USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience 2019

USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience 2019

On September 7th, 2019, the third annual USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience Tour kicked off at LeFrak Center At Lakeside Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Other locations and dates include Detroit, September 14; Indianapolis, September 28; Cincinnati, October 5; Louisville, October 19; Las Vegas, October 26, presented by MGM Resorts International; Scottsdale, November 2 & 3; Los Angeles, November 9; Chicago, November 16; and lastly, Naples, November 23.

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Upon entrance, attendees were given a wine glass to try wines that were scattered throughout the venue. As you walk further, you’ll find an area called “The Cellar” where wine seminars such as Drink like a Somm, Partners in Wine, Urban Winemaking Master Class and Tasting, and Discover the World of Bordeaux Wines were happening. And since wine tastes better when accompanied by food, guests were also able to indulge in the Grand Tasting, which featured dishes from both emerging talent and renowned culinary leaders. Every food booth at this event had a suggested wine for their respective dish.

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While some chose to taste food at the Grand Tasting area, others opted for a more personal experience by visiting the culinary stage. Visitors were able to watch culinary leaders Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Chef Antoni Porowski, and Chef Sujan Sarkar of Baar Baar whip up a specialty dish in real time for guests to try immediately after. Food and wine lovers must attend the Wine & Food Experience at least once. 

Chef Sujan Sarkar of Baar Baar

Chef Sujan Sarkar of Baar Baar

Braised Pork Belly Pickled Radish Wrap by Jungsik

Braised Pork Belly Pickled Radish Wrap by Jungsik

Mascarpone Cheesecake with mixed berry jam by La Ventura

Mascarpone Cheesecake with mixed berry jam by La Ventura

Butterfly Pea Coconut Sticky Rice by Kopitiam

Butterfly Pea Coconut Sticky Rice by Kopitiam

Hojicha Panna Cotta from En Japanese Brasserie

Hojicha Panna Cotta from En Japanese Brasserie

Owner’s Recipe Seafood Salad by Hunt & Fish Club NYC

Owner’s Recipe Seafood Salad by Hunt & Fish Club NYC

Octopus Salad from Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria

Octopus Salad from Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria

The Talent
Agern & Great Northern Food Hall by Jeppe Kill Andersen
Ample Hills Creamery by Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna
Baar Baar by Sujan Sarkar
Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca by Rob Zwirz
Baby Brasa Organic Peruvian by Franco Noriega 
Bella Gioia by Nico Daniele
BKLYNwild by Ivy Stark 
Bouley at Home by Chef David Bouley 
Butera’s by Martin Butera
Bien Cuit by Zachary Golper 
Di Fara Pizza by Dom De Marco
DOC’s CAKE SHOP by Doc 
Du’s Donuts and Coffee by Wylie Dufresne 
EN Japanese Brasserie by Abe Hiroki 
Fausto by Erin Shambura
Gran Tivoli by Chef Robert Marchetti 
Hunt & Fish Club NYC by Chad Brown 
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Jungsik by Suyoung Park
Kopitiam by Kyo Pang 
La Slowteria by Hugo Orozco Carrillo
La Ventura by Peter Lipson 
Lady Lexis Sweets by Lexis Gonzalez 
Lady M Cake Boutique 
MID|NIGHTS by Joshua Cormier 
Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria by Gaetano Arnone
Restaurant Latour at Crystal Springs Resort by Aishling Stevens 
Sans by Champ Jones 
Table 87 by Jack Spadaro
The Breslin Bar and Dining Room by Ryan Jordan 
The Flying V Poutinerie by Matt Vymazal
Van Da by Hannah Wong
Wash Hill Oysters by Jeffrey Gardner

Sponsors
Arizona The Grand Canyon State, Vins de Bordeaux, Shipt, Confettii, Roscato, Mon Frere, Gunpowder Irish Gin, Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur, Camus, New Belgium Brewing, Hailstone Vineyards, City Harvest

Shaping the Edges of Education – New York Edge Young Professional Council Fundraiser

Shaping the Edges of Education – New York Edge Young Professional Council Fundraiser