Food For Thought — October 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm

City Harvest’s Bid Against Hunger Does It Again

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Every year City Harvest, an organization dedicated to feeding hungry New Yorkers, holds its annual Bid Against Hunger restaurant tasting event. This year marked its 19th Annual celebration, which was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion. As always, the event hosts an amazing array of chefs,  restaurants, wineries and more in a walk-around tasting and auction format. During the event there were both live and silent auctions — most notable was the exciting live auction of one dozen Cronuts, which fetched an outstanding $14,000! The amazing evening ended up raising $1.3 million dollars for City Harvest!

City Harvest Bid Against Hunger Tasting Event

 

Check out some of our favorite bites below:

Mad Mac Macarons: Obviously we couldn’t resist trying one of Florian Bellanger and Ludovic Augendre’s famous macarons. And yes, they lived up to the hype. They were perfectly delicious, soft and flavorful. We loved both the pistachio and almond macarons.

Hybird: Probably one of the most unusual bites of the evening was ‘Puff the Magic Biscuit,” by Questlove and Stephen Starr. This tiny, macaron-like edible was filled with liquid nitrogen, so the moment you bite in, you start smoking at the mouth…literally. It didn’t taste like much, but it was fun to eat!

Strip House: Naturally, they served some kick ass steak. Specifically, smoked Snake River Farms Wagyu strip with soy caramel, butternut squash, mostarda and black radish. It was medium rare, tender and delicious.

Butcher Bar: As you can tell, we like our red meat. Butcher Bar served some killer mini burgers; we loved the Stacy Burger, topped with cheddar, onion, tomato, lettuce and pickle. It was juicy and packed a punch!

Tribeca Grill: This Manhattan restaurant served up smoked ricotta ravioli with short rib bolognese. Can it get any better than that? Obviously not, we loved it.

City Harvest Bid Against Hunger Tasting Event

 

City Harvest Bid Against Hunger Tasting Event

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