It was that time of year again. When the falling leaves and the chill in the air marked Autumn's arrival. And the annual NYC Wine & Food Festival. This year, I attended the Grand Tasting, a proverbial "one stop shop" that was chock full of cookbook signings, celebrity culinary demonstrations, tasty bites from some of NYC's top restaurants, and a seemingly endless array of wine and spirits samplings.
I was a bit suprised by my favorite bites, as I wouldn't have expected to be blown away by Molyvos' "Yiayia's Meatballs" (pictured further below). Not that the restaurant is bad, by any means, but I do not remember my meals there being particularly life-altering. The establishments that I have not yet been to who really made an impression were Manon (unfortunately, I did not get the exact names of the dishes, but the savory was a prawn dumpling in coconut broth and the dessert was a pecan/pear cake bite with cream cheese frosting. Pictures of both are located further below.) and ReBar (Smoked Gouda Macaroni & Cheese. A pcture is located further below.). Dynamite!
What a delicious, unforgettable day! I'm already looking forward to next year's events!
Until we eat again,
The Lunch Belle