2021 Calendar

CulinaryArts@SPAC: “The Negroni with Matt Hranek”

Co-presented by The Saratoga Book Festival

SaturdayOctober 165:30 PM



Join SPAC, the Action Council, the Junior Committee, and The Saratoga Book Festival for a very special event in The Pines@SPAC featuring Matt Hranek, author of The Negroni, in conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue, and Brendan Dillon, mixologist and co-owner of Hamlet & Ghost. This event begins on the Pines Terrace at 5:30pm with hors d’oeuvres by Kim Klopstock of Lily and the Rose and a flight of Negroni variations from Matt and Brendan. Following the tasting, Joe will lead a conversation with Matt and Brendan to discuss the history of the Negroni, its cultural significance in today’s cocktail culture, and to share stories from the greatest Negroni bars from across the globe.

Tickets to attend, including food and drink, are $30 each and are limited. Following the live conversation will be an audience Q&A and book signing with the author! A limited number of copies of The Negroni will be available for sale on site.

Special thanks to Pam Abrams, Kim Klopstock, the SPAC Action Council and the SPAC Junior Committee.

This is a 21 and over only event.

Health & Safety Guidelines

All attendees are required to show proof of having completed their COVID-19 vaccination no sooner than 14 days prior to the event. Acceptable forms of proof include vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card, or the Excelsior Pass. All attendees are required to wear a mask when not eating or drinking. Any updates to these guidelines will be sent via email. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside the Nancy DiCresce Education Room in The Pines@SPAC.

About the Author

Matt Hranek is the author of The Negroni, A Man & His Watch, and  A Man & His Car, as well as a photographer, a director, and the founder/editor of the men’s lifestyle magazine WM Brown. He and his family divide their time between Brooklyn and the Wm Brown farm in upstate New York, though he can also be spotted quite often in old-school bars around Europe, Negroni in hand. Find him on Instagram at @wmbrownproject.

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