Phillip Baltz and Christina Grdovic
Support Food Bank
Your generosity makes all the difference for the 1.5 million New Yorkers we serve every year. Your support helps us tackle hunger in every borough through emergency food distribution, income support and nutrition education. As a result, individuals and families can obtain much-needed food, and receive free tax preparation and food stamp application assistance. We are also equipping New York City’s children, teens and adults with the knowledge they need to make healthy food choices on limited budgets.
Green Mountain Getaway for Four Nights
Courtesy of Cabot Creamery
Swap your skis for golf clubs and head to Vermont for a summer escape. The picturesque mountains and clear blue skies provide the perfect backdrop for a four-night stay at the Basin Harbor Club. The 700-acre Lake Champlain estate is filled with outdoor adventure, or choose instead to spend the afternoon curled up in an Adirondack chair with a good book before indulging in locally sourced farm-to-table cuisine. Package includes four nights including breakfast and dinner, 18 holes of golf (with cart for two), kayak or canoe rental and one day of bike rentals.
Restrictions: Offer valid through Spring of 2016. Restrictions/Blackout dates: No holidays, limited availability in July and August.
2015 F&W Classic in Aspen Tickets for 2
Courtesy of Food & Wine and Delta Air Lines
Visit America’s preeminent food festival! Round trip Delta Air Lines tickets take you to and from Denver, Colorado, and provide two highly coveted consumer passes to the 2015 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, June 19-21. Customize a great weekend schedule, choosing from more than 80 cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, special events, and grand tasting pavilion sessions.
This year’s lineup includes a range of culinary legends and top chefs, including Jacques Pepin, Richard Blais, Marcus Samuelsson, Carla Hall, Ken Oringer, Gail Simmons and many more.
Restrictions: 2015 Classic in Aspen: June 19-21. Excludes hotel. Please note that passengers are responsible for all taxes and baggage fees, flights are subject to availability. Additional restrictions apply.
Ancient Traditions and Modern Luxury in Peru
Courtesy of JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, Peru
Discover the ancient traditions of the Inca Empire at the five-star JW Marriott El Convento in Cusco, Peru. Situated around a 16th century convent, the resort offers easy access to the historic Plaza de Armas and the magnificent Macchu Pichu. Spend an afternoon wandering the remarkable grounds where two exhibition halls showcase Peruvian artifacts then enjoy a signature pisco sour at Qespi Bar. This three-night stay in a colonial room also includes an interactive cooking class with the hotel’s chef at Pirqa Restaurant—a five-course experience that showcases the best of Peruvian gastronomy.
Restrictions: Valid through April 30, 2016. Blackout dates may apply.
Airfare not included.
2 Tickets to Pebble Beach F&W 2016
Courtesy of Pebble Beach Food & Wine and Delta Air Lines
Pebble Beach is famous for its extraordinary natural scenery and challenging world-class golf courses. It’s also known for hosting an eponymous festival presented by Food & Wine magazine that’s featured the talents of Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Jacques Pepin, Michael Symon and many more!
You and a guest will enjoy two magnum tickets, which provide select access to festival receptions, grand tastings, and cooking demonstrations. Two Delta Air Lines economy class tickets sweeten this deal considerably.
Go ahead, hero. The mother of your children needs a getaway. And remember, you’re super sexy when you’re planning a full year ahead...
Restrictions: All attendees are required to be age 21 or older.
Please note that passengers are responsible for all taxes and baggage fees, flights are subject to availability. Additional restrictions apply.
Life Is Beautiful Festival Tickets for Four
Courtesy of Life Is Beautiful and Global Foods Inc.
You can win big in Las Vegas without ever rolling the dice. The Life is Beautiful Festival (Sept. 25-27) brings amazing music, world-class food, iconic speakers and art together for an incredible three-day event. Performers from 2014 included Kanye West, Foo Fighters and Outkast and Hubert Keller, Madison Cowan and Marc Forgione were participating chefs.
You and three guests will receive 3-day VIP passes, including lounge seating, enhanced viewing areas at main stages, and access to special beer, wine, spirits. And for a behind-the-scenes look, join founder Rehan Choudhry for a footprint tour before the doors open and take your pick of 4 complimentary items.
And to really sweeten the deal, this package includes a 3-night hotel stay for two rooms at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.
Restrictions: Hotel for September 25 – 27 included, checking out on Mon. Sept 28 (3 nights). Airfare not included.
Two Night Oasis at this NYC Hidden Gem!
Courtesy of Gild Hall, A Thompson Hotel
Maybe you need a weekend away from the kids and here’s the perfect opportunity to get your in-laws to come babysit – they’ve been begging to come visit for a while anyhow. Enjoy this two-night stay in a beautifully appointed King Suite at Thompson’s Gild Hall Hotel, a hidden gem in the heart of downtown Manhattan. Spend time in the financial district and explore the many tourist attractions you have likely avoided for years – everyone could use a “staycation” so here it is.
Restrictions: Valid through April 30, 2016. Black out dates may apply.
Get in “The Kitchen” With Katie Lee
Courtesy of Katie Lee
Cookbook author, novelist, TV host, surfer… is there anything Katie Lee can’t do? You can ask her when you and a guest head to the set of Food Network’s “The Kitchen” for a set visit and taping. You’ll also receive a copy of Katie’s latest book, Endless Summer Cookbook, packed with more than 100 recipes inspired by the distinctive flavors of her home in the Hamptons.
MACY’S Thanksgiving Day Parade Tickets for 4
Courtesy of MACY’S
You may think you know this Thanksgiving tradition, but imagine rediscovering your inner child (perhaps with your own children!) as you and three others enjoy the 2015 Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade from the uber VIP Central Park West Grandstands. NOT FOR SALE ANYWHERE this will remind you just how remarkable it is to view these iconic balloons from Central Park West.
Really? You’re going to pass on getting up close and personal with Hello Kitty, Mr. Potato Head and Elf On A Shelf? Shame on you…
Join Rachael Ray’s Live Studio Audience
Courtesy of Rachael Ray
Four tickets will get you and three friends a chance to see one of America’s favorite culinary personalities up close during a LIVE taping of Rachael’s Emmy Award-winning broadcast show. The program tapes on select weekday mornings and afternoons at Chelsea Television Studios.
Hesitation=Sadness. Rachael live-in-person=Happiness!
Restrictions: These tickets must be used by November 2015 and require one month’s notice for availability. All recipients MUST be 16-years-old or older. Anyone under the age of 18-years-old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (NO EXCEPTIONS). Rachael Ray is taped in front of a live studio audience 3 days a week; the show goes on summer hiatus from June-August.
1-hour Show by The Foodie Magician
Courtesy of The Foodie Magician
A feast for the mind! More entertaining (and usually more family-friendly) than an evening at home playing Cards Against Humanity, Josh Beckerman will staggeringly reveal your favorite restaurants, along with other slights of hand and laugh-out-loud antics. So compelling is his foodie mindreading that Seth Meyers literally had to sit down during a televised segment when the magician predicted his favorite West Village café.
And who needs couples therapy? When all is revealed during Beckerman’s mind-blowing mental conjurings and you discover the real skinny on your loved ones’ dearest dining destinations, you’ll never misstep another anniversary or birthday again!
Restrictions: Based upon availability.
Two Tickets to The Voice, Season 9
Courtesy of The Voice
Turning reality talent competitions upside down with its unique format, The Voice has garnered millions of fans as celebrity mentors including Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams fine tune some of the hottest voices of the next generation. Get up close and personal with two tickets to a live show in Los Angeles this fall and be the first to say, “ I saw them when…”
Restrictions: Winner will provide top 5 date preferences. First choice not guaranteed. Must be 12 years or older to attend.
Airfare not included.
Beat Bobby Flay and Dinner at Gato for Two
Courtesy of Bobby Flay and Gato
Who has what it takes to compete against Bobby Flay… and win? Now is your chance to grab tickets to the popular Food Network show and find out! You and a friend watch two chefs go head-to-head in competition and then ultimately throw down with Bobby.
And after all that hardcore competition, you will have worked up an appetite. I bet dinner for two at Bobby Flay’s Gato will be just the thing you’re craving. Let’s get ready to rumble.
Restrictions: Taping dates June 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 or 19.
4 Tickets for Dancing with the Stars
Courtesy of Tony Dovolani
Watch some of today’s brightest stars cha-cha with (4) tickets to Dancing with the Stars then go back stage for a meet and greet with Tony Dovolani and other DWTS regulars in Hollywood, California.
And, the star treatment doesn’t end there when Tony gives you a private lesson and Maksim Chmerkovskiy shows you around their SoHo Dance Studio in New York City.
Restrictions: Airfare not included.
2 VIP Audience Tickets to “The Chew”
Courtesy of The Chew
Join the cast of ABC’s “The Chew,” with priority seating for two at a live taping of the show. Saddle up to the Emmy award winning hosts Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Daphne Oz, Michael Symon and Clinton Kelly. And, just cause, you will also get (2) cookbooks from “The Chew” cast, (2) autographed photos of the cast and (4) t-shirts.
Restrictions: “The Chew” tapes Tuesday through Thursday; all audience members must be at least 18 years of age to sit at the Tasting Table. Please give at least two weeks notice when emailing to book preferred show date. All shows times and dates are subject to change. Tickets must be used by June 2015.
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The Daily Meal Hors D’Oeuvres Party
Courtesy of The Daily Meal
The Daily Meal Hors D’Oeuvres Party with Chef Jimmy Bradley
Here’s your chance to join acclaimed chef Jimmy Bradley in The Daily Meal’s test kitchen for a fun (sic boozy), heavy hors d’oeuvres party and a private cooking demo.
That last dinner party, admittedly you were #cookinglikecolicchio, but the hors d’oeuvres were a slight… fail. Bid and learn.
Restrictions: Max. 15 guests. Cocktails are included.
Date needs to be pre-approved and based on availability, preferably 2-month notice.
De Gustibus Chef Demo or Wine Tasting for 2
Courtesy of De Gustibus Cooking School
Since 1980, De Gustibus has been dedicated to providing the finest in all things culinary. For you, joining the thousands of happy students who take a night off to attend this culinary institution’s signature cooking demos or wine tastings. Owner and consummate host, Salvatore Rizzo and his team turn every event into a celebration of good food, wine and learning.
Better hit up the website and start to figure out which one you want to sign up for!
De Gustibus for the rest of us!
Restrictions: Valid until April 21, 2016. Classes upon availability.
The Ultimate Cookbook Collection
Courtesy of Food & Wine, Baltz & Co. and Andrew Friedman
Whether you’re looking to reinvent your culinary repertoire, send a not-so-subtle hint that a loved one needs to brush up on his or her cooking skills, or stock up on holiday gifts for everyone you know, this ultimate cookbook collection is the quintessential modern library of all things food and drink with 30+ books in the collection. Among the titles are autographed copies of Made in Spain by Jose Andres, Cheese Primer by Steven Jenkins, ‘wichcraft by Tom Colicchio and Sunday Suppers at Lucques by Suzanne Goin. Look to Anita Lo’s Cooking Without Borders, Michelle Bernstein and Andrew Friedman’s Cuisine a Latina, and Claude Pepin’s Kids Cook French for international flair. For those perplexed at what to drink, Food & Wine’s latest cocktail and wine guides have all the answers, plus many more!
Dumpling “Lodown” at Annisa for Four
Courtesy of Anita Lo
Forget dim sum in Chinatown! Celebrated chef and cookbook author Anita Lo offers an exclusive dumpling-making class for four at her coveted West Village restaurant, Annisa. First generation Chinese-American, Lo brings an international flair to her cuisine that The New York Times describes as “remarkable.” Learn from a master as she reveals centuries-old techniques and tips for making the perfect dumplings.
Restrictions: Needs to be compliant with Anita’s schedule.
Two Festival Passes to NYCWFF
Courtesy of Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival
Is Festival Director Lee Schrager in the house? If so, corner him for the inside scoop on the 8th annual celebration of all things culinary-and spirit-related. One thing is for certain, though: these passes will grant you exclusive access to Festival events.
Get ready to rub (pork?) shoulders and clink cocktails with celebrated chefs, culinary personalities, wine and spirit producers as well as your favorite Food Network and Cooking Channel stars. You’ll feel like you’ve earned a doctorate in dining after four days of events.
To date, Festival has raised more than $8.5 million to help fight hunger, so indulge guilt-free as you celebrate with more than 55,000 passionate foodies.
Start your juice cleanse now.
Restrictions: Festival dates: October 15 – 18, 2015. Must be redeemed by September 11, 2015.
Triomphe, Triumphs with Dinner for Four
Courtesy of Triomphe Restaurant
Chef Florian Wehrli was born and trained in Switzerland, but his culinary acclamations go much further. He has worked in Las Vegas, Colorado and New Jersey and currently runs Triomphe in Manhattan’s Iroquois New York hotel. The seasonal French-American cuisine at this restaurant is well-balanced and understated. The chef is known for his unique flavors and surprising menu.
Come and see for yourself with this four coursing tasting menu for (4) guests. Triomphe, triumphs.
Restrictions: Valid Monday - Saturday after 8 pm, please call 212-453-4211 to make reservation.
A Homemade Pasta Feast for 6
Courtesy of Giovanni Rana
“What comes from the hands must come from the heart,” says master pasta maker Giovanni Rana, who has carried on the Italian tradition for more than 50 years. The Chelsea Market Pastificio and Cucina is adorned with his personal artifacts, an array of handmade copper pots and pans, and a glass-enclosed Pastificio, where three machines offer an up-close view of carefully crafted pasta making. Dinner for six at this comfy setting includes four courses at the chef’s tasting table, wine and beer, and a pound of freshly made pasta to take home for each guest. Mangiamo!
Restrictions: Reservations must be made for Mondays/Thursdays with start time before 8pm. All gratuity is included. Valid 1 year (Expires April 2016).
A New “Landmarc” with Chef Marc Murphy for 20!
Courtesy of Benchmarc Restaurants by Marc
First comes marriage then comes… a restaurant. Well, at least for the power duo behind Benchmarc Restaurants, Marc and Pam Murphy, who opened the Tribeca location 11 years ago this month. To date, they have five restaurants in NYC along with a catering company. Let them show you how it’s done while you “wow” 19 of your closest friends with this dinner party.
Restrictions: Dinner can take place Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings depending upon room availability. Does not include tax and gratuity or other beverages. Blackout dates 11/1/15-1/2/16. Expires April 30, 2016.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at Chefs Club?
Michael J. Fox
Courtesy of Chefs Club by Food & Wine
Downtown Manhattan’s latest culinary venue has more than one chef at the helm. Chefs Club by Food & Wine curates some of the world’s best talent for intimate dinners set against stylish surroundings designed by The Rockwell Group and exclusive art installations from Murray Moss. Bid to win six dinners (including wine pairings) with a visiting chef and use them as you please: you and five friends can enjoy dinner one evening, you can save them for three special date nights, or keep them all for yourself for six special dinners throughout the year... we promise we won’t tell anyone if you don’t share!
Restrictions: Gratuity not included.
Cheers! Sláinte! Cin Cin!
Courtesy of Captûre Wines, WindRacer Wines and Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton
No matter how you say it, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practice toasting with a selection of Captûre wines and Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton stemware. A case of wine includes four bottles each of 2012 Captûre Les Pionniers Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 WindRacer Russian River Valley Chardonnay, and 2011 WindRacer Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Of course, great wines deserve the very best vessels from which to drink them. With heritage dating back to 1783, Waterford has been a collectible for generations. You’ll be prepared for any occasion with the Crystal Elegance Tall Decanter, Elegance Individual Decanter, and a set of eight Waterford Crystal Elegance stemware pieces.
Dinner at The Lambs Club for Four
Courtesy of The Lambs Club
Enjoy dinner for four at The Lambs’ Club, Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s swanky midtown restaurant. We’re sure you’ll discover why Zakarian’s signature restaurant is at the top of a very short list of Manhattan’s top culinary destinations.
Don’t be shy, killer. You’ve got to get in it to win it.
Restrictions: Reservations available after pre-theatre timing. Blackout dates are holidays and the month of December. Includes gratuity and tax. Valid through April 2016.
The Ultimate Le Creuset Cast Iron Cookware Set
Courtesy of Le Crueset
The grande dame herself, Julia, was clearly a fan of the cast iron. And today, that same signature Creuset performance combined with a seemingly endless kaleidoscope of colors to choose from, makes this item of Le Creuset cookware even more of a must-have for today’s passionate home cook. The 6-piece set ncludes a 5 qt,. round French oven, 6 qt. oval French oven, 3 qt. braiser, 1 qt. saucepan, 10” skillet, and cast iron trivet. Comes with a copy of “The Cast Iron Way to Cook.”
2 VIP Tickets to NY Magazine’s Taste Event
Courtesy of New York Magazine
One night. Forty chefs, restaurants and mixologists. What’s not to love? New York Magazine hosts New York Taste, an annual celebration of all things edible (and drinkable!). Save the date for Monday, November 9, when you and a guest will enjoy VIP admission, which includes an exclusive preview hour, access to the VIP lounge with special tastings, and gift bag.
A Bar Setup that Rules
Courtesy of Cocktail Kingdom
Forget Game of Thrones, you’ll be ruling your own dynasty with a premiere collection of 25 products and cocktail books from Cocktail Kingdom, the ultimate online resource for all things bar related. From specialty ice trays and talon tongs to a Japanese style jigger and liquor tote, you’ll be equipped with all of the tools needed for crafting the perfect cocktail. And when you’ve bored of martinis and manhattans, consult the collection of eight mixology books, providing new ways to invigorate your bar cart.
Going Whole Hog with DBGB for 8
Courtesy of DBGB Kitchen and Bar
Oink! Get ready to partake in a bacchanalian feast at DBGB Kitchen and Bar, chef Daniel Boulud’s downtown eatery where French brasseries meets American tavern. You and seven hungry friends will take over The Kitchen Table, DBGB’s private dining room with a front row seat to the culinary action. You’ll be served up a Pennsylvania Green Village Farm slow roasted suckling pig stuffed with swiss chard, pork loin, roasted tomato and wild mushrooms, along with all the fixings. Be sure to save room for the Baked Alaska, flambéed with kirsch. And to wash it all down? Unlimited craft beer and a bottle of Pig’s Nose Whiskey. Wear stretchy pants!
Restrictions: Not available during national holidays. Gratuity not included. Reservations must be made.
Schnitzel Slingers Oktoberfest Party for Six
Courtesy of Edi & The Wolf
Executive chefs Eduard “Edi” Frauneder and Wolfgang “the Wolf” Ban (the team behind Michelin starred Seasonal Restaurant & Wine Bar) invite you to their casual Austrian wine bar, Edi & the Wolf, for an Oktoberfest party for six. Indulge in a family-style feast of flatbread, liptauer (a spicy cheese spread), individual Schnitzel served with fries and Brussels sprouts, dessert, and of course, free flowing Radeberger beer. Inspired by “Heuriger,” local wine taverns found throughout Austria, the rustic decor is the ideal setting to embrace Gemütlichkeit—the cozy intimacy that comes from letting go of everyday responsibilities, which is exactly what Oktoberfest calls for!
Restrictions: No black-out periods, Radeberger beer included, tax and gratuity included.
Drink Like a Sicilian
Courtesy of Golden Ram Imports
A case (12 bottles) of Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G. (2012) is the perfect summer red for a rooftop picnic, weekend in the Hamptons or impromptu gathering among friends. A delightful blend of Nero d’Avola and Frapatto grapes, discover a ready-to-drink wine with aromatic notes of plum and blackberry as well as smooth tannins. D.O.C.G. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) indicates the highest level of Italian wine origin.
Oh, Sherry! Tasting for Six at Toro
Courtesy of Toro New York
Trendy cocktails come and go but sherry is here to stay. Six guests will have an exclusive “Sherry 101” class at Toro, co-chef/owners Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette’s Barcelona dreamscape, imaginatively designed in the Nabisco factory in south Chelsea. Toro’s beverage director Caitlin Doonan will guide the tasting, which will include different types of sherries, sherry cocktails and passed tapas. Squint your eyes and you’ll think you’re at the Iberian Sea, but alas—it’s simply Manhattan’s magnificent skyline.
Restrictions: Date subject to Caitlin Doonan’s availability.
Shaken AND Stirred
Courtesy of Hangar 1 Vodka
All vodkas are not the same. Enter Hangar 1, which began distilling vodka in a World War II aircraft hangar in Alameda, Calif. Thirteen years later, the portfolio has expanded to include such intoxicating infusions as Mandarin Blossom, Buddha’s Hand Citron and Kaffir Lime. This collection offers a bottle of each (including Straight), and just for kicks, Head Distiller Caley Shoemaker will custom-infuse a bottle for the lucky winner.
Cake Decorating - Seton Rossini + Gail Simmons
Joanna Della Valle
Courtesy of Seton Rossini, Gail Simmons and Blunt Rull
You and two friends join F&W and Top Chef’s Gail Simmons as she hosts a two-hour cake-decorating lesson with cake artist Seton Rossini from the Sweet and Salty Bakeshop and the blog, Pixel Whisk. Seton will demonstrate how to cover a cake in fondant and allow you the creative freedom to decorate a cake your way with her expert guidance and tips. You’ll leave with a finished cake, a copy of Gail’s memoir, “Talking with my Mouthful,” Seton Rossini’s new cookbook “Sweet Envy” and a genuine leather chef apron from Blunt Roll.
Have your cake, and eat it, too.
Bet your sister-in-law isn’t decorating cakes with Gail Simmons, now is she?
Hope Family Wines Club
Courtesy of Hope Family Wines
Paso Robles’s position in the heart of California’s sunny Central Coast has become one of the state’s top wine producing regions. And Austin Hope, winemaker of Hope Family Wines, is offering up a complimentary year of his acclaimed wines just for you.
2 shipments of 12 bottles in each shipment to your door. You can stay in the city but drink like you’re in wine country and it’s waiting for you when you get home.
You know you want it.
Restrictions: Subscription will terminate after one year unless renewed. Due to direct shipping regulations, we are unable to ship to UT, AZ, SD, AR, OH, KY, MS, AL, PA, DE, NJ, RI.
Mix It Up at ICE for 20 Friends
Courtesy of Institute of Culinary Education
New York City’s oldest culinary school is about to become its newest as the Institute of Culinary Education moves to its new 74,000-square-foot home in Brookfield Place this spring. What better way to celebrate than with a mixology party for 20 of your closest friends? The three-hour event includes hors d’oeuvres and the chance to shake it up at lower Manhattan’s newest culinary mecca.
Restrictions: Date to be determined based on availability and ICE’s instructor schedules. Class must be held on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday night in any month except December. Start time requested in 5:30-6:30pm range.
KitchenAid to the Rescue!
Courtesy of KitchenAid
Do your appliances need a makeover? KitchenAid’s Pro Line series was inspired by the 1937 redesign of the iconic Stand Mixer. This trio of red top-of-the-line products includes a seven-quart Bowl Lift Stand Mixer that features the company’s longest lasting and most efficient motor yet. The 16-Cup Food Processor is the first residential food processor with hands-free, commercial-style dicing so you’ll be ready for your own in-house Chopped competition. And for those who are simply satisfied with bread and water, the 2-Slice Automatic Toaster is equipped with a host of smart features, including the “keep warm” function so you’ll never eat cold toast again!
Dinner at Little Park for Four
Courtesy of Little Park
Chef Andrew Carmellini knows a thing or two about the NYC restaurant scene. He’s been on the line for more than 20 years, making his mark (and gathering Michelin stars) with some of the city’s best. Last year he opened Little Park in the Smyth Hotel as a celebration of his longtime partnerships with local farmers, anglers, vintners, ranchers and foragers. His menu of small and mid-sized plates encourages a shared and variable dining experience that is meant to be comfortable and elegant. Enjoy dinner for four along with wines paired by the sommelier. And if you’ve had more than your fill, book a room and stay for breakfast!
Restrictions: Gratuity for service staff not included. Must reserve at least 72 hours in advance. Expires April 21, 2016.
jcoco chocolate, Couture Chocolate All Year
Courtesy of jcoco chocolate
That’s right, pinch me! A year’s worth of jcoco, American couture chocolate, will be delivered to your door every month. We’ll include a set of chic and contemporary flavors every month and add in limited edition seasonal flavors when available. Drawing inspiration from cultures across the globe to push the culinary edge, flavors include agave quinoa sesame, black fig pistachio, edamame sea salt, cayenne veracruz orange, vanuatu coconut pecan, strawberry peanut baobab and noble dark with cocoa nibs.
Damn, don’t forget to alert the doorman. You don’t want the Bickersons in 5D to get this one by mistake!
Maison Premiere Dining for 2
Courtesy of Maison Premiere
Head to Brooklyn for an exclusive experience for two at Maison Premiere. Inspired by hotel lobbies of days gone by, afternoons in Paris cafes, late night dinners brooding over bivalves and wading through glasses of pastis and absinthe, Maison Premiere boasts the largest collection of premium Absinthe in New York City along with a working replica of the Absinthe fountain which once flowed in the Olde Absinthe House of New Orleans. Enjoy a personalized tour, cocktails (we recommend The Rattlesnake!) and dinner featuring an ever-changing selection of oysters from both coasts. Bivalves beware!
Restrictions: Reservation required.
Mario Batali Cookware by Dansk
Courtesy of Mario Batali by Dansk
A great meal begins with great ingredients, and that also means beautiful cooking vessels constructed to uniformly conduct heat while still looking great. This collection by culinary maestro Mario Batali will make any dish look Instagram worthy. Includes a four-quart Dutch oven and Lasagna/Roaster—both made of enamel-coated cast iron and perfect for slow simmering as well as high heat. The trio of cookware is completed with a cast-iron pizza pan/griddle that heats up fast and eliminates hot spots. Watch out, Mario, there’s a new chef in town!
Omakase Dinner at Nobu Fifty Seven for Four
Courtesy of Myriad Restaurant Group
This summer marks the 10-year anniversary of Nobu Fifty Seven, the first uptown New York location by legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Showcasing Nobu’s signature new style Japanese cuisine, the venue heats things up with new creations from the wood burning oven and hibachi table. Omakase dinner for four includes wine, beer and sake pairings but leaves the specifics in the hands of the chefs, who will guide you through special selections and a one-night-only dining experience not to be forgotten.
Restrictions: Valid Sunday - Thursday, reservation between 5:30-6:30pm. Value not to exceed $1,200. Tax and gratuity not included. Expires 4/21/16.
All-Clad Cookware Set
Courtesy of All-Clad Metalcrafters and Blunt Roll
You Just Can’t Ever Get Enough of this Stuff!
Direct from Canonsburg, PA, to your kitchen. Cookware makes the man—or woman. Let this embarrassment of culinary riches be yours and cook well now. Enjoy the American-made cookware legend that out performs and outlasts all the rest.
This isn’t any little 3-pc bridal registry gift from Aunt Sarah. We’re talking 10 pieces of Brushed D-5 cookware plus a genuine leather chef apron from Blunt Roll for you to unleash your inner chef!!!
Go ahead, you know you want to. And so does your spouse—they just don’t know it yet…
North End Grill
Courtesy of North End Grill
Head to Battery Park City for a feast like none other at Danny Meyers’ North End Grill with a $400 gift card. French-inspired cooking anchors a sumptuous menu that features a classic raw bar, house-made charcuterie and seasonal produce from the restaurant’s rooftop farm. Custom wood-burning grills and mesquite charcoal ovens imported from Spain impart a satisfying char and flavor in signature dishes such as the whole free range chicken for two. Beyond the curated wine list (be sure to check out the series of wine dinners this summer), the restaurant also boasts a Scotch collection of 150 single malts.
Restrictions: Gratuity not included - expires 4/21/2016.
Barbuto - Chef’s Table for 10
Courtesy of Barbuto
How much do you love Barbuto? Chances are quite a bit since chef Jonathan Waxman’s baby is perennially packed with the happy hungry crowd. Here’s your chance, superstar.
Dinner for 10 (TEN!) guests at the chef’s table. Guests will be treated to Barbuto’s four-course family-style dinner (not your family style, silly, JW’s family style—big difference!) and red & white wine chosen by the sommeliers.
For realz. Get it while it’s hot, chicken. Tell ‘em, Obi Wan sent you…
Restrictions: Table is only available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The chef’s table is available at 6:00 or 6:30 with a three hour time limit. Does not include gratuity. Expiration date: 5/16/16.
Chef’s Tasting Menu at Public for Four
Courtesy of Public Restaurant
It’s lucky number seven for executive chef Brad Farmerie, whose Lower East Side eatery has retained a coveted Michelin star since 2009. Experience a chef’s tasting for four with beverage pairings, where you can indulge in dishes inspired by Asia, the Antipodes, Europe and beyond. The New York Times described this global approach as one that “swings for the fences with each and every dish.”
Restrictions: Valid 1 year to date, gratuity not included (expires 4/21/16).
Mondays with Jesse - Dinner for Two at Recette
Courtesy of Recette and ChefShop.com
Recette (which means “recipe” in French) was born out of chef Jesse Schenker and pastry chef Christina Lee’s underground dinner parties. The cozy restaurant churns out fine dining in a warm, casual environment that has become a go-to destination in the Meatpacking District. Once a month, Schenker and team throw caution to the wind for a 10-course tasting menu inspired by seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a gift certificate for two and discover his culinary whims, often featuring riffs on raw fish, shellfish and pork. No two meals are ever the same so this is a once-in-a-lifetime meal!
Kicker Alert: A $100 gift certificate for a shopping spree at chefshop.com offers a virtual portal to unique kitchen products from around the globe. Search by ingredient, recipe, region or season.
Restrictions: Recette: Beverage, tax, gratuity not included. Expires 4/7/16.
ChefShop.com: Expires April 21, 2016.
4 VIP Tickets for Knife Fight at The Gorbals
Courtesy of The Gorbals
No, this isn’t a community theater production of West Side Story. Enjoy four VIP tickets to a Premier Event screening of Knife Fight, Season Three—Esquire Network’s underground, after-hours chef battle set against the backdrop of chef Ilan Hall’s Brooklyn eatery. Expect a crowd of heckling restaurant critics, foodies, boisterous chefs and other big personalities as some of the country’s most notable chef’s descend upon Brooklyn to earn bragging rights and an “I Won” cleaver.
Restrictions: Event admission includes dinner, choice of May 18th or June 1st.
Whole Foods Shopping + Blunt Roll Aprons
Courtesy of Whole Foods Market and Blunt Roll
Guilty as charged! Who hasn’t popped into Whole Foods and spent an afternoon of time languishing among the fresh produce, gourmet products and prepared foods? Whether you’re tackling an impromptu dinner party or stocking up for the week ahead, this $500 Whole Foods Market gift card will more than fill your shopping cart. And to make sure you look as good as your ingredients, this lot also includes two limited-edition Blunt Roll denim and leather aprons. Made to order with an adjustable neck strap and leather pockets, it can also double as a knife roll for the nomad in every chef.
Drinks at The Plaza for Two!
Courtesy of Chef Zakarian/ The Palm Court
Just a few months ago, Chef Zakarian and team unveiled the new redesign at The Palm Court in The Plaza Hotel. The décor is beautiful and polished, even Eloise would approve. Ladies, grab a girlfriend and dress to impress or enjoy a romantic evening with that special someone. Winning bidder and guest will be treated to evening cocktails and bites at The Palm Court.
Don’t forget to take a moment and check yourself out in those famed mirrored tables – ooh la la!
Restrictions: Only valid at The Plaza Hotel; cannot be redeemed for cash. The original certificate must be presented at the time of redemption. Blackout dates apply. Certificate is valid for 12 months.
Bottomless Brunch for 6 at The Meatball Shop
Courtesy of The Meatball Shop
When Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow opened The Meatball Shop on Stanton Street in 2010, they singlehandedly became the standard bearers of this humble and beloved staple. Four years and six locations later, the partners have forever changed our appreciation for meatballs.
Snare this little beauty and you and five friends can enjoy a bottomless brunch (reservation included, no waiting!) at any of the six locations.
Bid on this before that baller right behind you does…
Restrictions: Must be redeemed within a year of April 21st, 2015 during brunch operating hours (Sat & Sun opening until 4pm).
Sparkling or Still?
Courtesy of S. Pellegrino
You can have both! For more than a century, San Pellegrino has been synonymous with high quality and extraordinary water – bubbly or flat, it’s the best of the best. Enjoy home delivery of a case of each every month for a year. We doubt you will miss tap water at all.
Restrictions: Includes delivery fees. Delivery dates will be predetermined but are subject to change based on customer’s schedule/needs.
|Fashion and Art||
John Lennon – Statue of Liberty
Courtesy of Bob Gruen
Rock and Roll photographer Bob Gruen is widely known for his impressive clientele including Tina and Ike Turner, the Bee Gees and John Lennon. Just think of the stories he could tell after working with John and Yoko in New York City. Grab this limited edition print “John Lennon – Statue of Liberty” and consider these tales while admiring the artwork hanging in your home.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words…
Jewelry Making Class with Melissa Joy Manning
Courtesy of Melissa Joy Manning
Inspired by the four corners of the world from Death Valley to Morocco, Melissa Joy Manning has redefined the “wow” factor in contemporary jewelry design while still maintaining a commitment to handmade craftsmanship and ethical sourcing.
And it doesn’t get any more hands-on than a private tour and class for two with the iconic designer herself at her stunning SoHo studio. You’ll get on-the-job training with Melissa as she shares her tricks of the trade that include the use of upcycled stones, recycled sterling silver and green-certified gold.
Kicker Alert: Binge on some bling with a $500 Melissa Joy Manning gift certificate!
Restrictions: Dates and availability pending Melissa Joy Manning’s availability.
Diamonds and Pearls
Courtesy of Mikimoto
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then what is a diamond’s best friend? The answer: pearls. Mikimoto’s Founder Kokichi Mikimoto said, “My dream is to adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls.” Since 1893 the world leader in pearl cultivation and jewelry design has been recognized for superb quality. This three pearl drop Aokya cultured pearl pendant features .08ct of diamonds set in 18k white gold. A perfect accent for any outfit or occasion, just try to refrain from your rendition of “Happy Birthday, Mr. President.”
|Sports and Fitness||
SoulCycle 5-Classes + Fit Foodie Package
Courtesy of SoulCycle and Health and Cooking Light
You’re as committed to working out on that bike almost as much as you are to hitting refresh on your web browser in order to snare that class with Ricque or Stacey. Well, here comes a nice little five-class bundle just in time to kickoff swimsuit season.
Kicker Alert: We’ve secured you a little added inspiration with this “Fit Foodie” Package from Health and Cooking Light including a Jawbone UP24 Activity Tracker and Hamilton Beach Juicer!
Restrictions: SoulCycle: Excludes Hamptons locations, must bring pass to redeem passes.
2 Promenade Tickets for US Open Men’s Finals
Courtesy of Lavazza - Italy’s Favorite Coffee
Who will take the trophy (and the $3 million prize money!) at this year’s US Open? You and a guest will have Promenade seats—no binoculars required!—for an up-close look at this year’s men’s final. Will Novak Djokovic take a second title? Perhaps Roger Federer will prove that 30-somethings can still dominate the court. Or maybe it will be Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, or an up-and-comer. A fifth set may require a caffeine boost, so be sure to check out the Lavazza Café, the US Open’s exclusive coffee.
New York Rangers Memorabilia
Courtesy of New York Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist Foundation
The New York Rangers have been a fixture at Madison Square Garden since 1928, paving the way for today’s players, which include favorite goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. Hold on to a piece of New York sports history with a New York Rangers hockey stick signed by the entire 2014-15 roster. And as for “King Henrik” (nicknamed for his powerful play during his rookie season)? He’s proven to be a formidable player on and off the ice and is the only goaltender in NHL history to record 30 wins in each of his first 7 seasons. He’s also a member of the Food Bank’s Celebrity Ambassador Program and has included a signed jersey as part of this sports lover’s memorabilia package. Now let’s hope for a Stanley Cup!
Golf Lover’s Package!
Courtesy of Patron Spirits Company and Marc Feinberg
We can’t promise a hole-in-one, but you and two friends will still enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful Meadow Brook Club in Jericho, NY. And even better, you’ll certainly look good playing with this collection of golf accessories from Patrón Spirits Company. Mop your brow on the back nine with two Patrón golf towels while transporting your clubs in style with a custom green Callaway golf stand bag. Also included is a Patrón Silver golf marker hat clip, two Patrón “Ahead” caps with debossed logo, and just in case you find yourself teeing off into a nearby water hole, 12 Patrón Hex Chrome Callaway golf balls.
Restrictions: Must play with member; includes caddy. Date to be mutually agreed upon based on course availability.
Score Yankees Tickets for 2 - Play Ball!
Courtesy of Sylvia Golden
We all know that snagging good seats to a New York Yankees game is like trying to walk in and get a table at Babbo. It just doesn’t happen. Fortunately, you can mark your calendar for two tickets (Section 120A, Row 19, Seats 7 and 8) for a game this summer, along with admission to the Audi Club for a bird’s-eye view of the action along with parking at River Ave. garage. Of course, once you take those seats right behind home plate, Joe Girardi and the gang may have a hard time getting you to leave.
Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date; most dates available with advance notice.
Baltimore Ravens Football Package
Courtesy of Chris Canty
Don’t fumble! Score a touchdown with this football package. You and a friend get tickets to a 2015 regular season Baltimore Ravens game of your choice (home or away) and you take home a framed Chris Canty jersey. No need to take a time-out and think this one over!