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.

Les Dames NY Presents: Spring Happy Hour at Creston Wine Bar NYC


Ticket price includes food/small plates. It does not include beverage and processing fees. All ticket sales are final. Portion of proceeds benefit the LDNY Scholarship Fund.

It’s time to convene and catch up at this beautiful boutique wine bar in the Lower East Side! Hosted by Owner/Sommelier Tomohiro Sato and Manager/Sommelier and Dame Joyce Lin, we’ll enjoy four curated and specially-priced international wines by the glass accompanied by delicious small bites, all in Creston’s intimate and atmospheric environs. This is the perfect chance to meet up with new, existing, and prospective Dames before the busy summer season starts. Cheers and see you there!

Tomohiro Sato – Owner/Sommelier, Creston NYC. Born in Yokohama, Japan, Tomohiro Sato (Sato-san) is a CMS-certified sommelier, and owner of Creston, a charming, intimate wine bar located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Specializing in classic wines, Sato-san aims to continue expanding his knowledge by exploring wine regions worldwide and sharing his insights with customers. “This wine bar is a celebration of enduring connections and exceptional wines. Creston, Ohio–with its roots deeply embedded in my journey as an exchange student–holds a special place in my heart.  Our classic wine selection from classic regions embodies the essence of sophistication and quality. Join us in raising a glass to cherished moments and the fusion of Creston’s warmth with New York’s cosmopolitan flair.” – Tomohiro Sato @creston_nyc

Dame Joyce Lin – Sip With JoyceBorn and raised in Taiwan, now based in NYC, Dame Joyce Lin is a CMS-certified sommelier, wine writer, educator, and founder of 酒意思 SIP WITH JOYCE, a multimedia platform that features food and wine pairings and a wine consulting firm that provides marketing/branding services to the trade. In addition to working as Creston’s manager/sommelier, she currently serves as an Les Dames NY board member at large. @joyce_foodnwine

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