This post comes belated, but better late than never. The Village Voice Choice Eats 2011 took place last month, and each year it seems to get bigger, always with an impressive line-up of restaurants. Having attended in the past I figured I had a good strategy down. This event gets crowded but so long as you map out the restaurants on the top of your priority list and hit those first with no delay (not even for beer – and boy was there plenty of beer!), you should be okay.
Favorite bites from the evening:
Kobe Beef Belly and Chives from Takashi. We had an excellent dinner at Takashi the week before so I was truly excited to see them at Choice Eats. The woman serving at the event actually remembered me from the restaurant – that was pretty neat!
Chocolate and Eggplant with Ricotta Stracciatella from Del Posto. They also served this at SWEET 2010 – one of my all time favorite desserts
Shrimp Rolls from Red Hook Lobster Pound. They went fast as you can imagine.