We couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than on the Williamsburg waterfront at the Taste Talks All-Star Cookout. Top chefs from New York City and beyond came together to create a hands-down delicious tasting menu featuring cookout-inspired dishes from ostrich burgers with black cherry chutney to chargrilled beef heart with preserved lemon relish.
I don’t want to play favorites, but the whiskey pickles on top these brown sugar and coffee rubbed pulled pork sliders from Dinosaur BBQ were ridiculously good.
A little lighter fare, Chef Joe Pasqualetto from Rucola and Brian Leth of Vinegar Hill House created a Mediterranean inspired yellow fin tuna collar salad that broke up the mouth-watering but heavy menu of burgers and barbecue.
We ended with Fresh Mint Ice Cream from Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream – a perfect finish! A big thanks to Northside Media Group for putting this fantastic event together. We can’t wait to see what next year brings!
– Alivia Duran