'New York Taste' Festival Returns for Its 15th Year

The event brought together more than 40 top chefs and mixologists
Dan Myers

The tasting tables seemed to go on forever.

For 15 years, New York Magazine has brought together many of the city’s leading chefs, restaurateurs, and mixologists under one roof, and Nov. 11’s New York Taste event, held at The Waterfront inside the far West Side of Manhattan’s sprawling Terminal Stores building, really pulled out all the stops.

The walk-around tasting featured more than 45 tables, each home to a well-known restaurant or cocktail bar and the chef or mixologist behind it. The selection of bites served was truly stunning: grilled cobia from Recette; prime New York strip steak from Porter House New York; Spanish mackerel crudo from Delicatessen; burrata with truffle dashi and fresh wasabi from Morimoto; shrimp and grits from Red Rooster; spiced pumpkin soup from Tertulia; lemongrass pork slippery noodle from Talde; shrimp kataif from Balaboosta; beef stew with country biscuits from Commerce; sable cookie topped with coffee caramel cream and chocolate caviar from Dominique Ansel Bakery; beets with horseradish and goat's milk (in both food and drink format) from Betony; steak tartare from Arlington Club; veal terrine from Lincoln Ristorante; kabocha pumpkin-butternut squash soup from Brushstroke; veal tail salad from Benoit; black sea bass and avocado tart from RedFarm; brisket from Hill Country and Dinosaur BBQ; and hanger tartare and pork meatballs from Pearl & Ash.

To wash it all down, guests had their choice of wine, Corzo tequila-based cocktails, Belgian beer and cider, and cocktails from Clover Club, Blue Hill, and Pegu Club.

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All in all, this event appeared to be a smashing success, and the lineup just keeps getting better and better every year.