I always look forward to the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival as it marks the beginning of summer and it’s a great way to kick off the season of fun in the sun. This year the event will be held on June 29th and 30th at the Charles Wood Festival Commons on the beautiful shores of Lake George. You can choose from General Admission or VIP tickets which gets you extra perks like early entry and some of the items pictured below.
I partnered with the Adirondack Winery to showcase a few of the vendors that will be featured at the festival and also shot a video promo with both the winery and The Boathouse Restaurant discussing the sliders they will be serving at the event. Look for their tent where they will have ground beef sliders topped with cheddar and caramelized onions served alongside a horseradish sauce that I definitely recommend trying. We paired it with the Adirondack Winery Cabernet Sauvignon which was a nice compliment to the beef.
Another product to keep an eye out for is the cheese from Nettle Meadow Farm. I love their Kunik and the Fig & Honey fromage frais has a nice salty-sweet combo that is sure to please. Top a Saratoga cracker with it and you have a locally made match made in heaven. My cracker flavor picks are Sea Salt, Three Cheese Travers and Cinnamon Sugar.
While strolling around the festival grounds, look for the Savor cookie tent. They feature an array of interesting and unique small cookie varieties with flavors like lavender, dried shallot, coconut lime & hot pepper a.k.a the Emma Jean among others that may pique your interest.
If you’re looking for some interesting hot sauces, check out Horseshoe Brand. I can’t wait to try marinating chicken in their Caribbean Hot Sauce.
Chef William will also be there serving up his sauces and saucy personality as well. Looking forward to topping burgers and fries with his Srirachup this summer.
You can’t go the festival without stopping at the Adirondack Winery tent since they put the whole event on and will be pouring lots of samples for you to try-before-you-buy. They also have two tasting rooms in the Lake George area as well if you can’t make it to the festival.
This is just a small sampling of the 120 plus vendors that will be in Lake George later this month. It’s a great way to discover new purveyors or take home some of your favorite treats. Hope to see you there!
Info on the 2019 festival can be found HERE.