Kiwanis Autumn Wine Dinner Oct. 24



Put on your fedora and step back in time for a culinary treat of food from the 1940’s paired with wines of today.

Be a time-traveler and get your taste buds ready for the annual Kiwanis Autumn Wine Dinner, “Then and Now” 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 Kelly Hall at the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will host a celebration of the foods from the Manhattan Project Era paired with the wines of today, catered by the Blue Window Bistro.

Building on the excitement and enthusiasm of the recent designation as part of The Manhattan Project National Historic Park, we invite you to an evening that captures the tastes from the Manhattan era enhanced with wines available today, carefully selected to pair with each hors d’oeuvre. Popular foods from the 1940s, including Edith Warner’s Chocolate Cake (remembered as Robert Oppenheimer’s favorite), will be deliciously prepared by the chef and staff of the Blue Window Bistro. The wait staff will serve the selected pairing wines with information about the wine characteristics.

This year we’ve added live entertainment from Kiwanian Rod Pittman. LANB’s Chief Administrative Officer by day transforms into a musician extraordinaire by night! Bring $10 to gamble in a game of coin tosses called “Heads or Tails” where the winner splits the prize winnings with the Kiwanis Service Fund. Participate in a silent auction with vintage wine, a Blue Window dinner, a 3 month YMCA membership and more.

Tickets for the autumn wine dinner are $75 per person, with $50 tax deductible. Tickets may be purchased at the Blue Window Bistro or from any Kiwanis member. The Kiwanis Club is proud to serve the Los Alamos community and proceeds from the ticket sales support Kiwanis sponsored youth activities. Contact Lisa Wismer at 505.469.1465 with questions or to buy tickets.

Take a seat in H.G. Wells’ time machine for travel between the 1940s and 2015. Prepare yourself for a sentimental and satisfying evening that includes a total of eight wines paired with eight heavy hors d’oeuvres, leaving you reminiscent about our town “then” and with fun and friends of “now”.