Posts Written OnFebruary 27, 2012

At 171 Cedar Arts, Real Culinary Education by Finger Lakes Chefs

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By Rochelle Bilow, Finger Lakes Food Correspondent Most celebrity chefs guard their secrets closely, denying consumers and fans their recipes and techniques. And why should they share? It’s their repertoire, after all. There’s a certain unspoken fear in the restaurant world that if clients can replicate dishes on their own, the banquettes and bar stools will slowly empty as home ovens steadily warm to a roaring fire. The chefs in the Finger Lakes believe otherwise. For years, a core group of culinary professionals in the region have been teaching specialized and themed classes to laypeople, unraveling the mystery and mystique…

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Bedell Cellars Winemaker’s Dinner at Jewel on March 18

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On Sunday, March 18, Bedell Cellars will co-host its next winemaker’s dinner, this one at chef Tom Schaudel’s newest restaurant, Jewel at 5 p.m. The five-course menu will be paired with winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbich’s wines. Schaudel has long been an advocate of and champion for Long Island wines, and it’s great to see a wine dinner such as this so far west on the island. Seats are $85 per person and $70 for wine club members. Call (631) 722-0500 for reservations.     Bedell Cellars Winemaker’s Dinner Menu March 18, 2012 at 5 p.m. Reception 2007 Blanc de Blanc Blue…