Our premier annual events are open to both members and non-members:

This on-the-pulse event uncovers emerging food and beverage trends, featuring distinguished industry experts in panel discussions. Our well-attended reception preceding the main attraction offers a platform to showcase sponsor products and services, make connections, and forge valuable relationships with our influential members and enthusiastic foodies.

One of the LDNY premier annual events: The Next Big Sip

THE NEXT BIG SIP is a yearly event organized by the New York Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDNY) to discuss the biggest trends, and challenges to take place in the beverage world.

The Next Big Sip 2023 Program Booklet

One of the LDNY premier annual events: Summer Dine

This popular event began as an evening of concurrent dinners in major Big Apple restaurants, offering specially crafted menus and meet-the-chef opportunities. As we navigate the changes in our restaurant and hospitality industry, we look forward to creating opportunities and continuing to support the dining industry via our members, colleagues, friends, and sponsors.

A Night of Global Food and Wine with Les Dames D’Escoffier New York


  • Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Location: De Gustibus Cooking School by Miele – Macy’s Herald Square, 151 W 34th St, 8th fl., NYC 10001
  • Ticket Price: $150 – four courses with wine, an Amuse Bouche, plus a copy of Les Dames d’Escoffier New York cookbook, Stirring the Pot.

Ticket price does not include processing fees. All ticket sales are final. Portion of proceeds benefit the LDNY Scholarship Fund.

Celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month and join us for a delicious evening of cooking demonstrations and tastings celebrating international cuisine and wine with LDNY Dames Silvia Baldini (Founder, Strawberry & Sage), Tara Bench (Cookbook Author, Living Life Deliciously), Odila Galer-Noel (Founder, PR on Call), and Barbara Sibley (Owner/Chef, La Palapa Cocina Mexicana), all of whom will delight us with their favorite family recipes and guide cooks through the preparation of a variety of dishes from around the world.

Our evening will begin with an Amuse Bouche of Calvisius Caviar, paired with Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Brut, presented by Dame Chiara Carfi, Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy for Calvisius USA Inc. Dishes will be paired with exciting pours selected by Dame Susan Kostrzewa, wine journalist, founder of Resplendent Ink content strategy consulting, and former editor-in-chief of Wine Enthusiast.

All tickets include a copy of the Les Dames d’Escoffier New York Cookbook, Stirring the Pot. If you’ve already purchased the cookbook, Stirring the Pot makes a wonderful gift for family or friends!

The Menu:

  • Amuse Bouche — Calvisius Caviar Bump presented by Dame Chiara Carfi, paired with Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Brut
  • First course — Cheese Empanadas with Chimichurri prepared by Dame Odila Galer-Noel, paired with Semeli Mantinia Moschofilero 2022
  • Second course — Tagliatelle with Urbani Truffles prepared by Dame Silvia Baldini, paired with Tenuta Garetto Rosina Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG 2020
  • Main course — Salmon with a Chipotle-Fig Glaze prepared by Dame Barbara Sibley, paired with Tenuta Garetto Rosina Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG 2020
  • Dessert — Double Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Cream prepared by Dame Tara Bench, paired with Le Ragose Amarone Classico DOC 2015

Silvia Baldini is a best-selling author, a classically trained Italian-born chef, a Chopped Champion on Food Network, and a culinary entrepreneur. She held positions at Michelin-starred kitchens, and she worked as a cook and a chef in London, New York and Connecticut restaurants, including the Ritz and Ottolenghi. Silvia established the creative food group, Strawberry and Sage, and works with global food companies interested in thinking outside the box and developing AI, educational and culinary platforms. She is also the chef behind Grace Farms Foods’ socially conscious chocolate chip cookies. Her recipes have been published in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and La Cucina Italiana. Her recent cookbook Les Dames d’Escoffier New York Cookbook: Stirring the Pot features 76 family recipes from the most accomplished women in the culinary world.

Tara Bench has over 25 years in the food publishing industry creating original recipes, and food styling for magazines, books, television, and food brands. Before starting her blog,, she was the Food Director of Ladies’ Home Journal magazine, and Food Editor at Martha Stewart Living, Kids and Weddings magazines. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart Living show, The Today Show, The Drew Barrymore Show, Fox & Friends, KSL Studio 5, and on The Food Network as a contestant and judge. Her recipes and beautiful food have graced the pages of Food and Wine, People, Good Housekeeping, Food Network Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Oprah, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and Real Simple. She has also published two cookbooks.

Odila Galer-Noel is a seasoned public relations professional with extensive experience in the American and international wine and spirits market. Her passion for storytelling and crafting personalized and innovative campaigns for producers and importers has led her to establish long-term and privileged relationships with relevant media and the wine and spirits trade. An Argentine-born NYC resident, Odila enjoys traveling, discovering new and exciting dining spots and sipping a glass of wine with family and friends.

Barbara Sibley opened the first of three La Palapa Cocina Mexicana restaurants in 2000. She is a past president of the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance and was awarded the Operator of the Year award from the Industry Excellence Awards presented by the Food and Restaurant Expo. La Palapa has been named the Gender Equity Restaurant of the Year by One Fair Wage and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and it was selected as a member of the James Beard Foundation Women Entrepreneurial Program. Sibley co-authored the cookbook, Antojitos: Festive and Flavorful Mexican Small Plates. In addition to operating three La Palapa restaurants, she is creative director of Holiday Cocktail Lounge. Sibley is honored to be the current President of Les Dames D’Escoffier.

Book launch party for Stirring The Pot at Hollis Taggart Art Gallery. Photo credit Ric Kallaher.

Our events are open to both LDNY members and non-members.