October 13, 2010

Photo Essay: NYCWFF Tacos & Tequila with Bobby Flay

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.

5 Ingredient Fix tacos

Sam Talbot's tilapia

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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