IMGP0498Last week, The Delancey played host to the launch of Taste NY, a new TV show about eating in New York. As a co-production of NYC TV and Time Out New York, the connection is obvious from the venue (one of the rooftop bars featured in last week's cover story ahem Drink Up, ahem) to the premiere episode about cheap eats (this week's TONY cover story). The host, Kelly Choi, was on hand to ask what the best thing guests had eaten lately-our choice was the the almond cookie ice cream at The Chinatown Ice Cream Factory but if there is a God the footage of our sweaty face will never see the light of day. Kelly's got charisma to spare, statuesque and a little hyper, not unlike how we imagine Kimora Lee Simmons would come across after some pixie stix and her enthusiam for food has made us love her. Margaritas, punch and straight Corazon tequila got the crowd going and we were more than happy to be satiated by Patricia Yeo of Sapa's catering, especially the lemongrass cured salmon cucumber sandwhiches, more than a little appropriate for the Lower East Side. With unbridled enthusiasm and access to amazing chefs-and kitchens- we'll keep our eye on Taste NY.

Taste NY is on NYC TV 25, Wednesdays at 8pm.

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