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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Earth Month Celebration of Women Farmers

Tuesday April 20th

5:30-6:30 PM EST

Join us and a panel of prestigious women farmers for a discussion of Covid-related challenges managing their farms and businesses

Tickets $20

a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Les Dames NY Scholarship Fund




Dame Diane Henderiks

Diane Henderiks

and Dame Stefanie Sacks

Stefanie Sacks

Our Panelists:

Karen Washington of Rise and Roots Farm

Karen Washington

C. Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey

Marina Marchese

Elizabeth Ryan of Breezy Hill Orchard

Elizabeth Ryan

Angela Miller of Consider Bardwell Farms

Angela Miller

Celebrate Mother’s Day

With Mother/Daughter team of Anna and Valentina Abbona, owners of the historic Marchesi di Barolo winery in Piedmont

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

1 pm – 2 pm EST $25

Led by Dame Marika Vida-Arnold, learn the history of one of the most storied cellars of Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo.

About this Event

Thanks to a woman—the Marchesa di Barolo, Giulia Falletti—Barolo became famous in the early 1800’s and today, the tradition is carried on by Anna and daughter Valentina Abbona, the current owners of the famed winery.

Taste with us virtually! Their chef has created food pairings that will take us through the cuisine of Piemonte, matched to these highly rated wines: Roero Arneis, Barbera d’Alba Peiragal, Langhe Nebbiolo Sbirolo and Barolo del Commune di Barolo. If you would like to taste along, the wines can be found at At the end there will be a raffle to win a bottle of Marchesi di Barolo Wine. Must be over 21 to participate in this event.


Co Chairs Dames co-chairs are Dame Francine Kowalsky & Dame Marika Vida-Arnold

Marika Vida-Arnold
Francine Kowalsky