The Village Voice's Third Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event is less than two weeks away and a record breaking 64 restaurants have been confirmed to participate. The event will be held at the 69th Armory on Lexington Avenue on March 22.
New additions to this year's line up, include: AM-Thai Chili Basil Kitchen, Krik Krak, Juliette, Resto, Café Glechik, Peppa's Jerk Chicken, Bunny Chow, Sigmund Pretzel Shop, Xunta Tapas Bar, Salumeria Rosi, Jimmy's No. 43, Xi'an Famous Foods, Lucy's Whey, Counter, An Choi, and Café Steinhof.
Some of the newest menu items being served are:
Luke's Lobster: Bite-Sized Shrimp Rolls: fresh, sustainable Maine shrimp in a buttered and toasted bun with a squirt of mayo, a bit of lemon butter, and a dash of secret spices. Dirt Candy: Pumpkin Crostini with Maple Smoked Butternut Squash and Roasted Pepitas (Vegetarian). Congee Village Restaurant & Bar: House Special Fried Pork Ribs, Shrimp with Walnut & Broccoli in Mayonnaise. Del Posto: Chocolate and Olive Oil Bastoncino, Olive Oil Gelato Lollipops Coated in Chocolate with Salted Breadcrumbs. Zuzu Ramen: Fricasse of skate, squid, and kimchi with iceberg lettuce, nori tapenade, citrus aioli, and pork cracklin. Motorino: Insalata di Polpo (octopus, potatoes, celery, capers, extra virgin olive oil, lemon). Café Steinhof: Austrian beef Gulash with Spaetzle. The Vanderbilt: duck pate with confit gizzard. Mooncake Foods: Spicy thai salad, grilled chicken and buckwheat noodles with cilantro mint pesto.
Other highlights of the event include Brooklyn two brother DJs, Finger on the Pulse as this year's official Choice Eats DJ.
For a list of all participating restaurants click here: http://choiceeats.villagevoice.com/2010/
To buy your tickets, click here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/95121