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So how was Taste of the Nation?

mnosyne Jun 15, 2009 10:18 AM

Someone? Anyone?

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    Nicole Jun 15, 2009 02:38 PM

    I thought it was a great event. The participating restaurants served excellent food across the board. I thought the most fun booth was Bazaar, since they had a few different interesting things, as noahbites noted. I was excited to finally try the spherical olives (never ordered them since spouse hates olives), jamon iberica and mozzarella pipettes are always a hit, and the margarita was actually a frozen version of their salt-air margarita made using nitro...delicious, refreshing, and a lot of fun. I had never had a Bowery burger before, and the mini versions they were serving were excellent...it's hard to make sliders juicy and these were just perfect. Lots of other excellent food as well, I wish I had the time to write a more complete review. The only negative is that there was so much great food that I couldn't try everything...even though I shared most things with my spouse, I still was so incredibly full that at some point I had to stop the sampling!

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      noahbites Jun 15, 2009 12:32 PM

      Really nice event. Most of the food was really well done, there were a lot of drinks to be had I never waited more than 30 seconds for anything. It was my first time there and I walked away really impressed. I'm trying to remember some of the dishes people liked a lot, but honestly, it was just such a fun, casual day that everything sort of blended together.

      Off the top of my head, I do remember people really liking the mini lamb french dips at Tavern. Bazaar was a big hit with its mozzarella pipette caprese, iberico ham, margaritas and spherical olives.

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        NYCnowLA Jun 15, 2009 12:37 PM

        the mini french dip was from Westside Tavern. The new restaurant at the Landmark Theater.
        also good...the tuna 3 ways from Katsu-ya, all the buratta and tomatoes from a few different places, a nice raw fish dish from animal and butterscotch budino from Mozza!

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          noahbites Jun 15, 2009 02:31 PM

          Oh yeah. Duh. I was even thinking of Westside Tavern when I wrote that down. Thanks for catching that.

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        NYCnowLA Jun 15, 2009 11:49 AM

        no long lines. great food. fun atmosphere. a great day.

        1. russkar Jun 15, 2009 11:43 AM

          T of N is still one of our favorites based on the High Quality Restaurants and it's not to crowded.
          The biggest, "meal on wheels" is still overall the best because of the International Chef's but otherwise T of N should not be missed! Wonderful Food!

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            Schweinhaxen Jun 15, 2009 12:39 PM

            How much does it cost and what do you get? I just looked on the website and pricing info is no longer on there.....

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