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The Polished Palate
Valbella Restaraunt NYC


New York ’s VodkaFest—with Gin!

Monday October 23, 2006

Manhattan ’s sleek, chic new restaurant located at 421 West 13th Street, in the heart of the Meat Packing District in Manhattan , Valbella offers contemporary Italian cuisine made from the finest ingredients and a vast array of wines & spirits to please every palate. This elegant and stylish restaurant features split level dining, a Chef’s room and a Wine Cellar.

David Ghatanfard, owner of Valbella New York , has been the proud owner of the distinguished Valbella in Greenwich CT for 14 years. Wine Spectator gave Valbella their Best of Excellence Award’; the New York Times offered their highest rating’.

We're shakin' and stirrin' at our VodkaFest-featuring Gin. Taste Vodkas from Sweden, Poland, Holland, Ireland, Finland, Switzerland, the USA & France. Vodkas made from corn, rye, wheat (one made from only 5 varieties of wheat)...some from fruit orchards like wild berries, ruby red grapefruit, banana, clementine, mango...some from your garden (cilantro, dill, rosemary & fennel) and more.

Meet John Myers, 'Liquorato' and author of the upcoming "What Would Jesus Drink: Cocktails for the Second Coming" and Leo DeGroff, one of the outstanding mixologists at BED-NY, New York's hottest lounge/club/restaurant.

The VIP hour starts at 5:30PM . Guests will have an opportunity to mix and mingle, in a more intimate setting, with experts, authors, distillers and others. Members of The Museum of the American Cocktail will host a cocktail presentation. Goody Bags will be given to VIP’s only.

General Admission begins at 6:30 . Throughout the evening, a dazzling culinary feast will satisfy even the most discriminating palate, while you sip dozens of delicious Vodkas and Gins while swaying to the sounds of our featured entertainment, the 'jazsical ' stylings of world-renown Christopher Gillespie.

Silent Auction

The Polished Palate events host Silent Auctions, to benefit the Sky Ranch Foundation. Since 1960, Sky Ranch has been helping to give troubled kids a second chance. With its network of contributors, Sky Ranch today is a 3,000 acre working ranch, a licensed special education school and an inspiration to those who know and understand its special work.

Auction items are generously donated by our participating brands and sponsors, often featuring rare hard-to-find collectable items. If you wish to make a donation, please contact Duncan Cameron, Treasurer, at 540-891-7201.

VIP Ticket Price $60 in advance $70 at the door, cash only
portions of all VIP Tickets sold will benefit the Sky Ranch Foundation

 General Admission $40 in advance $50 at the door, cash only

 Event ends at 9PM

 ¼ oz. samples permitted only

Must be 21 or over to attend

Photo I.D. is required