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An Evening Of Wine

A Benefit for Caramoor's Education Programs

Saturday May 18, 2024 at 6:00pm


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Saturday May 18, 2024 at 6:00pm

By joining us this evening, you are contributing to the vibrant experiences that Caramoor offers, fostering a sense of discovery and inspiration among all who visit. We believe these educational programs will ignite a lasting passion for the arts within our community, nurturing creativity and curiosity for generations to come. We hope you’ll join us.

6:00pm / Cocktails
7:00pm / Musical Performance by Stella Cole
8:00pm / Dinner by Chef Jesse Schenker & Silent Auction of Rare Wines
10:00pm / Cigar Lounge and Nightcaps

Seating is Limited / Cocktail Attire

The evenings featured wines will include:
2012 Nikolaihof Riesling Reserve Steiner Hund
2012 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet
2012 Domaine Lignier-Michelot Clos de la Roche
1983 & 1986 Château Léoville Las Cases en Magnum ex Chateau
2001 Château d’Yquem en Magnum ex Chateau

Benefit Co-Chairs
Jim Attwood & Peter Kend

For more information or to RSVP please contact the Special Events Office at events@caramoor.org or 914.232.1492.

All but $250 is tax-deductible. All tickets will be held at the door. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Payment for tickets may not be made through a donor advised fund. If you anticipate payment by a private foundation, please contact your legal advisor. Ticket purchases do not count toward membership. No refunds. Contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law.

credit: Daniel Brennan

Chef Jesse Schenker 

Jesse’s contemporary approach to recreating American classics is a reflection of who he is as a chef: equal parts devotee to highly refined techniques + a passion for all things delicious. Schenker first made his mark on the culinary scene in Manhattan with recette, the intimate urban American restaurant which he opened in New York’s West Village in January 2010. In addition to being a twice nominated James Beard Award semi-finalist, Schenker has received several awards and accolades, including a spot on Forbes “30 Under 30” list and Schenker was victorious in his battle on Food Network’s Iron Chef America in 2011. Schenker currently lives in Oyster Bay, New York with his family and runs acclaimed dining concepts 2 Spring, Spring St. 2Go and Four.

Stella Cole

To watch Stella Cole perform is to be transported back in time. Her sense of joy and wonder is infectious – one look at her massive social media following makes this clear. Take a quick scroll through the comments of any of her many viral videos and you’ll see not only her irresistible charm, but an ability to expose fans of all ages to the wonders of the Great American Songbook, especially when these timeless stories are told honestly by an artist with an uncanny ability to transcend generations.  

Upon first hearing Stella Cole, one is immediately struck by her rich tone and extraordinary vocal control. However, what is particularly rare is her ability to interpret songs that were initially intended for actors in character in a direct, personally vulnerable way that connects to something within herself, placing her in the lineage of the greatest interpreters of the repertoire. Perhaps most exciting, to her many young fans, who have never heard these songs before, these are Stella Cole songs, which clearly makes her one of the most exciting artists of her generation.