With more than half of the year gone, you would think that you have missed out on some of the most exciting food festivals around the world this year. But if you know where to look (read: USA), you will realise that global flavours galore await you along with a dash excitement and entertainment at these top food festivals in the USA.
NYC Wine & Food Festival
To be held across multiple locations in New York, the festival will be held over a course of four days, from 11-14th October 2018. The participating restaurants will host a range of events, highlighting food and wine heritage of New York. Picture dining and wining at stunning rooftop and al fresco settings, overlooking some of the most popular attractions in the New York City with fellow foodies. Some of the events that are being looked forward to include Yappy Hour, Supper is Served, Grand Tasting and All About Cake. The great news is that 100% of proceeds from the festival, upwards of $1 million are going to charity.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Back with its 23rd edition, the Epcot Food and Wine festival is especially attractive to family visitors as it is hosted inside the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. In 2018, the festival is back with world cuisines from over 30 countries and a series of entertaining events. Music lovers will get a chance to groove to foot-tapping beats from pop to country to R&B whereas foodies should keep a keen eye for a blend of returning fan-favourites with new dishes. Don’t miss savouring the New Brunswick Slider, Butternut Squash Ravioli and Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak. This is an ongoing festival and you can visit any time between now and November 12, 2018.
Arizona Taco Festival
For the love of tacos, pack your bags and travel to Arizona to be part of 9th annual Arizona Taco Festival. Over 60 restaurants have collaborated to bring visitors over 100,000 tacos, each costing not more than £2. Scheduled for October 13-14, 2018, the festival brings an entertaining mix of events, of which lucha libre wrestling and the popular Chihuahua dog beauty pageant are the ones promising most fun. The foot-tapping music of The Coconauts will keep your company all through the festival.
Savor Borgata: The Ultimate Food Experience, Atlantic City
How does a weekend promising fine food and delicious wines sound? If you said ‘great’, mark Atlantic City’s Savor Borgata on your travel wish list. Featuring 18 culinary events, including food tastings and cooking tips by celebrity chefs, the event will be held on 9th November 2018 at the bay front resort. Some of the best events you can mark your attendance at include Chef’s Table at Borgata Buffet, Italian Food and Wine Tasting, The Japanese Whisky BBQ and Pantry Pampered – Food Facials at Immersion Pool.
Hawaiian Food and Wine Festival
An epicurean event, aimed at delighting your taste buds with the sumptuous flavours of Hawaii, Hawaiian Food and Wine Festival has many lures for food and wine lovers. More than 120 chefs, 40 winemakers, 20 mixologists, and 14 resort partners will come together to make the 8th edition of this festival successful through a string of wine tastings, family friendly events, and exclusive dining opportunities. The festival will be a two-week affair in October amidst stunning environs of paradisiacal Hawaii.