Feastival 2017 A Night of Food and Entertainment

Feastival 2017 A Night of Food and Entertainment (Photos: Bill Zimmerman, PhillyBite)

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Philadelphia, PAAn extravaganza for the eyes, ears, and yes taste buds was held under the shadow of the magnificent Ben Franklin Bridge Thursday night and what a spectacular show it was. Music and acrobatic performances were happening everywhere you looked. Wine, cocktails, and Food. The diversity of things to try was seemingly endless. All this to promote the Fringe Arts with raffles and celebrities at every corner. - An extravaganza for the eyes, ears, and yes taste buds was held under the shadow of the magnificent Ben Franklin Bridge Thursday night and what a spectacular show it was. Music and acrobatic performances were happening everywhere you looked. Wine, cocktails, and Food.


Feastival 2017 6Feastival FringeArtsThe diversity of things to try was seemingly endless. All this to promote the FringeArts with raffles and celebrities at every corner. The food! An array of chefs touted there goods in sample form for all to explore.

A few standouts in my book were as follows:

 

  • Kanella’s Grape leaf with lamb and feta dip on a pita was a unique and flavorful Greek morsel
  • Tredici Zavino presented a fabulous Chicken meatball in a ginger tomato sauce that enhanced the flavor of the dish to a new level. I just loved it.
  • Sancho Pistola’s Salmon Tiradito with its’ citrus notes enlightened your mouth with a bright taste. A must try.
  • Bruhaus with its smoked barley malt sausage sandwich was a hit. Especially with its red cabbage slaw to take the heat down a bit.
  • LaDivisa Meats Mixed grill salsa verde was very succulent and tender. These guys know how to grill.
  • Alma de Cuba with there smoked Marlin Tacos were simply outstanding. I wanted them bigger but just ate a few extra because you know….Tacos !!!
  • Pod presented Teriyaki Meatballs with smoked bonito and kimchi were hauntingly wonderful. The rich smokey flavor stays with you in a good way.
  • The brightest dish I sampled was The Dandelion with its Tandoori cured Salmon with mango chutney and cilantro. Very light.
  • Parc had an assortment of desserts that were spectacular the standout for me was there cocoa layered opera cake topped with gold leaf! Yes…Yes, you want some.

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It was a Feastival for funds to raise the Arts in Philadelphia and keep this city apart and above the rest with its culture and class. Well done to all.

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