‘Tis the season to shop—already! And if you aren’t ready to hit the malls for those presents just yet, World Café Live has the perfect alternative. This year will mark the venue’s first try at a Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair.
For the inaugural event, held on Sunday, Nov. 9 from noon to 4 p.m., 56 local vendors will show off their creations with 70 tables featuring all types of handmade goodness, including jewelry, pottery, ornaments, stained glass, paintings, handmade soaps and more. World Café has squeezed as many tables as they could fit into the downstairs area and admission to the event is only $3 at the door.
And from shopping to dinning, the World Café has you covered. This month, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, beginning at 7 p.m., the venue will host another Wine and Dinner Tasting. This time around, the W.C. will take you on a culinary tour of the Alps, through Austria and Germany, as you’ll get to sample a host of vintages from the region.
Seasoned wine and spirits consultant and former restaurateur Joseph M. Brandolo will help you discover the wineries of the area. Here’s your chance to sample wines that have only recently begun to be imported to the U.S. A video presentation covering ancient castles and river landscapes of both countries will provide the perfect visual complement.
To top things off, World Café Executive Matthew Babbage has created the perfect dinner menu inspired by the Alps theme. Courses include Riesling-poached Rainbow Trout with Thyme, Cucumber & Onion Salad, Cider-Braised Pork Loin with Potato Pancakes & Red Cabbage and German Apple Sour Cream Cake. Each table will also be treated to a full sampling of breads, veal pate and cured meats, along with Alsatian and German Cheeses.
Tickets cost $65 per person, which includes wines, dinner, tax and gratuity.