Pig Island is a do not miss event. When ever Jimmy and the Food Karma put together event, do me a favor and scoop up tickets. All through the year, the team throws all different themed events. This one can be the Granddaddy of all of them. Pig Island will be taking place in Red Hook Brooklyn at Erie Basin Park, next to Ikea. Soak in the sun, have a few cold ones at some pork from some of the finest pit masters and chefs.
Get your tickets here: http://pigisland.com/tickets/
There are still tickets available for some of the amazing events at this years New York Food and Wine Festival. Pinkyfingerup has attended the festival for the last five to six years. Trust me food lovers, its a weekend you don’t want to miss. Some events that I recommend that hasn’t sold out as of yet includes.
Pinkyfinger up had the honor to celebrate A Second Helping of Life at Pier 60. The event featured some of the top women chefs as they serve their signature dish to support the fight against breast and ovarian cancer. There was tons of great food.
Summer in the city is in full swing and before you know it, summer will be gone. On my to do list is to enjoy a few bbq’s, sip on as many Guiness’ as I can, hit the beach, try as many ice cream spots and of course go to the best food tastings in the city. The event that tops the list is City Harvest’s Summer in the City.
Founded in 1982 as the world’s first food rescue organization, City Harvest (cityharvest.org) is dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger. City Harvest will collect 55 million pounds of excess food from restaurants, grocers, bakeries, manufacturers, and farms, and deliver it free of charge to 500 community food programs across the city this year. In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest takes a long-term approach to fighting hunger by partnering with residents, local organizations and businesses through Healthy Neighborhoods programs which increase the availability of affordable fruits and vegetables in low-income communities and provide the nutrition education and resources to maintain a wholesome, food-secure diet.
– Pinky Finger Up
Snap Mallow Pop
Fried Green Tomato with Pepper Jelly
45 Day Dry Aged Sliders with D’affinois Cheese
Paper Ships: Chamomile infused Hennessy Nonino Amaro and Cointreau
Crab Salad with Melon Cucumbr and Basil
Yellowtail Tiradito with Jalapeño and Lemongrass
Scallop and Shrimp Sausage with Peppers and Toasted Brioche
Snap Peas with Wild Boar Bacon Sunchoke
Taco with Braised Duck Leg Pipian Mole Black Truffle
Yellowtail Ceviche with Ginger Coconut Sauce
Fresh Apricots with House-Cured Duck Prosciutto
Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Crudo with Green Goddess
Tuna Poke WontonTacos
Mini Lobster Rolls on Potato Brioche
Huevo con Huevo Soft Egg with Summer Vegetables and Crispy Shrimp
Del Pedro Evening Falls Gin Pear Eau de Vie
Pulled Pork Sliders
Bonji Old Fashion Bourbon Black Sugar Bitters and Bonji
Confit of Pancetta
Blood and Fire : Tequila Hibiscus and Lime
Sliced Strip Steak with Blacha Truffle
Behind the Mule George Dickel White dog Katz Rock and Rye Ginger and Lime Raspberry Vinegar
Carrot Soup with Carrot Chips and Pepperoni
Chicken Doro Wat and Crispy Onions Smoked Berber Spice
Harissa Spiced Beet Tartare and Spiced Yogurt
Foster Avenue Scotch Bianco Vermouth Honey Melon Pear Eau de Vie
Gauc and Chips
Lamb Shawarma with Hummus Amba
Cherry wood Smoked Baby Back Spiced Pickled Watermelon and Bourbon BBQ Sauce
We love the kids here at Pinky Finger Up, so we support any event that help feeds families. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign does just that. We had the pleasure to join this wonderful charity in their signature event Taste of a Nation. A who’s who of the hottest chefs and bartenders displayed their magic in the former Chase Bank headquarters. Results were a night to remember. Check out some of bites we enjoyed.
– Pinky Finger Up
21 CLUB octopus carpacio with orange supreme
THE GORBALS saffron and mussel mousse with squid ink tortilla
BAGATELLE truffle gnocchi with black truffle pesto
LOURO spring kimchi salad
DELMONICO’S bbq short rib on the crispy potato
DEATH & CO. bait and switch: mezcal chili liquor pineapple lime juice with cinnamon syrup
Lucky Rice is a festival that celebrates Asian Cuisine – sounds like my type of event. Although Pinky Finger Up did not receive a proper invite we managed to make a quick appearance at the Luxurious Mandarin Oriental. There was a host of new and well known asian restaurants representing. Of course there was match, sake, duck and my first taste of grasshopper – to my surprise, it was one tasty and crispy bite!
– Pinky Finger Up
Qi Kaow Tung Nah Tuhng: Crispy Rice Crackers with Traditional Dipping Sauce
Tuome Crispy Deviled Egg with Chili
Maharlika Chicken Laing with Cassava Chips and Soy Bean Chips: Fresh Taro Root Leaves, Coconut Milk, Bagoong (Shrimp Paste), Ginger, and Chilies
Macao Trading Co. African Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Red Curry Sauce and Snow Pea Slaw
The Black Ant Cotton Candy Wrapped Grasshopper
2 Duck Goose Eight Treasures Roast Duck
The Black Ant Cod Tempura, Som Tum Slaw Taco
The Black Ant Moo Krob Taco: Crispy Pork Belly, Chicharron, Pickled Cucumbers, Carrots, Cilantro, and Nam-Prik Pao BBQ
Bricolage Beef on Beef: Vietnamese Beef Carpaccio on Beef Tendon Chip
Chalait Wagashi: Matcha White Chocolate Bark with Matcha Shot
Spice Market Calamansi Cream Puff
Open Blue Cured Open Blue Cobia with Green Curry, Potatoes, and Yuzukosho Broth