Winter at the Palace: A New York State of Mind is an evening of entertainment, food and spirits to benefit Arts at the Palace (AATP), from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Arts at the Palace in downtown Hamilton.

Guests can experience the flavors of New York, from Manhattan to Upstate, along with New York wine and beer and specialty cocktails. The highly popular oyster bar will return and will be featured alongside boiled shrimp with sauces, lobster cocktail, snow crab claws, and salmon with dill soufflé. A charcuterie table with fresh vegetables, meats, pate, and cheeses will be featured on the main floor along with mini reubens, lamb lollipops, blini with caviar or apple butter, and mini knishes. Mini cheesecakes with assorted toppings, biscotti, and mini cannoli will be served for dessert.

Once again the evening will feature a live and silent auction with exciting and intriguing items and opportunities. Live music will be performed by The JJ Murphy Sextet, featuring Jessica Brown. Writer and actor Bobby Tisdale will be the evening's master of ceremonies.

Food and drinks are provided by Chartwells, Winter at the Palace’s title sponsor. The evening is also sponsored by Syracuse Banana Co. Inc. and Purdy & Sons, as well as D'Arcangelo & Co, 8 Fresh, Village Wines and Spirits, The Hayner Hoyt Corporation, and Bill Steely.

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