Top Chef: Taste of the Five Boroughs

By grace.g.yang ยท October 27, 2008
Under: Celebrity Sightings,Desserts,Lunch,Midtown East

Today at lunch, my friend Sabrina and I headed to Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall to attend Top Chef’s Taste of the Five Boroughs. The event was co-sponsored by Bravo and NYC and Company and showcased different restaurants from all the five boroughs. Here are some my favorites from the event:

Australian Shrimp with Asian Mixed Vegetables from Le Cirque:

Kobe Club’s Wagyu tartare on sourdough ficelle crostini:

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Taylor Bay Scallops with Spicy pickled green papaya mignonette from Perilla:

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Sirloin with black eyed peas and pickled jalapeno from Craft:

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and Pumpkin and butterscotch ice cream sundaes from The River Cafe:

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My least favorite thing from the event was Buddakans lemongrass bubble tea with kaffir lime salt:

The drink was creative, but I thought it tasted like salty soap. I wasn’t a fan.

The event was also an opportunity for the contestants from Top Chef to walk around and meet fans (I usually watch when there’s a marathon, but the new season starts on November 12th so I’ll be sure to check it out). There was also a Q&A session with Tom Colicchio:

Thanks for the tickets, Justin!

Reader Comments

you’re welcome.

Written By Justin on October 27th, 2008 @ 11:17 am


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