An all-barbecue smorgasbord on the Williamsburg waterfront? The idea totally sells itself. But what about if those pits and grills were manned by a number of NYC’s most notable chefs, paired together to produce one of a kind, one-day-only culinary collaborations?
Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present the Taste Talks All Star Barbecue.
From 1-4 pm and 5-8 pm on Sunday, September 14th, 20 cult-status chefs will occupy 12 different grilling stations at the sun-drenched (we hope!) East River Park, for a walk-around tasting event of epic proportions. And if you thought last year’s lineup was good (Taste Talks curator April Bloomfield, paired with protégé and Allswell owner Nate Smith? Hello!) you’ll be in ecstasy over this year’s roster of confirmed participants. We’re talking Italian restaurant kingpin Michael White, together with musician Action Bronson! ‘Nuff said. Check out our dynamic duos below (a few A-students have even committed to a dish already!) and try your best not to drool all over the screen.
Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese) and Jamie Bissonnette (Toro)
Danny Bowien (Mission Cantina) and Inaki Aizpitarte (Le Chateaubriand, Le Dauphin)
Rob Newton (Wilma Jean and Nightingale 9) and Oliver Strand (New York Times): Barbecue Duck with sorghum, ginger and five-spice flatbread
David Santos (Louro) and Jonathan Wu (Fung Tu): Pig Head Salad with green mango, cabbage, cilantro
Max Sussman (The Cleveland) and Eli Sussman (Mile End)
Michael White (Osteria Morini) and Action Bronson (Musician)
Will Horowitz (Ducks Eatery): “Smoked Char Sui Long Island Eel” with fermented corn, sassafras root and crab roe crème
Daniel Delaney (Delaney BBQ, BrisketTown): Texas Hot Gut Sausage
Lee Tiernan (St. John Bread and Wine)
Andy Ricker (Pok Pok)
Ivan Orkin (Ivan Ramen): Boar Collar Meat grilled over charcoal, served with chilled mustard greens and spicy chili/lime/garlic sauce
Brooks Headley (Del Posto): Veggie Burgers
Matt Rudofker (Ssam Bar): Grilled Blue Whale Oyster with shaoxing, brown butter and ramps
Josh Russ Tupper and Niki Russ Federman (Russ & Daughters)
For tickets, visit here.
Taste Talks Food & Drink returns to Brooklyn September 12-14, 2014. See the full schedule and buy tickets here.