Thursday, May 20th, the Austrian Trade Association hosted a kick off event at the Ramscale South Loft in Manhattan to celebrate the commencement of the 2010 Taste the Nation Austrian Food Weeks at the city’s Food Emporium stores. This year’s Food Weeks come with much excitement after two successful years.

The kick off event featured four chefs from some of NYC’s finest Austrian restaurants including:

Kurt Gutenbrunner from Wallsé

Wolfgang Ban & Frauneder from Seasonal

Andrew Chase and Erwin Schrottner from Café Katja

Andreas Goller from Café Kinski

The dishes featured the Austrian products that will be available at the Food Emporium through the next month. Of course, each was paired with traditional Austrian wines such as Grüner Veltliner, Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt.

So what are you waiting for? Get to your local Food Emporium, stock up on some Austrian foods, grab a bottle of Austrian wine and cheers!