Food & Wine ’15 Menu “Recon”: Dominican Republic

Three dishes?  Three disappointments.  Sorry, Dominican.  Label them all “Just OK”!  Why?

Take your Roasted Pork.  No, please take it.  Actually, it wasn’t all that bad, per se.  It just left us looking for some flavor.  Any flavor.  On the good side, it was pretty tender.


The Yuca Soufflé?  It was lumpy.  Its accompanying Griddled Cheese?  Now, that was pretty good.  Maybe serve that by itself next time?


Finally, the coconut rice that cushioned your Seared Grouper tasted phenomenal.


The fish itself?  Well, I’d love to see the dish again … using mahi-mahi.  Something milder than grouper would be really great.

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Food & Wine ’15 Menu “Recon”: Scotland

OK, so I’m never going to try haggis, Scotland.  Can you come up with something else please?

If it’ll make you feel better, though, your Seared Sea Scallop is sensational!  My friends, it’s a “Must Have”!  Go get it!


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Food & Wine ’15 Menu “Recon”: Hawaii

Oh, Hawaii.  Aloha!  Your Kālua Pork Slider is always a “Must Have”!

Tender pork.  Spicy mayo.  Ask for extra mayo, folks!  A very tasty and, at $4, an inexpensive bite!  Great work, Hawaii!  As usual!


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Food & Wine ’15 Menu “Recon”: Desserts & Champagne

If I had a sweet tooth, I would have been tempted by a few of Food & Wine’s desserts.

For instance, the Sweet Corn Cheesecake served by the Mexico Marketplace is really intriguing.  How about Hops & Barley’s Carrot Cake?

When it comes to Desserts & Champagne, however, not much caught my attention, I’m afraid.  Oh, OK.  Maybe I found the Orange Blossom Brewery Toasted Coconut Porter Float to be slightly of interest.

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