The Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2011

I just got home from Royal Wine Corporation’s Kosher Food and Wine Experience, and WOW! From the selection of kosher food stations provided by a variety of restaurants in the area to the selection of kosher wines and wineries, this was the event of the year for any kosher foodie!

Not only did I get to try some great new wines from over 30 wineries, but many of the wine pourers were able to help out and educate me and my fellow attendees about what we were drinking. I was also very excited to see familiar faces and meet some new friends (or finally meet some virtual friends in person!).

Who knew kosher wine could be so good? It sure has a bad reputation, but judging from the many sips of delicious wines I had tonight, things are only getting better (which you already know from my visit to the Herzog Winery in Oxnard and Jessica’s visit to Hagafen Cellars in Napa).

I can’t wait to use my new KFWE wine glass that I took home from the event!

Now, since this is The Kosher Foodies, I tried taking some photos of the food selection for all of you guys stuck at home (also, wine doesn’t photograph as well/is really hard to differentiate between in my glass!):

Glatt ala Carte’s display of spice blends and sauces that they sell online and in their restaurant.

Beautiful presentation by Gemstone Catering

Dakshin Indian Shami Kebab

Lamb Meatball at Pardes

Smoked Duck Breast at Le Marais

Steak Salad at Clubhouse Cafe

Lamb Riblet at Pomegranate

Assortment from Carlos N Gabby

Sausages from Jack’s Gourmet

Chicken Biryani and Chicken Tikka Marsala at Shalom Bombay

Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna at Prime KO

Pomegranate from Pomegranate!! Kudos to whomever de-seeded all of these!

Mini Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie from Pardes

Now before I go to sleep, here is everyone who was there, in case you were wondering:



  • Joan Nathan
  • Jamie Geller
  • Susie Fishbein
  • Levana Kirshenbaum
  • The Reserve Sushi & Steakhouse
  • Jack’s Kosher Gourmet Sausage
  • Glatt ala Carte
  • Fumio
  • Bistro 1310
  • Subsational
  • My Brother Bobby’s Salsa
  • Dakshin
  • Abigael’s & Jeff Nathan
  • Solo
  • The Prime Grill
  • Prime KO
  • Pomegranate
  • Le Marais/Clubhouse Cafe
  • Pardes
  • Shalom Bombay
  • Got Cholent
  • Gemstone Catering
  • Teverre
  • Basil
  • Noi Due
  • Walder’s
  • Wissotzky
  • My Most Favorite Food
  • The ChoSen Group
  • Carlos & Gabby

Wine & Spirits

  • Schmerling
  • Binyamina Liqueurs
  • Binyamina Winery
  • Baron Herzog
  • Herzog Reserve
  • Weinstock
  • Jeunesse
  • Bartenura
  • Elgazi
  • Rothschild
  • Ramon Cardova
  • Terra di Seta
  • Tzuba
  • Shilo
  • Gamla
  • Laurent Perrier
  • Harkham
  • Carmel
  • Yatir
  • Bokobsa
  • Goose Bay
  • Alfasi
  • Castel
  • Elvi
  • French Wines
  • Alexander
  • Netofa
  • Capcanes
  • Covenant
  • Teal Lake
  • Psagot
  • Barkan
  • Segal’s
  • Rashi
  • Ovadia Estates
  • Zion
  • Flam
  • Hagafen
  • Blama Venitia
  • Aruardiente
  • Ron Medellin
  • El Capo
  • Ruskova
  • Glengoyne
  • Ron Viejo de Caldas
  • Arran
  • Cristall
  • Tomintou
  • Los Arango
  • Distillery No. 209
  • Louis Royer
  • Ron Abuelo
  • Ron Cotzes
  • Rum Jimbie
  • Kellan’s McIvor
  • Zachlawi
  • Walder’s

Thanks to Royal/Herzog wines for inviting me to this awesome event! I’m already looking forward to KFWE2012!