Updates

Thank You To Our Sponsors

We are just hours away from the start of Taste of Tribeca 2015, when all eyes will be on the restaurants that will be serving their stellar array of dishes to our ticket holders. But this event could not have gotten off the ground without the support of our sponsors, who have enabled us to rent tents and tables, buy plates and cutlery, print promotional materials, and arrange the many other necessities of an event of this scale. Thank you to these friends for your commitment to our schools and our community!

 

Beverages, Promotions, Updates

Wine Tasting Preview: Frankly Wines

Frankly“Fine Wine. No Attitude.” is the motto at Frankly Wines, on West Broadway between Murray and Warren. Owner Christy Frank’s friendly yet studied approach is evident in her description of what she will be pouring in her store this Saturday between 12:30pm-3:30pm:

We’re going with a trio of ciders. Rosé may be the new big thing, but we think cider is the NEXT new big thing. We’ll be pouring a range of styles, including some local and local-ish bottlings. So get ahead of the trend and come by to try what the next new fuss will be about.

  • Zapiain (Basque): Some basque ciders can be a little funky. They’re more of a love-it-or-hate it bottles. But this one is all love it. Crisp, racy, super refreshing… this is what you’ll want to drink when the heat spikes above 90. Price: $10.99
  • Slyboro Hidden Star (NY): Just a touch of sweetness makes this a lovely introduction to the world of cider. It’s charming and oh-so drinkable… like a perfectly ripe apple in liquid form. Price: $14.99
  • Eden Dry Sparkling (VT): The most wine-like of the bunch. Elegantly sparkling with just a touch of spice. It shows off cider’s sophisticated side. Price: $19.99
Beverages, Promotions, Updates

Wine Tasting Preview: Chambers Street Wines

ChambersNot only is Taste of Tribeca lucky to have the support of so many of our local restaurants, we are also fortunate to partner with a few of our neighborhood’s best wine shops for our wine tasting tourChambers Street Wines, on Chambers between Hudson and Greenwich, specializes in organic wines from small, artisanal producers. They will be pouring a few of these wines at their store on Saturday between 2pm-7pm. Here is their line-up, including tasting notes:

  • Parentière 2012 Fraîcheur Iodée L’Atlantique: A delicious, organic wine from the Loire Valley of France made from a grape called Gros Plante. Crisp, dry, and perfect for summer.
  • Barou 2013 Vin de Pays Syrah: Syrah from a certified biodynamic estate in the northern Rhône Valley of France. Deep and dark, but still very fresh with a touch of earthiness.
  • Defino 2012 Frappato: Made from organic Frappato grapes grown in Sicily, this is a light-bodied red wine that is great with all kinds of food and on its own, served slightly chilled.
  • Ferme St. Martin 2014 Rosé: Made from organically grown Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault from the Côtes du Ventoux in the southern Rhône Valley. Has nice weight on the palate but is very dry with cherry fruit and great minerality.
Restaurants, Updates

The 2015 Rookies

Every year new restaurants open in Tribeca, and every year we are pleased to welcome a good number of them into the Taste of Tribeca community. This year we have 14 new participants who will be setting up their tents on May 16. Please be sure to stop by and say hello! They are:

Almond: House Smoked Bluefish with Grain and Pickled Onions

Photo courtesy of Almond

Almond: House Smoked Bluefish with Grain and Pickled Onions

Photo courtesy of Baked

Photo courtesy of Baked

Baked: Lemon Poppy Loaf, Brookster (chocolate chunk cookie baked inside a brownie, pictured), Vegan Bite (vegan energy bites made with flax seed, chocolate chips and peanut butter)

Photo courtesy of Bar Cyrk

Photo courtesy of Bar Cyrk

Bar Cyrk: Pizza, New York Egg Creams

Barleycorn: Lamb Meatballs

Photo courtesy of Belle Reve

Photo courtesy of Belle Reve

Belle Reve: Belle Burger, mini version

Café Noir: Lamb Meatballs with Mint Yogurt

Church Street Tavern: Wagyu Roast Beef Sandwich with Smoke Tomato & Horseradish Aioli

Edenopolis: Beef Rendang (Balinese beef stew over pureed sweet potato with cinnamon)

Photo courtesy of Gran Morsi

Photo courtesy of Gran Morsi

Gran Morsi: Spicy Berkshire Pork Grinder with Broccoli Rabe Pesto and Radicchio Slaw

Photo courtesy of Liesl Henrichsen

Photo courtesy of Liesl Henrichsen/OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

Laughing Man Coffee & OddFellows Ice Cream Co.: Coffee & Ice Cream

Photo courtesy of Little Park

Photo courtesy of Little Park

Little Park: Green Chickpea Falafel with Little Park Yogurt and Herb Salad

Revolution Sandwich NY: Kalbi Sliders with Truffle Chips

Tutto Il Giorno: Frisella Napoletana (octopus salad with Gaeta olives, red onions and tomatoes; served over traditional Napolitan bread)

Photo courtesy of White Street

Photo courtesy of White Street

White Street: Shaved Greenmarket Vegetables, labne, preserved lemon, toasted cumin

Welcome and thank you for joining Taste 2015!

Retail, Tickets, Updates

A Great Street Fair!

IMG_5953Taste of Tribeca had a great day at the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair! The skies were blue, the weather was (mostly) warm, and we sold a record-breaking number of tickets and merchandise. Thank you to our customers, parent volunteers, GoGoSqueez for donating all those apple sauce pouches, and of course our host, the Tribeca Film Festival.

Speaking of merchandise. We have some amazing new designs this year on our apparel and accessories, like this “Feed Me” baseball tee proudly worn by this adorable model:

To purchase this and other Taste of Tribeca items, be sure to swing by the Merchandise Tent on Saturday, May 16.

Restaurants, Updates

The Class of 2015

Taste of Tribeca is thrilled this year to have the participation of 68 neighborhood restaurants. As in years past, our 2015 class list offers a wide range of cuisines and culinary styles. We have Italian, French, Mexican, Japanese, Japanese-Peruvian, Argentinian, Greek, Macanese, Laotian, Spanish, Puerto Rican, and of course American, both Classic and New. Casual eateries, bustling bistros, bakeries, pubs, places where you can bring your family, places best reserved for date night.

We welcome back our 55 returning restaurants, with a special tip of the hat to our 7 Golden Restaurants – Bouley, Bubby’s, Duane Park Patisserie, Gigino Trattoria, The Odeon, Tribeca Grill, and Walker’s – marking their 21st consecutive year with Taste of Tribeca. We also say hello to our 13 newcomers: Almond, Baked, Bar Cyrk, Barleycorn, Belle Reve, Café Noir, Church Street Tavern, Gran Morsi, Little Park, Revolution Sandwich NY, Tutti Il Giorno, and White Street.

We boast several critical favorites. Jungsik is one of only nine NYC restaurants to receive two Michelin stars in 2015, while Bouley and Brushstroke each has one, and Khe-Yo is a Bib Gourmand pick. Bouley has three stars from the New York Times, with Brushstroke, Jungsik, Little Park, Locanda Verde, and Restaurant Marc Forgione each claiming two.

One of our participants isn’t even a restaurant. Hook & Ladder 8, aka Ghostbusters Headquarters, is a Tribeca landmark and working firehouse, and a friendly crew of firefighters will be returning this year to share their skills. On their menu: meatball sliders.

There are just three weeks to go, and as we count down the days, we will be posting pictures of dishes that will be sure to whet your appetite. So please check back … and check back often!

Tickets, Updates

Come to the Taste of Tribeca Kickoff Cocktail Party!

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Taste of Tribeca 2015 is exactly one month away!

The organizing committee, comprised of parents from PS 150 and PS 234, has been meeting since December to prepare for the big event. It’s a lot of work and we could all use a drink, so please join us at the kick-off cocktail party, being generously hosted by Café Noir at its new Tribeca location on Monday, April 27 from 6PM-9PM. There will be Mediterranean hors d’oeuvres by Café Noir, custom cocktails by Steve Olson, much merriment, and only one or two friendly reminders that we will need your help on Saturday, May 16.

Tickets for the cocktail party are $80 ($90 at the door, subject to availability) and include one ticket to TOT. Buy them here – along with extra Taste tickets for your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors.

P.S. TOT ticket prices go up May 1, so act quickly!

Restaurants

Tastes of: Great Friendship and Support

Our final preview is of the dishes to be served tomorrow by our Golden Restaurants, which have participated in Taste of Tribeca every year since the first event 20 years ago. Our schools are truly grateful for their kindness and generosity.

These oldest friends are:

  • Bouley (Hudson and Duane): Chef’s Selection
  • Bubby’s Tribeca (Hudson & N. Moore): Rhubarb Crisp aka Brown Betty
  • Duane Park Patisserie (Duane between Greenwich and Staple): Molten Chocolate Cake with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce
  • Gigino Trattoria (Greenwich between Reade and Duane): Potato and Chicken Crochette, Cavatelli Legumi e Cicorie, and Delizie Limone
  • The Odeon (W. Broadway and Thomas): All Natural Ice Cream
  • Tribeca Grill (Greenwich between Franklin and N. Moore): Chicken and Hominy Stew, Avocado Crema Garnish
  • Walker’s (N. Moore and Varick): Pulled Pork Sandwich, Coleslaw and a Watermelon Wedge

We don’t have photos for every dish – some are being made specially for Taste – so please just stop by these tables tomorrow to see and taste everything live … and to say an extra special thank you on behalf of our kids!

Duane Park Patisserie's Molten Chocolate Cake with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce (photo courtesy of Duane Park Patisserie)

Duane Park Patisserie’s Molten Chocolate Cake with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce (photo courtesy of Duane Park Patisserie)

Gigino Trattoria's Potato and Chicken Crochette (photo courtesy of Gigino Trattoria)

Gigino Trattoria’s Potato and Chicken Crochette (photo courtesy of Gigino Trattoria)

Gigino Trattoria's Cavatelli Legumi e Cicorie (photo courtesy of Gigino Trattoria)

Gigino Trattoria’s Cavatelli Legumi e Cicorie (photo courtesy of Gigino Trattoria)

Gigino Trattoria's Delizie Limone (photo courtesy of Gigino Trattoria)

Gigino Trattoria’s Delizie Limone (photo courtesy of Gigino Trattoria)

Tribeca Grill's Chicken and Hominy Stew, Avocado Crema Garnish (photo courtesy of Tribeca Grill)

Tribeca Grill’s Chicken and Hominy Stew, Avocado Crema Garnish (photo courtesy of Tribeca Grill)

Walker's Pulled Pork Sandwich and Coleslaw (photo courtesy of Walker's)

Walker’s Pulled Pork Sandwich and Coleslaw (photo courtesy of Walker’s)

 

Restaurants

Tastes of: Gluten-Free Goodness

Taste of Tribeca prides itself on the diversity of our dishes, and we are so pleased to be able to offer the following gluten-free options:

  • Tribeca Grill (Greenwich between Franklin and N. Moore): Chicken and Hominy Stew, Avocado Crema Garnish
  • Landmarc (W. Broadway between Leonard and Worth): House Cured Salmon with Pickled Onions, Mustard Seed, and Dill Crème Fraîche
  • Smith & Mills (N. Moore and Greenwich): Raw Oysters
  • The Butterfly (W. Broadway between Franklin and White): Deviled Eggs
  • Telepan Local (Greenwich between Jay and Duane): Ramps with Asparagus, Wild Garlic, Lemon Ricotta and Sorrel
  • Mulberry & Vine (Warren between Greenwich and W. Broadway): Organic Quinoa with Spring Veggies and Herbs, Green Sriracha
  • Los Americanos (Church between Walker and Lispenard): Seafood Tamale

Other gluten-free (but not sugar-free) options: the Assortment of Virgin Popsicles from Ward III (Reade between W. Broadway and Church) and the Ice Cream from City Hall (Duane between W. Broadway and Church).

Tribeca Grill's Chicken and Hominy Stew, Avocado Crema Garnish (photo courtesy of Tribeca Grill)

Tribeca Grill’s Chicken and Hominy Stew, Avocado Crema Garnish (photo courtesy of Tribeca Grill)

Landmarc's House Cured Salmon (photo courtesy of Landmarc) *ignore the bread in the photo, the restaurant confirms the dish will be gluten-free at Taste

Landmarc’s House Cured Salmon (photo courtesy of Landmarc, and ignore the bread in the photo; the restaurant confirms the dish will be gluten-free at Taste)

Smith & Mills's Raw Oysters (photo courtesy of Smith & Mills)

Smith & Mills’s Raw Oysters (photo courtesy of Smith & Mills)

The Butterfly's Deviled Eggs  (photo courtesy of The Butterfly)

The Butterfly’s Deviled Eggs (photo courtesy of The Butterfly)

Telepan Local's Ramps with Asparagus, Wild Garlic, Lemon Ricotta and Sorrel (photo courtesy of Telepan Local)

Telepan Local’s Ramps with Asparagus, Wild Garlic, Lemon Ricotta and Sorrel (photo courtesy of Telepan Local)

Mulberry & Vine's Organic Quinoa with Spring Veggies and Herbs, Green Sriracha (photo courtesy of Mulberry & Vine)

Mulberry & Vine’s Organic Quinoa with Spring Veggies and Herbs, Green Sriracha (photo courtesy of Mulberry & Vine)

Los Americanos's Seafood Tamale (photo courtesy of Los Americanos)

Los Americanos’s Seafood Tamale (photo courtesy of Los Americanos)