According to Elbert Hubbard “Art is not a thing, it is a way,” and during the upcoming Roycroft Arts and Crafts Conference that will be exemplified through two food and wine events. Both the “Well Crafted” Wine Tasting and Dinner will highlight unique ingredients from their origins and creation to preparation and how we indulge.
Opening the weekend events on Thursday October 18th will be “A Well Crafted Wine Tasting.” It will be held at The Roycroft Power House and will feature a variety of wines that are not your typical pinot grigio or cabernet. The wines highlighted will include uncommon varietals and blends and countries of origin from Africa to New Zealand. Accompanying the wines will be a tasting of olive oils from around the world. The cost per person is $30.
On Saturday October 20th, the “Well Crafted Dinner” will highlight the ideas of self-sustainable, environmentally-friendly and organic food sources. The evening will include special presentations by Robin Ross of Arrowhead Spring Vineyards who will discuss their environmental philosophy on grape growing to produce a world class wine. Trystan Sandvoss, Founder of First Light Farm, will explain their approach and philosophy in making their artisanal cheese and dairy products. Completing the conversation will by Mary Jo Graham, Environmentalist and Naturalist, who will share the concepts of self-sustainable, environmentally-friendly and organic food sources. The meal will be specially prepared from locally harvested fruits and vegetables, and free range chicken. It will surely be a relaxing and informative evening while enjoying a meal the way food was meant to be made, the well-crafted way. The cost person is $45.
As part of East Aurora’s “Well Crafted Weekend” there will be many food and wines events through the village including the East Aurora Farmers market on Saturday 9am-1 pm, fresh baked artisan breads at the Elm St. bakery and at the East Aurora Food Cooperative Market you can learn more about co-op markets and how to support our local producers. And, let’s not forget, it’s Local Restaurant Week with EA restaurants offering specials at $20.12.
For more information on the “Well Crafted” Wine Tasting and Dinner and the Roycroft Campus Arts and Crafts Conference or to make a reservation, visit their RCC website at www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com or call The Copper Shop Gallery at 716.655.0261.
The Conference is sponsored by Style 1900, Boston Valley Terra Cotta and Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel. The Roycroft Conference events can be purchased separately or as a package. Accommodations for overnight guest are available at The Roycroft Inn.
Post courtesy of the Roycroft Campus Corporation