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Recap: Italian wine tasting @ Prime

  • Written by Anil

Only open for a few months now, Prime Restaurant held their first wine-tasting event as a fully-functioning bar, restaurant and lounge on Wed. Oct. 20th.

The crux of the event was Ms. Giulia Lazzarini from Donnafugata winery of Sicily presenting six kinds of wines plus an assortment of finger foods.

HN was lucky to find a bunch of wine experts on hand, to discuss the different flavors, food pairings, and methods of preparation. From left to right: Sherry Jiang, JT (owner of My Place wine bar), Ms. Lazzarini, and French wine importer Jean-Marie.

The event was mentioned in Braniac's Magical Mystery weekend article. In that article, Edwin Kats was mentioned as Executive Chef and Food & Beverage manager.

In actuality, Edwin has been promoted to the Food and Beverage Director. It's a rare shift in careers, and Edwin is pumped.

Here's a shot of Edwin and friends (Edwin's the one in the blue tie). Congratulations on the promotion buddy!:

HN was also very interested to check out the stage area. It's a small space in the cosy cigar bar. As part of the 2010 Nanjing International Jazz Festival, American troupe Cangelosi Cards will be playing here on Saturday night.

Entry is free, the band sounds kewl, and it looks like a lock to be a great night out.

An added attraction in this space is the spectacular 78th floor view. Brent and Jean-Marie were mesmerized:

A wider angle shot gives an idea of the massive windows that encircle the entire venue:

Final shot: at the foot of each panel of glass is a humorously-worded warning:

Those interested in seeing this amazing space for yourself, consider checking out the jazz show on Saturday night.

See you there!

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