Clearly the best part of the NYC Wine and Food Fest was the only Brooklyn-dedicated event, Brooklyn’s Backyard hosted by Adam Richman. The event was a tribute to the diverse treats of Brooklyn– from smoked fish to tacos, to pickles and grilled cheese.
I tasted by way through the first floor of One Hanson Place, while sipping on Captain Lawrence brew and wine from Thorny Rose– and tea from the presenter of the event, Pure Leaf, of course. My favorites? The grilled cheese and tomato soup pairing from FOODfreaks Grilled Cheese, salmon from Acme Smoked Fish Corporation, mini muffins from Blue Sky Bakery, and the decadent chocolate cheesecake cups from Junior’s.
BUT by far the best part was meeting host Adam Richman. Of course, I had to get a picture with the Man Vs. Food star before the night was over. Then, Adam and borough president Marty Markowitz rallied the crowd around Brooklyn’s awesome-ness.
I’m still recuperating from my food overdose. To see all event participants, check out the list here.