Taste of Savannah was held this year at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. Hundreds of food, wine, and spirits vendors participated in the festival, doling out their goodies to eager foodies and oenophiles.
Any excuse to get back to beautiful Savannah, right?
What an amazing outdoor venue! I felt like a kid, stupefied by all the big trains, and couldn’t resist the childish urge to clamber up onto some of the carriages to get a better view of the festival grounds.
There were scads of vendor tents, lots of barbecue grills being fired up, cookbooks being signed, and numerous live demonstrations taking place.
But we were careful to prioritize our time – tasting some of the incredible wines on offer…
And sampling some southern delicacies, such as honey barbecue grilled chicken wings.
Other Southern favorites were available to sample. These astounding grits were made with heavy cream and packed quite a punch – ooomf!
We had our first taste of Indian food since leaving London, and it was sweet, spicy relief at long last. Oh, how we miss our old local curry house!
After a glass of bubbles and some pickled crudités, we swung round the tents one more time to try out some new and exciting drinks.
I am going to be filling my shopping cart with a huge supply of this toasted almond coconut sake when it makes its debut at my local Publix grocery store soon – it’s incredible!
I don’t go for the hard stuff, but there was plenty of it around.
And even the most discerning drinker can’t resist a little sip of southern moonshine when it’s offered…
SoHo Combo Shooter with Petit Crabcake with mini grilled cheese & tomato bisque
Wild Wing Cafe’s BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with fried jalepenos
Lowcountry Gourmet Georgia Peach Balsamic Vinegar over ice cream
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie with toasted marshmallow and raspberry
We finally came to the end of our tour, and took our caboose right back into Savannah to call it a day!