Smoked Yunnan Spiced Beef with Green Tomato Salad, Black Garlic, and Poppy Seeds from Yunnan Kitchen
Happy Tuesday, Noshers! This weather sure is dreary, isn’t it? At least it makes me feel not so bad about spending the waking hours indoors (ever the optimist, that’s me). Today, I’m super excited to share a recap of Project by Project NY‘s Annual Tasting Event that I attended this past Friday. Tables and tables of food galore, a cool DJ, a good-looking crowd, and lil’ ol’ me with my camera! I sampled and snapped photos galore so I could share the night with you, Noshers! Without further ado, let’s jump right into the food pics, shall we?
I first started with the taco de costilla from Yerba Buena Perry, with braised beef short rib, sambal, tomatillo, cilantro and onions. As with the first sacrificial plate at any event I attend, I took a hearty bite before remembering to take a picture:
Thalassa offered a hearty lobster bisque in cute little servings – I had two of these to make for one medium serving 🙂
I next moved onto Shigure‘s table, where delicate pieces of roasted duck awaited:
The Sea Grill had a lovely and elaborate display to showcase their small bite – sepia carbonara with poached quail egg and bacon cream. Did someone say bacon cream?? Ye,
I then moved onto the French macarons from Cherry, where I was greeted by a stealth ninja guarding foie gras macarons. FOIE GRAS! Even though I loved and enjoyed all the dishes at the night’s event, this one was my favorite. Sooooo good.
Meanwhile, libations flowed freely….
From Blue Smoke, I inhaled a mouthwatering bowl of smoked duck gumbo with tasso ham and andouille sausage:
I totally dug Jin Ramen‘s display, as well as their miso ramen, packed with sauteed corn, leeks, scallions, bean sprouts, chicken sausage, bok choy and pork belly:
The braised beef short rib with winter squash from Barn Joo reminded me of cozy autumn (despite the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having):
I dug Maharlika‘s tablescape of Filipino condiments accompanying sayote soup, beef tapa and toasted garlic:
OBAO‘s massamun chicken curry with potato, carrots and other fresh vegetables had a spicy kick to it!
I finished off my tour with a droolworthy peach crumble with Thai tea pudding from Spot Dessert Bar:
I left Project by Project NY‘s event with a full and happy stomach – I think you can see why! The event not only helped a great cause (Film News Now Foundation) but also gave me a few restaurants to add to my “must try” list. Yay!
Which of the above dishes would you like to try?