Category Archives: Special Food Events

Captain Morgan Media Event w/ Top Chef Judge Hugh Acheson

Captain Morgan Media Event w/ Top Chef Judge Hugh Acheson

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this event for a complimentary tasting. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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A Tasting Event at La Maison Du Chocolat, UES, NYC

A Tasting Event at La Maison Du Chocolat, UES, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary event. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Dinner with Chopped star Ted Allen at Pok Pok Ny hosted by Pepcid/ Eater

Dinner with Chopped star Ted Allen at Pok Pok Ny hosted by Pepcid/ Eater

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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The Nipponista Event at Maison O hosted by Isetan, Soho, NYC

The Nipponista Event at Maison O hosted by Isetan, Soho, NYC

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Last night I was invited by Tabélog to attend ‘Nipponista‘, an event hosted by Isetan, the largest department store in Japan. Nipponista is part of a Japanese project called ‘Cool Japan’ and was created to transmit Japanese fashion, art and food information throughout the world.

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The Holiday Markets in New York City

The Holiday Markets in New York City

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the Holiday Markets of New York City are here and in good cheer.

 

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These markets set in outdoor and indoor spaces transform the landscape into a winter wonderful gifts and goodies.

 I love trolling through interesting booths of beautiful artisan wares that are truly delightful and supporting small local artists.

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Day 2: The Chopped Challenge & More at Kenmore’s Bloggers Summit 2013

Day 2: The Chopped Challenge & More at Kenmore’s Bloggers Summit 2013

Day two of the Holiday Hosting Party at the Kenmore Bloggers Summit 2013 began with two of my new blogger pals Marina and Beeb, who were just as crazy as me and wanted to walk the city at dawn to get some sights in! It was truly a beautiful way to experience the city in its early light and quietude.

After a quick breakfast we all headed back to the Kenmore Studio where an action packed day awaited. Little did we know how much fun was in store for us.

 

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Holiday Hosting Party at the Kenmore Bloggers Summit 2013: Day One

Holiday Hosting Party at the Kenmore Bloggers Summit 2013: Day One

 

How cool to be invited as a guest by Kenmore to its Annual Bloggers Summit in the great city of Chicago. 

 

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Here I am departing from NYC…..I’m off to the windy city everyone!!

 

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Bloggers Night at the Cook & Go Culinary Studio, Chelsea, NYC

Bloggers Night at the Cook & Go Culinary Studio, Chelsea, NYC

 

I was invited to a Bloggers Night at the new Cook & Go Culinary Studio in Chelsea.

 

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Tang’s Natural NYC Dumpling Festival, Lower East Side, NYC

Tang’s Natural NYC Dumpling Festival, Lower East Side, NYC

The place to be on Saturday, Sept. 28th, was Tang’s Natural NYC Dumpling Festival at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Manhattan’s Lower East Side

I was invited as press to witness and taste a large array of dumplings from various cultures around the world.

 

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The Tastemade event @Food 52 Headquarters, New York City

The Tastemade event @Food 52 Headquarters, New York City

 

I spent this past Sunday at a really cool event hosted by Tastemade & Food 52.

 

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The event was at the Food 52 headquarters, which is such an awesome space – a perfect congregation site for fervent foodies such as myself. It really embodies it mission of “bringing cooks/ foodies together from all over to exchange recipes and ideas and to support each other in the kitchen”

 

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Giveaway: Sucré’s Signature Macaron Collection ( Now Closed)

Giveaway: Sucré’s Signature Macaron Collection ( Now Closed)

How would you like to sink your teeth into one of these luscious macarons from Sucré?

 Don’t they look irresistible? Well here’s your chance to receive one of these for free.

 

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I’m doing a giveaway on my blog where one lucky winner will receive a box of Sucré’s signature macaron collection.

 

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Did I get your attention?

 I’m sure I did…

 Read on as I tell you more…

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Cooking with Top Chef alum Leah Cohen of Pig & Khao at the Samsung House

Cooking with Top Chef alum Leah Cohen of Pig & Khao at the Samsung House

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I was invited as press to an intimate cooking event with “Top Chef” alum Leah Cohen of NYC’s Pig and Khao.

 It was hosted at the Samsung House, a custom-designed and beautifully appointed home featuring all of Samsung’s new home appliance innovations. Samsung House, opens it’s doors for one inspiring week in the heart of New York City’s SoHo neighborhood.

 

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The Village Voice Choice Streets – Food Truck Event, NYC

The Village Voice Choice Streets – Food Truck Event, NYC

 

There was more than just aircrafts and space shuttles to experience at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum last night. 

 

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Pier 86 was pulsating with colorful food trucks, fervent foodies and a general mood of revelery as everyone was having the time of their life at The Village Voice Choice Streets – The Second Annual Food Truck Event. 

 

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This event was a one-stop shop to sample offerings from over 25 of the most popular food trucks in New York City. I was thrilled to represent Voice Places where any of you can review places and experiences. Do check it out at http://www.voiceplaces.com/new-york/

 

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Kenmore’s 100th Anniversary Event with Chef Kari Karch, NYC

Kenmore’s 100th Anniversary Event with Chef Kari Karch, NYC

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I was invited to a media event at the MPE Penthouse last night, where the Kenmore brand celebrated its 100th Anniversary.

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The Village Voice, 6th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event, 2013

The Village Voice, 6th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event, 2013

 

All the food action was at the 69th Armory last night where the Village Voice held its 6th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event.

 

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The space was crammed with googly eyed foodies hankering for yummy eats from over 90 restaurants which have been hand picked by food critics Robert Sietsema and Tejal Rao.

 

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Dinner with Chef Alex Hitz and Jacques Torres at the Hearst Show House, Tribeca, NYC

Dinner with Chef Alex Hitz and Jacques Torres at the Hearst Show House, Tribeca, NYC

Oh what a night!

This past week on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, I was invited to cover a progressive dinner party hosted by ELLE DECOR, House Beautiful, VERANDA and Jenn-Air at the Hearst’s Designer Visions show house featuring three stunning apartments in Tribeca.

 

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 Celebrity Chef Alex Hitz, House Beautiful’s new food contributor and author of best-selling cookbook My Beverly Hills Kitchen, prepared a fabulous three-course dinner on state of the art Jenn-Air appliances.

 

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Urbantag has launched its website and iPhone app today

Urbantag has launched its website and iPhone app today

Hi fellow foodie followers,

I’ve been featured as one of the tastemakers for New York City on this really cool new site called Urbantag which has launched its website and iphone app today.

I’m using urbantag to bookmark and share places I love. I’ve built a great map NYC Hot Spots that you can view here: http://urbant.ag/7TFqq.

We’ve all shared emails and recycled lists of recommended spots – either for an insider’s travel tips to a city, or simply where to eat a good meal in a specific neighborhood. Urbantag gives you a single platform and a beautiful way to share and bookmark places with your trusted network, and discover the world around you.

Check out my map on urbantag at http://urbant.ag/7TFqq

Let me know what you think. Once you follow my map, you can also access on the go by downloading the iPhone app here.

What kind of urbantag maps do you think I should make next?

 

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Fresh Fanatic Bakery by Chef Michael Allen

Fresh Fanatic Bakery by Chef Michael Allen

 

I was invited to cover an exclusive tasting event showcasing the upcoming launch of The Fresh Fanatic Bakery by Chef Michael Allen. The event was held at the B3 Lounge at Body By Brooklyn, showcasing desserts by famed Pastry Chef Michael Allen and Thanksgiving accented foods catered by The Fresh Fanatic Market and Café. Read the rest of this entry

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The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park: Food

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park: Food

Last night, I was invited to attend a media reception organized to celebrate the opening of The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park.

Every holiday season, Bryant Park is transformed into a vibrant hubbub of activity. This tree-lined space comes alive with twinkling lights, a skating rink and unique vendor booths. This holiday fair features more than 120 artisans and merchants selling one-of-a-kind merchandise that promises to make for exciting holiday gifts.

 

 

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The Grub Street Food Festival at Hester Street Fair, New York City

The Grub Street Food Festival at Hester Street Fair, New York City

 


 

The Lower East Side was really hopping today with New York Magazines Grub Street Food Festival at the Hester Street Fair. This food festival offered up a smorgasbord of some 70-plus-food vendors who were selling everything from lobster rolls to lollipop cupcakes.

Along with all the great food there were some amazing vendors selling their merchandise. Of course my very favorite booth was Pages of My Life Journal , where we were selling our beautiful gratitude journals for women and children.
 
 

 

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Choice Eats 2011: The Village Voice’s 4th Annual Tasting Event

Choice Eats 2011: The Village Voice’s 4th Annual Tasting Event


It’s that most wonderful time of the year – well for foodies at least.

The Village Voice held its 4th Annual Tasting Event – The Choice Eats at the 69th Armory today and of course I was there.

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Hester Street Fair – Food, Lower East Side, NYC

Hester Street Fair – Food, Lower East Side, NYC
HESTER STREET FAIR – FOOD
Hester and Essex St,
New York, NY.
(Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm, April through December)
http://www.hesterstreetfair.com/


As a foodie, I find the Lower East Side so charming. Quaint little food shops and restaurants are popping up all over the place and I for one just love to explore it all.

One of my most interesting recent finds was the Hester Street Fair located at Hester and Essex Street.

The Hester Street Fair is a brand new street fair, which is modeled on the Brooklyn Flea. At this hip little market one can find everything from macarons to men’s shirts!

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Lucky Rice Festival: Night Market 2010

Lucky Rice Festival: Night Market 2010

DUMBO was alive with the festive smells and tastes of Asia, as the Lucky Rice Festival 2010 held it’s Night-Market event under the archway of the Manhattan bridge.



There were Asian food vendors galore, dishing out yummy samples of their tasty treats to foodies who flooded the event. A lot of the samplings were of street foods that are available at the popular night markets in Asia.

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The Village Voice – Choice Eats Event 2010

The Village Voice – Choice Eats Event 2010
The Village Voice’s 3rd Annual Choice Eats Event
The 69th Armory
68 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010

Guess what I had tickets for this past week?

Yummalicious……..

We reached around 6:15PM for the event which began at 6:30 PM for the Non-VIP ticket holders (that’s me!!). The line was wrapped around an entire Manhattan city block!!!! It took us almost an hour to reach the entrance! Of-Course I spent the entire hour worrying that there would be no food left for me……Boy was I wrong!

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