Taste the Americas during the International Food and Wine Festival
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If you’re looking to pair food and beverages, there are 30 international marketplaces at the International Food & Wine Festival, and all small food portions that you can pair with wine or beer. In the Americas, here’s some of the selections you can expect:
This new marketplace features local flavors of the sunny state, from a Florida Shrimp Ceviche with Fire Roasted Vegetables, spicy cilantro and fried plantains. Sip on Florida Beer Company Key West Southernmost Wheat or Florida Orange Grove Hurricane Class 5, Florida White Sangria.
The Kalua Pork Slider features the Kalua barbecue method of cooking. Topped with Sweet and Sour Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise, it’s got true Polynesian flair. Top it off with a Seven Tiki Mai Tai, Heitz Cellar Chardonnay or a Kona Brewing Company Big Wave Golden Ale, and you’ll be ready for a luau.
The northern climate is steaming with a spicy Chicken Chipotle Sausage served with sweet corn polenta. The favorite, however, is the “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon doused in a truffle butter sauce. Whether you prefer beer or wine, a Moosehead beer or Mission Hill Family Estate Syrah pairs well with the steak, and you can round out the evening with a Neige Première Apple Ice Wine along with dessert.
Try a crispy shrimp taco with chipotle lime mayo or a taco de filete with cascabel pepper sauce and scallion served on a flour tortilla. Then grab a Dos Equis beer or tequila flight with Tequila Blanco, Reposado and Anejo – ole! As you stroll the promenade, make sure you look for ethnic entertainment as well.
Along with traditional crafts keep your eyes peeled for classic dishes from South America such as beef empanadas or grilled beef skewers with a tangy chimichurri sauce. Paired with vintages from a renowned winery like Terrazas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Torrontes or Malbec, and you’ll want to break into a tango along the promenade.
Bite into a Ropa Vieja with cilantro rice or a jerk spiced chicken drumstick with mango chutney and you’ll be humming a Calypso tune while you sip on a frozen dragon berry colada.
What country has your favorite cuisine?