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The Taste of Tribeca chefs, like many of us, miss Grandma’s cooking. As a taste of Taste, we asked many of the chefs to talk about the dishes they served, and for some of their cooking tips (read more chefs’ answers at downtownexpress.com). Over 70 restaurants brought their signature styles to the 19th annual culinary […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Nineteen years ago, two schools in Tribeca hit upon an idea that went beyond the standard P.T.A. bakesale to bring their community out in support of school arts programs. This year, Taste of Tribeca, the culinary street fair, will be back again with 75 participating restaurants to raise vital support money […]

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Richard Farnabe, Chef Tribeca Grand 2 Avenue of the Americas (212) 519-6600 www.tribecagrand.com Dish served? Sweet corn milkshake with homemade whipped cream, garnished with popcorn! Seasonal, simple and refreshing for the Spring weather (and fun for kids!). Beverage/dish pairing? A very mild mescal. Who taught you to cook? Jacques Maximin; the best thing I learnt […]

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Kamal Rose, Chef Tribeca Grill 375 Greenwich St. 212-941-3900 myriadrestaurantgroup.com/tribeca_grill What dish are you serving at Taste of Tribeca and why? We’ll be serving a hearty Batter-Up Fried Chicken and Jalapeno Corn Bread, in tribute to the baseball season and to summer. I prepare it with love, and our guests really enjoy it. If you […]

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Ari Bokovza, Chef The Harrison 355 Greenwich St. 212-274-9310 www.theharrison.com/harrison.php Dish served? I am serving Moroccan Spiced Carrots, a dish that showcases the natural sweetness of carrots as well as offers a great cultural fusion of Moroccan and Italian flavors. Beverage/dish pairing? I would pair it with a wine that could hold up to the […]

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Henry Meer, Chef City Hall Restaurant 131 Duane St. 212-227-7777 www.cityhallnewyork.com Dish served? We always serve an awesome selection of ice creams and sorbets. They have been a hit with the kids (and adults). We make them specially for the Taste. Who doesn’t LOVE homemade ice cream and sorbets? Beverage/dish pairing? If I was a […]

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Dominick Rappa, Chef Brick NYC 22 Warren St. 212-577-2725 www.bricknyc.com Dish served? Meatballs with marinara. We are serving this because it best represents who we are and how we are trying to make people feel. There is something comforting about meatballs that you associate with home and we try to be your home when you […]

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Madeline Lanciani, Chef/owner Duane Park Patisserie 179 Duane St. 212-274-8447 www.duaneparkpatisserie.com Dish served? Molten Chocolate Cake with bittersweet chocolate sauce — because everyone loves it! Beverage/dish pairing? We do not sell this retail. We supply caterers with this dessert — it is our best seller! Who taught you to cook? My mother — she was […]

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Jehangir Mehta, Chef Mehtaphor 130 Duane St. 212-542-9440 mehtaphornyc.com Dish served? Vegetable Dumping Chaat. It a perfect street food as it is an innovative interpretation of “Chaat” served always on the streets of Bombay. Beverage/dish pairing? Chenin Blanc. Who taught you to cook? Made Eggs at home. Don’t remember who taught me.. maybe my mother […]

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Alan Rodriguez, Chef Los Americanos 305 Church St. 212-680-0101 losamericanos.com Dish served? Ceviche de Pulpo — it’s very unusual to serve Octopus Ceviche, and most people have not had it before. Just about everyone who tries it really loves it. Beverage/dish pairing? Our cocktail Under the Volcano pairs beautifully as well as the guacamole with […]

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