Newest Trends in Kosher Food & Desserts: Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2012

We spent a decadent evening at the Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2012 at Chelsea Piers in NYC, and are excited to share with you the latest trends in kosher food and presentation.

The overriding trend is that kosher caterers and kosher restaurants are aiming to create a “taste experience.” They are using innovative ingredients and flavor combinations, and creating fun experiences like having us squirt sauce into our mouth with a dropper before eating the delicious appetizer.  Here are some of the standouts.

Simple and creative, these Beet, Apple and Jicama Skewers by Gemstone Catering make a great appetizer! They’re beautiful, tasty and amazingly refreshing! You can try them on your own with almost any combination!

Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2012 Gemstone Catering Beet, Apple & Jicama SkewersWho doesn’t love a martini bar?  got cholent? Inc used this beautiful and inviting display for their Kiddush Club Cold Herring & Caviar Bar.

got cholent? Inc Kiddush Club Cold Herring & Caviar Bar

Kosher Indian food from Shalom Bombay included a wonderful cashew Chicken Korma, and a tender and delicious Towa Beef in a tomato pepper sauce.

Shalom Bombay Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2012 Indian Restaurant

Pomegranate introduced us to many new types of dips and spreads, including this tasty Purple Eggplant Dip.

Pomegranate Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2012 Purple Eggplant Dip

Always a crowd pleaser, Bistro 1310 served their Short Rib Sliders with caramelized onions and homemade mustard dressing. Bistro 1310 Short Rib Sliders served with caramelized onions and mustard dressing

The Barbecue Brisket on a Corn Pancake with Pickled Watermelon Rind from got cholent? Inc. turned a unique combination of flavor profiles into a wonderfully tasty dish.

got cholent? Inc. Barbecue Brisket on a Corn Pancake with Pickled Watermelon Relish

Talk about experiencing your food!  Silverleaf Caterers offered up this tasty treat – Duck Confit Meatballs with a pipette (similar to an eye dropper) filled with sauce that is squirted into your mouth before you eat the meatballs.  The meatball mixes with the sauce in your mouth for an amazing taste experience. Fun!

Silverleaf Caterers Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2012 Duck Confit MeatballSilverleaf Caterers Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2012 Duck Confit Meatball

Kosher CaterersKosher Chicken Sushi Roll from Sushein – a mix of chicken and scallions and a lightly fried outer skin made the perfect bite-sized mix!
Sushein Kosher Sushi Chicken Roll Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2012
We also loved the Cantaloupe Salsa by My Brother Bobby’s.  No wonder they’re the best in Hudson Valley!
My Brother Bobby's Kosher Salsa and Bruschetta Kosher Food and Wine Experience
And for dessert….
Tiramisu Cake Shooters by Silverleaf Caterers. Push layer after layer of tiramisu into your mouth and enjoy every bite!  Read more about Cake Shooters & Cupcake Push Pops.
Tiramisu Cake Pops  or Cake Shooters by Silverleaf Caterers Kosher DessertsThese low fat, gluten free, kosher Chocolate Brownie Bites by Finchi tasted better than most full fat options!  So we ate double!
Finchi Kosher Desserts Low Fat Chocolate Brownie Torte Gluten FreeAnd finally, just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Kosher Lipstick Cookies from My Most Favorite Food.
My Most Favorite Food Kosher Desserts Lipstick Cookies Kosher Food and Wine Experience

Also check out the recipe for a Butter Pecan Martini from the show! 

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