Admittedly, this post is only partly related to East End Eats, my weekly column. (Stay tuned for next week's piece about a Southampton restaurant offering a buffet style Thanksgiving for the home cook for whom the holidays are simply too stressful.) But I'm still reeling from a fun harvest festival last night at Chelsea Market, to celebrate the expansion of Cleaver Co.'s Green Table, the restaurant's mesmerizing Laurie Rhodes exhibit of mist-covered livestock in Washington County (and the release of the latest issue of Edible Manhattan.
In addition to New York foodie destinations like Ninth Street Espresso (featuring not just good coffee but latte art mastery), Buon Italia, Chelsea Thai, and Chelsea Market Baskets (who knew there were so many good British brands of juice and natural sodas?). There was East End wine (of course) from Wolffer Estate and four seasonal suds from Kelso of Brooklyn. The brewmaster, Kelly, is the sort of knowledge and jovial guy who you'd think would be producing a good chunk of the beer drunk in New York. Green Table had spicy radishes, an intriguing popcorn and warming tomato and beef chili. And it also featured Vere, the very pure dark chocolate brand made with impeccably sourced cocoa. Look for an illustrated story on Vere in the next issue of Edible Manhattan.
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