Preview of Taste of Tribeca 2012
We are so excited! On May 19th, 2012, the Taste of Tribeca, one of my favorite foodie events the kicks off the food event season for me in New York City, is returning, this year bigger than ever.
If you recall from the Delicious Taste of Tribeca last year, we had a blast and really enjoyed the sense of community that you get from this event.
Taste of Tribeca started a 18 years ago when a group of local parents decided to coordinate a fundraiser for their local PS 150 and 234. What started out with just a few chefs and restaurants, has now grown into a major event bringing together people from all over the city, as well a local restaurants and chefs, bringing the chef and restaurant participation this year to an impressive 70 in total. I believe that is what makes this festival so especially endearing to me. The fact that it has grown from the efforts of a group of parents wanting to improve the educational experiences of their kids, and the support the culinary community has lent for that purpose.
Today I had the pleasure of joining a select few in previewing 10 dishes that will be served at the event. Yes, I even ate the meat to try it all and report back…and I can’t say I regretted one bite of it (as a matter of fact the pastrami sandwich by Chef Mark Spangenthal of Kutsher’s was one of my favorite and an absolute must try).
The preview tasting took place at the gorgeous Sarabeth’s in Tribeca. I am huge fan of everything Sarabeth’s from the food, to the ambiance, to the family-friendliness of all of their locations. Being here, in their sun room, was a treat.
Below is a list of what we tasted…and what you should make sure to try when the during the festival which will take place on May 19th, 2012. For tickets and more information please visit http://www.tasteoftribeca.com/.
Crabcake Sliders by Chef Lee Scheffler of Sarabeth’s
Braised Short Rib with Horseradish Cream Sauce by Chef Luis Nieto of The Palm
House Cured Pastrami on Rye with Mustard & Health Salad by Kutsher’s Chef Mark Spangenthal
Stuffed Spaghetti Pie and Rice Ball by Chef Gennaro Martinelli of Tre Sorelle
Roman Style Pizza by Chef Cristobal Julio Guarchaj of Grandaisy Bakery
Polpette (Meatballs in Tomato Sauce) by Chef Paul Di Bari of Pane Panelle
Pulled Pork Sandwich with Cole Slaw & Watermelon Wedge by Chef Ronnie Esposito of Walker’s
Strawberry and Elderflower Coup by Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner of Blaue Gans
Apple Brown Betty with Watermelon Juice by Chef Ron Silver and Dani Finkel-Pitney of Bubby’s
Assorted Mini Cupcakes by Chef Molly Jahn of Billy’s Bakery
Yup. It was a feast! Get your tickets, mark your calendars, and get there early. You won’t want to miss this yearly event!