I had heard that Sandi Dubowski knows how to throw a soiree with style, so I was expecting a good 'ole time. The other hosts for the evening were Nancy Schwartzman(shown in pix above), Amichai Lau Lavie, and Matt Wolf.
The theme for the soiree was latkes and bubbly. There was a lot of prosecco in the house. Prosecco and latkes are a delightful match. The rich body of the sparkling wine brings out the flavor ofthe potato making for a savory pairing. At one point, Sandi ran out of the kitchen to take a survey for the type of latke he should make next. Now that is some good entertaining!
The tasting at Bacchus on Broadway and 72nd Street was absolutely horrible. It turned me off so much that I don't even want to go back into store to buy wine. I could go on and on about how horrible it was, but I won’t.
The only breathe of fresh air at the tasting was meeting, Lynne Bernstein, the founder of glasshalfull.com..steller cellar tees. She was way cool and her shirts are FUN. I will be ordering one for myself! (www.glasshalfull.com)
At the end of the night I grabbed a bag for my champagne flute, wished I had stayed at the Chanukah soiree, and then took myself home.
(*Lisa Kron is a performer/writer of solo shows. She wrote 2.5 Minute Ride and Well)