There are several annual New York food festivals that we look forward to every year: Choice Eats, Tasting Brooklyn, Taste of Hope, and many, many more. While each culinary event has its own unique intrigue, it's always exciting to see a new food event hit the New York landscape, especially an event as delicious and celebratory as May 10's Lobster de Mayo, which we can only hope will become an annual affair.
The DJ spun hip hop and club hits as elegantly dressed guests munched on delicious claws and tails, in Capitale, a lavish event space once home to the Bowery Bank.
Twenty of New York City's best restaurants were represented, cooking up creative lobster dishes on the spot, to pair with tequila drinks, sponsored by Patron.
Gramercy Tavern's lobster salad with pickled aji dulce peppers by chef Howard Kalachnikoff.
Jean Georges' lobster and gruyere cheese burgers by chef Marc Lapico.
Betony's poached lobster, sabayon, and chives by chef Bryce Shuman.
Marea's lobster and Sichuan beef tendon arepas by chef Jared Gadbaw.
Catch's macaroni & lobster cream with mascarpone and breadcrumbs by chef Hung Huynh.
The Wayfarer's roasted Maine lobster with skordalia and lemon herb beurre monte by chef Braden Reardon.
Lavo's lobster and spring vegetable salad by chef John Deloach.
The event was clearly a success, as I left in a complete seafood coma. Hopefully there will be many more Lobster de Mayo parties to come! Or Lobster to Junio, Julio, or Augusto, because a monthly lobster and tequila celebration wouldn't be so terrible...