|Oui, Oui...French Fries gone gourmet...by The Smith Restaurant...Fries with brandied mushroom aioli, white truffle, melange peppercorns|
Competition of sorts...but honestly---french fries cooked professionally are always really good to great...especially when paired with selections of wines from southwest France.
In addition to the crisp eats-there were 7 stations-with different types of wines (dry white wine, rosés. fruity reds, 100% Malbecs, full body reds, sweet desert wines-and new releases)...all enthusiastically devoured by a crowd of hundreds.
|Amali Restaurant 115 E. 60th Street-Chef Dan Ross-Leutwyler (on left)|
|Up from inside the Beltway...acclaimed Chef Michael Santoro-pictured below-PHÓ POUTINE=Short Ribs, Bone Marrow, Cheddar Curd, Cilantro, Lim, Chili...and fries|
|Chef Michael Santoro -Watergate Hotel restaurants|
|Chef David Rotter-(left) Boulton & Watt Restaurant-downtown -5 Avenue A-no wonder it is open till 4AM some nights...|
|loved this...Chateau Belleve La Foret 2015 (Fronton) $28|
|Chef Brian Ellis-The Smith 55 Third Avenue|
|Chef Matt O'Neill in front|
|David Burke Kitchen-23 Grand Street/Craveable Hospitality-outlets all over including stadiums-French fries w/ Foie Gras, Pickled Cherries and Squab Ragou|
|delicious-Vignoles Brumont 2012 Chateau Boucassé (Madrian) $25|
|Aditi Malhorta -no pic :-( -a oastry chef started Tarche Chocolat 254 Broome Street -which had chocolates that were duh-all eaten by the time we got there|
|a value at $20-Domaine du Toriquet 2016 Premières Grives (Cötes de Gascogne)|