Sunday, September 19, 2010

Back to Basis Good Food Festival

I was at the Back to Basis Good Food Festival this afternoon for the last hour. Hopefully, most of the participants were still offering samples with a few exceptions that were "sold out". I was impressed by Craft's corn panecotta, the perfect balance of sweet and salty and creamy enough for everybody's taste.

The twenty minutes wait for the peanut butter, banana and bacon ice cream courtesy of Ample Hills Creamery was worth it. The banana mixed with my favorite peanut butter was excellent, the bacon was an added surprise but I wouldn't mind its absence either.

For the rest, notable was the duck terrine from Great Performances, the house smoked trout from Flatbush Farm and Gramercy Tavern's hash potato.

I was disappointed with the shepherd's pie I tried maybe because I lived too many years in England to appreciate shepherd's pie of New York.

Finally, the Nuts+Nuts spicy cashews and spicy cashew dip were both unique, innovative and amazing!

A big thank you to Basis that organized this September event - all the exhibitors were nice and generous with their samples. Click here for more information: The hot day was pleasant for a gourmet day out!