I love this event - I always find new places (and old favorites) to visit based on who we met and what we tasted there. Because they cared enough to take time out of their busy weekends to really embrace the spirit of this event, I am looking forward to my next visits to culinary standouts Bistro Aix, Blue Bamboo, bb's, Cafe Nola, The Grape, Galangal Thai, The Reef, Soul Food Bistro, Tacolu - and more!
|Chef Tom Gray and the Crew from Bistro Aix served a luscious lamb risotto with butternut squash puree - a pure taste of autumn.|
|Roy's Hawaiian Fusion delighted me by bringing along my new fave appetizer - Golden Lobster Potstickers! According to a fellow taster - it's like a little lobster doused itself in butter and exploded in your mouth.|
|Shellfish stew from The Reef was salty-sweet and generous. LOVED the brothy, briny goodness.|
|Taco Lu was out in full force with a fabulous beef taco - such great, fresh flavors. GREAT to see the BEACHES rep'd so nicely there!|
|Tacolu gets into the spirit with their Dia de los Muertos display. Looking for a place to honor and celebrate lost loved ones this weekend? Taco LU!|
|bb's proffered this elegant bite of braised meat with pearl barley and pomegranate "risotto" - another harbinger of fall.|
|Galangal Thai offered tastes of their Chicken Yum Salad and lovely Steamed Sea Bass.|
|Blue Bamboo's Dennis Chan was serving his Hip Asian Comfort Food - I loved the sweet heat in this cold noodle salad.|
|Jacksonville Golf and Country Club chefs brought their molecular gastronomy exhibit, and among the standouts in the dessert category was this little semifreddo cone - flash frozen on demand. Yum!|
See you next year, beasties!