February 18, 2019

Passion for Kosher Foods and Wines on Display at Kosher Food & Wine Experience

New York - The Kosher Food & Wine Experience, hosted by Royal Wine Corp (Kedem), has become a barometer of the passion for the new world of kosher. This year’s 13th annual event (February 11, Chelsea Piers, NYC) which drew over 2000 kosher foodies and fans was to say the least a demonstration of just how passionate the kosher food adherents have become about good kosher food. Vicki Garfinkel, publicist who covers the show said that “it demonstrated that the line between “kosher food and wine” and “outstanding food and wine that happens to be kosher” is growing blurrier every year.” The first part of the day was devoted to the plethora of kosher wines from every part of the globe. More than 1,500 bottles were poured for the 2019 KFWE crowd, representing 300 exceptional wines from every major wine production region in the world. They included new kosher runs, French champagnes, and the new Israeli-produced line from NBA all-star Amare Stoudemire. While the first part of the day was mainly devoted to trade, in the evening it was open to the kosher foodies and kosher aficionados who sampled hundreds of intriguing samples from the area’s finest kosher restaurants, caterers, and specialty food companies. Eyebrow-raising options included cinnamon buns topped with fake “bacon,” deconstructed falafel, veal, duck, bison, varieties of wild mushroom, cooked and raw fishes, bourbon baked beans, risotto and new twists on sushi. The Kosher Food & Wine Experience takes place annually in New York City, Los Angeles, and London.