Last Sunday, I had a press pass to Taste Williamsburg / Greenpoint, an event in the East River Park featuring about a thousand amazing food and drink vendors, or at least that’s what it felt like. Overall, the showcase really demonstrated North Brooklyn’s culinary wealth, and how it’s only growing.
In addition to the dishes portrayed in the halfway-decent iPhone photos I’m sharing here, highlights included tasting a very delicious beverage called “Aphrodite Rising,” made by Hotel Delmano‘s talented mixologist Jonathan Kobritz. It was also cool to meet the people staffing the tables and check out the decorations–it gave me a sense of what it would be like to actually dine in these places. If you’re looking for a new restaurant to try, I would suggest either Lighthouse, whose Thai squid salad was one of the best dishes I tasted, or Delaware and Hudson, who served up a creamy, salty bluefish pate on crisp flatbread with shaved radishes and purslane that was just wow, wow, wow. Oh, and maybe grab dessert at Fabbrica. I ate an entire piece of whatever that rich multi-layered chocolate candied-cherry cream thing was.
Behold, and let your mouth water: