April is such an awesome month.
When you live in South Florida, it’s pretty much the last month of spring before the weather starts to get hot, sticky and muggy.
And it’s also my birthday month!!! Woo hoo!!
Since my birthday is on Monday, I thought it would be fun to get together with friends over the weekend at the 3rd Annual Deerfield Wine & Food Festival at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach.
The event was held from 6 – 10:30pm and featured over 50 booths with fresh food samplings from some of South Florida’s finest local culinary chefs who prepared cuisine from all over the world. There were also numerous wine tasting booths (with generous pourers I might add). There was also live music and a beer garden!
My friends and I arrived right at 6 and our mouths were watering while we waited in the long entrance line. As soon as we got inside we were given a plate and wine glass and headed straight to the food booths.
The first dish we tried was excellent which was a hot crab bisque served with white chocolate bread pudding from Bistro N in Boca Raton. Then we tried a sample of some tasty Tuna Ceviche and Guacamole from Cabo Flats while we waited for the rest of the gang to arrive.
As soon as everyone showed up we went from booth to booth to sample and share some of the tasty and unique culinary delights. Some of our favorites and most stand-out dishes were:
El Jefe Luchador – Steak Tacos and Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa (BIG FAN!!)
El Tamarindo – Ceviche
Smokey Bones – BBQ Pork sliders
A Flair for Fudge – Cuban Coffee Fudge
Direct From Philly – Philly Cheesesteak…yumm!!
I was also very impressed with the retail vendor booths such as: Hedley & Son’s Raw honey, the Herb n’ Garden and Creations by Pat whom I purchased some beautiful jewelry from.
We all had a great time and thought that it was well worth the money. The weather was sunny and breezy and good times were had by all. We left feeling very full and rubbing our bellies.
All in all it was a fun and filling night!!