My husband I attended the 30th Annual Festival of Food and Wine for the third year in a row. This was our third year attending this weekend. It is a culinary event that runs from Friday evening till Sunday morning. After checking in, the evening began with a manager's reception held in the Library room. A buffet of finger foods was offered as well as a cash bar. This year's offerings were somewhat scaled back from last year. Following the reception, the first culinary demonstration took place followed by a dessert buffet. On Saturday they offer a breakfast buffet, then cooking demonstrations throughout the morning. This year's theme was Country Cooking, focusing on local food and farm to table offerings. Saturday's lunch buffet was good, with a variety of items they prepared during the demonstrations. The afternoon consisted of more cooking demonstrations as well as a vendor market where local people sold their wares. The afternoon was capped off with an Iron Chef Cook off between two of the participating chefs. It was quite entertaining. The evening included an appetizer reception which offered some tasty items. Lastly, a formal dinner was served in courses and a dessert buffet was offered. The food for the dinner was gourmet and some things I liked and others I did not care for. I understand that it would be difficult to please everyone's tastes at an event such as it. The chefs did a great job of preparing the foods, were very personable and knowledgable. However, the main course consisted of jerk spiced flat iron steak , which was very spicy, country fried quail, sausage, bacon wrapped potato wedges and green beans cooked with ham hocks and tomatoes. The offerings had too many similar spices with nothing to contrast the taste and cleanse the palate. The dessert was a martini cheesecake bar offering cheesecake filling and a variety of toppings. They also had homemade apple crisp. Both were very good. There were drawings for various prizes following the dinner. A weak point at the dinner was the lack of servers and it was difficult to get a drink. I asked for a ginger ale and the bartender who was supposed to going table to table to take orders for drinks told me that the bar wouldn't be opened for 10 minutes so feel free to grab an iced tea from one of the servers. I told him I did not want an iced tea, that I wanted a ginger ale. Then another woman brought me a Sprite. Finally, I told the general manager I wanted a ginger ale and one was brought to me. Also, the bartender finally came to our table after the meal was almost done to take drink orders. On Sunday morning a brunch was offered and it was good. Again, I asked the server for a Coke and was told that they were all out of Coke. I said surely they had a Coke somewhere on site, she said it would have to be gotten at the restaurant, which is up the hall, would I like something else? I told her, no, I would like a Coke, please. So finally I was brought a Coke. I had the same issue with beverage service last year so I did address this with the food and beverage manager as well as the general manager. It appears that several employees called off and they were short staffed. That is really no excuse for poor service. As for the accommodations, they are average. I read where they have been renovating the guest rooms but the room we had was the same as the one we had last year, nothing new or special that I could see. The rooms are basic and clean. Unfortunately, there was a large group of bikers that were staying at the resort for a function also. During the day, they were very courteous and there were no issues that I was aware of. However, at 2:30 am in the morning as they were returning to their rooms a loud argument took place outside our room which got out of control and my husband had to call the front desk for security. They dispersed when security came but started arguing again and kept us up. It was evident that they were highly intoxicated and the language was very vulgar. I did file a complaint with two managers who were apologetic but that should have never happened. The festival is a fun filled culinary event that is a great escape weekend during a cold and snowy weekend in January.
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