UPDATE: the first ever City Winery Open has been postponed till next year, DNAinfo reports.
Forest Hills, get ready for a truly sophisticated music and culinary experience coming to the neighborhood this fall.
This two-day event will feature impeccable dining options that complement the fine array of wine choices offered as well as intimate musical performances by big names such as Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, and many more.
More than 75 top wineries from around the globe and 40 of New York’s top chefs and restaurateurs, including Daniel Boulud, Drew Nieporent and David Waltuck, will be represented.
The event will operate under a City Winery currency called “tastes.” You will be able to buy your tastes in advance or at the event and will be able use these tastes to purchase food and drinks.
Aretha Franklin will be performing on Sept. 18 and Sheryl Crow on Sept. 17.
Other musical acts include Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers, Gillian Welch, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Dawes, Josh Ritter, Deer Tick, Houndmouth and The Wild Feathers.
Musical performances are set up to be intimate events in which everyone in the house will be able to feel close to the action as the organizers promise that there is no such a thing as a bad seat in the house.
The ticket prices start at $75 dollars for one day ($140 for a two-day pass) and go all the way up $750 per day ($1,350 for both days).
“Over the past eight years at City Winery, we have been blessed to cultivate relationships with stars in the worlds of music, food and wine that converge to create such a unique experience at our five locations around the country,” said City Winery founder and CEO Michael Dorf. “The Open is our opportunity to express this vision at a much larger scale, with the same commitment to quality, in a two-day experience in our own backyard.”