June 8, 2013
Each year, thousands of people gather on the beautiful grounds of the Utica Zoo to sample food and wine pairings from our local New York State wineries and restaurants while listening to Simple Props live. This year, we welcome back the VIP experience with our Peacock Pavilion which offers elite guests to early entry, dinner stations, cash bar, live music and more in addition to the regular event. RAIN OR SHINE – Everything under large tents!
Food provided by
Delmonico’s Steakhouse, Delta Lake Inn, Grande’s Pizzeria, Italian Chef, Karam’s, A Moveable Feast by O’Connors, Raspberries Café & Creamery, Tony’s Pizzeria, Michael’s Fine Food & Spirits, O’Baby’s, The Grapevine, Francescas’s Banquets & Catering, Il Café, PK’S Pub, Venice Pizzeria, Twin Ponds, Aquavino, Stone Bridge Inn, Holland Farms, Karams, Swifty’s, Romas, Lotus Garden & Oscuugnizzo’s Pizza
Tickets can be purchased: Calling 315-738-0472 & picking up at the zoo during business hours.
The Zoo Gift Shop (member tickets available HERE ONLY), City Liquors – 1651 Oneida Street, Utica, Clinton Wine & Spirits – 32 Meadow Street Clinton, Ilion Wine & Spirits – 10 E. Main Street, Ilion, Lichtmans Wine & Liquor, North Utica Shopping Plaza, Liquor Loft, Tops Plaza, Kellogg Road, Washington Mills, Lotto Liquors- New Hartford Shopping Center, Seneca Liquors- 8630 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, Village Liquors- 485 French Road, Utica, Ann Street Liquors, 18 North Ann Street, Little Falls
*Members must buy tickets at Utica Zoo Gift Shop to receive member discount.
VIP $75 – SOLD OUT
Includes VIP parking, early entry at 5PM to cash bar cocktail hour (don’t forget to try the signature drink of the night!) and dinner stations in addition to rest of the event. Entry and cocktail hour from 5-6PM, dinner stations open at 6PM. Live music and animal presentations also for VIP guests during this time. Then enjoy the rest of the event from 6-9PM.
General Admission – Members can only buy discount tickets at the Utica Zoo Gift Shop
Advance sale $25 members w/ card, $30 non-members
At the door $30 members w/card, $35 non-members
Includes event from 6-9PM
Designated Driver $20 includes non-alcoholic beverages, foods sampling & live music.
Ticket Outlets - No Refunds
The Zoo Gift Shop (member tickets available HERE ONLY)
City Liquors – 1651 Oneida Street, Utica
Clinton Wine & Spirits – 32 Meadow Street Clinton
Ilion Wine & Spirits – 10 E. Main Street, Ilion
Lichtmans Wine & Liquor, North Utica Shopping Plaza
Liquor Loft, Tops Plaza, Kellogg Road, Washington Mills
Lotto Liquors- New Hartford Shopping Center
Seneca Liquors- 8630 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford
Village Liquors- 485 French Road, Utica
Ann Street Liquors, 18 North Ann Street, Little Falls
Shuttle parking available at Rec Center parking lot
21 & OVER ONLY. ID REQUIRED AT ENTRY.
WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR?
$5,000 Connoisseur Sponsorship
Includes: 10 General event admission tickets, 2 VIP tickets, recognition at event through banner provided by your company, recognition in all advertising including
print, electronic & social media, Animal Encounter for up to four people*, 1 free
Zoomobile* & 1 free pavilion rental*
$3,000 Enthusiast Sponsor
Includes: 10 General event admission tickets, recognition at event through banner provided by your company, recognition in all advertising including print, electronic & social media, Animal Encounter for up to two people*, & 1 free Zoomobile*.
$1000 Goblet Sponsor
Includes: 4 General event admission tickets, recognition at event through banner provided by your company, recognition in print, social media advertising & link on Utica Zoo site & Animal Encounter for up to two people.*
$500 Cork Sponsor
Includes: 2 tickets & recognition at event through banner provided by your company and link on Utica Zoo site.
*Subject to availability
Call Daniee R. Hurlbert at (315) 738-0472 Ext 38 or email email@example.com
VIP Menu by A Moveable Feast
Cocktail Hour: Full Bar
Fruit/Cheese/Baguette Stationary Display
Assorted Butlered Hors Doeurves
Assorted Sushi – Made to Order with Condiments
Grilling Station – Tenderloin of Beef, Grilled Duck Breast, Chicken Breast, Salmon Fillet and Shrimp K-bobs served with Asian Scallion Pancakes and sauces of Sweet Plum Reduction, Jack Daniels Glaze, Creamy Peppercorn, Asian BBQ, Bernaise, Hoisen Sauce and a Mandarin Orange Glaze accompanied with Grilled Summer Vegetables, Brandied Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions and Roasted Olives
Pad Thai Station – Asian Rice Noodles tossed with sautéed Carrots, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Onions, Mushrooms, Bean Sprouts, Egg, Sugar Snap Peas in a Tangy Thai Peanut Sauce and Siracha Hot Sauce
Salad Station – Jicama and Grilled Fruit Salad over Arcadian Greens, Asian Noodle Salad, Grilled Romaine and Arugula with a Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing, Rolls and Butter
Mashed Potato Martini Bar – Yukon Golds piped into Martini Glasses with toppings of Butter, Sour Cream, Scallions, Cheddar Cheese, Peas, Corn, Broccoli Crowns, Gravy, Salsa, Crab Meat, Caviar and Chopped Bacon
Dessert Station – Summer Berry Bar – Homemade Biscuits and Pound Cake with a selection of Strawberries, Blueberries and Raspberries marinated with Grand Marnier topped with Fresh Whipped Cream