First Taste Fundraiser with Eric Asimov

The First Taste Fundaiser, a dinner that helps fund First Person Arts, has just announced a special guest for the event: Eric Asimov, chief wine critic for the New York Times. The event, which includes a silent auction, will be held on October 24th from 7-10pm at the Omni Hotel in Independence Park. Asimov will be reading from his upcoming book How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto as well as consulting with the executive chef of Omni Hotel on the night’s wine list.

VIP guests will have the opportunity to meet with Asimov as he leads a wine tasting before dinner from 6-7pm. The silent auction will feature prizes from top Philadelphia businesses. Last year’s included a dinner with Craig Laban and a trip to Aspen. The night’s activities will end with a book signing with Eric Asimov.

Though the event is months away tickets are on sale now and are sure to sell quickly. To purchase tickets (single tickets $125, VIP $250) go to or call 267-402-2019.

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