Latke to be celebrated as part of annual festival at Brooklyn Museum

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One of New York City's tastiest events takes place in mid-December, when the 9th Annual Latke Festival occurs in Brooklyn. This annual celebration of the versatile potato pancake is back at the Brooklyn Museum for the second time.

The event is hosted by Great Performances, a sustainability-oriented New York City catering company. Over 20 latke creations will be showcased by eateries such as Baz Bagel, Benchmark, Burger & Lobster, Kuluskat, Shelsky's of Brooklyn, Veselka, FryGuys, Loreley Beer Garden, and Tudor City Steakhouse.

Latke dishes that will tempt festival-goers include: Daikon Radish Cake (Latke) with Tea Smoked Duck and Orange Hoisin from Kings County Imperial; Confit Duck Latke with Chipotle Sauce by BK Chef; Crispy Potato Latke with Rock shrimp and Spicy Lobster Sauce from the Garden Court Café; and Plantain Latke with Shrimp Ceviche and Jalapeño Cilantro Crema by The Norm at the Brooklyn Museum.

Attendees will then have the opportunity to vote for their favorite dish in the “People's Choice” Best Latke while a panel of judges comprised of food influencers and experts will determine the “Judges’ Choice” Best Latke.

Proceeds from the event support the Sylvia Center, a nonprofit that educates younger New Yorkers in ways to choose and cook healthy foods.