Latke Festival is a large annual tasting event dedicated to celebrating the best latkes and creative interpretations of a potato pancake in New York City. In its ninth year, we'll be celebrating at the Brooklyn Museum! Join us and our panel of celebrity judges on December 18th to ring in the holidays, enjoy amazing food and drink, and vote for the Best Latke in NYC!
Net proceeds will benefit The Sylvia Center, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing childhood obesity and food-related diseases through hands-on programs in the kitchen and on the farm.
Relive the moments from Latke Festival 2015!
2016 Judge's Choice Winner: BENCHMARK
cranberry & Juniper latke with smoked duck leg confit & spicy pickled cucumber
2016 People's Choice Winner: SHELSKy's
THE GREAT GATSBY LATKE: CARAWAY SEEDED POTATO LATKE STUFFED WITH HONEY MUSTARD TOPPED WITH HORSERADISH CREAM CHEESE & PASTRAMI SMOKED SALMONBAMcafe: Potato Latke with Pollo Asado, Salsa Verde, Crema & CilantroBaz Bagel + Restaurant: Latkes Dill-Luxe: Latkes with Gravalax, Sour Cream & DillBen's Deli: Assortment of Latkes: Potato, Carrot, Zucchini, Spinach and Sweet PotatoBenchmark: Cranberry & Juniper Latke with Smoked Duck Leg Confit & Spicy Pickled CucumberBrooklyn Botanic Garden / Patina Events: Purple Sweet Potato Latke with Nduja & Black Garlic AioliBurger & Lobster: Lemon Butter Poached Lobster Latke with Chive Creme FraicheBustan: Potato Pancake with Labane and CaviarCabot: Sweet Potato & Cheddar LatkesDizzy's Club Coca-Cola: Maple Bourbon Sweet Potato Latke with Smoked Goat Cheese Creme & Sage OilGarden Court Cafe: Oriental Sweet Potato Latke with Adzuki Bean, Ginger-Infused Creme Fraiche & SpearmintJimmy's No 43: Spanish Style Potato LatkeKulushkat: Falatke: Falafel Latke BlendMae Mae Cafe: Spinach Latke with Pickled Carrot & Tzatziki SauceSamui: Saki Naked Shrimp Potato LatkeShelsky's of Brooklyn: "The Great Gatsby Latke": Caraway Seeded Potato Latke Stuffed with Honey Mustard Topped with Horseradish Cream Cheese & Pastrami Smoked SalmonTessa: Latke de Pato: Sweet Potato Latke with Duck Confit, Plantain, Queso Blanco, Guajilo ChileThe Norm at Brooklyn Museum: Casava Latke with Jamaican Style Oxtail & Coconut YogurtVeselka: "Veselka Hanukkah Latke": Potato and Zucchini Latke Topped with Chicken Liver Pate & Roasted VegetablesThe Sylvia Center: Curried Parsnip & Potato Latke with Apple Chutney
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.