Clement At The Peninsula New York Announces Color Room Winemaker Series

On January 31, 2014, Clement, the restaurant at The Peninsula New York, will host the first installment of its Color Room Winemaker Series. Guests will enjoy an insightful evening in Clement's elegant Color Room, featuring a six-course menu by Chef de Cuisine Brandon Kida and carefully curated wine parings from The Hess Collection Winery in Napa Valley, CA.

The Hess Collection Director of Winemaking, Mr. Dave Guffy, will personally be on hand to share his extensive knowledge and 15 years of experience at Hess, while leading participants through the tasting. A highlight of the evening will be the opportunity to indulge in the winery's most exclusive label, 'The Lion,' which has only been available to those who visit their winery in Napa.

Chef Kida and Clement's Director of Wine Jared Fischer have worked to craft an exquisite six-course pairing menu for the evening. Selections include:
Bay Scallops with Lardon - Hess Shirtail Creek 2012 Chardonnay, Monterey
Uni Risotto with White Truffle - Hess Collection 2011 Chardonnay, Napa Valle
Quail with Stuffing, Prunes and Verjus Gastrique - Hess Collection 2009 '19 Block' Cuv�e, Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley
120 Dry-aged Beef - Hess Collection 2010 Cabernet, Napa Valley and Hess Collection 2008 'The Lion,' Napa Valley

Date: January 31, 2014

Price: $275 per person

Time: 6:30 pm reception; 7:00 pm dinner

Reservations are required and may be secured by calling (212) 903 3923 or via e-mail at

About The Hess Collection

Founded by Donald Hess in 1978, The Hess Collection Winery in the Napa Valley uses sustainable, environmentally-sound practices with the axiom, "Nurture the land, and return what you take." That philosophy brings with it a dedication to delivering wines that speak to their natural origins.

Recognized internationally for wine, art, and sustainable practices, The Hess Collection has been listed in the Wine Spectator's "Top 100" List, Wine Enthusiast Best Values, Wine & Spirits Annual Restaurant Poll and the International Wine and Spirits Competition. The winery was among the first wineries to receive certification for the California Sustainable Winegrowing.

About The Peninsula New York

Ideally located on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, in the heart of Mid-town Manhattan's most prestigious shopping, cultural, and business neighborhood, The Peninsula New York is a 23-storey, 1905 landmark building featuring 185 spacious and luxurious guest rooms and 54 suites, decorated in a classic, contemporary style. For additional information on The Peninsula New York please visit


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