Last weekend brought around another Food Experiment from the masterminds of Theo Peck and Nick Suarez who are expanding their food experiments to Austin this weekend (yay, TX!) among other US Cities in their freshly launched National Tour.
The recent experiment was all about booze - dishes that feature alcohol! 22 competitors cooked up sweet and savory dishes for the likes of us eaters to feast upon. Traci + Geoff along with their friends joined in for the fun. After attending three of these events now, I admire how the same competitors return each time with such inventive and creative dishes. Here's the photolog of shots!
|Bourbon pernil. Might've been better if served warm.|
|Denise did Porktown in Margaritaville which we really liked during our first few bites at the event. Crisp chip scoops with a lime-flavored pork.|
|Mossberger & Frites' Bourbon Braised Beef short ribs won first place for the audience award.|
|Beanz with bacon.|
|Third place judge's winner: Fondue fennel with pastis tomato jam. I actually liked this crunchy, mushy, fennelly concoction though I overhead others WTFing tomato jam. I love calling thick marinara-ish sauce tomato jam.|
|Empadados made with rum and coke pork|
|The "wine and cheese" entry that looked like dessert but was not.|
Torta Ahogada Estilo Guadalajara sammies. Longest line at the event and well worth it.
|1st place winner of the judge's award: Roopa Marcello's Old Fashion Italian Doughnuts.|
|Jeffrey Olsen's Cranachan & Hot Toddy!|
|Jeffrey had my and Greeshma's faaavorite brunch dish (scones + earl grey ice cream) so I was excited to see his new entry which involved homemade marshmallows that are injected with hot chocolate?! (SAY.WUT?!)|
|The marshmallow texture was perfection, and eating it while warm was especially good.|
|Pecan pie with vanilla bourbon ice cream|
|This was among our favorites - soooo delicious. Beautifully candied pecans, nice thick ice cream that sauced up the pie perfectly. Yum. No surprise it won 2nd place among the eaters votes.|
|Guinness muffins with Guinness glaze.|
|Really tough decisions.|
We all placed our votes, and agreed that we will return for the next experiment (I'm hooked!). We slushed our way back to the city. Well. Except for me. I made a pitstop that I will share with you soon!
Maybe coming to a city near you!
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215