Borough food festival and fundraiser Taste of Red Hook returns to the pre–Civil War Liberty Warehouse at 260 Conover Street this month, serving up mouth-watering food and drink samples from over 50 Red Hook restaurants, breweries, distilleries and wineries — not to mention providing sprawling waterfront views of the Statue of Liberty. The annual fundraiser for Red Hook Initiative, now in its 10th year, will offer the best of the area’s local fare from neighborhood establishments, including Brooklyn Crab, Buttermilk Channel, Sixpoint Brewery, Hometown Bar-B-Que, Court Street Grocers and Baked.
In addition to the scrumptious bites and drinks, there will be a silent auction and raffle for the opportunity to enjoy a Model S Tesla for 24 hours. In honor of the food festival’s 10th anniversary, a Culinary Committee of celebrity chefs will be in attendance, including Sohui Kim of Red Hook’s Good Fork and Gowanus’s Insa and Jonathan Rubinstein of Joe Coffee.
All proceeds from the event will benefit event host the Red Hook Initiative (RHI), a community center in Red Hook serving over 400 youth annually. RHI believes that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth. In partnership with community adults, RHI nurtures young people to be inspired, resilient, and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives. Community building programs serve as the foundation for RHI’s youth development work, focusing on building a healthy and sustainable Red Hook community.
Tickets for Taste of Red Hook start at $225 (purchase includes all food and drink) and can be purchased on the event’s website. Taste of Red Hook will take place on Tuesday, September 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Brownstoner is a media sponsor of the event.
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