Event Details


Please join us for an unique guided tour of the palate, specially created for us by Ben Liberatore SHA ’16, the General Manager of Harvest on Hudson and Cornell Hotel School graduate. 

We will learn about and enjoy 6 summer wines paired with 6 hors d’œuvres, thoughtfully paired to create a palate sensation. Does this oyster complement or contrast this refreshing Loire Valley white? What’s the impact of this dry Rose and creamy cheese on your taste buds? Did someone say dessert and champagne? Yes, please! 

Come wine, dine and socialize at this event and let your taste buds dance! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. 
Location: Harvest on Hudson, 1 River Street, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
Cost: $40 Young Alumni, $55 General Attendees

6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Check In and Networking
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. 6 pairs of wine & food tasting guided by Ben Liberatore
8:30 to 9:00 p.m. Raffle (a bottle of wine and restaurant gift check) and Networking 

About the Speaker: 
Ben Liberatore, School of Hotel Administration ’16 

At the young age of 25, Ben is already an industry veteran, as he has been working in his family’s restaurant since he was a young boy. Starting as a dishwasher, Ben has worked his way through the ranks to General Manager, at one of Westchester’s most prestigious restaurants, Harvest on Hudson.

His journey also included internships and full time positions at prolific NYC hotels as well as other Westchester institutions. At Cornell, Ben concentrated on his passion, food and beverage operations. – his course work and independent study gave him a great base of knowledge to take his family’s operation to the next level. He is excited to share some of his favorite summer time wines and showcase the beauty that is Harvest on Hudson.