The Next Event: The Face-Offs, October 2 at Gastronomie 491

At Gastronomie 491, the term face off has nothing to do with hockey.  Instead it’s our spin on flights.  Rather than speed date four types of wine, our patrons get two half pours of a similar style and get to compare and contrast them.  There are six wines involved in our current Face Off menu, and each was selected by Michael Whidden of AI Selections.  Martin Johnson, one of the managers of Gastronomie 491 and leader of The Joy of Cheese, will pair those wines with six cheeses that offer similar comparative possibilities.  This event will take place in the cafe at Gastronomie 491, 491 Columbus Avenue.  Tickets are $20 and available via Brown Paper Tickets,

For more information contact Martin at


About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.
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