There are less than 2 weeks to go before the biggest culinary outing of the year in Tribeca. Taste of Tribeca is coming on May 19th from 11.30-3pm and tickets are on sale online for just $45. This will get you 6 fabulous tastes from some of Tribeca’s best eateries. It’s a great day out in the neighborhood. Gourmelle finds she always meets old friends and makes new ones as she wonders around. It’s also a chance to check out restaurants you’ve been meaning to try.
Gourmelle suggests you get hold of the map of the restaurants booths on Duane and Greenwich Street when you arrive. Then hone in on some you really have been dying to taste. For example you might want to start off at Bricks (owned by P.S.234 parents by the by) for some fortifying meatballs and meatball sandwiches. That might team well with Sazon’s Pueto Rican Paella. For a blast of veggies you could then sashay over to White and Church’s for Artichoke Croquettes with pecorino cheese and a crème brulee. That’s only three tastes but by then it may be time to take a breather and check out the fun at the Kids Zone or just move right on to dessert.
Your fourth taste could be Odeon’s homemade icecream, your fifth taste could be blissing out with Yorganic’s Bliss Bowls and your sixth might be drooling without shame over the Strawberry and Elderflower coup from Blaue Gans. Gourmelle vows that this is the most refreshing dessert available in Tribeca perhaps even New York – she knows because she tried it at the fabulous Taste of Taste event held a few weeks ago when our marvelous restaurants gave a sneak peak of their offerings.
So that’s six satisfying tastes. What do you do now? It’s obvious, if you don’t have another ticket to start in on, go and buy one so you can continue your gourmet gallop around another six scrumptious booths. Tickets will be available on the day for $50. And just remember all the money goes to fund our neighborhood schools P.S.150 and P.S.234.
One feature of the festival you won’t be able to miss is the army of valiant volunteers in orange t-shirts. Nearly all are parents of children at either P.S.234 or P.S.150. While Taste of Tribeca wouldn’t exist without all the local restaurants generously donating their delicious fare, it also would not get off the ground without all the enthusiastic volunteers who work not just on the day but for most of the year as well behind the scenes. To see just what it entails take a look at the great feature the Tribeca Trib did about the tireless team behind Taste. You can also sign up to volunteer here.
Is your mouth watering by now? Gourmelle hopes so. Buy tickets and start planning your route around the best foodie event of the year.