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Get On Board: The Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar!

Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 05:08 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Imagine traveling the globe in a single weekend, without ever leaving New York City.

The 2nd Annual Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar is an exciting multi-cultural extravaganza taking over NYC’s Lexington Armory from September 28–30. During this fun-filled weekend of events, you’ll feel like you’re being transported from region to region around the world — as you enjoy authentic international cuisine and beverages, cultural performances, live music, artisan shopping and tons of interactive experiences.


TASTE YOUR WAY AROUND THE GLOBE
Savor mezcals from Mexico, spices from Morocco, rums from Barbados, global street food from some of NY’s most popular food trucks and so much more! And at select sessions, you can sample flavors from celebrity chefs including José AndrésScott ConantMichael WhiteMasaharu MorimotoTim LoveJohnny Iuzzini and Jose Garces.

I’m honored that Travel + Leisure asked me to be an official Global Bazaar Ambassador. Join me for an international experience like none other by purchasing your tickets here. And for schedule info, visit TravelandLeisure.com. Hope to see you there!

And be sure to stay connected with me on Facebook and Twitter — I’ll be giving away 4 VIP All Access Tickets within the next few weeks!

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Join Chef Scott Conant for Broadway Cares Benefit

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 10:03 AM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

The stage is set for an electrifying evening event on Monday, March 26 at 7 pm. Join celebrated chef Scott Conant, of Scarpetta restaurants and Food Network fame, as he hosts a night of fine food and entertainment to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Guests will savor three hours of soulful Italian cuisine (from antipasti to dessert and everything in between), free-flowing vino and spirits, a silent auction and cabaret-style theatrics from some of Broadway’s shining stars.

Performers include Bethany Moore of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” Marty Thomas of “Wicked,” Tituss Burgess of “The Little Mermaid,” Renée Marino of “West Side Story,” critically acclaimed recording artist Kelly King, GLAAD Award winner Wilson Cruz, and many others.

Chefs Onstage was created by Scarpetta bartender and actor Beau Speer and his SpeerArts Productions. Play a leading role in supporting this incredible cause, while taking in dinner and a show at acclaimed hotspot Scarpetta, by purchasing tickets at SpeerArts.com — or act fast to take advantage of this TimeOut NY discount offer.

For more information about Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, click here.

Images courtesy of SlashFood.com and SpeerArts.com.

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Bobby Flay’s The Art of the Taco | NYCWFF 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 04:10 PM - Posted by Megan - (1) comment

“Tacos, Yo!” exclaimed host Bobby Flay as he manned the mic at his Saturday night soiree, Patron Tequila’s The Art of the Taco. Presented by Creekstone Farms, the event featured nearly 30 of the country’s hottest chefs who put their own unique spin on the South of the Border staple—with styles ranging from traditional, Mexican-inspired to elevated with French flair.

  1. Gotham Bar and Grill\'s veggie version with wild mushroom, white truffle & queso fresco
  2. The evening\'s host, chef Bobby Flay, spices up the taco throwdown. \"Tacos, Yo!\"
  3. Guests packed into 82 Mercer to sip tequila and crunch on the best tacos around
  4. Pampano Taqueria\'s charred tuna wonton taco with mango salsa & guacamole
  5. Buddakan topped a moo shu pancake with savory Peking duck glazed in chili hoisin
  6. Chefs Alex Guarnaschelli, Aaron Sanchez and Geoffrey Zakarian were all smiles
  7. Laurent Tourondel brought the heat with his green chili braised pork shoulder taco
  8. Michael Psilakis dished out his Cretan spiced lamb
  9. Slow-roasted pork shoulder with salsa roja from La Esquina\'s Akhtar Nawab
  10. Chilaquiles with Mexican chocolate chili sauce drizzle over organic vanilla ice cream

This time at 82 MercerPatron and Corona flowed as taco-lovers bounced from station to station sampling tortillas stuffed with creative combos of steak, lamb, shrimp, tuna, beef tongue, duck, pastrami, lobster, bone marrow, oysters and foie gras.

Tender braised pork carnitas from Mercadito, a Cretan spiced lamb pocket from Kefi’s Michael Psilakis, and Scarpetta chef Scott Conant’s spice crusted lamb neck tacos all made me swoon, while versions with oysters from Riverpark and foie gras from Recette palatably expanded my taco horizons.

Dozens of celebrated chefs and TV personalities (including Aaron Sanchez, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Forgione, Claire Robinson, Marcela Valladolid, Debi Mazar, Jeff Mauro, Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian) were seen doling out their taco creations, mingling with the crowd and even belting out Bon Jovi. Awesome.

After taking in tons of savory tacos, sweet relief was welcomed by ice cream chilaquiles drizzled with Mexican chocolate chili sauce and Gramercy Tavern’s salted chocolate hazelnut tacos. And after many of Bobby’s margaritas were had by all (hello, Sunday hangover!), the event turned into a late night dance party and guests and chefs alike let loose and had a grand ol’ time.

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