Foodies Treated at Harvest on the Square in NYC

By Kristen Meriwether
Kristen Meriwether
Kristen Meriwether
Journalist
September 20, 2012 Updated: September 29, 2015
Staff pour a sparkling wine beverage from Mionetto called Spritz to serve to guests at the Harvest in the Square in Manhattan on Sept. 20. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Staff pour a sparkling wine beverage from Mionetto called Spritz to serve to guests at the Harvest in the Square in Manhattan on Sept. 20. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—The cloudy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the hundreds of foodies who came out to celebrate the 17th annual “Harvest in the Square” on Thursday evening at Union Square.

Country tunes from “The Nashville Attitude” serenaded guests as they walked the red carpet-lined tents filled with the colorful sights and delicious smells of 50 of the top-rated gourmet restaurants from the Union Square area.

There was food to fit every palette, such as Indian food by Devi, Mexican food by Rosa Mexicano, and even a mac-and-cheese hotdog by Big Daddy.

The NYC band Nashville Attitude playing some tunes at the Harvest in the Square. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
The NYC band Nashville Attitude playing some tunes at the Harvest in the Square. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Tommy Mosera, owner of Tommy Lasagna on 18th Street, served up vegetarian lasagna made with vegetables sold from the Union Square Greenmarket. Mosera, whose restaurant has only been open 10 months, said he takes pride in using Greenmarket veggies and fresh made pasta.

A chef from Rosa Mexicano, hands a customer fresh-made guacamole and chips at the Harvest in the Square at Union Square in Manhattan on Sept. 20. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
A chef from Rosa Mexicano, hands a customer fresh-made guacamole and chips at the Harvest in the Square at Union Square in Manhattan on Sept. 20. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Thirsty guests sampled both red and white wines from 20 New York state wineries, including Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, which is celebrating 50 years of winemaking in Hammondsport, N.Y.

Two women have a conversation over Mionetto's Spritz beverage and food from Rosa Mexicano at the Harvest in the Square. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
Two women have a conversation over Mionetto's Spritz beverage and food from Rosa Mexicano at the Harvest in the Square. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Money raised from the event will go to the Union Square Partnership, which will put the money back into the Union Square park and neighborhood. Funds will be used for planting greenery, more flower beds, general park maintenance, and a 15,000-square-foot state-of-the-art playground.

An employee from Big Daddy's Diner holds a mac-and-cheese hotdog at the Harvest in the Square in Union Square. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
An employee from Big Daddy's Diner holds a mac-and-cheese hotdog at the Harvest in the Square in Union Square. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

 

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