On June 23rd, I was invited by Saveur to their Summer CookOut. I went there with Francesca (co-owner of TheCreativeShake), and in spite of the rain, everything was amazing! We made an effort to sample all of the food in each booth.
The location, the Boat Basin Café, is a suggestive outdoor restaurant located in Riverside Park at the end of 79th Street on the Hudson River. Three areas compose the place: an open patio with a breath-taking view of the sunset over New Jersey, the Covered Rotunda section in the middle of the restaurant, and a circular open air area.
Below some of my favorites and here the complete list of the participants.
Merguez Sausage with strawberry amba, crushed pistachios and a shifka pepper made by Michael Solomonov, Zahav Restaurant
Cocktail made by Tito’s Homemade Vodka
Mini Lemon Cupcakes with Italian Meringue frosting, Nielsen-Massey
The only thing I can say is: if you consider yourself a real foodie and happen to be around New York next year in June, don’t miss the chance to participate at the next CookOut! I’ll be there for sure, foodies!
Boat Basin Café
West 79th Street & The Hudson River
New York, NY 10024
Open as early as the end of March through October.