Eat & Learn at Taste Talks Festivals

Taste Talks 

An awesome food festival is coming to Brooklyn, New York this weekend.

Taste Talks will host their event in Brooklyn and then make a stop the first weekend of October in Chicago.

The festivals “celebrate the future of taste through symposia, tastings, dinners and parties. Taste Talks brings together thought leaders and luminaries from around the world together with everyday food enthusiasts to engage in great conversation, amazing food and one-of-a-kind experiences“.

When I first found out about Taste Talks it seemed like a festival which would be really fun and interesting to attend. I was definitely excited when Kim and I were given press passes to attend!

The festival features a variety of events over one full weekend. Friday night was the kickoff, a dessert party hosted by Questlove and Dominique Ansel.

Kim and I will be attending some events on Saturday as well as the Sunday All-Star BBQ.

Rather than mention every possible event taking place, I’ll just mention the events that we are hoping to have time to attend.

The Future Food Expo is free for all to check out. You just need to get your tickets here. The expo is “a showcase and celebration of what’s next in food at Taste Talks Food Festival Brooklyn! As America’s hottest test kitchen, Brooklyn has become an international epicenter of the food movement. This event, the only one of its kind, showcases the future of food products, companies, media and innovators from right here in Brooklyn and around the world!” The Future Food Expo takes places on Saturday & Sunday from 10am-6pm.

Saturday Events:

The Kellogg’s Cereal Bar Throwdown will feature a bunch of chefs “competing live to create the best cereal creations using secret ingredients“. Sounds a bit like Chopped, cereal edition! The event will be on Saturday at noon and is free to attend. I’ll try to make it but there are other events scheduled at this time that I might choose to attend…

Chicken & Waffles Brunch: Considering what I might consider my favorite restaurant in NYC is serving their chicken & waffles here, I’ll try as best possible to stop by for a taste. If you haven’t been to Pies ‘n’ Thighs, you need to go. Event takes places from 10am-1pm and you’ll need the all access pass to get in.

Delicious Images: No Special Equipment Required: I’d like to learn some tips & tricks to take better food photos for when I write my reviews. This seminar is at 10:30am and the all access pass is required to attend.

Preserving NYC Foods & Traditions: NYC still has many restaurants which have been around for many years as well as long-time local chefs. A few of these chefs & restaurateurs will have a conversation about traditions in NYC dining. The talk is at 12pm.

La Brea Bakery Luncheon: I’m curious to see what this food truck is offering and will try to stop by at some point while it’s around between 12:30-2:30pm.

Demo: Grits, Grits, Grits: A demo of grits done three ways by the couple & owners of Root & Bone. Both were also contestants on Bravo’s Top Chef. Demo starts at 1:30pm.

By the times these events are ending it will probably be time for Kim and I to leave to go pickup Lucas. There are a couple of other interesting seminars/ discussions taking place at 3:00pm and on. It’s highly unlikely we’ll stay that late.


All Star BBQ: The event is open to all access as well as single event tickets sold in advance. There are two sessions- 12 noon and 2:30pm. Kim and I will head to the noon session since we have plans for later that day.

The All Star BBQ “is a sampling feast that brings together world-renowned chefs who partner with an artist, farmer, musician, purveyor or former chef to create an exotic, delicious signature dishes” according to Taste Talks. Sounds like a fun event to me and I’m looking forward to trying out a taste from each of the 12 grilling stations.

Taste Talks should be a fun tasting and learning experience. I’m looking forward to seeing what the event is all about and will follow-up with a review of our experience.

All Access tickets to Taste Talks range in price from $100 to a very pricy $450. (Fees not included.)

Find out more and purchase tickets to Taste Talks here.

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