Chris Cosentino's Calabrian Lamb Panino
This was the dish to wait in line for. Charred bread, tender braised lamb shanks layered with corned lamb heart, a fennel-chili slaw, a shaving of lemon zest and whisper-thin flakes of grated cured lamb's liver, all slathered with a lamb-brain mayonnaise. I had to stop myself hard from eating more than a couple bites of this and spoiling my appetite.
Chris Cosentino and his Sous
Aarón Sanchez showed up to give Chris Cosentino a hand plating his lamb sandwiches.
Sisha Ortúzar's Grilled Brisket Quesadillas
How come I didn't get these last time I went to Riverpark? These crispy, meaty little pockets were the quesadillas mine wish they could be.
Blackened Shrimp from Café Boulud
Gavin Kaysen served these tender and crisp blackened shrimp with a fresh pico de gallo and a creamy polenta.
Chicken & Waffles
Ale-brined chicken with raspberry and roasted tomato barbecue sauce on grilled waffles from Chef Teddy Folkman of Granville Moore's.
Susan was there, all smiles, handing out plates of her steak and noodles.
Seamus Mullen's Pulpo A La Brasa
Grilled octopus tentacles with some summer vegetables.
Grilled Esarn Pork Jaw
Fatty grilled pork jaw, crisp pork rinds, and coconut sticky rice all under a tart and spicy vinaigrette from the Spice Group.
The man knows how to make a cookie.
Peanut Butter Cheesecake From Roberta's and Mile End
Brothers Max and Eli Sussman (the former of Roberta's, the latter at Mile End) teamed up to make a tiny peanut butter cheesecake square topped with a fried banana.