The Greenwich Food and Wine Festival last weekend featured a huge array of restaurateurs, caterers and vintners providing samples of their wares. We’ll concentrate on the foods in this article, but the event also provided cooking demos, book signings and a grand tasting dinner in the evening, all to support the Breast Cancer Alliance. The event was sponsored by Serendipity Magazine.
Some of the more impressive tasting dishes they offered included pumpkin custard with torch-browned meringue in egg shells, bacon maple lollipops and mini-bread bowls with truffled cream of mushroom soup from the Schoolhouse at Cannondale and miniature pumpkin whoopi pies and lovely little lobster rolls from Aux Delices of Greenwich. These and all the other dishes we describe are shown in the slideshow below.
Another visually arresting dish was braised bacon, stewed apples and grilled scallions from Good-life Gourmet of Scarsdale. LeScale provided creampuffs topped with rounds of melted sugar and almonds along with pulled pork canapés with watercress.
Presaging their pulled pork pasta dish, Morello Bistro of Greenwich displayed a decorated roast suckling pig’s head. The Cos Cobber served up delightful chicken marsala quesadillas and potato croquettes. And Mili-Melo, known for its crepes served an assortment of French macaroons and cookies.
Calabro Cheese of East Haven brought in their homemade fresh mozzarella salad and a cheese spread made from mozzarella, ricotta, prosciutto and tomatoes, and a number of delightful candies were offered by Chocolations of Mamroneck.
Individual servings of noodles topped with vegetables and nuts were available from the China White Noodle Bar and Fairway offered a selection of breads and cheeses and The Flying Pig of Mt Kisco served milk-braised pork sandwiches and roast apple topped with hard cider sabayon.
The Greenwich Tavern offered braised short ribs with horseradish mashed potatoes and wild mushroom sauce, and Greenwich’s The Little Chocolate Company offered cocoa brownies and Dark, Hot Chocolate pieces.
Plum offered a whole array of sweet and savory fondues, including Cheese, Brandied Lobster, Butternut Squash and apple, and White Chocolate and Strawberry, along with a wide array of dipping materials.
The event also featured book signings, cooking demos as well as a number of vendors hawking new products. We’ll cover some of them in future articles. All in all this was a most successful debut event and well worth your attendance.
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