kosherfest 2011 report
I was there only on wed. The show was ok-nothing too new/different or exciting (in my opinion)
The things I found that were great were:
Roy Chocolate (from Israel) www.roychocolate.co.il - lots of chocolate items and gifts for all occasions and holidays like a chocolate Pharoah's head, a chocolate cylinder purim noisemaker, and a chanukah menorah. They also had a decorated chocolate heart on a cinnamon stick for use with hot chocolate
michel cluziel - they have made a line of pareve OU chocolates and bakery items like parisian macarons, eclairs and opera cake. Delish!
tribeca oven - fantastic breads
seyman - machengo cheese, buffalo milk feta cheese, balsamic vinegar, balsamic blaze as well as kosher certified st dalfour jam.
koppers - had a cute sour candy shaped like a sour pickle
will add other items shortly
Michel Cluizel is just plain wonderful. Now if it were only a little more affordable...
"Cute sour candy shaped like a sour pickle." - I'm a little scared to ask. What flavor was it? And where do I find it? Whatever flavor it is, I think it will go over gangbusters in my house.
Oh, and I also like the idea of a chocolate Pharoah's head. That's a nicely twisted mind at work there.
I was at Kosherfest on Tuesday - guess i missed you. I had a good time - it's always a fun time, if nothing else. I enjoyed Tribeca ovens very much - I've enjoyed their breads for years at PG and Solo, and I enjoyed trying out their fruit and nut loaves. I liked trying out the Challywood Challot - I don't know how popular chocolate marble challah will be in my home but it was definitely fun to try! Some oldies but goodies, that never disappoint, year-after-year? The ice cream being given out by Strauss and Kleins, the french fries with multiple mikee dipping sauces, and the mini hot dogs and chopped liver at the blue and white/international booth. I really enjoyed the veal and polish sausages, and their new "summer sausage" was an interesting meat option.