The Meets NYC organization, which aims to entertain and educate New Yorkers on gastronomic traditions from around the globe, is launching its second multi-day festival, this time focused on the island of Puerto Rico.
Cosmopolitan and with a burgeoning culinary scene, the island of enchantment is oftentimes overlooked by foodies... a major mistake from our point of view, considering that Puerto Rican gastronomy is the result of a centuries-old history that fuses Spanish, Indigenous and African flavors to create flavorful Caribbean dishes found nowhere else in the region (or the world, for that matter).
From Wednesday, September 30 through Sunday, October 4, eyebrow raising chefs from all over New York City including Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin) and Sean Rembold (Reynard at the Wythe Hotel) will be opening up their kitchens for one-night special meals, created alongside some of Puerto Rico’s most renowned chefs, including Wilo Benet (Pikayo) and Roberto Treviño (Budatai, Casa Lola, El Nosh).
Tickets for the Puerto Rico Meets NYC Festival can be purchased here for any of the special events.
All we can say is ... WEPA!!