BY BETH KAISERMAN
Lindhurst’s exhibit ‘Little Shiny Things’ opened on Oct. 7th and features paintings of tiny objects portrayed up-close– a view not normally taken with these everyday objects. This realistic view of the little things in life adorns the café’s walls until November 1.
The first was a Collina 48 Chardonnay with 10-15% Sauvignon Blanc from Macari Vineyards in Eastern Long Island in Mattituck, where the Obamas order wine from, Shapero said. Unlike most oaky Chardonnays, this one had subtle hints of apple, pear, peach and citrus from the Sauvignon Blanc. Next was a Dry Riesling from Ravines Wine Cellars in the Finger Lakes, clean and slightly spicy with really nice green apple notes. The third was the Cuvee Tropical from Channing Daughters Winery – the most complex of the lineup. This one was dry, clean and very acidic. It was definitely the most interesting and delicious of the three, and Shapero said it would pair nicely with Thai food. This wine really hit the theme of the evening head-on.
Shapero chose the wine list for Root Hill Café, which transitions into a low-key bar at night. It reminds me of a hookah bar with its comfortable couches and chill atmosphere. The café also has a menu made from local and specialty ingredients.
Similar events sponsored by Contaminate NYC will be held at various venues as part of their ‘Outbreak’ initiative. Their goal is to spread awareness of up-and-coming artists in creative environments throughout different neighborhoods.