Taste of the West Village

It was absolutely gorgeous yesterday and Mr. T and I got to spend it doing exactly what I like most. Eating and drinking of course!

I bought tickets earlier in the week to Taste of the West Village- a food and drink event to raise money for some of the city schools. For $25 each we got 10 tickets to spend as we like on food and drink.

We got there right at 12:00 and we were literally the first ones there. The event was held in a small parking lot on Greenwich Street with tables set up for food and extra space so people could mingle around and enjoy themselves. They had a live band playing and even a place to play Corn Hole!

Okay I will tell you about the food a little bit but this is actually the reason the event was such a good deal. Bartenders from Employees Only were on hand serving up two of their cocktails The Diablo and La Paloma.

Each drink cost one ticket. Since each ticket came out to about $2.50 this was a phenomenal deal! Mr. T and I took full advantage and had more tequila cocktails than I have ever had in one sitting (I just never drink tequila).

They were both quite tasty but we definitely preferred The Diablo. It had a nice mix of tequila and ginger beer that just tasted refreshing.

Some of the food highlights were an interesting Lamb Ragut slider from Dell’anima and an amazing Olive Oil Cake with crème Fraiche that had the most perfect sweet and savory balance ever from L’Artusi. I had to go back for seconds of those.

Leah Cohen from Top Chef was there doling out some tasty corn chowder filled with lobster and bacon. I had just heard she was leaving Centro Vinoteca for another job so it was nice she still came to the event. We also enjoyed a pretty tasty short rib from the new place Charles, although the potatoes had a bit too much parsnip for my taste buds.

Overall it was a great event. By the time we left around 2:30 the place was packed and I even ran into Kelly Choi from Top Chef Masters and Eat Out NY on my way out the door!

It was the perfect way to spend the last Sunday of summer.