Nothing Placid About This Jammin’ Food & Wine Event

What’s not to love as you Sip, Savor, and Spa at this year’s Adirondack Festival of Food & Wine event, March 26-29, 2009, hosted by the Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa.
The weekend is jammed-packed with tasty events: Cut-throat cooking competitions, Chef Book signings, tons of cooking and baking demos by top CIA chefs, gala dinners, but what really caught my eye is Friday’s:
Grand Tasting of Wines From Around the World Paired with some quite unique food stations:
Wines will be matched with each Food Station Representing Top Regional Wineries from Italy, Australia, New Zealand, California, New York, Germany, France, Chile, Argentina and South Africa.

Station #1
Farm to Table
Green Bean Salad with Caramelized Cipollini Onions, Garlic,
Sesame Seeds, and Sesame Oil and Rice Wine Vinegar
Roasted Tomato Compote
Grilled Vegetable Salad with Sherry Wine Vinegar,
Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Parmigiana
Baby Arugula Salad with Fresh Lemon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Station #2
Healthy Living
Poached Salmon with a Lemon Mayonnaise, Capers and Pickled Cucumber
Miniature, Open-Faced Fresh Tuna Clubs with Bruschetta, Prosciutto Ham,
Tomato Jam and Baby Arugula
Curry Grilled Shrimp with Apples, Scallions and Golden Raisins
Roasted Honey Balsamic Glazed Quail

Station #3
Appealing to the Senses
Live Station: Risotto with White Truffle Oil, Shiitake Mushrooms,
Morels and Parmigiana Cheese
Live Station: Gnocchi with Goat’s Cheese, Roma Tomatoes and
Italian White Anchovy Ragout
Bar-B-Qued Brisket of Beef Served on Miniature Kaiser Rolls

Station #4
Lasting Impressions
An Assortment of Miniature Desserts from the Mirror Lake Inn Pastry Shop

Although it will be hard to pull yourself away from all the delish food & wine, I suggest you treat yourself to a calorie-free Adirondack Maple Sugar Body Scrub at the Spa, and a relaxing stroll around the grounds of Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa–chosen by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2009 as one of the “500 World’s Best Hotels.”

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
77 Mirror Lake Drive
Lake Placid, New York 12946

Posted by Janice Nieder on February 19, 2009 in Travel

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