Tastemakers 2014 Tastings

Tastemakers 2014 Tastings:

VIP

FRIDA BISTRO- Mexican Gastronomy
Tasting: Huevos Benedictos

Eggs Benedict with a Mexican makeover. The dish is prepared with a choice of ham, house-smoked salmon, home-made chorizo or veggies. Perfectly poached eggs sit atop beautiful blue corn biscuits, finished off with an olive green cilantro cream sauce.

The VIP Cantina also features a Frida style brunch including desserts. specialty sangria cocktails, non alcoholic drinks, and wine and beer tastings exclusive to the VIP Cantina. Regular passports can be upgraded to a VIP pass, however inventory is limited. VIP passes will be sold out before the event so buy your passes early.  

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Pavilion

BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE- Northern Italian
Tasting: Grilled Salmon Fresca 

Grilled Salmon Fresca with grilled asparagus, sweet potatoes, spinach, roasted peppers, feta, diced tomatoes and a light pesto vinaigrette.

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CAFE GALLERIA-Italian & Wine Bar
Tasting: Arista- Pork Tenderloin 

Spice-rubbed pork tenderloin with mission fig compote.

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CAFFE NICHE-American
Tasting: Heirloom Salad with Lacquered Pork

New Roots Farm heirloom vegetable salad with lacquered Snake River Farms Kurobuta pork.  

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CARVERS- American
Tasting: Crab and Panko Stuffed Shrimp

Fresh crab, red peppers, onion, celery and egg tossed together; stuffed into a large shrimp and topped with panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and Bearnaise sauce. 

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COPPER BOWL- Indian
Tasting: Samosa Chole Chat & Chicken Trio 

Samosa Chat is a popular Indian street food. It is tangy, spicy and sweet and made with garbanzo beans and crushed samosa. Chicken Trio: Malai chicken, Haryali chicken and chicken Tikka are three types of boneless chicken breast marinated in yogurt , mint and cilantro sauces. 

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DEL MAR AL LAGO- Cebicheria Peruana
Tasting: Choritos Rellenos

Fresh Seafood Stuffed Mussels. 

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GRAND AMERICA-American
Tasting: Lobster & Shrimp | Baby Eclairs 

Lobster and Shrimp with herb aioli, mache, and citrus vinaigrette. 
Baby Eclairs in assorted seasonal flavors; fresh berries, key lime, and coconut.

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JOFFEE'S COFFEES - Coffee
Tasting: Hungers End Blend

With a robust and full-bodied profile, this award winning dark roast provides you with the finest attributes from our high elevation grown, organic Chiapas beans and our cool climate grown Peruvian beans—creating a lively flavor with a crisp and delicious finish.  

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JUST ORGANIC JUICES-Health
Tasting: Variety of Juices

Green Envy, Greatfruit-n-Mint, Fountain of Youth, Just Beet It. 

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MACCOOLS-Irish Pub Style Family Restaurant
Tasting: Lamb Riblet

Slow roasted lamb riblet with rosemary; char grilled while basted in our very special BBQ sauce and finished with a drizzle of house created buttermilk bleu cheese sauce complemented by the earthiness of a gold beet and a roasted potato wedge. 

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RODIZIO GRILL-Brazilian Steakhouse
Tasting: Peru com Bacon & Abacaxi

Try our famous Turkey Wrapped in Bacon which features flavorful turkey breast cubed and wrapped in honey cured bacon and grilled to perfection. End with our guest favorite, fresh glazed and grilled pineapple.  

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SILVER-Modern American
Tasting: Provincial Duck Cassoulet

Provincial duck cassoulet with duck confit, cannellini beans, herbed and toasted baguette. 

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TEXAS DE BRAZIL-Brazilian Steakhouse
Tasting: Churrasco Flank Steak

Steak topped wtih chimichurri sauce and accompanied with horseradish mashed potatoes. 

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ZUCCA TRATTORIA-Contemporary Italian
Tasting: Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin

Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin with apricot brandy sauce, served with a classic caprese salad with a modernized twist. For dessert, a vanilla panna cotta shot served with blueberry compote. 

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Stroll

ALAMEXO-Mexican

Tasting: Guacamole

Alamexo's signature guacamole made with Hass avocados, fresh cilantro, organic tomatoes, jalapenos & white onion.  

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BENIHANA- Japanese
Tasting: Sampling

Shrinp Crunchy Roll- Shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber, crab & tempura crumbs
Dragon Roll- Eel, avocado, crab and cucumber
Philadelphia Roll- Mrinated salmon, cream cheese, cucumber and avocado

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CAFFE MOLISE & BTG
Arista- Pork Tenderloin 

Spice-rubbed pork tenderloin with mission fig compote. 

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FROM SCRATCH-American
Tasting: Thin Crust Pizza 

Rotating selection of all pizzas on the menu. Wood fired pizza with a sourdough crust, complete with house pulled mozzarella and from scratch sauces. 

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J. WONGS- Chinese & Thai
Tasting: Honey Glazed Walnut Shrimp

A gluten free favorite of lightly battered crispy shrimp in a sweet creamy sauce, topped with house roasted candied walnuts.

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MARKET ST.- Seafood
Tasting: Crab Cakes

Maryland lump style crab cakes with tartar sauce.

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NEW YORKER-Fine Dining American Fare
Tasting: Glazed Pork Rib

Five Spice-Hoisin Glazed Baby Back Pork Rib with Asian Slaw. 

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RUTH'S CHRIS-Steak House
Tasting: Prime Slider

Prime tenderloin filet topped with our signature BBQ butter and served on a fresh baked roll.  

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SQUATTERS-Brew Pub
Tasting: Black and Tan Brownie

Luscious chocolate brownie layered with stout and topped with strawberry glaze and a dollop of fresh cream. Ther perfect pairing is our clean, crisp and refreshing Strawberry Kolsch-style German ale. Real strawberries are added to the fermenter, lending both flavor and aroma, along with a pink hue, that perfectly complement the featured dessert.  

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