Meet Patrick Higgins, our executive chef

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Live Music by Fresh Vintage

December 15 @ 10:00 pm - December 16 @ 12:00 am

Live music at the Fargo Bar and Grill. No cover charge.

Finger Lakes Wine Exploration

December 17 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us in the Dining Room for a wine tasting adventure through the Finger Lakes — all without ever having to leave your barstool. During this activity, you’ll sample Finger Lakes wines and learn about their unique characteristics and the types of foods that they pair well with. All you need to bring is a curious mind and a ready palate! This tasting is free for guests of the Inns of Aurora and is open to the public for a…

Finger Lakes Wine Exploration

December 18 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us in the Dining Room for a wine tasting adventure through the Finger Lakes — all without ever having to leave your barstool. During this activity, you’ll sample Finger Lakes wines and learn about their unique characteristics and the types of foods that they pair well with. All you need to bring is a curious mind and a ready palate! This tasting is free for guests of the Inns of Aurora and is open to the public for a…

Third Annual Ugly Sweater Party

December 22 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

It's that time of year again... Don your ugly sweaters and swagger over to the Fargo! If you're wearing an ugly sweater, enjoy 25% off of your meal and $1 off all drinks after 5:00 p.m.

Finger Lakes Cocktail Dinner

January 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of finely crafted Finger Lakes cocktails skillfully paired with an innovative five-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Patrick Higgins. From sweet and shaken to strong and stirred – our expert mixologists will fashion flavors suited for everyone’s tastes. Learn new and fun techniques with discussions and demonstrations designed to bring the art of the cocktail right to your table. Featuring local spirits and exclusive local products – paired with thoughtful cuisine and innovative mixology techniques…

Everything Sparkles Wine Dinner

February 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Elevate your senses and explore the delicate world of sparkling wine. Just following Valentine’s Day, this dinner is the perfect way to extend the ambience of romance embodied by this lover’s holiday—whether you’re celebrating with your favorite sweetheart or getting together with your favorite people for an unforgettable evening out. From prosecco to cava to champagne, each sparkling wine has its own subtle yet vibrant story to tell, revealing their nuanced flavors and distinct winemaking style with each effervescent sip. These…

Celebrating Portugal: A Worldly Wine Dinner

March 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an exquisite evening celebrating the rich history of Portuguese winemaking—from sweet, dessert wines like Port and Madeira to robust, dry reds and crisp, refreshing whites like Vinho Verde, Portuguese wines run the full gamut of variety and flavor. Special guest Daniel George from T. Edwards Distributing will join us to showcase the styles and varietals of Portugal, expertly pairing these old-world style wines with Executive Chef Patrick Higgins’ creative cuisine. This richly-cultured, five-course dining experience will transport you…

Standing Stone Vineyards Dinner

April 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an unforgettable Finger Lakes dining experience as we welcome Standing Stone Vineyards, pairing their distinct wines with an expertly crafted five-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Patrick Higgins. Located on the Eastern slopes of stunning Seneca Lake, this picturesque vineyard produces eight different varietals on their estate, including Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Gewürztraminer.Featured in the June 2018 issue of Wine Spectator Magazine as one of four “Wineries to Watch,” Standing Stone Winery has been hailed as “shaping…

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