Friday, March 11, 2011
International Food and Wine Festival
Because of the free concerts the festival offers, I also saw Boys II Men in concert twice, once in the 6th row and once in the 2nd row, and Hanson. It was awesome.
(The Dessert Trio from Desserts and Champagne)
I also took advantage of one seminar, a Bunratty mead seminar where I was the only person to get ID'd. I got to try honey mead, some sort of awful vodka, and some Irish cream. At the cast member sale after the festival ended, I bought a bottle of the cream for $4.25 instead of $17. Fantastic.
At the festival I ate a lot. A lot. However, not all booths offered something vegetarian, so I mostly had a glass of wine at those. I felt so classy!
What I Ate:
Desserts and Champagne: Dessert trio, which included something chocolaty, something strawberry, and something pear.
Brazil: Frozen alcoholic lemon drink
Puerto Rico: Limon mojito
Argentina: Corn and cheese empanada
Mexico: Esquites, passion fruit frozen margarita, conga fruit punch
Poland: Potato pierogie
China: Caramel ginger ice cream
South Korea: Black raspberry rice wine
South Africa: Flavors of Africa (I had this probably 4 times. It was amazing.)
Singapore: Spicy noodle salad (Delicious, it was supposed to come with shrimp)
Brewer’s Collection: Non-alcoholic beer (I had to work that night)
Germany: Apple strudel and Riesling wine
Italy: Primavera fruit smoothie (eh. It was okay)
Hops and Barley: Pecan bread pudding, Sam Adams Boston lager
United States: Heirloom tomato salad with blue cheese and red onions.
Japan: Junmai sake (No bueno. I hated it.)
Australia: Lamington, chocolate and coconut cake
Morocco: Baklava, tangerine mimosa
Belgium: Belgium waffle with fruit and whipped cream
Spain: Delightful almond cake, white wine
France: Escargot, milk chocolate crème brulee
Ireland: Kerrygold cheese plate (so damn good), chocolate lava cake with Bailey's cream, mead
Canada: Nanaimo bar
Charcuterie and Cheese: fondue plate (incredible, amazing) , hard cider
Greece: Spanakopita, Greek salad with pita bread, baklava, white wine
New Zealand: White wine
15 Beers for 15 years: Abita Purple Haze