LATKE FESTIVAL NIGHT at the Brooklyn Museum 12/19
Great Performances, the highly acclaimed New York City catering company, will present the 8th Annual Latke Festival, one of the city's most deliciously fun yearly tasting events, on Monday, December 19, 2016 at a new location, the Brooklyn Museum. What has become a beloved city-wide holiday tradition will showcase the potato pancake's scrumptious versatility with 20-plus interpretations by top chefs, from the classic to the decadently imaginative. Popular Latke Festival veterans such as Jimmy's No. 43, Veselka, Jacob's Pickles, Shelsky's of Brooklyn, Ben's Deli will return this year, joined in the museum's stunning glass enclosed lobby pavilion by newcomers like Burger & Lobster, Samui and Tessa.
Offerings at the eighth edition of this perennially popular celebration of the potato pancake in which participating chefs compete for two coveted Best Latke Awards, will include: Sweet Potato with Duck Confit, Plantain, Queso Blanco, Guajilo Chili from Tessa; Bustan's Potato Latke with Labane and Caviar; Baz Bagel & Restaurant's Latkes Dill-Luxe, Joyce's Famous Latkes, with Gravlax, Sour Cream and Dill; Jerk Chicken Latke with Mint and Mango Chutney from BB King Blues Club & Grill; and Casava Latke, Jamaican Style Oxtail and Coconut Yogurtby the Brooklyn Museum's The Norm.
Attendees will vote to decide Best Latke "People's Choice" Award, while a panel of influencers and food experts will determine Best Latke "Judges' Choice." This year's panel includes Alicia Glen, deputy mayor of the City of New York; novelist and host of Studio 360 Kurt Anderson; David Berliner, the Brooklyn Museum's president and COO; Fern Mallis, creator of New York fashion Week and president of Fern Mallis, LLC; Katz's Deli owner Jake Dell; Angela Moore from the Food Network; Arthur Bovino, managing editor of Mouth.com; senior food editor of Nation's Restaurant News, Bret Thorn; and Channaly Philipp, Epoch Taste's managing editor.
Proceeds from the 8th Annual Latke Festival will benefit The Sylvia Center, www.sylviacenter.org, a non-profit dedicated to teaching young people about healthy cooking and eating through hands-on garden to-table programs.
Festival goers will be able to toast their benevolent support of The Sylvia Center and to the winning latkes with a variety or liquid refreshment from partners such as Tito's Vodka and City Winery.
The 8th Annual Latke Festival will be produced by Great Performances in partnership with sponsors such as Capital One, Cabot, Green Mountain Energy, Total Entertainment, Botanica, and Taylor Creative.
Tickets are $70, including unlimited latke tastings; wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages are also included. A $120 ticket grants exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, boasting a chic seating, specialty cocktails and bar. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-8th-annual-latke-festival-tickets-26465289393. For more information please visit www.latkefestival.com or www.greatperformances.com.
ABOUT Great Performances
Great Performances is a highly acclaimed New York City caterer known for its dedication to seasonal ingredients, innovative culinary presentations, and exceptional service. Counting many of the city's most high-profile cultural institutions as clients, such as the Asia Society Apollo Theater, Brooklyn Museum Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Great Performances was the first caterer to own and operate am organic farm, Katchkie Farm, in Kinderhook, NY. For more information, please visit http://www.greatperformances.com.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Latke Festival