In addition to celebrating the appointment of a new executive director, Let Us Eat Local was an opportunity to showcase the bounty of the season.
On October 2, dozens of the region’s best restaurants, ice cream shops, breweries and vineyards will come together to celebrate the bounty of local food available in New York City.
Get ready for a seasonal seafood festival where you get to stroll among chefs plying gazpacho oyster shooters, bluefish sliders, New York squid and all manner of fish-forward awesomeness, alongside New York beers, on the beautiful Hudson River waterfront in lower Manhattan.
David Pasternack, who since 2000 has been executive chef and co-owner of one of New York’s most celebrated seafood institutions, is not the kind of cook who is tempted by celebrity or stage lights, unless they’re to help him find the right lure in a tackle box in the dark of the early morning sea.
In our current issue, Amy Zavatto takes us behind the scenes at Esca with Chef David Pasternack, a man who wields a reel and a knife with equal ease.