Martelli Pasta Tour, Italy!

Martelli Pasta Tour, Italy!

In May, on a trip to Tuscany for the Gastronomic Food and Wine Experience, hosted by Zonin Wines, we visited the Martelli Pasta Factory! Here we met Laura Martelli and her brother Luca who showed us around the factory before we sat down for an incredible pasta lunch. The pasta is made from durum wheat […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

The Perfect Summer Pairing: Chablis + Oysters!

The Perfect Summer Pairing: Chablis + Oysters!

One of my favorite summer pairings is Chablis and Oysters! This very popular food and wine pairing is one you can not miss on a hot day dining outside. These bright and acidic, mineral-driven wines combined with salty oysters fresh from the ocean is simply heaven. I had the opportunity to taste one of my […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Garden Party Wines with Château de Poncié!

Garden Party Wines with Château de Poncié!

“In the year 949, the owner of the Château de Poncié, called by its Latin name Villa Ponciago, donated his vineyard to the Abbey of Cluny, with the hope of saving his soul.” – Chateaudeponcie.fr All of those involved in this wonderful adventure has been to reflect the character of the Fleurie Cru, which produces wines […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Trattoria Italienne, NYC!

Trattoria Italienne, NYC!

I recently had the best brunch at a great Italian spot in Flatiron, NYC! This area is filled with beautiful architecture, luxury buildings, and great restaurants, including one of my new favorite brunch spots: Trattoria Italienne! This restaurant is not new, however in NYC with so much being offered, it’s new to me and I […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Fabulous French Cuisine at Demarchelier, NYC!

Fabulous French Cuisine at Demarchelier, NYC!

I had the pleasure of dining at Demarchelier Restaurant on the Upper East Side. This French restaurant is absolutely exquisite and offers organic, natural, and grass-fed ingredients that they source directly from farms close to NY! It’s a great spot with plenty of room and yet it has an intimate feel that makes you feel right at […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

A LES Gem: Pinky’s Space, NYC!

A LES Gem: Pinky’s Space, NYC!

A new foodie haven opened up on the Lower East Side in January featuring elevated take out French cuisine by Wesley Wobles, the executive chef behind acclaimed NYC and Parisian restaurants Le Midi, Lumiere, Sugar Hill Bistro and others. He has just opened his first standalone effort at 70 East 1st Street, called Pinky’s Space in the East Village, […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Acqua Restaurant NYC!

Acqua Restaurant NYC!

On Peck Slip Street in NYC lies a little gem that offers unique Southern Italian coastal cuisine in an unexpected style. I had the pleasure of dining at Acqua Restaurant NYC where Chef Giuseppe blew me away with his charm, cooking style, and passionate presentation. “Acqua celebrates the power of the sea and the freshness […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

La Pulperia, Upper East Side!

La Pulperia, Upper East Side!

La Pulperia, a Latin restaurant, and bar on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is a gem I recently had the pleasure of visiting! This spot serves quite the array of cocktails and cuisine, and also offers Brazillian Jazz on Monday’s, Ladies Night on Tuesday’s, Drag Brunch at the Hells Kitchen location, and also a […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

A Tipsy Time at The Liquor Lab!

A Tipsy Time at The Liquor Lab!

I recently took a class at a “cocktail school” called The Liquor Lab. This SOHO spot is a great place for corporate or group outings, date nights, and friends night out. You can find classes ranging from $45.00-$75.00 per person, which for the experience, cocktails, and amount of fun you’ll have, it’s really a great […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Mini-Omakase & Sake at Sushi Seki, Times Square!

Mini-Omakase & Sake at Sushi Seki, Times Square!

The flagship location of Sushi Seki has just launched a unique Mini-Omakase introductory experience! Newcomers and Omakase lovers alike are invited to try their new $55 menu at the new sushi bar on the first floor. It’s a gorgeous and spacious bar setting that’s perfect for a quick mini-omakase experience that’s available Tuesday through Saturday nights, starting at […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Game Day Drinks & Snacks!

Game Day Drinks & Snacks!

The Super Bowl LII is just a few days away! Do you have your game day drinks ready? What about snacks? For those of you still seeking the perfect cocktail to enjoy with the game, be sure to pair them with the proper snacks and appetizers to make your Super Bowl party complete! Snacks Captain’s […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Sparkling Wine Guide!

Sparkling Wine Guide!

The Holiday’s are here! With only 5 days until Christmas and 11 until New Year’s Eve, it’s time to stock up on those sparkling wines! Whether you have some last minute holiday parties, are stocking up for your own party, or thinking of what to bring the host/hostess, there’s a great bubbly in this guide […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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