Last night I attended the 4th Annual Brooklyn Uncorked at BAM [Brooklyn Academy of Music] which was a wine and food tasting event. It was co-sponsored by Edible Brooklyn Magazine, http://www.ediblebrooklyn.com Uncor,k New York, http://www.nywines.org Long ,Island Wine, http://www.liwines.com and the NYC Food Film Festival.
The evening’s delicious food offerings were provided by local restaurants who presented a variety selections. I decided to hit the food tables first to make sure I tasted everything. The wine keeps flowing but the food tends to run out as the evening progresses at these events.
Although, I promote home cooking, I can’t help but point out the highlights of the culinary treats. I loved the gazpacho served by Watty & Meg, http://www.wattyandmeg.com It wa.s deliciously creamy with a little float of olive oil.
The Middle Eastern food of Tanoreen, http://www.tanoreen.com is the BEST I have eaten outside the Mideast. Yes, I said, BEST. You know if you’re a regular follower of the show that we’ve made several Middle Eastern dishes and even shot travel videos there. (See hummous, shakshuka, Israeli salad, and Israeli Trailer).
The ceviches served by Palo Santo, http://www.palosanto.com were dreamy.
There is an overwhelming amount of wines available across the world. We are currently creating a wine show to help you navigate your way through a wine menu and liquor store choices. The evenings wine all came from Long Island wineries. Because the climate and soil are similar there are similarities from winery to winery. Although there were many that stood out among their peers. The Syrah from Martha Clara, http://www.marthaclaravineyards.com was warm and soft and very romantic.Being a prosecco drinker, I was thrilled by the Croteaux Vineyards, http://www.corteaux.com Crote,aux Cuvée Sparkle, made in the French Charmat style. It was not too sweet and the tiny bubbles brought out the subtle flavor of tangerine.
If you get a chance to attend one of the many events like this around your city I would definitely advise it. It’s a great value and gives you an opportunity to discover the flavors you like. The key is to be focused on what you’d like to taste and take notes or business cards, otherwise it could be very overwhelming.