The cuisines of the world are on display daily at Manhattan's myriad restaurants, and for one night you'll have the opportunity to sample many of them all in once place. The third annual Edible Escape takes over the gorgeous Angel Orsensanz Foundation, bringing international and local eats under one roof for an evening of multicultural feasting. Entrance to the breathtaking renovated LES synagogue, which was redesigned by the Spanish artist for which it's named, might be worth the price of admission alone; but you're also getting eats and drinks from dozens of local restaurants and vendors to boot.
This year's event offers tastes from the city's many Latin establishments, including Mexican fusion from Ofrenda and more Mexican from Fonda. European representatives including Austrian cuisine from Edi & the Wolf, Swiss chef Ralf Kuettel's porcine sandwiches from Rocket Pig and Chef Alex Raij, who specializes in cuisine from the Basque region. There's also a special contingent of Southern-inspired chefs, including fried chicken mavens Bob White Lunch and Supper Counter and "Texican" fusion from Tres Carnes.
Kaia Wine bar, a South African establishment on the UES partners with Radiant Pig to bring some craft brews to the event and Tuthilltown Spirits brings their Hudson Valley whiskeys and other spirits for something a bit stronger. Eat and drink to your stomach's content at the event on October 22nd from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. A limited quantity of "early bird" tickets are available until the day of the event for $55; General Admission tickets run for $65.