LAKE PLACID - The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa will host the seventh-annual Adirondack Festival of Food & Wine from Thursday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22.
Guest chefs will fuse international delicacies with locally-grown Adirondack meats and cheeses, all with a touch of Four-Diamond class. This year's Food & Wine Festival features the theme "The Culinary Melting Pot of Taste," which captures how the five elements of taste influence the way people eat and drink. The popular four-day Lake Placid event will feature wine tastings, culinary demonstrations, a cooking competition and various special seminars.
The festival's menu and events are designed to reflect the five elements of taste: salty, sour, sweet, bitter and umami, which is an earthy, savory taste. The Inn's culinary team led by Executive Chef Jarrad Lang, will prepare a seven-course dinner based upon these different flavors. The meal will be paired with the Inn's world-class wines, each presented by a guest sommelier.
Festival highlights include:
An opening reception featuring: guest mixologists and theatrics with cocktails and a wine bar.
Guest chef cooking demonstrations, wine seminars and tastings.
A Grand Tasting Reception, where presenters and producers provide dozens of boutique wines and foods from a variety of world locations.
The Ready-Set-Cook! Competition that pits the Inn's culinary team against the talents of guest chefs.
A seven-course dinner paired with wines prepared by guest chefs and the Inn's culinary team.
A farewell jazz brunch and tasting featuring live music.
Chefs will offer expertise from world-class institutions such as the New England Culinary Institute, Culinary Institute of America and the Research Chefs Association. A master sommelier, brew master, gardener, baker and chef will all be presenting.
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