New York state is home to hundreds of world-class artisanal food and drink products, and more than 50 of them will be showcased on May 24 at the first-ever Taste NY Experience, to be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Battery Park’s Pier A Harbor House.
With New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, more than 50 producers of spirits, wine, beer, cider, and artisanal food products will be showcasing (and handing out samples) of their wares to guests in a walk-around tasting. Purveyors from New York City, the Finger Lakes, Long Island, Hudson Valley, the Capital Region, and Western New York will be featured.
Featured spirits, wine, beer, and cider producers include Bedell Cellars, Breuckelen Distilling, Brooklyn Cider House, Brooklyn Winery, Descendant Cider, Finger Lakes Distillery, Kings County Brewers Collective, Kings County Distillery, Macari Vineyards, New York Distilling Co., Van Brunt Stillhouse, Yonkers Brewing, and Saratoga Brewing. On the food side, guests can enjoy offerings from producers including Cabot Creamery, Chobani, Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream, Orwasher’s, and Seaway Trail Honey.
Taste NY is an initiative started by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2013 to promote New York’s food and beverage industries, and an event like this is a great way to do just that. Tickets can be purchased here; general admission access is $75 and VIP access (which includes early access and a cocktail demo by the Dead Rabbit’s Melissa Markert, costs $125).