Wine and Design Brings NYC Designers to McKittrick Hotel
As the sun sets on summer,
hosted its fourth annual Wine & Design event, a celebration of Spanish culture and design hosted in partnership with
Interiors From Spain
Wines From Spain
. On a beautiful evening, 150 designers and manufacturers found themselves swept away to the world of
Sleep No More
at the McKittrick Hotel’s
For guests, the evening began with a rickety elevator with its mysterious attendant. Wandering past a ticket booth and up a dark set of stairs, a dazzling display of lights and greenery opened up to the eyes. This is the work of Felix Barrett’s pioneering London theater group
. Imagined as an immersive experience in which the space tells the story, every detail is carefully curated. In what can almost seem like a fictional setting, early arrivals were seated in the midst of a dilapidated train car and trellises of wisteria.
A flight of four wines was led by sommelier
. Cavas were served courtesy of Wines from Spain: Llopart Rosé Brut Reserve and Naveram Dama. Other wines served comprised Burgans 2013 DO Albariño, Botani 2013 DO Sierra de Málaga, Blanco Nieva 2007 Verdejo DO Rueda, Castro Ventosa 2012 DO Bierzo, Secastilla Viñas del Vero 2008 DO Somontano and Emilio Moro Maleolus 2011 DO Ribera del Duero. Our thanks to the importers: Fine Estates, Olé Imports, Martin Coda, Spanish Wines, Boutique Wine, Gonzalez Byass and Emilio Moro.
As Old walked the crowd through glasses of Albariño and Rioja, it wasn’t long before everyone was feeling rather jovial. To add to the fun,
editor in chief Cindy Allen announced winners of door prizes at the end of the tasting.
After the seated portion, the group was released to explore the rooftop, not to mention the Spanish delicacies that were on the menu for the night. Riffs on
made the rounds, and a glistening leg of
was sliced before everyone’s eyes. As the night came to a close, people were hard-pressed to leave. Several revelers decamped to the downstairs restaurant, The Heath, and danced the night away… in true Spanish style.