Pig Island – Governer’s Island NY Food Festival Sat Oct 2, 2010
When: Sat Oct 2, 2010 11:30-4:30PM
Where: Govenor’s Island NY (Ferry Schedule Link)
More Info: www.PigIsland.com
What: Twenty chefs from some of New York Cityâ€™s finest
venues along with an impressive cast of food experts and personalities are expected to dazzle the crowd with their â€œwhole hog know-howâ€. All participants will work with locally sourced ingredients, including whole pigs purchased directly from farms, such as Violet Hill Farm and The Piggery. The talent includes Sara Jenkins of Porchetta, Jacques Gautier from Palo Santo, â€œChoppedâ€ champion Michael Jenkins from Butter Restaurant, along with other barbecue masters such as Hoppinâ€™ John Taylor of Low Country cooking fame and Sam Barbieri with the award-winning Fuhgeddaboutit BBQ Team.
Ok, I know what you are thinking. The Parked Food Truck Festival a few weeks ago was a disaster (too many people and not enough food). But hear me out, I think the Pig Island festival will be a much different and awesomer event. First off, there a limited number of $75 tickets to the event in order to control the crowds. Your ticket to the Pig Island Festival gets you unlimited tasting of the dishes. Beer and other refreshments will be available for sale. It’s being organized by Food Karma Projects, and a charitable donation goes to Food Systems NYC Hope to see you there!
Pig Island Festival Participating Restaurants:
Waterfront Ale House
Tamarack Hollow Farm
Jimmy’s No. 43
The Green Table
The Piggery farm/charcuterie
The Food Experiments
School House Kitchen