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

In its 6th year, 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.

Is pink Prosecco poised to become the top rose, or are canned cocktails and hard seltzers the unstoppable rising stars? Will the high-altitude wines of South America make Argentinian and Chilean reds the next best thing to Burgundy? What’s American single malt and does it have legit whisky cred? Now in its second year after a sold-out premier in January 2020, this trade and consumer-driven wine and spirits symposium energetically and intelligently pours out the trends in the world of wine, spirits, and other beverages.

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.


These upcoming monthly events are open to LDNY members and non-members

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International Women’s Day Celebration

Festa Delle Donne, A Celebration of International Women’s Day, Italian Style

Les Dames d’Escoffier NY (LDNY) invites you to a get-together – a GIRLS NIGHT OUT – celebrating International Women’s Day, Festa Delle Donne style. Dress in festive bright yellow representing the Mimosa Flower, the national symbol for Women’s Day in Italy, and join Dame Marisa May and special guest, Chef Odette Fada, as they demonstrate how to make Italy’s traditional Women’s Day creamy citrus Mimosa Cake, as a tribute to Women’s Friendship. Dame Francine Kowalsky will lead us in a Prosecco toast with La Marca Prosecco. There will be a live free raffle drawing during the demo. Zoom link, recipe and bios will be sent to ticket holders prior to the event.

This event is graciously sponsored by La Marca Prosecco

MONDAY March 8th

5:30-6:30 PM EST

$25 members and non members



With Dame Marissa May Metalli and Dame Francine Kowalsky

Opening The Kitchen Door

Women Chefs Who Paved The Way

In a discussion with chefs who span several decades we will get an historical perspective on what it took–and takes–to overcome the boundaries for women entering the world of restaurant kitchens. Hear their advice and find out where we need to go from here.

Monday March 15, 2021

5-6 PM EST



Dame Tanya Holland


Sara Moulton
Anita Lo
Rebecca Charles

Hold The Date: Sip Savvy

Malbec Uncorked, An Epic Tale of a Noble Grape

Join Laura Catena of Catena Zapata, 4th Generation Argentine Vintner, Physician and Author. Dame Wanda Mann will guide us on an educational journey with Laura learn about Argentina, Malbec and the wines of Catena.

Thursday, March 18

5:30 EST


Laura Catena
Wanda Mann

A raffle will take place to win a copy of Laura’s book Gold in the Vineyards, Illustrated Stories of the World’s Most Celebrated Vineyards



Hosted by Dames Wanda Mann and Francine Kowalsky

Brought to you by Dame Francine Kowalsky of Winebow Imports