SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

October 31, 2013 15:13 ET

Phenomenal Femmes Wine Dinner Series Is the Toast of New York This Season

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park Tempts Guests With Perfect Pairings

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 31, 2013) - Happy unions may usually be the domain of marriages and business mergers, but Auden Bistro and Bar at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is expanding those boundaries to include food as well. Starting on October 30, 2013, this restaurant's handsome private dining room will host a Wine Dinner Series that, much like Auden itself, tastefully merges modernity with tradition.

As one of Midtown Manhattan's most attractive restaurants, Auden Bistro & Bar demonstrates a restrained elegance both in the dining room and on the plate. Its open floor plan and abundant natural light lend an airiness to the space that's underscored by the wood paneling and leather seating.

Similarly, Executive Chef Mark Arnao has adapted traditional bistro fare for modern palates. His carefully composed dishes integrate regional produce and sustainable seafood to be at once satisfying, beautiful and light. Free-range rack of lamb, for example, may be paired with couscous on this bistro's globally-inspired menus.

Choosing an entrée from any of Auden's menus can spoil guests for choice, but those visiting for the special Wine Dinner Series will be spared that difficulty. During this event, diners will taste the fruits of another happy union: the exciting collaboration between the hotel's Wine Director Marika Vida and Executive Chef Arnao. As iconic figures in the wine industry and traditional haute bistro cuisine, Vida and Arnao have combined their talents to pair four-course meals with choices from Vida's exclusive wine selection. And leading each of these intimate dinners will be a pioneering woman from the wine industry.

The series lineup includes the following dinners:

  • October 30, 2013 - Laura Catena, President of Bodega Catena Zapata and Owner of Luca and La Posta Wineries (Argentina)
  • November 15, 2013 - Lia Tolaini-Banville, Owner, Tolaini Vineyards (Italy) and Banville & Jones Wine Merchants (USA)
  • December 3, 2013 - Merry Edwards, James Beard Award Winner for Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional, Merry Edwards Winery (Sonoma County, California)

A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Women's Shelter at Crossroads Community Services. Tickets are $150 per person, and seating is limited. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (212) 521-6125.

About The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
Within walking distance of Fifth Avenue's finest shops, boutiques and cultural attractions, the 259-room Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Central Park hotel offers traditional luxury; the first stateside La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa; a well-equipped fitness center with personal trainers available; a multimillion-dollar art collection; afternoon high tea in the Star Lounge; and the wit and charm of famed bartender Norman. For more information and reservations, contact The Ritz-Carlton toll-free at 866-671-6008 or directly at 212-308-9100. Further information can also be obtained by visiting the Midtown Manhattan hotel's website at, or by consulting a travel professional.

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About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 82 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).

Contact Information

  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
    50 Central Park South
    New York, New York 10019
    (212) 308-9100