In just a few weeks, get ready for the first major NYC food show of the season! This Sunday, March 2, through Tuesday, March 4, is the well-established International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. For three days there will be [actually interesting] educational seminars; competitions in the pastry, barista, and pizza-twirling departments; and free demonstrations and samples from hundreds of exhibitors.
One of the newer highlights is the press tasting at the U.S. Pastry Competition. You’re given a glass of champagne—though I’d prefer milk—and dozens of cakes to choose from. Eat more than four slices and you must be nuts. It’s best done with a partner so that multiple slices can be chosen and tried. Meanwhile, esteemed pastry chefs from around the world are munching, mumbling, and judging right next to you. Don’t miss it!
An Umami Recipe Contest is also being held in the Japanese Pavilion, where three finalists will compete to win a foodie’s dream trip to Japan. Don’t miss it! With the New Products Gallery, the Wine Expo, a Farm Fresh Pavilion, and noodle soup galore at the Japanese Pavilion, you’ll have a fun day of learning and sampling at this 2014 edition.
Sunday, March 2 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Monday, March 3 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 4 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Jacob Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Find more information on this year’s New York International Food & Restaurant Show, visit http://www.internationalrestaurantny.com/