This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 WGBH Food & Wine Festival. A Boston based 4 day event filled to the brim with the promise of live music, toothsome bites, local and global libations, cheeses and a veritable assortment of cooking demonstrations.It was a lovely surprise to be invited by Wolf Gourmet to partake in this annual food-centric festival. With a tent full of amazing local restaurants, breweries, cheesemonger, ice-cream makers and vintners, I knew it was going to be a day of ineffable culinary delights
After quite literally stopping to smell the roses, I made my way into the Artisan Taste tent. Row after row of tasty little bites and a veritable collection of beverages were laid out in long inviting lines down the tent. My first stop to the Wolf Gourmet & Fine Cooking table where I picked up the two latest copies of the magazine and ogled the elegant cookware on display. Simple clean beautiful stainless steel lines …. need i say more?
There was truly a profusion of talent under this particular roof! I diligently worked my way up and down there aisles looking, smelling, chatting and or course tasting! So many wonderful and creative treats but, a few standouts. One an exquisitely crafted spoonful of creamy uni panacotta, fresh local welfleet oyster and delicate ikura from Ben Steigers of Pabu Izakaya. It showcased all the sweet briny goodness of the Welfeets and the texture of the panacotta was out of this world and was so unexpected! I’ve never had anything like it. I had two on Saturday, in the name of research!The other wildly unexpected treat was the FOMU icecream. I’m not normally one for icecream but the nondairy no sugar added pitch intrigued me. I’m rather glad it did as the Tahitian Vanilla with toasted walnuts was a showstopper. And FOMU have a shop locally – danger!The other highlight for me were the cooking demonstrations. Throughout the day, and with the assistance of the aforementioned Wolf Gourment cookware, chefs taught and cooked for engaged audiences. I loved this backbone of the event allowing those of us attending to really participate with the chefs and learn more about their methods and ideas. Truly inspiring and a really fabulous addition to the event.
All in all a wonderful day out and one I hope to attend again next year!
this post is sponsored by wolf gourmet. all opinions are my own