Grab Your Forks (& Chopsticks Too)! 5th Annual KFWE Comes to Chelsea

February 25, 2011 2:37 pm 0 comments

Chef Mike brought his line of fresh gourmet sauces and spices to the Chelsea Pier event. Photo: Maxine Dovere

On Tuesday, February 22, 2011 wine aficionados, gourmets and gourmands excitedly awaited the opening of the doors at the Fifth Annual Kosher Food and Wine experience at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.  Managed like a military operation by Gary Landsman, marketing director at Royal Wine, the event offers unlimited samplings of gourmet kosher cuisine and sips of hundreds of fine kosher wines from vineyards around the world. This “night of exceptional wines and mouth watering food” was a sold out ticket fully a week before its opening date.

Participating wineries included Herzog, Yatir, Castel, Capcanes, Elvi, Goose Bay and others.  The 2011 KFWE witnessed the launch of several new wines, including the products of Israel’s Alexander Winery, which made their American debut.

No guest left hungry – not after sampling the extraordinary kosher selections from top rated Tri-State area restaurants and caterers.  “We don’t hold anything back,” said Mr. Landsman, “KFWE is our gift to our customers.”  Tempting international goodies from the “Prime” restaurants (Prime Grill, Solo, and KO) classic cuisine of Abigail’s, exotic Indian selections from Dakshin and Bella, Italian tastes from Tevere 84 and other offerings satisfied every taste.

The kosher food world has its own bevy of celebrity authors, represented this year by Joan Nathan, Jamie Geller, Suzy Fishbein, Levana Kirschenbaum and Jeff Nathan. (Watch for reviews of their texts in future issues of the Algemeiner.)

KFWE is presented by Royal Wine, producer, importer and purveyor of world class wines & spirits that just happen to be kosher.

Behind purple orchids, the artistic presentation of Prime Ko, one of Prime Hospitality Group's New York restaurants, added a special touch to its salmon samples. Photo: Maxine Dovere

The team of Pomegranate, the Kosher gourmet Emporium, treated KFWE patrons to samples of its wide range of gourmet products. Photo: Maxine Dovere

David Herzog, of Royal Wines, welcomed the crowd of more than 1500 to the gourmet food and wine event. Photo: Maxine Dovere

Sanjay Bhatnava and Son, owners of Dakshin Glatt Kosher indian Bistro, offered a taste of Southern India. Photo: Maxine Dovere

Gary Wartels, owner of Skyview Wine, discusses a vintage with the winemakers of the Carmel Vineyards. Photo: Maxine Dovere

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