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Lido Harlem offering wine and dinner tastings for upcoming holiday season

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The holiday season is upon us, Harlem! Do you have special plans? Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar on 117th Street and Frederick Douglass is offering wine and dinner tastings during the holidays! Interested participants can schedule a wine and tasting event with friends and family or hold a company holiday party at Lido Harlem as well!

Your special event can include history, grapes and other important wine facts. For example, discover why certain foods pair better than others with your wine. Sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith will lead the tasting in a fun and relaxed setting. Lido Harlem is offering 4 and 5 course pairings for 10 or more individuals.

For reservations, call Lido at 646-490-8575, or Andrea Wobensmith at 917-733-9413, andrea@wineandtravels.com Below is a sample menu for your viewing:

First Course
Warm salad of arugula, roasted pears, walnuts, shaved parmesean
Wine: Prosecco Brut Jeio Bisol
Second Course
Arancini, risotto rice balls stuffed with gorgonzola
Wine: Rose Sangiovese
Third Course
Spaghettini, arrabiata with grilled shrimp
Wine: Toscana Rosso Circa
Fourth Course
Braised short ribs with fontina polenta, marscapone cream, fresh horseradish
Wine: Aglianico Del Vulture
Fifth Course
Chocolate budino with sea salt
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Save the date: Second Annual Harlem Hospitality and Culinary Conference set for October 23

The second annual Harlem Hospitality and Culinary Conference, featuring top industry tastemakers and influencers from the worlds of food, hotels, nightlife and real estate, will be happening Wednesday, October 23, from 8 am – 2:30 pm, at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Panelists this year include Richard Notar, Managing Partner, Nobu Restaurants, Serena Bass, Celebrity Caterer, Serena Bass Inc., Executive Chef, Lido Harlem, Richard Coraine, Managing Partner, Union Square Hospitality Group, Christina Grdovic, VP and Publisher, Food & Wine Magazine, Jennifer Baum, Founder, Bullfrog & Baum, Adam Saper, Managing Partner, Eataly New York, Artie Thompson, Catering Director, Chef Roble & Co./Bravo TV and Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman, Retail Group, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, among others.

The conference, will explore strategies for developing and sustaining successful businesses in Harlem within these key industries. Topics will include Game Changers: Winning Strategies in the Culinary Industry Today; Branding: Creative Strategy Behind a Successful Culinary Brand; Homegrown Restaurants/Eateries: Thriving as David in the Land of Goliath; Event Catering: Untapped Potential for Restaurant/Culinary Business Growth; Artisanal Foods: Creating a Successful Neighborhood/Regional Culinary Brand; Cocktails and Nightlife: What Makes a Great Bar?; and NYC’s Wake Up Call: Meeting Growing Demand for Harlem Hotels.

See details below on how to attend. And read more here about Harlem restaurants.
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Didn’t make it to Italy over the summer? No worries, head to Lido Harlem for Sept wine tasting event

For those of us Harlemites who could not travel to Italy this past summer, can now escape to Italy’s wine country in Harlem. Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar on 117th Street and FDB is hosting another a wine event in September. On Tuesday, September 24th from 7:30-9:30 pm, Lido Harlem is offering a five course wine tasting dinner featuring Italian wines and food.

Wine educator and sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith will once again take guests through the wines and help them learn more about pairing tips, grapes, differences in growing practices and more, all in an intimate and relaxed setting. Wobensmith has been teaching wine classes for over 7 years. Her passion began after visiting Italy and tasting wines throughout the countryside. Wobensmith earned her Sommelier Certificate with the Sommelier Society of America.

The price is $105 per person plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited, call for reservations at: 646-490-8575 or 917-733-9413.
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Attend five course wine tasting dinner at Lido Harlem

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The good folks over at Lido Harlem, located at 2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 117th Street, are hosting a wine event in June. On June 5th from 7:30-9:30 pm, they are offering a five course wine tasting dinner featuring…of course, Italian wines and food.

Wine educator and sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith will take guests through the wines and help them learn more about pairing tips, grapes, differences in growing practices and more, all in an intimate and relaxed setting. Wobensmith has been teaching wine classes for over 7 years. Her passion began after visiting Italy and tasting wines throughout the countryside. Wobensmith earned her Sommelier Certificate with the Sommelier Society of America.

The price is $105 per person plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited, call for reservations at: 646-490-8575.

Serena Bass, executive chef at Lido Harlem, featured in NY Times Thursday Styles

Check out today’s New York Times Style section! Harlem ‘s Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar is featured via its executive chef, Serena Bass. The article focuses on the different stages of Ms. Bass’ successful career as a caterer in London and New York City. Bass started at Lido Harlem last Fall and the article mentions some of her clientele has actually come uptown to Lido to dine in Harlem.

To read the full article, go here!

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Chef Stephen Putnam moves on from Lido Harlem, sought-after caterer Serena Bass steps in

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Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar in Harlem is experiencing some changes, but don’t worry. These changes are positive for everyone involved, especially the consumer. Lido Harlem, located at 117th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd., exclusively tells HarlemGal Inc. that British-born, celeb following caterer, Serena Bass has been hired by the Harlem eatery to redevelop their menu. This decision to hire Bass to redevelop Lido’s menu is right out of the oven practically. Bass will start working with the Lido team effective immediately! In her bio, it reads: Bass’ most recent venture is at Lido Harlem where she is taking the popular neighborhood restaurant to a new level. So let’s all pay attention to the menu at Lido. I am confident it will have that similar ingredient: quality food.

These changes are happening at Lido due to initial Chef Stephen Putnam giving notice last week to the management team that he was departing the Harlem dining place to start his own restaurant in Harlem, along with his wife Dera. Putnam will not comment on the exact location of his Harlem restaurant or the starting date because he is in the midst of negotiations. However, Putnam does say that he plans on serving cuisine at his new place that garnered him a 26 out of 30 rating from Zagat while at Lido.

And for those of us who like dining at Lido Harlem, like I do, the service, ambiance and quality of food will remain the same, according to its management team. Lido will continue to provide the same level of service it has been consistently offering since it opened about a year and a half ago. And be on the look out for Serena Bass in Harlem. Just so you know, her clients include Sarah Jessica Parker and Oscar de la Renta.