Friday, September 11, 2009


Food and weddings can be a very prickly subject. Your catering bill will be the most expensive cost you have and choosing a menu that will please almost everyone is always hard. But food can also be a lot of fun for your guests. Creating signature cocktails or a themed bar can be a lot of fun for you to plan as well as for your guests to enjoy, and then there’s dessert which can be as simple as a wedding cake or very involved by creating a dessert buffet or like the post yesterday an ice cream buffet.

Food can also be used as fun favors and as part of guest room gifts.

But here’s an interesting way to combine both the bar and desserts: Swirl Events, a fabulous wine tasting event company based in New York, is co-hosting a Wine & Dessert Tasting with Six different (and delicious) dessert artisans on September 23rd in New York City. Here are the details:

WHEN: September 23rd, 2009 from 7 to 9 PM
WHERE: AVEvenue at 15 West 28th Street Suite 10B New York NY 10001
HOW: Tickets are $36 per person and can only be purchased online, at

The co-hosts/dessert artisans include: Roni-Sue Chocolates, Sweet Muse, Gotham Cookies, Liddabit Sweets, WannaHavaCookie and Gourmetibles.

At the B-List Conference in April the bloggers enjoyed a wine tasting by Swirl Events which was very casual and a lot of fun. Anu (owner of Swirl Events) has done wine tastings for engagement parties, showers and even paired foods with wine for weddings.

If you and your fiancĂ© are wine connoisseurs or you don’t know your chardonnay from your champagne, you may want to hire a wine expert to help you pair foods with wines for a wedding-related or any type of social get together. With all those wine glasses and serving pieces you received as gifts you’ll need to start entertaining and using them. Why not throw a casual wine tasting in your home?

To be honest, I was pregnant at the B-List so I couldn’t enjoy the wine but I loved the event format Anu put together for us. And of course I loved the pairings – different cheeses and truffles.


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