Winemakers Dinner at Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Weekend


I got word this morning about the menu at the Winemakers’ Dinner at Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Weekend, and wow does it sound good.

In case you need a reminder, the Wine & Food Weekend is May 17 to 20 in White Plains, and there are three nights and four days of fun events planned (check out my blog post on the whole she-bang here). With such dishes as Scallops with Sunchoke Confit and Celery Truffle Emulsion by chef Marc Lippman of Crabtree’s Kittle House Braised Short Rib of Aged beef, Chili & Onion Crust, White Cheddar Grits & Parsley Oil from chef Peter X. Kelly of X20 and Xaviars, the  Winemakers’ Dinner is the highlight, for sure.

The six-course dinner — including hors d’oeuvres and dessert — is May 19 at the Ritz-Carlton in White Plains. Each course is being paired with wine — including, I’m told, a lovely Perrier Jouet to start. The Benzinger Family, which hails originally from Westchester, is being honored. Tickets to to the dinner are $150.

The celeb chefs:

Left to right: Chefs Joel De La Cruz (Blue Hill at Stone Barns), Anthony Goncalves (42), Ethan Kostbar (Moderne Barn), Peter Kelly (Xaviars and X20), Adam Kaye (Blue Hill at Stone Barns), A. J. McCloud (Ritz-Carlton) and Marc Lippman (Crabtree’s Kittle House). Photo by Halina Sabath/Westchester Magazine

Check out their menu, course-by-course, after the jump.

For more information and to get tickets, visit

Winemakers Dinner Menu

Hors d’ouevres

Chef AJ McCloud, The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester


First Course

Day Boat Sea Scallops with Sunchoke Confit and Celery Truffle Emulsion

Chef Marc Lippman, Crabtree’s Kittle House


Second Course

Black Cod marinated in Aguardente, Soy, Ginger & Garlic Marinade, Bok Choy, Shrimp Agnolotti

Chef Anthony Goncalves, 42 the Restaurant


Third Course

Spring Ramp Risotto with spiced lavender honey duck breast

Chef Ethan Kostbar, Moderne Barn


Fourth Course

Braised Short Rib of Aged beef, Chili & Onion Crust, White Cheddar Grits & Parsley Oil

Chef Peter X. Kelly, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson


Dessert Course

Poached Rhubarb with Lemon Thyme, Local Goat Cheese Cake and Milk Jam Ice-cream

Chef Joel de la Cruz & Chef Adam Kaye, Blue Hill at Stone Barns


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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