Kosher Food Fest In Brooklyn Debuts New Wines, Eateries To Look Out For
Over 400 foodies flocked to Brooklyn Commons on Sunday night for the first annual Crown Heights Kosher Wine and Food Festival. Organized by Wine By The Case, a kosher wine wholesaler in Brooklyn, the event brought together some 78 food and alcohol vendors showcasing Crown Heights' robust food and wine offerings.
Highlights included Alenbi Kitchen’s signature deconstructed falafel, mini burgers from Boef and Bun, and recently-opened Izzy’s Taqueria’s assortment of Mexican delights. For the sweet-toothed among the crowd, The Boozery presented a range of their artisanal ice cream flavors infused with – you guessed it – various types of alcohol.
“This event came about due to the major demand for kosher wines in Crown Heights specifically,” said Menachem Reich, an owner of Wine By The Case who organized the event. “Over the past couple of years there has been a surge in quantity and quality in the food and wine offered in Crown Heights and this event serves to shine a spotlight on that.”
Wine vendors presented their latest bottles from wineries like De La Rosa, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Yarden, Teal Lake, Tulip, and Herzog. Also on the menu was a selection of UK-favorite Whitley Neill’s gins — including blood orange, quince, rhubarb and ginger flavors. “We’re the number one seller in the UK right now,” said a Whitley Neill’s representative. “It’s a really solid product that will cross over well into the US.”
Proceeds from the festival benefited the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn, a non-profit whose mission is to provide support and inclusion to those with special needs. Inspired the great turnout, the organizers hope to make it an annual event. Take a look at some of the popular items in the photos below.