Monday, 3 October 2011

Eat. Drink. End Hunger!!

What a great way to end a fabulous vacation in New York .. enjoying a gastronomic blow-out at the New York City Wine and Food Festival ... Eat. Drink. End Hunger!  The event I attended was entitled 'The best thing I ever tasted between bread' based on the prime time series of the same name and took place in the Highline Stages on West 15th Street in the Meatpacking District.  It was essentially a sandwich heaven hosted by Duff Goldman, the rock 'n roll chef of Charm City Cakes and star of the Ace of Cakes on the Food Network.  All were mouth watering creations ranging from grilled cheese to meat and mushrooms, spicy chicken biscuits, lobster rolls, bacon-apple-dill combos and pot roast style Italian beef to name just a few. There were a few wines to try along with Liptons iced tea varieties and a particularly outstanding concoction of thyme infused lemonade.  And if you didn't already have enough to eat after sampling all of these goodies, at the end of the line was a Sweetstreet stall with a selection of desserts to die for.  My personal favourite was a cheesecake wrapped in a thin pancake, which I am guessing was delicately deep fried and dusted in cinnamon sugar .. a close second was a peanut butter and jelly cupcake .. so typically American!

After such a satiable feast it was all we could do to try to walk it off a little by following the Highline, stopping for a caffeine hit and doing a little retail therapy ... finally ending our day with a drink at the Rooftop bar of the Gansevoort Hotel where the views of the Hudson River and surrounding areas are quite spectacular!

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