Tables of Contents is a party series celebrating great literature, food, camaraderie, and conversation. Each cocktail party or intimate dinner has a theme based on a book of the host's choice. Join your North Salem neighbors as we gather to honor famous and fun literary works and the power of the community. We thank the hosts for opening their homes to share their favorite foods and books.
May 22nd GRAND OBSESSION A PIANO ODYSSEY
Pianist Russell Hirshfield performs works by Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms and Alexander Scriabin. Great music, sparkling conversation, wine, bounteous hors d'oeuvres and sinful desserts. Hosted by Carol & Jesse Goldberg. 4:00 pm
Don your most dapper apparel. Drape your prettiest feathers and pearls. The Great Gatsby invites you to step back into the 1920s for an evening of libation and delectable fare. Hosted by Jackie and Peter Kamestein at 7:30pm
In Jack Kerouac's beat-generation masterpiece, people improvise their lives like jazz musicians. For one special evening, we'll shake loose and live free on Keeler Hill. Hosted by Janet Olshansky at 7:00 pm
A raw bar next to a trout stream? Strange things happen in Mill Hollow around the solstice. Enjoy cocktails and farm-to-table delicacies from our friends at Farmer and the Fish and a chance to explore secret gardens. Hosted by Charlotte Harris and John Roach 6 to 9:00pm
Come to Tuscany for an evening of La Dolce Vita the ultimate farm-to-table experience with Tuscan wine, meats and cheeses, braised short ribs, handmade pasta and much more. Your chefs will share recipes and explain how each delectable dish is prepared. Hosted by Jen and Paul Gileno at 7:00 pm
September 17th MARKINGS INSIGHTS FROM WITHIN THE UN
The world is chaotic, so let's raise a glass to a beacon of global stability and cooperation, the United Nations. Come in the traditional garb of your ancestral (or favorite) country. No interpreters needed! Hosted by Emmanuella and Dominic Habsburg at 7:00 pm
Ah, the Gilded Age of Delmonico's where conviviality, glamour and fabulous fare seduced New Yorkers for nearly a century. Join Oscar Tucci's grandson Max Tucci to celebrate Rizzoli's publication of his cookbook The Delmonico Way. Under Fresco ceilings savor iconic recipes and revel in stories about the Tuccis' Golden Era of Delmonico's and the celebrities that dined there. Black tie chic. Hosted by Max Tucci and Keith Backer at 7:00pm
Prominent chef, caterer and namesake of the Chelsea Hotel bar, Serena Bass was a 12-year and much loved resident of North Salem. Now she is executive chef at three Harlem Restaurants. The dinner will feature amazing recipes from her James Beard Award-winning book. Hosted by John Lombardo and John Mckay at 7:00 pm
October 28th THE BOY THE MOLE, THE FOX & THE HORSE
Join a small group of wise and winsome women to share your fears and discoveries and find hope, help and guidance in uncertain times. Enjoy old friends and make new ones over a scrumptious dinner. For women only, please. Hosted by Renea Dayton and Cynthia Bell-Bucha at 7:00 pm
November 5th II GATTOPARDO DINNER WITH THE LEOPARD
Join the Principe di Salina for an immersive 19th century Sicilian experience: a sumptuous noble's dinner, the music of Verdi sung by Teatro Massimo and Met Diva Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs, and discussion of Lampedusa's award-winning novel II Gattopardo with Mo. Michael Recchiuti. Black tie and ball gowns requested. Hosted by Julia Burke at 6:00pm
Seats are limited and sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will provide the address of your host before the event (or events!) you wish to attend. The ticket price is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Out of respect for fellow revelers, please register for an event only if you are fully vaccinated. Thank you!
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