We crowned our Manhattan debut at the famous Artexpo, the world’s largest fine art marketplace with a fabulous unique event, reuniting Germany’s finest cooking, brewing and painting.

Albrecht Behmel with Kurt Gutenbrunner

Hosting a private event for our friend, award-winning international artist Albrecht Behmel and some selected guests at Kurt Gutenbrunner’s iconic New York restaurant Blaue Gans (‘Blue Goose’) turned out to be a fantastic evening.

It could even be called ‘Drinks & Art New York’, remembering ‘Drinks & Art’ we celebrated in Berlin in December.

neuschwansteiner-in-manhattan-served-at-kurt-gutenbrunners-blaue-gans-04Only, this time, we might have called it, „Drinks, Food, Fashion and Art“ – because the entire evening was an incredible combination of these.

Kurt Gutenbrunner and Albrecht Behmel organized this lovely collector’s dinner after Albrecht’s Artexpo New York exhibition in Manhattan.

Famous chef Kurt Gutenbrunner owns an impressive selection of top-rated New York city restaurants and is a true culinary icon, internationally renown.

Kurt’s ideals have secured him a unique spot in New York’s culinary world where he is able to harmonize his two great loves, food and art, and for this he is forever grateful.

neuschwansteiner-in-manhattan-served-at-kurt-gutenbrunners-blaue-gans-05Located in the heart of Tribeca on Duane Street between Church and West Broadway and adorned with vintage film and art posters, remnants from the former inhabitant Le Zinc, Blaue Gans features traditional Austrian-German cooking fare that pays homage to the traditional wholesome “Wirtshaus”.

Also named ‘a convivial Austro-German Wirtshaus, where Tribeca families…rub elbows with expat artists, assorted epicures, and denizens from all walks of life’, Blaue Gans is one of Kurt Gutenbrunners art-inspired New York restaurants. We will soon bring you more information about Kurt and his fabulous gourmet gastronomy!

Models Dylan and Erica loved our Neuschwansteiner bottle

During our event, Models Dylan and Erica, just back from a runway show themselves, were unstoppable, enjoying a private photoshoot with our iconic Neuschwansteiner bottle right in the middle of Kurt’s wonderful restaurant.

International bestselling author of the Successful Kid series Afraa Zammam with Kurt Gutenbrunner and Albrecht Behmel at Blaue Gans

Miami based gallerist Yubal Marquez Fleites had his first ever Wiener Schnitzel – it was love at first sight. What a pleasure to witness the power of Kurt’s gourmet magic first hand.

‘Drinks and Art’ is a series of events founded by our fun-loving friend, award-winning artist Albrecht Behmel and we are proud to be part of this wonderful format.

Neuschwansteiner in Manhattan – this is just fantastic as we continue our quest ‘talk of the town’,“ said Christian Seitz, Neuschwansteiner CEO and founder, „we are delighted to be served at Kurt Gutenbrunners famous New York gourmet restaurant!”

Kurt Gutenbrunner and Albrecht Behmel backstage
Model Dylan

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Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.