Wear your favorite or funkiest hat and enjoy an evening of sampling fine wines, craft beers, and gourmet food to benefit Congregation Temple Israel's education and social justice programs. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. In addition to tasting a wide variety wine, beer, and food, guests can enter raffles to win wine, beer, and food-themed baskets, and purchase mystery wine grab bags.  Wines tasted at the event can be ordered for purchase at special below-retail pricing. 

Those looking to sample higher-end wines can attend a pre-event Premium Wine Tasting from 6-7 p.m. with Stephen Gitto, certified wine educator and advanced sommelier for Schnucks Markets. He will guide guests through a special tasting flight select wines.  The cost for the Premium Tasting is $50 per person, which also includes admission to the 7 p.m. main event.

Become a Top Hat Sponsor for $250 and receive admission for two to both tastings and recognition in the event program.

Wine and beer purveyors at the event will include A. Bommarito Wines; Lohr Distributing, Major Brands; O’Fallon Brewery; Schlafly Beer, The Saint Louis Brewery; St. Louis Brews; and Tavolo Vigneto, LLC, and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. Food vendors include Baetje Farms Artisan Goat Cheeses, Championship Catering, Crushed Red, Grandma’s Nuts, The Happy Baker, Kakao Chocolate, John Dunn Homestyle Catering, The Party Broker, Pumpernickle’s Delicatessen, and Soup 4 You in the Lou. 

Reservations can be made online at www.ti-stl.org/hats or by calling Amanda Radman at Temple Israel,


  • Occurred Saturday, March 8th, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Congregation Temple Israel

1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Dr.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141


Carol Wolf Solomon