Picture a breath-taking, historic venue, tucked under Manhattan’s 59th Street Bridge, filled with a bounty of multi-cultural food, wine and spirits, all for your tasting pleasure. That was the scene at the 8th Annual BCA Food and Wine Experience, November 18.
At this event, aspiring culinary and beverage professionals learn about the industry; established restauranteurs, sommeliers, and importers network and display their acheivements in the field with booths and tables from their businesses; and the BCA honors the dedication of pioneers of color in the wine industry with the Vision in Wine Award. This year’s winner was David Gonzales of Pernod Ricard USA.
There were over 50 chefs serving tasty bites, from sweet to savory, along with wine and spirits from every region.
Here are some mouth-watering highlights from the evening:
About the BCA: The BCA is a nationwide non-profit, educational and networking organization of hospitality and food service professionals. Their mission is to create exposure and provide educational and professional opportunities for culinary and hospitality professionals of color. For more info, visit: www.bcaglobal.org.