting to share with friends who appreciate and value their cellar gems. Past years have brought bottles of Screaming Eagle, Bryant Family, Harlan, Pride Mountain, Caymus, Schrader, Araujo, Dominus, Hourglass, Shafer, Switchback Ridge, Joseph Phelps Insignia, Colgin, Turley, and Pahlmeyer to tables to share.

    Monday, March 3

    Another Black Tie evening of fine food and wine following that past four years successes at De; Posto, Bouley, Le Bernardin, and Per Se

    Monday, March 24
    Tasting of the Best Vintages of Chateau Fieuzal at the University Club

    Five red and five white wines from one of the Chateau included in the Graves Classification of top red and white wines will be tasted with winemaker Stephen Carrier who has had an exciting career at Lynch-Bages, and then at Newton Vineyard in California

    Tuesday, April 8
    Italian BYOB at restaurant TBA

    Following this years wonderful Italian BYOB dinner at the New York Times Three Star gem of a restaurant Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, members and guests will bring wines from all of the important wine growing regions of Italy, and of course, the Super Tuscans. Expect to see Quintarelli, Gaja, Antinori, and Sassicaia just to name a few.

    Thursday, May 1 TBA

    Thursday, May 15
    BYOB Bordeaux at restaurant TBA

    Another annual adventure deep into the cellars of members and guests as they snag that special Bordeaux to share. Expect wines from 1929 to 2009.

  • Only a Few Seats Left for April 10 Italian BYOB Dinner at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria

    March 25, 2013

    Please call Rose at 908-389-9590 if you would like to join the almost sold Italian BYOB at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria. As reviewed in the New York Times, “New York's most complete realization of a powerful myth: the simple and convivial spot that tastes just like Italy."

  • Joel Spiro,Chairman of the Society of Fellows of the Culinary Institute of America Applauds Event

    March 24, 2013

    From: Joel Spiro

    To: Charlie Palmer

    Sent: March 21, 2013 1:35 PM

    Subject: Dinner of March 19th for Wine and Food Society New York

    Dear Charlie

    I was at Aureole this March 19 with the Wine and Food Society of New York where we had amazing Grand Cru Burgundy wines provided by Frederick Wildman & Sons that accompanied the dinner.

    I'm writing to let you know that the food, service, presentation and ambience were absolutely sensational. The food, portion size and perfect seasoning of flavors went exceptionally well with the Burgundy wines.
    Your entire staff is to be complemented a job so very well done..
    Regards and see you soon  in Napa.

  • A Few Seats Available to Enjoy Four Grand Cru Burgundy with Dinner at Aureole on March 19

    March 10, 2013

    In addition to enjoying a wonderful 2004 vintage Champage, the 2004 Pol Roger Brut, with our passed Hors d'Ouvres during our reception and Churchill's  10 year old Tawny Port during our fifth course of selected cheeses, we will serve the following Grand Cru Burgundy:

    Domaine Christian Moreau et Fils Chablis "Valmur" 2008 Grand Cru

    Olivier Leflaive Corton-Charlemagne 2010 Grand Cru

    Domaine Faiveley Corton "Clos des Cortons Faiveley" 2006 Grand Cru

    Domaine Jacques Prieur Clos de Vougeot 2009 Grand Cru

    Call Rose 908-389-9590 to reserve your place.

  • Some History, our Third President and Close Friend of James Beard

    February 22, 2013

    I discovered the name of the lady who ran our Society from 1939 until 1965 thanks to former President, (1979-86) Gerald M. Stein. We had a wonderful dinner together in Palm Beach last Sunday. Her name is Jeanne Owen. During her tenure, she worked on books with Richardson Wright, our second president, as well as serving as the Executive Director of the NYW&F. She maintained this position until her death. At which time a new set of by-laws was created and the branch was run by elected officers and a board of directors.

    The following link is a reprint of a book on the life and times of Jim Beard. It's all a fun read, but the first mention of the NYW&F and Jeanne Owen is on page 94. You will get some insight into the person who kept our society and Jim going.

    Gerald Stein is one of the few members to still talk about meeting Jeanne, James Beard, and our founder, Andre Simon.

    Greg Hurst, President

  • Gala January 28 at Del Posto Seats Are Available

    January 17, 2013

    All members and guests wishing to attend this year's gala will be able to attend. Our private dining room at Del Posto has capacity for all members and guests who would like to attend. Currently, 79 people have signed up. Join us for the highlight of our season.

  • Great Italian Wines, Food and a Jeopardy Wine Contest

    January 13, 2013

    Seats are available for the February 12 Dinner at I Tre Merli with special Italian wines including the incomparable Bibi Graetz's exquisite Testamatta (2009).  Highlighting our fabulous feast will be two time Jeopardy champion, Brian Flanagan, hosting a trivia quiz of food and wine. Written up in Rolling Stone Magazine, Brian's trivia evenings at The Night Cafe are legendary. Each table will comprise a team with each member of the winning team getting a bottle of wine from the W&FSNY Cellar as a prize. Ask your friends and join us for this fabulous, fun and unique W&FSNY event.


  • January 15 Event at Corton Has Two Seats Available

    January 08, 2013

    You can still sign up to attend our January 15 event  at Corton with Troplong Mondot. Sign up or call Rose before Monday afternoon, January 14. Henriot Champagne, five vintages of the right bank star, Troplong Mondot, and the 1979 Chateau d"Yquem are paired with the extraordinary food of Chef Paul Liebrandt. The evening promises to be extraordinary.  Restaurateur, Drew Nierporent, has personally planned this event with W&FSNY.