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Food & Wine Tasting Event

September 22, 2024 Annual Food & Wine Tasting tickets are available now- reserve your seat for the Chef Cooking Demos

The Annual Food & Wine Tasting Event was held on Sunday October 15th, 2023, at the Morgan Samuels Venue in Canandaigua. The event featured 2 local chefs who conducted cooking demos for a group of guests from the surrounding Finger Lakes area.

Chef Abraham Sanchez demonstrated how to make fresh Gnocchi and served it with three different homemade sauces for the demo and started off with their signature soup, the Tomato Gouda Bisque soup, and ended the demo with 3 incredible desserts for everyone to try. All the desserts are prepared daily and only the freshest ingredients are used for all their main dishes and specialty items at Peppers Family Restaurant. The wine pairing for the Peppers Demo for the Cheese Gnocchi was with Dr. Konstantin Frank, Salmon Run Coho Red.

Chef Orlando O’Neill demonstrated and presented his amazing appetizer, the Potato crusted grilled Salmon, served over a pea puree with a fresh green shoot salad with a traditional balsamic vinaigrette, this appetizer just melted in your mouth. We had such an amazing time, and we were also introduced to some traditional entrees as well as some international dishes only found in Europe.  The wine pairing for the Salmon Appetizer was with a Dr. Konstantin Frank, 2021 Salmon Run Chardonnay.

Rose’s Culinary Corner provided international dishes that were amazing. Hungarian Vadasz a traditional European delicacy- a venison tenderloin, slow roasted & cooked with bacon, onion, vinegar blended into a smooth browned gravy served over mashed potatoes. The wine pairing for the Hungarian Vadasz was with Dr. Konstantin Frank, Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sweet Solutions Bakery, located at 106 South Main St., Canandaigua offer a delicious variety of fresh, handmade baked goods such as specialty cakes, cookies, pies, muffins, rolls, bready and much more. They turn ordinary into extraordinary with special order cakes and custom chocolate and sugar creations.  Visit them online at

Mark’s Pizza began humbly in 1982 as a small pizza restaurant in Palmyra founded by Mark Crane. Even back then, our goals were to always put customers first and to make sure they left with a smile on their face. As we expanded to Fairport, Victor, Penfield and other cities across Rochester, quality and service remained ingrained in our culture. Using fresh dough that is made in-store every day and natural ingredients you can taste. At Mark’s Pizzeria, we serve great food and treat our customers like family. Order online today.   

 Morgan Samuels Inn & Venue Once home of inventor and industrialist Howard Samuels and his family, and for almost 30 years an upscale B&B is now in its fourth season as an Inn and Venue where you can celebrate or just relax on its 45 private acres. Its 1800 ‘tree-lined driveways to the 1810 European style stone mansion sits on a tree covered rise in the middle of the Finger Lakes Wine Country just 1.5 miles from Canandaigua Lake.

The venue features areas for small intimate events and a 4000 square foot pole tent over a resurfaced tennis court for its larger events. Weddings, micro weddings, reunions, celebrations of life, birthdays, anniversaries, meetings, retreats, vacations etc. can be held at this venue surrounded by beautiful gardens and massive trees.

The venue allows you to bring in any catering company you choose and brides can choreograph their own day, the one they dreamed of all their life. Couples can get married anywhere on the 45 acres as long as they can get their guests there. When you have your event at the Morgan Samuels Venue you are not sharing this space with strangers, so you have this to yourselves.

The best part of having your event or personal getaway at the Morgan Samuels is being able to stay in the mansion with family and friends. The mansion sleeps 15 in 7.5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. You can enjoy the whole mansion and relax by the fire pit in the summer or find a quiet corner to be by yourself to read a book.

Located in the middle of the Finger Lakes it is the perfect spot to venture out to wineries, concerts, – restaurants and shops and return to a beautiful, peaceful, feels like the middle of nowhere place where you can see the star filled sky and be minutes to everything.

Rated 3rd out of 10 BEST Wedding Venues in Canandaigua.  Call or text Liza 585-748-4045

Cooking Point Magazine will host the annual Food Wine Tasting in September 22, 2024.  Cooking Point Magazine will begin a print distribution of 2000 copies, with mailing to select individual households in Ontario County and mailed to paid subscribers. Distribution will be at key locations (hotels, tourist destinations, etc.) We will offer the publication in digital format as well online.  Follow us on Facebook to get all new updates. Or visit us

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