We hope our first-ever travel issue is as much fun for you to read as it has been to put together! If, like us, you wish you could taste the flavors on these pages, have we got a party for you: Edible Escape. We’ve invited some of our favorite melting-pot tastemakers from Brooklyn and Manhattan to help us throw a delectable bash brimming with booze and bites that will transport your taste buds to distant lands.
About two dozen stations will be serving up samples, including Basque tapas from Txikito, cheese by Caseus Fromagerie and Bistro, eastern wieners from Asiadog, tastes of Austria from Edi & the Wolf, custom tea blends from Harney & Sons, Greek eats by Maria Loi, Filipino flavors via Purple Yam and locavore liquor from Tuthilltown, plus wines from near (the Finger Lakes) and very far (South Africa). Travel pros and expedition experts will be on-hand to help you mastermind your next getaway, be it upstate or overseas. Or just eat your way around the room and talk with your mouth full, no passport needed.
To get there you’ll have to travel—all the way to the Lower East Side. Tickets, available at ediblebrooklyn.com, are just $40, so come party on Wednesday, October 19, at the fabulous old Angel Orensanz space just south of Houston Street. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and we’ll be done by 9:00, which will leave just enough time for you to dash to JFK for a last-minute expedition.
Photo credit: Michael Harlan Turkell and Max Flatow.