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Sea Me Events Presents A Taste of Italy

Ciao bella! On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Sea Me Events is hosting “A Taste of
Italy” at Il Fiore in Collingswood (693 Haddon Ave.) Guests will be greeted with sparkling Italian Prosecco, indulge in a Five-Course meal, and dance The Tarantella!

Taste of Italy ventures away from well-known Italian cuisine and into traditional dishes such as
Veal Carciofi, veal medallions with artichokes and tomatoes in a creamy, garlic white wine
sauce. Additionally, guests will dine while immersing in traditional Italian dances, fashion, and
history. Through Sea Me Events, learning continues outside of school in this energetically
educational occasion.

Taste of Italy kicks off at noon on June 26, with a five-course meal including regional pasta
dishes. This event is open to the public. Tickets: INFO

Sea Me Events is a women-of-color-owned special events firm founded by Elizabeth Aifantis of
Medford and Susan Sorrell of Cherry Hill. Sea Me Events specializes in DEI focused events and
cultural driven activations. Both founders Aifantis and Sorrell traveled extensively around the
globe. “Rome is a beautiful city and is one of my favorites because of its rich history and
architecture,” Sorrell said. Combined with their success in planning over 200 DEI focused events
and large-scale entertainment experiences, Sea Me Events will bring regional attendees together
to enjoy the richness of Italian culture.


Flight On Ice and Vintner Wonderland at Renault

Flight On Ice and Vintner Wonderland kicked off festivities last week at Renault Winery in Mays Landing. 

Experience our enlarged and improved outdoor Vintner Rink, open daily through February and designed for skaters of all ages and skill levels. 

Join our Renault family in giving back to the community. Our team members have decorated holiday trees that are displayed on our property and that will be auctioned off at our Festival of Trees Gala on December 16th. All the tree auction proceeds will benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, spreading holiday cheer across the township and beyond. Along with the auction, we will be collecting cans throughout the season for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

Vintner Wonderland continues to offer even more. Parking, entry and movie viewing is always free but tickets must be purchased online or at the door for admission onto the 6,000 foot outdoor skating rink.

Vintner Wonderland was designed to be similar to a European Winter Festival, explained Josh McCallen, President of Renault Properties LLC and Executive with Vivamee Hospitality. “A ‘vintner’ is a winemaker. That’s why we call it ‘Vintner Wonderland.’ The hot or mulled wine warms your fingers, then your belly and heart. And because it is wine, it also helps you to feel jovial for the season.” (source)

Gather your friends and family around our fire pits situated amidst our holiday views or entertainment area. All Fire Pits accommodate up to 8 guests for a two hour reservation. Choose between Stage Fire Pit seating or Patio Fire Pit seating.

McCallen (2nd from right) had lived in Austria and he describes similar scenes of winter delight there and throughout Europe. McCallen, along with his wife, Melanie(3rd from right) and their ten children are often at Vintner Wonderland working behind the scenes and assisting in multiple ways. (source)

“When we purchased Renault in December of 2018, it was a national treasure with much tarnish on it,” said McCallen. ” Vivamee literally means reviving the soul and that is what we are doing with this 156 year old French Countryside Winery. We have kept every artifact and every piece of history during its restoration.” That also includes the French pronunciation of Renault where the t is silent. (‘Re-know’) . Go make some memories Vintner Wonderland you’ll thank me later…. 12 days til Christmas!! ChitChat with you Tomorrow.