Devour Rochester

Celebrating the art of food and wine, the experts in our region, the music and mystery.

Wild West Murder Mystery Wine Dinner

Wild West interactive Mystery Dinner with The Mystery Company
Five Course meal with Executive Chef Trish Aser from Brown Hound Downtown
April 15th, 2017 | 6-9 pm | Tickets $125/person | Sold Out!
Wild West Costume ideas
Above: A few ideas for you to dress the part! Images above include Clint Eastwood in “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” photo by Renata Mendes and Viggo Mortensen in “Appaloosa,” but don’t expect to see Clint or Viggo at dinner! Proceeds from Devour will support the Memorial Art Gallery, bringing arts and culture to the Rochester community. Questions? Call 585.276.8950

Enjoy:

Honeoye Falls DistillingCocktails: 6 pm Stationary and Hand Passed Hors D’oeuvres / Wine & Beer Tastings / Honeoye Falls Distillery Tastings (shown: Devil’s Bathtub Gin)

Dinner: 7 pm
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 these Finger Lakes wines.
Amuse Bouche: Pickled Quail Egg
Pairing: Billsboro Sauvignon Blanc

Soup: BBQ Black Bean Stew
Pairing: Boundary Breaks Ovid Line North Medium Dry Riesling 2015

Salad: Hardy Greens, Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seed & Orange Vinaigrette
Pairing: Billsboro Dry Rose’ 2016

Intermezzo: Maple Bourbon Sorbet
Made with: Iron Smoke Distillery’s Rattlesnake Rosie’s Forbidden Apple Pie Whiskey

Main Entrée: Sirloin Steak, Blue Corn Cakes, Tomato Confit, Caramelized Onion Steak Sauce
Vegetarian Entrée: Wild Mushrooms, Blue Corn Cakes, Tomato Confit, Caramelized Onions

Pairing: Heron Hill Ingle Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014

Dessert: Trio of Rustic Tarts
Pairing: Heron Hill Semi Sweet Riesling 2015

Thank you to these Finger Lakes award winning wineries!
Casa Larga VineyardsAhhh … mazing news! Casa Larga will join us on Saturday night for tastings at Devour Rochester. The evening just keeps getting better and better. Salute!


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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!

BREAKING NEWS:
Iron Smoke Whiskey will offer a passed signature cocktail called the “PEACEMAKER”. It’s a sipper and a small cocktail using two of their hand-crafted, small-batch spirits, but smooth as silk. Sound good? They will also offer their signature whiskey for the maple/whiskey sorbet.


All Devour Rochester events will offer museum tours, live entertainment, cash bar, giveaways, and more!


Gatherings Catering

  • February 11th, 2017 – Wine & Chocolate Dinner |

We’ll open with wine tastings, chocolate tastings with Affaire de Chocolat, 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. Chocolate is the name of the game with cool culinary surprises such as Mole’ Poblano Soup, cocoa-coffee rubs and pears with white chocolate! For a sweet ending, Gathering’s famous flourless chocolate cake will be served with Glenora’s Port.
Enjoy wines from these fine wineries: Villa Bellangelo , Boundary Breaks , Glenora Wine Cellars

Enjoy entertainment with Hanna PK!


      • October 22nd, 2016 – Opera & Wine Dinner

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 NamestnikHere is the first verse of the first song that tenor Anders Namestnik (Eastman School of Music) 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)

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

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