Honouree Tony Bennett and Honorary Chair Kristin Davis will join St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Thursday, 28 May, 20:00 at Capitale to present their inaugural wine and chocolate gala 'A Chocolat au Vin Affair.' It's a first for New York as guests and celebrities gather to enjoy a live orchestra with a musical performance by the legendary Tony Bennett, gourmet tastings by chef extraordinaire, Daniel Boulud along with some of the most intricate wine, chocolate and cheese pairings ever assembled. This sweet night of Dancing, Desserts and Dreams is being held to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, one of the world's premier paediatric cancer research centres.
As wine and chocolate connoisseurs from around the world arrive, they will indulge their senses in a ballroom draped in chocolate themed decor, Godiva chocolate fountains, intricate floral designs and an array of wine, chocolate, cheese and meat stations. For wine and chocolate lovers, there will be 12 vineyards offering their wines and a custom Mocha Liquor Bar serving cocktails beyond a dream. VIP patrons and ticket holders can enjoy access to the celebrity pre-event cocktail starting at 19:00 that will include tastings of exclusive vintage wines, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and hors d'oeuvres by Daniel Boulud, renowned chef of New York's four-star Restaurant DANIEL.
Event chairs Richard Estevez and Molly Birkenes have announced gala sponsors for the event which include Ferrari, Godiva, Napa Valley Vintners, Artisanal Cheese, Garden Design, and others.
Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital