GRAND CENTRAL MARKET

October 26, 2007

inside market

On Tuesday evening, October 23rd from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Grand Central Market – New York’s only gourmet European-style food hall – hosted an exclusive, invitation-only food & wine tasting event.
And…They invited ME join them as their guest for this private event!!!
Maybe I’d be better off saying that my internship coordinator gave me this refined sheet addressed to the NYC Pocket Guides, followed by a “Do you like caviar and wine?”…
Of course, my response was a big 36-teeth smile (who would reply “NO, thanks?”), I quickly put the paper in my pocket. A cordial invitation to taste the freshest fall flavors from Grand Central Station, and I will run there.
I feel like saying first; that I love good food and wine, and that, as a pure Italian, I’m very discriminating and hard to please when it comes to cookery. I wouldn’t describe myself as a specialist in groceries and wines, but I know something about them, and I definitely trust my (25 years of experience) Italian taste.
After the accredited procedure and registration at the press desk, I finally got my formal tag, with my name hanging down my shirt (I loved being treated as an “official journalist”, I mean, everything was so “serious!”). I walked in…and the first impression was great!!
The market was prepared into a long elegant hall with an incredible range of food arranged in a refined and studied manner.
Strung in two lines, a rich set of waiters were offering every kind of delicacies, and refilling your wine chalices: I just had to keep going and taste them!
The place was divided into different sections, each of them reserved for a certain class of food, and right in front, you could find the corresponding samples to test; and an expert person ready to give you an ornate explanation of what you were savoring in your mouth.
It’s hard to describe with words; the flavors, the fragrances and the smells I felt. It was some of the best tasting food I’ve ever had.
Adding to that, was the majestic location (the impressive blue-light-fountain hanging from the ceiling), as sophisticated and refined were all the products sold in the market, I enjoyed the freshest and finest caviar (served in four different versions), breads, cheese, meats, fish, produce, spices, fruit and pastries (fantastic the “Halloween”cupcakes) and much more…
Finally the only conclusion I can draw is that my expectations were fulfilled, even more pleasantly than what I had figured in my mind!
Grand Market, grand food, grand night!

Lexington Ave

Maria Teresa Armano (Italy)

Intern @ NYC Pocket & Travel Guides

 
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2 Responses to “GRAND CENTRAL MARKET”


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