Latke Festival is a large annual tasting event bringing together top chefs and food lovers to enjoy creative interpretations of a potato latke. Now in its eighth year, the Latke Festival will sizzle even more at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Judges and guests will select the best latke in NYC. All net proceeds from the event will benefit The Sylvia Center.
2015 Judge's Choice Winner: Veselka
Latke Mushroom Julienne
2015 People's Choice Winner: BAMCafe
Applewood-Smoked Duck Confit with Lingonberry Chutney over Potato Latke718 by Saul: Cassava Latke with Chana Masala, Coconut Yogurt and CilantroBAMcafe: Applewood-Smoked Duck Confit with Lingonberry Chutney over Potato LatkeBaz Bagel + Restaurant: Latkes Dill-Luxe: Latkes with Sourcream and House-Cured GravalaxBen's Deli: Assortment of Latkes: Potato, Zucchini, Spinach and Sweet PotatoBenchmark: Caraway-Scented Latke with Pastrami-Style Short Rib, Truffled Sauerkraut and Mustard CremeBustan: Sweet Potato and Zucchini Latke with Smoked SalmonPastrami, Dill Creme Fraiche and Salmon RoeDizzy's Club Coca-Cola: Sweet Potato and Rutabaga Latke with Braised Short Rib and Persimmon GastriqueGarden Court Cafe: Scallion and Potato Latke with Duck Confit, Pickled Daikon and Black Vinegar-Brown Sugar SauceIchabod's: Waffles Sweet Potato Latke with Apple Bacon Chutney and Dill Creme FraicheJacob's Pickles: Southern Sweet Potato Latke with Cajun and Scallion Creme FraicheJimmy's No 43: Spanish Style Potato LatkeL&W Oyster Co: "The P.S.L (Pumpkin Spice Latke)": Spaghetti Squash Latke with Coffee-Cured Salmon, Creme Fraiche Foam, Red Onion PowderMae Mae Cafe: Potato Latke with Red Lentils, Grilled Hudson Valley Carrots and Baby Turnips, Cardamom Curry-Scented YogurtShelsky's of Brooklyn: "Hot Pastrami Latke": Schmaltz Fried, Caraway Studded Potato Latke with Riesling Braised Sauerkraut and Deli MustardTaboon: Spaghetti Squash Latke with Deviled Egg Yolk, Dill Pollen and Maitche MushroomThe Vanderbilt: Eggplant Marinara LatkeToloache: Latke de Pato with Duck Confit Tinga and ChipotleVeselka: Latke Mushroom JulienneThe Sylvia Center: Sweet Potato Mole Latke with Lime Cream, and Pickled Jalapenos
The Latke Festival benefits The Sylvia Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that addresses the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and diet-related diseases by inspiring children, teens and families to eat well through hands-on experiences on the farm and in the kitchen. All net proceeds will help fund the New York City programs that teach young people from NYCHA Community Housing Centers basic cooking skills and the principles of healthy eating. Led by trained chef instructors, classes have a student-to-teacher ration of 4:1 and immerse students in experiences with fresh, whole foods. This year our goal is to sponsor over 1500 students to the NYC program.