TasteMakers: Trendsetting Flavors in New York City

In the city’s dining and drinking industry, culinary viewpoints from around the globe are represented. NYC patrons can indulge in bites & drinks of the highest quality, always holding their experiences to a lofty standard. To compete in the Big Apple, bars, restaurants and bakeries must perch on the cutting edge of novel flavor concepts and techniques. The city’s imaginative chefs, mixologists and sweet makers collectively set the trends for taste within the entire industry. The future of dining and drinking starts right here.

TableHopping.nyc an interactive website that offers curated social searches of the best NYC dining and drinking options, is giving these industry leaders a rare opportunity to further demonstrate the breadth of their creative prowess.

Enter TasteMakers, an alternative to the ever-popular Restaurant Week, emphasizing culinary creativity and flavor development over a lower cost menu prix fixe. Participating establishments each conceived of their own unique concepts to reflect their gastronomic artfulness, and will be offering them to the public March 2nd – 15th. The opportunity has Michelin-star chefs, industry leading mixologists and bakers pushing their imaginations to the limit to develop delectable tasting menus, experimental cocktails & lavish pastries.


Coconut custard with dragonfruit and persimmon, from the TasteMakers menu of 2 Duck Goose.

“I decided to participate in TasteMakers because I always like to step outside our box and comfort zone and really sort of play around with food. To me that is what’s fun,” explained Ilan Hall, Top Chef winner and Executive Chef at Brooklyn’s “The Gorbals” restaurant.

Fostering creativity has resulted in a wide range of culinary innovations, and there’s truly something inspired for everyone to enjoy. Choose a four-course tasting menu with wine pairing at The Copenhagen, or opt for a gluten free brownie dessert at Tu-Lu’s bakery. Partake in any capacity you see fit. The participating restaurants, bars and bakeries are not bound to Manhattan; cross the water to Brooklyn or Queens for TasteMakers, too. By participating in TasteMakers, establishments are representing the local scene in many inner borough neighborhoods.


Campari, apricot & red bell pepper cocktail, presented by Experimental Cocktail Club for TasteMakers.

“Representation of the diverse and evolving dining scene in New York City is important to us,” says TableHopping founder Jordan Khammar. “In creating TasteMakers, we worked hard to put together a collection of participants that showcase current NYC dining trends, and to include the exciting up-and-coming neighborhoods from which the new trends are emerging.”


Dark chocolate and black cardamom cookies with pear frozen yogurt ice cream sandwich, presented by Melt Bakery for TasteMakers.

TasteMakers takes place between March 2nd-15th at participating restaurants, bars and bakeries.

To learn more about TasteMakers participants, their offerings & other exciting details, visit http://tastemakers.tablehopping.nyc/

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