India’s Diwali comes to NYC at Moti Mahal Delux

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India’s most recognized holiday, Diwali, also known as the “Festival of Lights,” celebrates the victory of good over evil, with lights representing the spirit within, food and sweets, which symbolizes the counteractions of bitterness and renewing of friendships.

If you’d like the partake in Diwali’s rich culture, both visually and in taste, we invite you to the renowned Moti Mahal Delux’s New York City location, the next best place to be to celebrate this colorful event, if you can’t be in India.

To commemorate the holiday, Moti Mahal Delux will be decorated with traditional oil lamps, fresh flowers, colorful lanterns, and fairy lights.  Chef Gaurav Anand will feature a Diwali tasting menu, available at dinner only, for two weeks beginning Sunday, November 4th 2012 through Sunday, November 18th 2012. Below is Chef Anand’s menu for this celebration.

Moti Mahal Delux is located at 1149 1st Avenue at 63rd Street, 212-371-3535, www.motimahaldelux.us.

 

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NEW WINES OF GREECE TO KICK OFF FIRST ANNUAL CELEBRATE GREEK WINES IN NEW YORK

Two-Week Celebration June 8th to June 22nd Will Bring Together

Restaurants and Retailers to Revel in Greek Wine

Greece, renowned as the birthplace of civilization, has produced wine for over 4,000 years, yet up until now the elegant white and red wines of this ancient region were a sommelier’s secret. Now, recent reviews in the Wine Advocate and The New York Times, among others, have illustrated that the secret is out – the Greek wine renaissance is full steam ahead.

To honor the heritage of winemaking in this unique Mediterranean region, New Wines of Greece is proud to announce "Celebrate Greek Wines," a two week promotion running from June 8-22nd at participating New York area restaurants and wine retailers. This inaugural celebration will honor the heritage of Greek wine and educate consumers looking to explore and enjoy these food-friendly varieties native to Greece that show a true sense of place like no other region, says Oenologist, Sofia Perpera.

Celebrate Greek Wines

Greek wines express the nuances of their diverse terroir while the distinct flavors of its indigenous varieties compliment a wide range of cuisines. Visit www.celebrategreekwines.com and experience the Greek wine renaissance for yourself.

Participating restaurants such as Anfora, Loi, Almond, Kefi, Gastroarte, Alison Eighteen, The Atlantic Grill, Corkbuzz and many more will offer a special flight of Greek wines, discounted Greek wine bottles, or a prix fixe menu featuring a glass of Greek wine

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THE EMPEROR’S BANQUET

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 NEW TANG DYNASTY TELEVISION’S 10th ANNIVERSARY


BENEFIT GALA – CELEBRATING CHINESE CULTURE

AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

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New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television – a non-profit Chinese and multi-language TV network headquartered in New York City. NTD broadcasts to over 200 million potential viewers via satellite, cable and the Internet.

The Emperor’s Banquet Benefit Gala, preceded by a unique two day Chinese Culinary Competition in Times Square presented by New Tang Dynasty Television. This banquet celebrates a decade of championing press freedom and the promotion and sharing of traditional Chinese culture. Transforming Times Square into the kitchen arena of ancient China, the competition is designed to showcase the skills and artistry of over 50 Master Chefs from around the world. Celebrities and renowned chefs will participate in the closing “Lightning Wok Challenge.” The winners of the International Chinese Culinary Competition will then prepare a sumptuous 10 course feast in celebration of NTD’s tenth anniversary.

Fierce competition for the Gold Medals. A major donation to CITYMEALS when these Chinese chefs from around the world will donate huge meals to the homebound and Senior Center in a China-US touching hands celebration

Thursday, September 22, 2011 and Friday September 23, 2011 –
NTD’s Fourth International Chinese Culinary Competition

9:00 a.m: Commencement of the Culinary Competition (Eight rounds
lasting between 45 minutes to an hour)
7:00 p.m: 15 minute Kung Pao Chicken Dish “Lightning Wok Challenge”

Sunday, September 25, 2011 – NTD’s 10 Year Anniversary Benefit Gala
5:00-7:00 p.m: Reception and Silent Auction
7:00-9:30 p.m: The Emperor’s Banquet 10 Course Haute Cuisine Dinner
Includes Han Couture Fashion show and Live Auction

International Chinese Culinary Competition – Times Square

The Emperor’s Banquet – Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New Yorkimage

 

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