New York City Wine & Food Festival wasn't SWEET, but Meatpacking Uncorked the night before. Wine, food, and designer clothes, I am in.
Basis/Good Food Market. Basis specializes in bringing food from local farms to restaurants; they are also located at New Amsterdam Market and a soon-to-be-opened shop on West 14th Street. One look at the offerings and we were fine with having dessert before dinner.
tbsp. It was warm, fluffy, moist, like a chocolate chip cookie made into bread pudding. Delicious. Debra wants a long lunch there ASAP.
Marea. Creamy, spicy and sweet, the perfect idea would have been to place this with the bread pudding. Not that it wasn't awesome by itself because it was.
Diner was handing out food, rather inefficiently I might add. Goat cheese quesadillas topped with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa, and if you were passed over three times by the staff and mentioned this when trying to grab at a plate, you weren't rewarded with extra food in hopes that you would ever visit their location again.
Gaslight was handing out sample portions to an increasing line. We stepped in and out fairly fast.
Spice Market was also in the action. And by action I mean waiting in a ridiculously long line to be handed a pathetic serving of food. But at least they gave you a good size non-alcoholic drink. At the end of the line, you got a choice between a meat, chicken, or pork skewer cooked right out on the sidewalk. A refreshing drink and being warmed by a fire on a cool night quickly became bonuses.
Biscoff as you can. I love those things. I know it just gingerbread cookies, but between those and Le Petit Ecolier cookies I periodically got my hands on that weekend, my dessert needs have been sustained all month.
Trina Turk. I will now accept the Algonquin Dress as a form of bribery/present.
Gansevoort 69 and tasted what I believe to be their butterscotch whiskey cookies. Then we saw a line-less Los Dados serving nachos. I hear they were serving pork rolls earlier in the night, but I don't remember these being pork.
Murray's Cheese and Salami. There are no pictures since every bit I got went immediately in my mouth. There was sausage and some of the new Barely Buzzed. This cheese has a rind made of lavender and coffee, a combination that would have never occurred to me. I need to get a better taste of it, but my preliminary bits were awesome, it's very unique for cheese.