N TOP TEN: MAY 17 – 23, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of May 17 – 23, 2019.


1. Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum Reopens
Friday, May 17
All Day @ 49 Union Street

Celebrate the reopening of a favorite Nantucket institution this Friday! This year’s exhibit is focused on innovation in lightship baskets and highlights Joe Reyes’ legendary lidded purse. Stop in to see more remarkable examples of this historic Nantucket tradition. For more information, click here


2. Namaste then Rosé 
Friday, May 17
8:30 – 10:00 am @ The Westmoor Club

Talk terroir in tree pose during this class for wine-loving yogis. Winemaker Michelle Waleck of Château Minuty will be on hand to stretch your palate while you enjoy a restorative yoga class. A perfect start to your Friday! This class will also be held on Saturday morning, but it is currently sold out on that day. For tickets and more information, click here


3. Provençal Rosé Brunch
Friday, May 17
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ White Elephant

Delight in the wine world’s trendiest beverage while dining on delicious dishes prepared by Chefs Brian Alberg of Red Lion Inn and Terence Feury of Forty 1° North. Côtes de Provence will be the star of the show as winemakers from Hecht & Bannier, Château d’Esclans, Château Minuty and Miraval pour glasses of the region’s famous pink drink. For tickets and more information, click here


4. Culinary Tent Sessions
Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19
Various Times @ White Elephant Village Lawn

Bring your appetite and a cleansed palate to any of the three Culinary Tent Sessions – you’ll be sure to want to try everything! Savor a glass of Santa Margherita Rosé as you watch cooking demos, try food samples, and shop your way through a culinary wonderland. Cap off the session with a refreshing signature cocktail from the Tito’s Handmade Vodka bar. For tickets and more information, click here


5. By the Seashore: Lobster & Champagne Luncheon
Friday, May 17
1:30 – 3:00 pm @ The White Elephant

Champagne and seafood: the makings of a perfectly quintessential Nantucket meal. Enjoy both at “By the Seashore” with three award-winning producers of Champagne and top chefs from Newport, Naples and Nantucket. The views of the ocean from The White Elephant are shore to delight too. For tickets and more information, click here


6. Whispering Angel – A Night in St. Tropez
Friday, May 17
7:00 – 10:00 pm @ The Summer House

Transport yourself from the heart of Sconset to the south of France for this fabulous evening of French wine. Enjoy delicious tastings from Sacha Lichine and Paul Chevalier of Château D’Esclans and learn about what makes this romantic vino so special. For tickets and more information, click here


7. Alex Gambal Burgundy Dinner
Friday, May 17
7:00 pm @ CRU Oyster Bar

Head to the waterfront to join famed Burgundy wine producer Alex Gambal for a night of wine tastings you won’t soon forget. Featuring five Burgundy wines expertly paired with five courses from Executive Chef Erin Zircher, you will want to be sure to bring your whole crew to this one. For tickets and more information, click here


8. Grand Tasting Sessions
Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19
Various Times @ The White Elephant

The Grand Tastings are the centerpieces of NWF and provide the perfect opportunity to tickle your taste buds. With over 600 wines from 150 wineries around the world, there’s something everyone will love. Three Grand Tastings will take place over the course of Saturday and Sunday. For tickets and more information, click here


9. Tito’s Yappy Hour with NISHA
Sunday, May 19
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ The White Elephant Residences

This event is going to the dogs! Bring your furry best friend to Tito’s Yappy Hour for a tail-wagging good time. Enjoy a “Hair of the Dog” Bloody Mary while Fido devours artisan dog treats. 100% of ticket sales and donations will go to Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka will match funds. For tickets and more information, click here


10. Junior Top Chef
Sunday, May 19
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ White Elephant Village

Though they be but little, their cooking skills are fierce. At Junior Top Chef, four teams of culinary students will go head-to-head to compete for a $10,000 Culinary Scholarship benefiting the Nantucket High School Culinary Arts Program. Teams will receive a mystery basket of ingredients and have only one hour to cook their dishes – just like the pros on the Food Network. Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Nantucket Food Pantry. For tickets and more information, click here

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