BY: Atul Kapoor Staff Writer For World Liberty TV
The event welcomed more than 2,400 guests during the course of the day and evening events including industry professionals and consumers at Chelsea Piers in NYC. Throughout the day over 400 varieties of top wines and spirits were shown –over 2,000 bottles were poured and upwards of 35,000 plates of mouthwatering bites from top kosher eateries were served. Kosher Food & Wine Experience is produced each year by Royal Wine, the leading producer, importer and distributor of kosher wines and spirits in the world.
According to Jay Buchsbaum, VP Marketing & Director of Wine Education at Royal Wine Corp.,
“Kosher wine is growing double the pace of general market wine consumption with an average price per bottle of $20+ due to growing consumer demand & industry accolades.
In particular, Israeli wines are very much in demand. Israel is the region with the strongest growth in the kosher wine world, hands down. And critics are taking note too– this past October the Wine Spectator featured a cover story on Israeli wines along with an impressive list of over 20 90+ rated wines.”
With Passover just around the corner (April 10-18, 2017), seasonal demand for kosher wines is already ramping up. KFWE has fulfilled its growing role as a key influencer in determining which wines will grace America’s Seder tables showing wines ranging in price from $6 to $250.”
Kosher Foods & Cuisine at KFWE 2017
The cornucopia of food represented a variety of cuisines including classical French, Japanese, steakhouse favorites, traditional Jewish cooking, nouveau American, charcuterie, fusion, Caribbean, authentic barbecue, and Mexican, as well as a variety of decadent desserts and specialty coffees. Guests enjoyed some unexpected dishes such as herb crusted rib-eye, Thai chicken and rice, beef and beet dumplings, Hamachi with yuzu, chicken comfit with mashed cauliflower, tuna poke, lamb bacon brittle, and truffle gribenes.
“The Kosher Food and Wine Experience is a chance for restaurateurs, caterers, vintners, and spirit distillers to showcase the very latest in the expanding world of kosher food & beverage. It is a chance to set trends and raise the bar,” said David Levy, VP of Marketing and Special Events for Royal Wine Corp who’s already planning next year’s shows.
World Liberty TV, Food and Wine Channel team was on hand and had a great time tasting the food and enjoying the festivities of the night, see more about Kosher food in our World Liberty TV, Food and Wine Channel by Clicking here.