Just in time for Hanukkah, our 6th Annual Latke Festival is sure to add some sizzle to your Monday. Watch and enjoy as restaurants create their version of everyone’s favorite holiday treat and vie for “Best Latke, People’s Choice” and “Best Latke, Judges’ Choice.” Proceeds will benefit The Sylvia Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching children how to cook and eat well.
Participating restaurants & bakeries: Joseph Leonard, Delicatessen, Dough, Veselka, Ben’s Deli, Jimmy’s No. 43, The Plaza Hotel, Baz Bagel, Shelsky’s, Hill and Bay, Mokbar, Tres Carnes, Karloff, BAMcafe, Fairway Market, PRINT Restaurant, Dough, Benchmark Restaurant, The Commons Chelsea, Toloache, Hot Bread Kitchen, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Mae Mae Cafe, Breads Bakery, The Sylvia Center, Egg, Garden Court Cafe, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Beverages will be provided by: Tito’s Vodka, Shmaltz Brewing Company, Sovereign Cider, GuS, Brooklyn Roasting Company, Presstea, Purity Organic, plus wine!
To help us judge the festival’s Latke Festival Master, we’ve recruited some heavy hitters:
David Stern, NBA Commissioner Emeritus
Marion Nestle, Author & Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health at NYU
Karen Grinthal, Vice President of Sales, Food Network Adam Sachs, Editor in Chief, Saveur
Lee Schrager, NYC/SoBe Wine & Food Festival
Joan Nathan, Author, “Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France”
Michael Pollack, President, Brooklyn Roasting Company
Meryl Gordon, Author, “The Phantom of Fifth Avenue”
Clark Wolf, President & Founder, Clark Wolf Company
Carl Weisbrod, Chair, Department of City Planning
Barbara Turk, Director of Food Policy, Department of Health & Human Services