Selections include French and local artisanal cheeses;
Restaurant and bar guests will receive a complimentary brie en croute to celebrate
National Cheese Day, June 4, Sofitel New York has partnered with famed Murray’s Cheese to openune petite fromagerie from 4-8 p.m. in the hotel’s signature restaurant, Gaby Brasserie Française. Murray’s Cheese is New York City’s oldest cheese shop and has been named Best Cheese Shop in the World by Forbes.com and msnbc.com. Donations are welcome and will benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels to aid in its mission to provide nutritious food and human company to homebound elderly New Yorkers.
A cheesemonger knowledgeable in the finer points of cheese will offer tastings and assist guests in making their choices among the French and local artisanal cheeses. Selections will include aBucheron goat’s-milk cheese from France, a St. Stephen’s cow’s-milk triple cream from New York, a Brebirousse d’Argental sheep’s-milk cheese from France, a Comte Saint Antoine cow’s-milk cheese from France, a Fourme d’Ambert cow’s-milk cheese from France, and a Tarentaise cow’s milk cheese from Vermont.
Diners at Gaby and patrons of Gaby Bar will be treated to a complimentary brie en croute with four-red-fruit jam.
Earlier this year, the hotel created a pop-up boulangerie on National French Bread Day that generated over $500 for City Harvest.
For more information or dinner reservations, call 212-782-3091 or visit www.sofitel.com.
About Sofitel New York
Sofitel New York is a stylish Midtown hotel with a decidedly French accent in its contemporary décor, sophisticated artwork, brasserie cuisine, and cosmopolitan service. It features 398 guest rooms, including 52 suites; function space that serves small to mid-sized events; and an outstanding brasserie, Gaby, whose French executive chef has won the Food Network show Chopped among other accolades. Sofitel New York is ideally located at 45 West 44th Street, affording easy access to Fifth Avenue and the Times Square theater district. For reservations, call 800-SOFITEL (763-4835) or visit www.sofitel.com.