Monday, November 17, 2014

Weekend Wine & Food Festival

We closed out a great weekend on Sunday afternoon at the Seville Quarter Wine & Food Festival.  I had a hard time deciding what to focus on...FOOD or WINE!  Local culinary talent was well represented by The Grand Marlin, Cajun Specialty Meats, Mike D's Culinary Productions, Enzo!, The Butcher Shoppe, and Seville Quarter.  The Grand Marlin set up an oyster bar in the Courtyard just across from the Champagne tasting.  The Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Longitude was a huge hit with our crowd.  I heard whispers that a certain one of our favorite lunch bars is going to carry this as a special during the holidays!

Next, I stumbled upon some absolutely delicious meats just off the grill from The Butcher Shoppe.  The Wagyu Strip was out of this world.  I highly recommend a trip to their Fairfield Drive location for your holiday dinners.  Another great addition would be the Saved Magic Maker Rosé (California) that I tasted with Southern Wine & Spirits.  Saved wines is a collaboration between 2nd generation winemaker, Clay Brock, and contemporary artist Scott Campbell.  The interesting label piqued my curiousity so I read a little about these guys when I got home.  The artwork on the label represents the life stories that are so often told over a bottle of wine.

Moving on, I tasted several other favorites with Augustan Wines.  The Honig Napa Valley Cabernet, Ramey Claret and Skouras Anassa (a Greek white that I love).  Cajun Speciality Meats had some deliciously comforting food nearby.  Creamy pasta, turducken, cornbread dressing, grits and a crawfish & corn soup.  Yummy!

As you can probably tell, there was a lot of food and wine! It was a great event. I will be sure not to miss the 5th Annual Seville Quarter Food & Wine Festival.
P.S. Did I mention that we were in Seaside this weekend with Emily and her family at their beautiful home?
Lots of hanging out by the fire, trips to Modica Market, children and football.  Can't beat that. 
P.P.S. I cannot neglect to mention that tomorrow is the 9th birthday of my firstborn.  Her nickname (that she earned in the delivery room) is "Wide Eyed Ginia" because she stared with eyes wide open at each person that held her. 
She just knocked my socks off the day she entered this world and hasn't stopped since! Happy Birthday Virginia!

Champagne bar

Nice guy from The Butcher Shoppe

Saved Magic Maker Rosé 

Yummy pasta by Enzo!

Wine Fest selfie

Our girls saying goodbye this morning at Seaside

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  1. I can see how figuring out what to focus on would be hard too...I think the festival sounds amazing!!! So glad you had a great time!

    1. Thank you!!! Now trying to motivate myself to go for a run. Believe it or not, it is really cold and windy today on the Gulf Coast. Enjoy your day.

  2. A food & wine festival sounds like so much fun! That pasta looks so good.

    1. It was a lot of fun! Pasta was delicious. Have a great day!

  3. I love food festivals, and I REALLY love when they're combined with wine! This time of year especially -- it really makes you feel warm and cozy. :) Glad you had a great time!