NEW YORK WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL (and CRONUTS!) // DAY 1

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.

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It was super packed, as you can imagine.

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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…

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I’m just going to give you a bunch of cronut porn.

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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).

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So heppy! Must commemorate this moment. Then, moving onto the good stuff. Started off with some classic Spanish paella from Socarrat Paella Bar. Yum!

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Beef Tongue Pastrami from Fette Sau

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Crisp griddled confit of pork belly “dragged through the garden” and served on a soft potato roll from Shake Shack. This was AMAZING.

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Love the themed foods from Sysco Metro NY! Pitch “Fold” Deviled eggs with jalapeno bacon crackle.

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Crunchy short rib tacos with agave glaze, napa slaw and seasoned panko.

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The event was located at Pier 52, set against a beautiful cityscape backdrop.

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Stay tuned for day 2, Sunday Slices!

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