Sometimes, even when you don't have the money, you have to splurge for a once in a lifetime experience.
For me, that was the opportunity to rub elbows with Bobby Flay at a New York Wine & Food Festival event he curated, Tacos & Tequila, which took place this weekend at a private space in SoHo.
Both Mexican and non-Mexican restaurants from throughout New York City converged on the space to offer their own interpretations of tacos and other Mexican dishes.
There was a lot of corn.
And pork, thanks to a sponsorship by Pork.
Highlights included seared chicken liver tacos from Cabrito, raw tuna tacos from Abe & Arthur's, Bobby Flay's blue corn shortrib taco, and a spicy smoked swordfish taco from Ed's Lobster Bar. We were also appreciative of NYC's Mexican mainstay restos like Dos Caminos, Rosa Mexicano, and Toloache.
Bobby Flay's Persephone cocktail, with Patron tequila and pomegranate, was a hit, despite how long it took to order and receive it.
And despite the (literally) dozens of tacos consumed in only a couple of hours, we managed to make some room for dessert, too.
Claire Robinson's tequila chocolates topped with salt were A REVELATION.
And despite how full we were, we danced and even took a moment for a photo opp.
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