Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Taste of France Show 2013

The Taste of France is being held for the 2nd time in New York City September 28 and 29 in the fabulous Bryant Park. I attended last year's event at the Pier and am happy to see a bit better location for 2013. I am going to try to make it to give you a report of what went on this year, but here are some shots from the 2012 event which should be similar but better. Entrance to the Taste of France Show is FREE. The Lounge (where various events will take place) and the Aperitif area will require a paid entrance ticket, and although there will be quite a bit of sampling throughout the show, the actual Chef tastings and drinks will also require tickets. You purchase Mariannes which you use to purchase your food and other items in the show. Be sure not to overbuy as they are not refundable. I purchased $20 last year and was going a bit crazy trying to spend it all. You can always go back for more if you need them. 

The French Bulldog Rescue will be there again this year. These dogs just melted my heart. So darn adorable and full of personality   
These sandwiches looked so yummy !!  
Wonderful French merchandise can be found at this event  
Even a French car !  
French chefs all lined up !! 

Maillethe award-winning French brand that has set the Dijon mustard standard for 265 years. During the two-day Taste of France Market, Maille will set up a mini-boutique to sample, fill to order and sell jars of its renowned Chablis Dijon Mustard ‘on tap’. This will be the first time that this French delicacy will be available for sale in the United States. 
About Chablis Dijon Mustard
A mustard experience only available otherwise in the two exclusive boutiques of La Maison Maille in France and, since July, at the Fromagerie Hamel in Montreal, this must-try Dijon mustard is served from an authentic French porcelain mustard pump, the very same method by which Maille founder Antoine Maille served European Royal courts. Imported under refrigeration from France, this mustard is a subtle match between Chablis, the celebrated white wine of the Burgundy region of France, and freshly prepared mustard. Celebrated for its creamy consistency and nuances of spiciness, Chablis Dijon pairs well with fish, white and red meats.
What: 3.5-ounce traditional earthenware mustard pots filled to order and closed with a charming cork stopper, creating a beautiful package to take home for yourself or a friend. Each jar will sell for $18 (2 jars for $30) at Maille’s booth within the event’s Market area. (Free tastings too.)

Palais des Thes' fabulous French tea will be at the event in 2013  
You will not go hungry at Taste of France  
I need to try one of these this year, should I make it to the event. They look so interesting. Caneles' is the name of the pastry to the left. 

It cannot be a French event without champagne !!  
I just loved this clown face !!  
This looks just so darn good, doesn't it ?  
Jacques Torres desserts make everyone smile ! 

Taste of France Show is located in Bryant Park, behind the New-York Public Library in midtown Manhattan; between 40th and 42nd Street and 5th and 6th avenue. 

SATURDAY – September 28, 2013

SUNDAY – September 29, 2013

Taste of France is a not-for-profit organization hosting the world’s largest event dedicated to France. Our mission is to promote the image of France, the Franco- American friendship, and to offer New Yorkers the ability to experience France in a brand new way. It is brought to you by all the major French organizations in New York and the whole New York French community, with the support of the French embassy. Our first event took place last year on Pier 54 in a much smaller version, and based on the amazing success it gathered, we have decided to make it a major event in Bryant park, covering all aspects of France, and with 100 000 visitors expected. 

*Disclaimer: There has been no monetary compensation for posting this content. Brands mentioned are not affiliates or sponsors of this blog post. The opinions expressed are completely my own based on my experiences.

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Lilli said...

Wish I was there to attend it too! Looking forward to your report!:) The photos from last year are gorgeous and so yummy!:)

Daryl said...

am drooling ... and i signed up to get you delivered to my inbox so now work wont interfere with reading your blog!

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

Lilli, it is a fun event. Hope the weather holds up for it.

Daryl I am honored you read this blog. Thank you for signing up for the emails too! :)

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

I wish I was going to be in town...I would LOVE to go to this!

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

It looks like the perfect place I would love to spend a weekend. The desserts look to die for as always

Carmen said...

I love French food :D It´s definitely one of the best foods!

miss b said...

As soon as I saw the title I knew I was going to love this post and I did! Sadly I can't be there in person at this year's event but this little tour was wonderful and they even had a cute 2CV car!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

WOW! That is going to be nice. Wish I could be there.

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