Ladies and gentlemen , it’s that time of the year get your tickets for the best tasting event on the Eastern seaboard. Pinkyfingerup has laid its tastebuds on dozens of tastings throughout the years but the New York Taste event has never failed to stand out time and time again.
Still don’t believe me? Well, let me give you some reasons why you need to cop a ticket:
The Host – New York Magazine will be this evening’s host and when you have a host who has a constant pulse on the city’s dining scene through its trusty blog, Grub Street, you are sure to get a taste of everything this city can offer
The Venue – New York Taste will call The Waterfront its home again this year and it will offer great views and vibes.
The chefs and mixologists – these cats can’t be beat. Here are some drinks and dishes to look out for that evening:
Blue Hill always shines in the fall and it’s always surprising to see and taste what David Barber and crew have up their sleeve.
ABCV is the spot for mind blowing vegetarian dishes. This year is sure to be no different
Broken Shaker is the new kid in town serving tiki drinks and is making a big name for itself in New York following successful outposts in Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. Shout out to Elad. You can catch me spin the best tropical tunes on its rooftop on October 19th.
Don Wagyu serves a beef sandwich that costs $180. They’ll definitely serve up something that’ll match that price tag
Manhatta is one of the hottest restaurants of the year. If you haven’t snagged a reservation yet, this is your best chance to get a taste.
Tickets start at $125. VIP pricing is $225 which will get you a head start to get grub along with some great swag, access to the VIP Lounge, unlimited tastings, and a complimentary three-month trial membership to New York by New York, New York‘s members-only special event.
Took a little time off to get my head right. I thought about whats next for PFU and for me in general. Along my journey, I’ve been faced with haters and folks who try to lay obstacles on my path to greatness. I almost let them get under my skin but I realized how far PFU has grown and the potential. So I decided to celebrate my greatness by attending New York Magazine Taste event. I’ve been going to this event for a very long time and it keeps getting better every year. Some of NYC’s best chef threw down.
– Pinky Finger Up
chicken liver mousse with currants and celery
roasted pork belly with pineapple plantain salsa and manchamantelas sauce
freshly seared wagyu tataki with truffled ponzu
pastrami rib eye bite with fermented slaw
shrimp mushroom and watercress dumpling
austrailian hiramasa with avocado meyer lemon and rhubarb
pollo and mole blanco
bacon caesar roll
sorrel glazed spare ribs with daikon escovitch
bisquit fried chicken slider
karee curry mac n cheese with blue crab
prospect park sour
beets goat milk with caraway
boneless short rib braised carrots mozzarella mustard and fried tuscan kale
goat dumplings peanuts piri piri with corriander salad
fideos burgundy snail and clam ragu cascabel and aioli
miso apple pie ice cream
sticky toffee pudding
beets goat milk punch cocktail
shrimp dumpling garlic sundried tomato paprika
grilled lamb merguez espelette aioli
sticky toffee pudding
salmon quenelle with lemon grass coconut milk and thai basil
charred burdock with pommes puree
fluke crudo with concord grapes and pickled shishito peppers
beef brisket sliders
spicy pork balls
seared nantucket bay scallops on truffle garlic toast
Lexus, Diageo Wines and Uptown Magazine joined forces to put together a nice little soiree. Chefs for the evening was The Cecil’s JJ Johnson and Don Bowie of NoBar in Brooklyn. Yes, the food was on point.
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
Blood and Fire : Tequila Hibiscus and Lime
45 Day Dry Aged Sliders with D’affinois Cheese
Sliced Strip Steak with Blacha Truffle
Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Crudo with Green Goddess
Foster Avenue Scotch Bianco Vermouth Honey Melon Pear Eau de Vie
Tuna Poke WontonTacos
Gauc and Chips
Snap Peas with Wild Boar Bacon Sunchoke
Snap Mallow Pop
Mini Chicken Biscuit Ht sauce and Honey Butter
Mini Lobster Rolls on Potato Brioche
Huevo con Huevo Soft Egg with Summer Vegetables and Crispy Shrimp
Summer Squash Chayote Black Bean Puree
Tin Cup Whiskey Champagne Syrup Belle Yuzu Juice
Fried Green Tomato with Pepper Jelly
Chicken Doro Wat and Crispy Onions Smoked Berber Spice
Fresh Apricots with House-Cured Duck Prosciutto
Confit of Pancetta
Paper Ships: Chamomile infused Hennessy Nonino Amaro and Cointreau
Scallop and Shrimp Sausage with Peppers and Toasted Brioche
Crab Salad with Melon Cucumbr and Basil
Del Pedro Evening Falls Gin Pear Eau de Vie
Yellowtail Ceviche with Ginger Coconut Sauce
Lamb Shawarma with Hummus Amba
Gin Fizz Squares
Taco with Braised Duck Leg Pipian Mole Black Truffle
Cherry wood Smoked Baby Back Spiced Pickled Watermelon and Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Pulled Pork Sliders
Harissa Spiced Beet Tartare and Spiced Yogurt
Yellowtail Tiradito with Jalapeño and Lemongrass
Carrot Soup with Carrot Chips and Pepperoni
Behind the Mule George Dickel White dog Katz Rock and Rye Ginger and Lime Raspberry Vinegar
Oysters on the Half Shell
Bonji Old Fashion Bourbon Black Sugar Bitters and Bonji
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
MAISON PREMIERE assorted oysters
THE GORBALS saffron and mussel mousse with squid ink tortilla