David Burke’s Foodie Wonderland

David Burke's TownhouseDavid Burke, you had me at hello. Foodbuzz you’ve always had me.

Hats off to the producers behind last night’s Foodbuzz Millionth Blog Post celebration at David Burke’s Townhouse. I was in complete awe and admiration of the truly stunning display of American fare chef David Burke, had prepared for us. And as a recent winner of the James Beard Lifetime Achievement award, I wouldn’t expect anything less!

I was told he was out to impress, and that he did with an overwhelming selection of fresh shellfish and sashimi, classic sliders, perfectly grilled meats, countless fried and steamed dumplings, and dozens of other tantilizing bites including a charming selection of petit desserts. The selection of food seemed endless! And I savored every last morsel from their special Lychee Martini Cocktail to their signature cheesecake lollipop. But the best part was, so did everyone else!

David Burke's Townhouse Lychee Martini David Burke's Townhouse Sliders

In my circle of family and friends I’m hard pressed to find someone who truly loves and appreciates food more than I do. Whether we’re talking sweet, savory, sour, meat, fish, vegetables, I love them all. I eat every meal as if it were my last and I have a good feeling that some of the other foodies in the room do the same. For once, I wasn’t alone!!! My eyes popped and my mouth watered along with dozens of other ravenous foodies eager to taste the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. And this time, God himself encouraged us to enjoy the fruits of our laborious food writing.

David Burke's Townhouse Lobster Scramble David Burke's Townhouse Sushi

In about 90 minutes I consumed 2 sliders, numerous dumplings, lobster scramble, lobster bisque, tuna sashimi, grilled rib eye, grilled salmon, assorted sushi, scallop ceviche, tuna tar tar, foie gras, beef carpaccio, butterscotch panna cotta, a beignette, apple fritter, and finally David Burke’s trademark, cheesecake lollipop.

David Burke's Townhouse Espresso Creme Brulee David Burke's Townhouse Lollipop Tree

And after indulging in some phenomenal food, making some new foodie friends, and meeting the renowned David Burke in the flesh, the clock struck midnight and I was no longer a cheesecake lollipop on a pine tree pedestal. Though I’ll continue to savor – the wonderful flavors – of David Burke’s Town-house.

David Burke's Townhouse Jessica Hartley


6 Responses

  1. Hi Jessica,

    Great photos of the event. I recall seeing you there but don’t think we chatted. Your site is very pro. “Lobster scramble” I forgot that’s what they called it! You just need some shots of the fried bomboloni’s 🙂

  2. Hi Jessica,
    Thanks for checking out my blog! You mentioned that your roommate went to Wesleyan U. – perhaps I know her? I graduated in 2007. Glad you had a good time at the Food Buzz event – it was definitely the highlight of my week!

  3. My roommate is Sarah Milo. She graduated in 2005. I’ll keeping checking your blog. I love great recipes for hearty desserts. I think I saw levain’s on your site. Best cookies in NYC!!!

  4. Jessica! This is so awesome! And your post made it to the FoodBuzz Featured Publishers newsletter! Tres cool!

    Beautiful blog by the way, and it was so great meeting you. I hope we all get together soon! – *hint hint foodbuzz*


    • Thanks Shaya, I like your blog as well! I read an interesting article on your blog about an Israeli fruit whose name I can’t recall at the moment, but very cool. We should definitely get together soon. And hopefully Foodbuzz will have some more fun events for us. I loved meeting everyone!!

      Talk to you soon.

  5. Couldn’t be written any better. Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing! My blog http://www.iblogme.com/psychologicalytheori/

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