Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rosé, Ceviche and a Rooftop

Looking for a way to meet new people in New York City? Pull up a chair for the Yellowchair experience.

Yellowchair is a private social network that connects like- minded individuals who share a passion for food and conversation. The network creates experiences that include curated dinners, tastings and private events. Founded by Corey Sandlofer and Dana Goldstein, they host about two to three events a month.

I recently attended their Rosé, Ceviche and a Rooftop event at Up On 20. We kicked the night off with a glass of sparkling rosé and socializing. The view from Up On 20 at the Hyatt is sexy and chic, just like we like it in New York City. It’s a new hidden gem in midtown (side note: it is a great place for a date). The weather also happened to be perfect that night.

Once we got settled and schmoozed up, a tasting of rose sangrias began. Before each sangria we learned a bit about the winemakers and checked out the bottles. This is always my favorite part of a tasting, because winemakers are creating such unique wine from the varietals to the labels.

The first selection was a sangria made with SAVED Rosé. The wine is a collaboration between the artist, Scott Campbell and the winemaker, Clay Brock. It comes in a beautiful bottle designed by Campbell and is a blend of seven varietals. Brock made a small batch of the wine, so there were only a few hundred cases made.

Next we had a sangria made with the A-List Rose. A lovely wine from Australia, it is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz from Margaret River. The notes include raspberries and strawberries which make it a perfect choice for a rosé based sangria.

After the wine tasting, the chef made a guest appearance to show us how to make ceviche. I opted for a spicy cod versus shrimp and it was delicious! In fact everything about the evening was delicious. It's what I would call a perfect evening in the city.

Yellowchair is an exclusive dining experience with an inclusive attitude. The club lives up to it’s tagline, “dinner with NEW friends". Whether you are a New Yorker or visiting the Big Apple, Yellowchair will feed you with a full blown sensory experience. See you there!

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