Smith & Wollensky Philadelphia rolled out the green carpet on March 1 for an invitation-only event sponsored by Philadelphia Style Magazine. General Manager Lane Kelly and staff hosted over 300 guests, treating them to a food tasting prepared by Chef Edward Hancock along with wine and spirits provided by beverage partners. Holt 45 acoustic trio kept the crowd entertained with their unique sound.
As part of the special Pre-50th Wine Week reception the attendees were among the first to sample the just-released Smith & Wollensky “Private Reserve” Sauvignon Blanc handcrafted by Kunde Family Estate.
“Kunde Family Estate is proud to partner with
Smith & Wollensky to present this remarkable wine,” said Keith Schaufler of Kunde Family Estate, who attended the event to sample the new wine with guests. “It’s a crisp, elegant and fresh wine with citrus, ripe mango and melon notes that pair wonderfully with many of the items on the Smith & Wollensky menu.”
In addition to the Kunde Sauvignon Blanc, guests also sampled a variety of wines from Rutherford Ranch as well as spirits from Effen Vodka and Jim Beam.
Gosling’s Rum provided specialty cocktails. “Black Seal Rum has become synonymous with Bermuda. Our Black Rum and Gold Rum are extremely versatile for creating cocktails, and our Family Reserve Old Rum is aged to acquire a well-balanced complexity, much like a rare scotch or cognac,” said Laura Baughman. Save the recipes for your personal enjoyment: Dark ‘n Stormy® and Bermuda Rum Swizzle.
Attendees had the chance to enter a raffle for a number of prizes from
Smith & Wollensky and their partners. Congratulations to the winners listed below!
$100 Smith & Wollensky Gift Card – Candice Kochenour
Smith & Wollensky Wine Basket – Capri D’Amario
Smith & Wollensky Steak Knives – Carla Fisher
Bottle of Rutherford Ranch Cabernet – Deb Nongessen
Bottle of Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay – Tia Triplett
Bottle of Rutherford Ranch Zinfandel – Melissa McCafferty
Bottle of Gosling’s Black Seal Bermuda Rum – Bill Goodman
Photo credits: André Flewellen