June 10, 2016

World Food & Wine Festival (WOF)

Welcome to World Food & Wine Festival at Worlds of Fun.

The festival area is set up in Europa - which I think is an excellent location.

There are numerous vendors this year providing wine samplings.

They include local wineries: Arcadian Moon (Higginsville, MO), Belvoir Winery (Liberty, MO), Les Bourgeois (Rocheport, MO), & Somerset Ridge (Paola, KS).

Other wineries represented are from California (the state) as well other countries, including: Italy, Spain and Argentina.

Worlds of Fun has included pairings with these wines that include: BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Mediterranenan Antipasto Skewer, Coconut Chicken with a Mango & Pineapple Chutney, Beef Wellington, Mini Three-Cheese Macaroni Cake Bites, and Mini Cheesecakes.

This is the sampling from Somerset Ridge, the wines include a Buffalo Red and a Citrano.  The Citrano was very tasty and the Buffalo Red was semi-sweet.  The pairing was a coconut chicken with a chutney.  It was pretty tasty.

I really appreciate the park branching out and trying new things.  These food events are proving to be very popular, especially with the season pass holders.