Highlights from CiderFeast NYC
Check out this feature of CiderFeast on “The Grub Street Guide to the Summer’s Can’t-Miss Food Festivals
“Why It’s Awesome: If cider is your main squeeze, you’ll definitely want to drop by this festival dedicated to everyone’s favorite fermented apple juice. There’ll be pours from cider outfits based in Vermont, Spain, Texas, Sweden, France, Oregon, and, of course, New York, plus cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm, cured meats from the Piggery Charcuterie and La Quercia Cured Meats, and apple pies from Petee’s Pies for dessert.”
Andy Brennan’s Uncultivated
CiderFeast 2019 celebrated the launch of Andy Brennan’s new book, Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living.
Andy Brennan is the owner of Aaron Burr Cidery, a small homestead farm located in New York State’s Catskill region that supplies cider to some of Manhattan’s most popular restaurants, including Eleven Madison Park and the Gramercy Tavern.
In his new book, Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living, Brennan’s hero is the tenacious wild apple and the superior cider it produces. In candid and at times philosophical prose, he shares his decades-long experience working with naturalized trees—from discovering new tastes and textures to under-standing how the wild apple tree guided him toward a successful, environmentally conscious business.
Historically, hard cider was the great American drink in the 18th and 19th centuries. Ciderfeast NYC was a toast to cider’s 21st century revival. Below are the makers who made this event possible!
Featured Ciders + Food
Eden Speciality Ciders, Vermont
King’s Highway Fine Cider, New York
Original Sin Cider, New York
Aaron Burr Cider, New York
Romilly Cidre, Normandy, France
Barrika Basque Country Cider, Spain
Art+Science, Cider+ Wine, Oregon
Wayside Cider, New York
Spoke + Spy Ciderworks, Connecticut
Indian Ladder Farms Cidery, New York
Riverhead CiderHouse, Long Island NY
Aval Cider, France
East Hollow Cider, New York
Chef Cesare Casella, Center for Discovery, Sullivan County, NY
Chef Jesse Jones, BBQ Chicken Strudel
La Quercia Cured Meats
Consider Bardwell Cheese, Vermont
Moonrise Bakehouse, New York City
Petee’s Apple Pies, NYC
Rocket Fuel Hot Sauce and Cheese
Just Add Beer Sauce with Grilled Vegetables
JP Bowersock & Cynthia Lamb Quintet