The barbecue blowout of the season will be hitting Taste Talks Brooklyn on Sunday, September 14 at East River State Park. Presented by Mario Batali and Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese, Mission Cantina), the feast features 25 cult-status chefs like Ivan Orkin (Ivan Ramen), Daniel Delaney (Delaney BBQ, BrisketTown), and Max and Eli Sussman (The Cleveland and Mile End Deli, respectively) who’ll share 12 grills. Some chefs, like Osteria Morini’s Michael White, have even teamed up with non-foodie stars like Flushing rapper Action Bronson to dispatch dishes such as Thai-spiced porchetta with watercress, while Rob Newton (Wilma Jean, Nightingale 9) has partnered with New York Times food writer Oliver Strand to serve up barbecue-ginger duck with five-spice flatbread.
Make the rounds during one of two tasting sessions (1–4pm, 5–8pm) for buzzy veggie burgers from Brooks Headley (Del Posto), and garlic-and-coriander-rubbed boar from Pok Pok NY’s Andy Ricker. Grab a $40 ticket soon—with big names like these, more than a dozen dishes to sample and that waterfront view, the smash is sure to sell out.
Here’s the full menu:
Matt Rudofker (Momofuku Ssäm Bar)
Grilled blue whale oysters with shaoxing, brown butter, ramps
Andy Ricker (Pok Pok NY)
Boar collar meat rubbed with garlic, coriander root and black pepper, glazed with soy and sugar, grilled over charcoal and served with chilled mustard greens and a spicy chili-lime-garlic sauce
Brooks Headley (Del Posto)
Veggie bugers topped with iceberg between Martin’s potato buns
Ivan Orkin (Ivan Ramen)
Grilled duck hearts with a summer corn xo sauce
Will Horowitz (Ducks Eatery)
Smoked char siu Long Island eel with fermented corn, sassafras root and crab roe cream
Michael White (Osteria Morini) and Action Bronson
Porchetta Kra Prow Tigelle: Thai-spiced porchetta with crispy watercress and tigelle