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FEASTIVAL 2014 Recap

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.

Our Experience at Feastival 2014

We ate exciting food. We drank cool drinks. We saw fringe entertainment. We mingled with Philadelphia restaurant chefs and other industry friends. And then we ate some more.

Pro 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:

Swirling Acrobats Feastival 2014
Swirling Acrobats
V Street - Langosch Feastival 2014
V Street – Langosch
Will - Chilled New Jersey Corn Velouté Feastival 2014
Will – Chilled New Jersey Corn Velouté
Chefs Kevin Sbraga and Tim Spinner, with Chef Natalie Maronski in the Background Feastival 2014
Chefs Kevin Sbraga and Tim Spinner, with Chef Natalie Maronski in the Background
Mamou - NOLA Barbecued Shrimp Feastival 2014
Mamou – NOLA Barbecued Shrimp
Bar Volver - Wagyu Tartare with Shallots, Dijon, Capers, Tomato and Herbs Feastival 2014
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 Feastival 2014
Vintage – Breakfast at Timothy’s with Jim Bean Devil’s Cut, Vanilla Simple Syrup, Mint Bitters and Lemon
Matyson - Pork Rillette Feastival 2014
Matyson – Pork Rillette
Sampan - Hamachi Ceviche Feastival 2014
Sampan – Hamachi Ceviche
1 Tippling Place - Spiced Rum Buck with Spiced Rum, Pineapple, Sugar and Club Soda Feastival 2014
1 Tippling Place – Spiced Rum Buck with Spiced Rum, Pineapple, Sugar and Club Soda
Butcher and Singer - Steak Tartar Feastival 2014
Butcher and Singer – Steak Tartar
Lacroix - Matsutake Mushroom Cracker Feastival 2014
Lacroix – Matsutake Mushroom Cracker
10 Arts - Farro and Parmesan Tart with Apple, Pork Belly and Sage Feastival 2014
10 Arts – Farro and Parmesan Tart with Apple, Pork Belly and Sage
Daryl with Bistrot La Minette's Chef Kenneth Bush Feastival 2014
Daryl with Bistrot La Minette’s Chef Kenneth Bush
Audrey Claire - Leche Flan with Coconut Whipped Cream and Dehydrated Pineapples Feastival 2014
Audrey Claire – Leche Flan with Coconut Whipped Cream and Dehydrated Pineapples
Federal Donuts - Cookies and Cream Donuts Feastival 2014
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 Philadelphia 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.

Red Beach Selfie in Santorini

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Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.

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We attended FEASTIVAL 2014 on a complimentary basis so that we could cover the event.

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melody

Wednesday 29th of October 2014

wow, wow, and more wow. this is amazing and your photography fabulous! by the way, have you ever had finger limes at any of the food events you travel to?

Adrian

Friday 24th of October 2014

The NOLA shrimp look amazing, as does all the other food. I know it's hard to keep going some times after travel so long but it is definitely worth it, you can see from all the amazing food you had here!

Corinne

Saturday 18th of October 2014

That food looks amazing...hmmm, maybe next year!

Bente Vold Klausen

Tuesday 7th of October 2014

Looking at the food pictures, I beleive it was worth it Having fun is better than sleeping!

Fie

Monday 6th of October 2014

Looks sooooooo yummy, most have been so much fun :)

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Monday 6th of October 2014

Yes - very delicious and very fun.