In October, I was lucky enough to attend the New York Wine & Food Festival for work! It was a (foodie) dream come true.
While I didn’t go to all the events, I was able to go to Jets + Chefs on Saturday, which was an especially rambunctious and fun event. And also, there were CRONUT (holes)! It was hosted by Mario Batali, and we even got to see a live demo! Of course, it started off with a drumline.
It was super packed, as you can imagine.
The cronut hole tent was right in the front. I didn’t know it would be there, so once it caught my eye, I made beeline for the tent. I tried to stay dignified and didn’t run…
I’m just going to give you a bunch of cronut porn.
Ah, the cronut. Now I can see what the fuss is all about. At first bite, I have to admit, I was a little skeptical and didn’t understand. Then, I got to the creamy inside. Lawwwdddy lawd, now I understand why. The cronut is extremely intricate and has a bunch of differing textures happening at once. You’ve got the creamy filling, juxtaposing with its crispy, flaky layers to meld together into a sensory orchestra (cronuts seem to bring out the poet in me).
So heppy! Must commemorate this moment. Then, moving onto the good stuff. Started off with some classic Spanish paella from Socarrat Paella Bar. Yum!
Beef Tongue Pastrami from Fette Sau
Crisp griddled confit of pork belly “dragged through the garden” and served on a soft potato roll from Shake Shack. This was AMAZING.
Love the themed foods from Sysco Metro NY! Pitch “Fold” Deviled eggs with jalapeno bacon crackle.
Crunchy short rib tacos with agave glaze, napa slaw and seasoned panko.
The event was located at Pier 52, set against a beautiful cityscape backdrop.
Stay tuned for day 2, Sunday Slices!