You bet I did.
The Good Food festival focuses upon locally grown, sustainable foods and features specialty tastings from 30 local farmers and top chefs to celebrate the season's harvest. Ticket proceeds benefit the Feed Foundation's 30 Project, working to provide access to nutritious food for all people. So not only are tickets reasonable, they also are for a good cause, a complete win win for everyone!
The festival featured tiered levels of tastes with the lowest level of 4 tastings = $20, 8 tastings = $35, and so on. Since it was just me by my lonesome, I rocked the 4 tastings. Restaurants such as Craft, Gramercy Tavern and others were all present, but this is what I ate:
|Pecan shortbread tasting made with special flour|
|Dinosaur BBQ pork shoulder slider|
|Hipsters eating Dinosaur BBQ tastings|
|While I was eating the BBQ slider, these two older ladies sat by me and shared a sample of Colicchio & Son's grilled pizza. They were having a complete Harry Met Sally orgasmic moment. So naturally, I beelined to that station the very next moment.|
|Colicchio, I think you know your stuff.|
|Minetta Tavern's oyster & sausage ball combo. The oyster was deeeelish.|
|I was tempted to try this as my dessert: apple cake with a butternut squash mousse, but not to be gross, it looks like a giant pile of ... on top of a brownie, and I just couldn't quite get over that image in my head so...|
|I tried out Ample Hills' ice cream as my dessert|
|Sea salt caramel ice cream (bottom) and a taste of their Elvis ice cream special: peanut butter banana ice cream mixed with bits of candied bacon|
All in all, a lovely event! It was small, but had many options, and the area, Gansevoort Plaza is just a neat place to host a wholesome event like this one.