PROSPECT HEIGHTS — More than 20 chefs are coming to the Brooklyn Museum on Monday to shred, fry and serve up the city's best latkes.
Participating restaurants in the latke contest include Veselka (winner of the 2015 prize for best latke), Orwasher’s Bakery, Shelsky’s of Brooklyn, the kosher chain Ben’s Deli and the museum’s own upscale eatery, The Norm.
A 12-person panel will decide which potato pancakes taste the best, choosing from out-there flavors like “sweet potato and rutabaga with braised short rib,” an entrant from Dizzy’s Club last year, and “caraway-scented” latke with truffled sauerkraut and mustard creme, submitted by the Park Slope restaurant Benchmark in 2015.
Nothing at the event is kosher certified, organizers said. However, vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.
The event will also have an open bar and samples from plenty of sponsors including David’s Tea, GuS Soda, Brooklyn Roasting Company and City Winery.
The Latke Festival will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19 at the Brooklyn Museum, located at 200 Eastern Parkway. Early admission to the Latke Festival is sold out, but $70 tickets for unlimited food and drinks are still available through EventBrite.