Devour Rochester

Devour Rochester

Devour Rochester

Celebrating the art of food and wine, the experts in our region, the music and mystery.* Choose your passion and save the date.

  • February 11th, 2017 – Wine & Chocolate Dinner with Affaire de Chocolat | | Tickets $100/person
  • We’ll open with wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by seated dinner catered by Gatherings Catering. Special guest Lorraine Hems, RIT, NYCC, Certified Sommelier, Certified Wine Educator and Certified Specialist of Spirits—will walk us through five courses paired with Finger Lakes and Western NY wines. For a sweet ending, Affaire de Chocolat will be paired with a sparkling wine.

  • April 15th, 2017 – Murder Mystery Wine Dinner with The Mystery Company
  • The wild west interactive mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat! Folks upset over the Riverboat coming to town end up fighting over what will happen to the Saloon. Miss Sally is sorely troubled and so are her gals. The Widow thinks this is just another excuse for unseemly carrying on. There’s a mysterious cowboy clearly up to something and the Sheriff’s worried that Miss Annie will try to shoot up the whole town. Could all these shenanigans lead to murder? You better believe it, partner! So hitch up yore petticoats and help the Sheriff solve the crime. This rootin tootin hilarious show is a must see!
    * All events will offer museum tours, live entertainment, cash bar, giveaways, and more!

  • October 22nd, 2016 – Opera & Wine Dinner (above)
    Saturday, 6-9 pm
    We’ll open with wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by seated dinner catered by Executive Chef Trish Aser from Brown Hound Downtown. Special guest Holly Howell—a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators, and a Certified Sommelier through the Master Court of Sommeliers in England—will walk us through five courses paired with Finger Lakes and Western NY wines For a sweet ending, Trish’s dessert will be paired with popular Opera selections from Rochester Lyric Opera.

    Anders Namestnik of Lyric TheaterHere is the first verse of the first song that tenor, Anders Namestnik an Eastman School of Music student, will be preforming during the cocktail hour:

    “If music be the food of love,
    Sing on till I am fill’d with joy;
    For then my list’ning soul you move
    To pleasures that can never cloy.
    Your eyes, your mien, your tongue declare
    That you are music ev’rywhere.”

    Title: If Music be the Food of Love
    Composer: Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

    There will be an English, Italian and a German set. And that’s just during cocktails. Join us!

  • Enjoy wines from these fine wineries: Black Willow Winery, Heron Hill Winery on Keuka Lake, Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, Sheldrake Point Winery.

    Proceeds from Devour will support the Memorial Art Gallery, bringing arts and culture to the Rochester community.


Contact the Events Office, 585.276.8949.

2015 Devour Rochester Wine & Culinary Classic

May 30, 2015

2015 Vendors2015 Presenters

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2nd Annual Devour Rochester Wine and Culinary Classic!

We were excited to add craft breweries and Hart’s Local Grocers to the lineup of wineries, local craft distillers, and unique purveyors of our region. In addition, we had some of Rochester’s favorite food atrucks: Brick n Mortar, Le Petit Poutine, Macarollin’ and The Meatball Truck with plates for purchase and live jazz with Rochester’s Bill Tiberio Quartet.

Congratulations to the 2015 Devour Rochester winners:
Best in Show Red: Heron Hill Cabernet Franc
Best in Show White: Black Willow Classic Diamond
Best in Show Distilled Spirit or Brew: Iron Smoke Apple Wood Smoked Whiskey
People’s Choice Award Beverage: Merritt Estate Winery
People’s Choice Award: West Edge Restaurant & Lounge