SUMMERTIME LIVING IS EASY WITH SAA

AT JUST $2,299*, SUMMERTIME LIVING IS EASY WITH SAA VACATIONS® AIR-INCLUSIVE CAPE TOWN AND SABI SABI SAFARI SUMMER ESCAPE PACKAGE

Nine-Day Luxury “Summer in Style” Includes International and Domestic African Flights; Available for Travel Aug. 15-31, 2009

South African Airways Vacations® new luxury, 9-day “Summer in Style” extraordinary safari package brings unprecedented summer savings, with 5-star stays at the world-famous Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town, and the world- renowned Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve at Kruger National Park for just $2,299*, including international and domestic African flights on South African Airways, Africa’s most awarded airline. This exceptional summer deal is sure to make that getaway dream vacation a possibility sooner than you think, during the summer season, which some have considered out of reach. Experience the awe-inspiring Cape during its cooler months and a safari at its best viewing period with this unheard-of rate. This value-priced package is available for sale now for travel Aug. 15-31, 2009. To book or for more information, call 1-888-722-4872.

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MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY

EXTENDS

THE RETURN OF FIVE TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

AND BROADWAY STAR

CHEYENNE JACKSON

IN THEIR DUET SHOW “THE POWER OF TWO”

SIX MORE SHOWS ADDED, JUNE 25, 26 and 27

FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed “Best of New York” by New York Magazine and “an invaluable New York institution” by The New York Post – currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary season – will extend the first joint engagement of the club’s founder MICHAEL FEINSTEIN and critically-acclaimed Broadway star CHEYENNE JACKSON. Originally announced from June 2 – 12, the club has announced six additional shows on June 25, 26 and 27. Their new duet show “The Power Of Two” will feature pop songs, classic standards and songs from Broadway shows like The Pajama Game, City Of Angels and Finian’s Rainbow. The two stars, who sold out individual appearances at the club earlier this season, are collaborating onstage for the first time. All shows take place at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, one of the premiere interpreters of American popular song, has been a household name since the success of his 1988 one-man Broadway show, Isn’t It Romantic. He enjoys an active performance calendar, including major concert halls, symphony orchestras, intimate jazz clubs and college campuses. More than a mere performer, he is nationally recognized for his commitment to the American popular song, both celebrating its art and preserving its legacy for the next generation.

His latest CD, The Sinatra Project – a collection of the great romantic songs performed by “Ol’ Blue Eyes” – garnered him a fifth Grammy Award nomination. He served as host and consultant on the new PBS documentary film “Soundies: A Musical History” and has written the score for a new stage musical The Gold Room, opening soon in London’s West End. His previous CD from Concord Records is Hopeless Romantics, a songbook of Harry Warren classics recorded with legendary jazz pianist George Shearing. In 2004, Michael completed a national tour with songwriting icon Jimmy Webb based on their CD, Only One Life – The Songs of Jimmy Webb. The disc was named one of “10 Best CDs of the Year” by USA Today. Recently he hosted and produced The Great American Songbook, a PBS Special and DVD set from Warner Brothers that traces the history of popular music in our country and debuted at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

CHEYENNE JACKSON

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From Thalassa With Love

Beginning Tuesday, June 16, Thalassa, the contemporary Greek seafood restaurant in Tribeca (179 Franklin Street — between Hudson & Greenwich Streets) will offer Greek cooking classes in its open kitchen for summer entertaining by Executive Chef Ralpheal Abrahante. Impress your friends and family with your cooking skills with a lean and fit Mediterranean diet approach. The classes will be offered 3 Tuesdays in June:

June 16 (Meze: Zucchini fritters, Tuna tartare with caviar mousse, Spinach pie,
Mini Veal Meatballs)
June 23 (Grilling: Clams on the grill, grilled whole Mediterranean fish, grilled octopus)
June 30 (Simple Mini Greek desserts: Yogurt=2 0tart with wild fruit, Baklava rolls,
Chocolate ekmek)

ALL FROM 5:00 – 6:00 PM
$50 per class OR a package deal for $120
For reservations and more information, call 212-941-766

Artisan Family of Wines Announces Three New Releases

Artisan Family of Wines Announces Three New Releases

Even in a Recession, You Needn’t Lower Your “Wine-Drinking Standards

Website: http://www.artisanfamilyofwines.com/

Here are three terrific food-wines for under $20. The style may be different but the commonality is quality. From the flexible Cabernet to the elegant Meritage to the delightful Rose, we loved them all. So will you!

2005 Sly Dog Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2005 Sly Dog Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon was meticulously crafted by winemaker Chris Markell. Chris is an advisor to wineries and brings over 30 years of winemaking experience to the Sly Dog team. He’s a global winemaker who has worked and consulted for prestigious wineries in California, France, Australia, and Chile. With his attention to detail and passion for quality and balance, Chris has a gift for selecting the very best grapes. He’s also extremely skillful at delivering the finest expression of a variety’s potential flavor and complexity. His attention to detail and stare-of-the-art winemaking practices are demonstrated in the many layers of flavor and complexity in this special Cabernet Sauvignon.

This 2005 release is the second vintage of this crafted Cabernet Sauvignon from the noted Red Hills District of Lake County. Lake County, once a part of Napa County, produces some great wines from the likes of noted wineries, like the Steeles, Wildhurst, and Langtree. The Red Hills District is noted for its terroir which produces unique and distinct grapes. The red gravely loam soils allow deep root penetration, which help produce small, succulently flavorful berries. Hot summer days and cool nights are perfect climate, contributing to this fruit forward, well-balanced, and flavorful Cabernet.

Technical Information:
Alcohol: 13.9%
pH: 3.70
T.A.: 6.2 g/l
Production: 6,400 cases

Winemaker Notes:
This 2005 Sly Dog Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet with aromas of dried raspberry, rose petals, wild cherry, and cassis On the palate, red raspberry dominates followed by flavors of currant and a hint of anise, with subtle vanilla and cracked white pepper on the finish.

Food & Wine Pairing:
This wine is best paired with moderately rich dishes like Grilled Stuffed Portabellas and a rich Chocolate Cabernet Sauvignon Cake. All of these recipes are available here.

Suggested Retail: $14.99
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The 2006 Seven Artisan’s Meritage was meticulously crafted by winemaking partner Jeffrey A. Miller. In 2005, Jeff Miller of Napa, California, became a wine grape grower. Along with his wife Beryl, they have a 34-acre vineyard under cultivation in adjacent Suisun Valley. As with many growers before him, it didn’t take very long before the desire to taste the pure expression of what he was growing, and how it would perform as a wine under his watchful eye, took over. By 2006, as a budding winemaker, Jeff Miller and his partner Richard Burnley released their first vintage under the label of 2004 Sly Dog Cellars. Their next wine released was 2007 Red Côte Rosé.

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