Hello there! Wanted to share a few photos taken at The James Beard House party for the 2010 NYC Food Film Festival’s big preview night a few days ago. I met a number of directors and featured characters from the selected films. I attended as a special guest of the festival and was asked to speak a little about my films that will be showing in this year’s line-up (4 in total!). The best part of the night, though, was the menu that evening. I don’t think, I know I definitely ate 3 disgustingly good hamburger sliders prepared by festival founder, Executive Chef Harry Hawk, and a ton more nibbles and special plates from my friends at Fatty ‘Cue, The Meat Hook, Rub BBQ and Aquavit. I even ended the night on a goat cheese and date ice cream!

So…mark your calendars June 23-27. There are still plenty of tickets available on discount on the festival website. I wouldn’t miss The Great NYC Shuck & Suck where over 9,000 oysters from the East Coast will be slurped down by the night’s end, or Chef Brad Farmerie’s Southeast Asian Street Food Market film night at The Astor Center where the event space will literally be transformed into a Taiwanese street market.

Look forward to seeing you there!