Monday, October 12, 2009

Oh so SWEET at the NYWFF

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This year's SWEET at the New York Wine and Food Festival was scaled back from last year's event but that didn't stop the party. If anything, the event was a little bit more manageable which meant more opportunities for noshing and of course, chef sightings. Here are our highlights....

One of the highlights of the evening was Johnny Iuzzini from Jean Georges modeling the display pomegranates that were part of the presentation for his Godiva Chocolate and Black Sesame Pop with POM Gelee. Blondie thought the pops were tasty, too...

Godiva chocolate and black sesame pop with POM Gelee from Jean Georges

Ron Ben-Israel with his giant cake...

Ron Ben-Israel and his cake

Blondie was in love with Ron Ben-Israel's Pumpkin Cake with Frangelico Mascarpone Butterream Cinnamon Pecan Crunch.

Pumpkin Cake with Frangelico Mascarpone Butterream Cinnamon Pecan Crunch from Ron Ben-Israel Cakes

Champagne was free flowing...

Champagne at SWEET

The Peppermint Hot Chocolate from Stanton Social was amazing. Very rich and chocolate-y.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Iced Cold Peppermint Pattie

One of my very favorites was Del Posto’s Chocolate & Olive Oil Bastoncino. It was basically a little gelato ice cream pop covered in chocolate and bread crumbs.

Del Posto’s Chocolate & Olive Oil Bastoncino

So freaking good. I wish I had snagged two!

Del Posto’s Chocolate & Olive Oil Bastoncino


David Burke Townhouse made a Godiva Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pudding with Homemade “Cracker Jacks” Mmmm. Cracker Jacks...

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One of Blondie's favorites of the night was the Concorde Grape Soda with Ricotta Gelato from Eighty-One...

Concorde Grape Soda with Ricotta Gelato from Eighty-One

One of the most unusual desserts of the night was more cupcake's Bacon White Truffle Cupcake. Bacon cream frosting topped with truffles. Real truffles...

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Another big winner of the night, tied with Del Posto for dessert perfection in my book was the Honey Crisp Apple Confit with Smoked Vanilla Sable and Ginger Emulsion from Daniel. The apples were melt in your mouth delicious. Fall in dessert form...

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I love the chocolate banana combo and Rouge Tomate kicked it up a notch with their Fall Spiced Banana with Godiva Chocolate Ganache.

Fall Spiced Banana with Godiva Chocolate Ganache

In the dark I didn't manage to get a shot that captured the utter deliciousness of Locanda Verde's Toasted Brioche Pumpkin Gelato Ice Cream Sandwich. This is another one I wished I had had time for seconds.

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For all our SWEET photos check out this slideshow:


4 comments:

Dolce said...

Oh my god... All this chocolate. Ending? Me drooling over my computer...

Cakespy said...

Oh my god, this is like heaven!

Fresh Local and Best said...

All of that chocolate is giving me a sugar rush!

anna said...

I kind of wish I could have gone to that. But hey, in just a few weeks I get to have Ron Ben-Israel teach me (yell at me) how to make decorative semi-edible flowers! Oh the joys of pastry school...