Was it worth it to spend the evening at the fifth annual Audi Feastival the night before we left at the crack of dawn for an eleven day trip to Seattle and Italy? As we tiredly relive the experience through our photos in our hotel room in Seattle, the answer is an unequivocal yes.
What Did we Do at Feastival?
We ate exciting food. We drank cool drinks. We saw fringe entertainment. We mingled with chefs and other industry friends. And then we ate some more.
Tasting Tip: Food events are not only fun but also offer an opportunity to taste lots of dishes and meet the chefs.
Here are some photographic highlights of the evening:
V Street – Langosch
Will – Chilled New Jersey Corn Velouté
Chefs Kevin Sbraga and Tim Spinner, with Chef Natalie Maronski in the Background
Mamou – NOLA Barbecued Shrimp
Bar Volver – Wagyu Tartare with Shallots, Dijon, Capers, Tomato and Herbs
Vintage – Breakfast at Timothy’s with Jim Bean Devil’s Cut, Vanilla Simple Syrup, Mint Bitters and Lemon
Matyson – Pork Rillette
Sampan – Hamachi Ceviche
1 Tippling Place – Spiced Rum Buck with Spiced Rum, Pineapple, Sugar and Club Soda
Butcher and Singer – Steak Tartar
Lacroix – Matsutake Mushroom Cracker
10 Arts – Farro and Parmesan Tart with Apple, Pork Belly and Sage
Daryl with Bistrot La Minette’s Chef Kenneth Bush
Audrey Claire – Leche Flan with Coconut Whipped Cream and Dehydrated Pineapples
Federal Donuts – Cookies and Cream Donuts
There were some great dishes of which we didn’t get pictures like Le Virtu’s braised lamb neck. There were also some dishes we missed like the super fry frickle from Shake Shake.
Overall, Feastival was a great event and was worth losing pre-trip sleep time. Like we always say to each other, we can sleep later.
Disclosure: We attended Feastival 2014 on a complimentary basis so that we could cover the event.
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