Teaneck NJ…On Monday evening, November 11th, the night before Kosherfest, a group of food personalities, cookbook authors, chefs, food enthusiasts and brand representatives ate the night away at Teaneck’s ETC restaurants as part of the annual KosherFEAST dinner. Chef Seth Warshaw created an exclusive three course menu especially for the event. In addition to New Jersey area food enthusiasts and brand representatives, attendees included luminaries from the kosher media. This year’s KosherFEAST was spear-headed by Alyssa Kaplan of KosherGourmetMart.com, Esti Berkowitz of primetimeparenting.com and Roberta Scher of KosherEye.com.
Buzz Pop cocktails, a leading sponsor of the event, offered their new OU certified blueberry “cocktails in a pop” as part of dessert. Each guest received an amazing swag bag filled with new products from kosher certified companies. The Jewish National Fund-USA provided a copy of Lior Lev Sercaz’s cookbook “Mastering Spice”. He will be sharing his expertise with Israel’s new JNF project, the Galilee Culinary Institute. From the first toast to dessert, a wine pairing was curated by superb sommelier Gabe Geller, Kedem’s Director of Public Relations and Advertising. Favorites included the sparkling Herzog Lineage Momentus, Tabor Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Edition 2014, and a memorable Domaine de Panquelaine Sancerre 2018. Roberta Scher noted that the dinner was founded in 2011 at the now defunct, Solo Restaurant in midtown Manhattan, attended by a small group of 26 kosher food bloggers. No one at that first event would have ever foreseen the widespread influence of the kosher media!