BACON-WRAPPED SCALLOPS AND GREEK FOOD HIGHLIGHT SOIREE IN THE PARK

A Kitchen Surfing chef cooking at Soiree in the Park.

A Kitchen Surfing chef cooking at Soiree in the Park.

By Emily Baer

On Thursday night, SoirĂ©e in the Park was held in Theodore Roosevelt Park next to the Museum of Natural History, and served as a lively kick off event for this year’s The New Taste of the Upper West Side food festival.

Local chefs prepared bite size pieces to local residents. Sarabeth’s, Calle Ocho, and Caffe Storico were among the restaurants that participated in the event.

Maria Loi (Loi Restaurant) served a Horiatiki Roll (feta cheese, kalamata olives and tomato wrapped in a cucumber with yogurt sauce) that was a perfect combination of crisp and refreshing.

The stars of the night were a a delicious bacon wrapped scallop and caramelized date (that literally melted in your mouth) from Kitchen Surfing, an in-home caterer.

The New Taste of the Upper West Side takes place this weekend with a number of other events. Click here for more information: http://www.newtasteuws.com/

Photos by Emily Baer.

Emily Baer, born and raised near San Francisco, has been an Upper West Side resident for the last ten years. Professionally she is a freelance writer in the interior design and art industries. She’s also a runner and antique appraiser.

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