Taste of Tribeca ’15

We attended the annual food fest, Taste of Tribeca, in our neighborhood on Saturday. This was Henry’s third time attending and our eighth. This is one of our favorite yearly events and it is also a chance to support the local schools. Henry was Spiderman for the day and enjoyed wearing the sword he received from a nice lady making balloon animals for the kids.

NYC Birthday Party

The first of Henry’s two birthday parties took place on Sunday. Since we are going away for his actual birthday (Thursday), we wanted to be able to celebrate with New York friends beforehand. Henry played with friends, played with toys and ate some cake (almost a whole piece on his own). What could be better for an almost one-year-old?

Taste of Tribeca 2013

Jacqui and I took Henry to the annual Taste of Tribeca food festival this afternoon after returning from the Brooklyn Half Marathon. It’s a charity event that benefits the local public schools where neighborhood restaurants set up booths to serve sample-sized dishes. There are about seventy participating restaurants which offers a lot of variety to choose from and the opportunity to sample even some upscale places affordably. We were able to taste about a dozen samples ranging from unfamiliar new dishes to standbys like Duane Park Patisserie‘s warm molten chocolate cake for dessert.

Reaching for dessert samples from Billy's Bakery.

Reaching for dessert samples from Billy’s Bakery.

Jacqui samples Kutsher's pastrami, Henry sticks with his usual tube of purée.

Jacqui samples Kutsher’s pastrami, Henry sticks with his usual tube of purée.

Despite some rain, there was a pretty good turnout and we enjoyed ourselves.

Despite some rain, there was a pretty good turnout and we enjoyed ourselves.