There was plenty of food to be had from the likes of Bridget Foy's, Chick’s, Shouk, Gayle, Kildare's, Lovash, Xochitl, and Cafe Nola’s just to name a few. At $10 for five tickets (one ticket per serving, but many stops piled it on), this event was a bargain. Alcoholic beverages were included, but winos sucked that dry early in the evening.
Top Chef Catering Challenge Award (these award were presented by me in my head) goes to Bridget Foy's for presenting one quality dish well – individual, elegant cups of ancho chocolate mouse that diners could sweep in and pick up quickly, moving the line along.
Vegetarian Friend’s Award (where was the advertised Horizons?) was picked up by Shouk with an entire menu that was vegetarian – falafel; hummus; pita; some damn tasty carrot something or another; and my favorite dish of the night, sweet teriyaki-glazed cauliflower.
Fabulous food event, and I do mean it! But, of course, I have some suggestions…
Restaurants should have printed what they were serving on a sign (only a few did this). It was frustrating waiting in line for ten minutes not knowing what was being served, and then have to walk away when not interested.
The waste! Events need to hop on this greening thing – biodegradable plates, forks, cups, etc.. Plastic forks, plates, and cups were dispensed and thrown away by the thousands.
I'm sure this event took a lot of planning, and they should be happy with the turnout and success. When's the next one?