Last week we attended the Taste of Ridgewood, the first-ever food fest benefiting the Ridgewood YMCA‘s Strong Kids Campaign. We ate, we drank, we chatted with local Ridgefolk. Here’s our photo recap:
Clockwise from top left: Vietnamese iced coffee over crushed ice, coconut tapioca pudding, and a summer roll from Bunker (we forgot peanut sauce – oops); vegetable samosa and cilantro dipping sauce from Nepalese Indian; and foufou & okra (foufou are like dumplings) and grilled fish & attieke (fermented cassava that resembles couscous) from Bed-Stuy’s Abidjan.
Stripped-down pljekavica (aka “Bosna Burger”) from Bosna-Express, sausage & sauerkraut medley from Zum Stammtisch, and ravioli from Trattoria Cerbone
Cheeseburger with special sauce and Mexican salad from Bare Burger in Park Slope, jalapeno-cheddar scone and a cranberry cookie from Norma’s
Final gluttonous plate: Chicken tikka masala, another samosa (they were both halves!), a wedge of naan, and cilantro & tamarind sauces from Nepalese Indian
Plus: a doggy bag from Roy and Shea, the cool dudes at Bunker! Thanks!
District 37 Assemblywoman and honoree (AND RIDGEFOOD FAN — SHE TOLD US HERSELF!) Catherine Nolan gave a rousing, inspiring speech praising the event and all the diverse restaurants that participated. She predicted that the Taste of Ridgewood will be on Ridgewood’s “permanent landscape.”
We loved this sandwich platter from renowned German restaurant Zum Stammtisch.
See you next year!