Monday, September 27, 2010

Client News: Annual Taste of The Hudson Valley to Benefit Saint Francis Hospital

Source: Saint Francis Hospital Press Release
Poughkeepsie - Planning is already under way for the 22nd edition of the Taste of the Hudson Valley, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 7 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Proceeds will help fund a variety of ongoing projects at Saint Francis Hospital. Tickets are now on sale.

The Saint Francis Health Care Foundation-sponsored international wine and epicurean arts festival features exquisite food and exclusive wines. The event also offers live music provided by the Michael Dell Orchestra, and live and silent auctions, including autographed memorabilia from such diverse personalities as baseball's Mariano Rivera and Broadway's Richard Rodgers.

The auctions will also offer unique travel excursions, fine gifts, and world-class wines - highlighted by a Taste Sampler consisting of one bottle of every wine poured at the event, more than 80 bottles.

Over 40 top restaurants and purveyors from the Hudson Valley and beyond will participate in the hospital's largest annual fund raiser where wine is paired with cuisine prepared by the region's top chefs. All wine is procured by Viscount Wines and Liquor. The Taste typically sells out, with more than 700 attending in 2009. More than $160,000 was netted.

The continuing success of the annual event is evidence of the hospital's support in the community it has served for 96 years, said Nick Shannon, the hospital's special events coordinator. "The healthcare industry may be going through a tough time," he said, "but the Taste helps send the message that Saint Francis Hospital is here in the community to stay."

To purchase tickets priced at $200 each and for information about sponsorship opportunities call 845-431-8707 or visit

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