Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sniffapalooza's First Fragrance, Wine, and Chocolate Pairing Event

Sniffapalooza's First Fragrance, Wine, and Chocolate Pairing Event will take place on February 6, 2010 in New York City.

The event begins at 4pm when the public and the Sniffapalooza hosts will gather together in the warm embrace of the heated garden of Aleo Restaurant, a Zagat and Michelin-rated Chelsea/Flatiron neighborhood favorite known for fantastic Italian specialties and a superb wine list. The host, Peter Raimondi, will offer fine imported and domestic cheese, fruit, antipasti, and homemade pasta in anticipation of the later festivities. Peter has selected three wines, plus his special hand-made Port and a Prosecco and will give an overview of these vintages, the wine-making process, and the flavors and bouquets. For the chocolate portion of the event, Sniffapalooza is working with 2 Chicks With Chocolate, the fabulous award-winning company helmed by Elyissia Wassung and her mom, Barbara. Elyissia is bringing along some delectable chocolate creations geared specifically for this event and the eclectic and adventurous palates of our passionate group! As a special treat, we may also be joined by 2 Chick's Master Chocolatier, Patrick Coston (a judge on the Food Network Challenge, and a creator for Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Food Arts magazines, as well as scads of books and television shows). Together they will guide the audience through their supreme chocolate repertoire, including their Wine Collection and Spice Tiles.

Sniffapalooza has chosen New London Pharmacy as the fragrance partner for this event, and they will be providing the perfumes to be paired with the wines and chocolates. New London Pharmacy has long been one of Sniffapalooza's favorite emporiums for an amazing selection of niche fragrances. They are globally known for being knowledgeable and having the most inspired collection of hard-to-find, obscure, creative, and avant-garde fragrance, beauty, skincare, and haircare products. New London President Abby Fazio & Marketing Director Wesley Rowell will attend.

The event will end around 7pm. There will be plenty of time for sampling, sniffing, nibbling, sipping, and discussion! And the best part is - if you fall in love with a wine, fragrance, or chocolate confection... you will be able to purchase it and take it home with you. There will be special pricing and promotions and if you stay on for dinner at Aleo, Peter will give you 15% off your bill of $30 or more. It doesn't get any more delicious than this!

Due to the personal and interactive nature of this event, attendance at Sniffapalooza’s Fragrance, Wine & Chocolate Pairing Event is limited. The registration fee is $35, and if you would like to be a part of this unique experience, please visit as soon as possible to reserve your space via Paypal. If you have questions or require other payment options, please contact Karen Adams at Reservations will be taken on a first-come basis.

info via press release


  1. This is a great event... thanks for getting the word out! Scent and chocolate go together sublimely!

  2. Sadly, I'm working the entire weekend-
    Would thatI could attend !

    It will be fabulous, I've no doubt...

  3. D,

    yes, they do! Which reminds me to go read your mail!! (thanks)

  4. I,

    bummer...sorry about that!
    It does sound pretty fabulous, true.


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