Susannah wasn't the only one who ate and drank her way through the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, I was right there by her side! While we both enjoyed plenty of seafood, I couldn't resist trying the meat dishes. From succulent short ribs to sliced seasoned pork, here's a taste of my favorites from the weekend.
As much as I looked forward to the star chef demos, culinary seminars, and nighttime parties in South Beach, the food celebration wouldn't have been complete without daily trips to the American Express Tasting Tents, where various restaurants, wineries, and spirits companies showcased their latest offerings. Even if you couldn't be there for the weekend's tasting highlights, check out some of our takeaways when you read more.
If you think the assortment of food in the tasting tent at the New York City Wine and Food Festival was overwhelming, wait till you hear about the drinks! There was sparkling wine, red wine, white wine, tequila, rum, flavored vodka, kombucha — basically every spirit and drink imaginable. As your fearless representative, I sampled and sipped my way through the tables. Here are the most exciting liquids I tried.
Whether it's Slow Food Nation or Aspen, one of the highlights of any major food festival is the tasting tent, where attendees have an opportunity to sample sips and bites from restaurants, featured food brands, and wineries. New event SF Chefs. Food. Wine was no exception; since it was the festival's first-ever year, I was eager to see what participating restaurants had to offer. Click through to see what was being sampled.
The biggest event at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic is the Grand Tasting, which took place five times over the span of three days. Inside several vast tents, attendees could sample a wide variety of food, from Peruvian tiradito to Cypriot soutzouko. As delicious as the offerings tasted, half the fun was eating with my eyes. Keep reading to see my favorite foods of the tasting tents.
At the Food Network's NYC Wine and Food Festival, besides the delicious food, there was a plethora of interesting spirits. I waded through the depths of the rums, tequilas, and everything in between, and have picked my top four pours to share with you. If you're into trying out the newest, latest liquors, I highly recommend you seek out these bottles. Cheers!
A highlight of any food festival is getting to taste a bunch of fabulous bites. The Food Network's NYC Wine and Food Festival was no different, the tent featured over 50 restaurants and attracted more than 4,000 people in two days. I was a champion taster and ate everything I came across. Here, I've rounded up my top tastes.