The diversity of made in Brooklyn foods was on display earlier this month at Brooklyns second annual Local Food and Travel Expo, held in the historic lobby of the landmarked Williamsburg Savings Bank building.
The event, put together by EscapeMaker.com, shone a spotlight on agri-tourism within a couple of hours of the borough, as well as on Brooklyns own homegrown culinary specialties, from pickles to chocolate to wine and beer.
Attendees had the opportunity to sample Raakas virgin chocolate, made in small batches in Clinton Hill, as well as the vintages produced by the Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg, ales and lagers crafted by the Empire Brewing Company at the Greenpoint Beer Works location, and brownies and cupcakes baked by Robicellis in Bay Ridge.
The food of tomorrow and today is being incubated right here in Brooklyn, noted Borough President Marty Markowitz. Brooklyn is known for some of the best restaurants in the city and the country. Besides the traditional ethnic foods, a new wave is happening right here in Brooklyn. For me, it couldnt get any better.