I am happy to be a guest blogger about my trip today to the New York Fancy Food Show at the Javitz Center with my friend Robyn Ettorre, who is a chef.
We got there when the show opened and were there all day and we could have spent two days looking around there was so much to see. The show was organized for the most part according to the country of origin of the food products so as you walked through the various displays you could see what each country had to offer. Most of the vendors had samples to try, so of course we did some damage as we walked around…
One of our favorite things was a very interesting infused rum that was there from Trinidad it was Chai Rum and it was infused with the spiced tea... we loved it.
There were a lot of cheese vendors there from many different countries and since Robyn works in a cheese store she was interested to see what they had and also to see their displays. We were very happy when we came up on the Bloody Mary table which was giving out free, pretty good sized Bloody Marys. As a matter of fact, we made the most of the cocktails during the day, sampling Greek wine, lemon drop and pomegranate martinis and lemoncello in addition to our Bloody Marys, which brings me to the only down side of the day - my Three Advil headache, brought on by my sampling. Oh well… YOLO!
We also sampled many different coffees, and all kinds of foods. Another really good thing that we tried was a kale pot sticker from one of the Asian vendors. I'm not sure which country it was representative of, but it was very very good .. I think maybe it was from Thailand . We had a great day couldn't believe how much there was to see there - it was a little bit overwhelming but we loved it and hope to go back next year.