Dear Friends of Russ & Daughters,
We are very thankful for the outpouring of concern and support we received from all over the country this past week. We are grateful to report that Russ & Daughters made it through Hurricane Sandy with no damage. Thanks to a combination of luck, advance planning, the efforts of our incredible team, and a miraculously secured generator, we were able to re-open two days before power was returned to Lower Manhattan. We were humbled and blessed to be there for our neighborhood in need.
While things are back to normal at Russ & Daughters, our thoughts go out to all of the communities for whom the devastation has not ended. With this in mind, this Thursday, November 8th, we are teaming up with our friends at Astor Center to co-host a wonderful fundraising event for Hurricane Sandy Relief. We hope to see you there.
Please join us for a casual-but-elegant, self-paced tasting of Russ & Daughters appetizing served with Astor’s classic wines and spirit pairings. With 100% of our ticket sales going to the American Red Cross and to local relief efforts, our goal is to raise $10,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief, one bite of blini and sip of bubbles at a time. Your ticket purchase includes automatic entry into a raffle for items including: an appetizing class for two behind the counter at Russ & Daughters, a private tasting of Astor’s favorite grower-winemaker Champagnes, and more.
Buckwheat Blini, Smoked Trout Mousse, French Trout Roe
Hand Sliced Gaspe Nova Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Corn Rye
Compass Box Scotch Whisky
Smoked Salmon Tartare, Crème Fraiche, Endive
St. Germain Cocktail
Thursday, November 8
At Astor Center (399 Lafayette Street, at East 4th Street New York, NY 10003)
Tickets are $45, and that entire amount will be donated to the Red Cross and to local relief efforts. Tickets can be purchased online: http://www.astorcenternyc.com/class-sandy-support-an-american-red-cross-fundraiser.ac
And, a bit of heartwarming news in the midst of the storm, The New York Times ran a wonderful profile of our very own, Chhapte Sherpa, “The Lox Sherpa of Russ & Daughters.” It’s been one of the most shared stories so far this week. We hope that it will bring a smile to you too. You can read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/nyregion/the-lox-sherpa-of-russ-daughters.html?src=me&ref=general
With lox of love,
from the Russ family and the entire Russ & Daughters crew.