Incredible wine and culinary delights French style
At the 12th Annual Beaujolais and Beyond Festival on Thursday night there were a few subtle to extremely blatant hints that would indicate it was a foodie's living dream: 1.) The undeniable waft of sizzling bites of food that reached out of the Mile High Station and into the parking lot and 2.) A packed room of people all enjoying the highest quality wines 3.) Every other person in the room spoke with a French accent.
Those indicators were spot on, as some of Denver's most respected restaurants all came together and provided a wide variety of food for folks to pair with their glass of white or red. The festival was put on by the French-American Chamber of Commerce, and has become one of the more anticipated festivals of its' type each year.
Denver food and wine lovers enjoyed tastes from the likes of Lala's, Jonsey's, The Black Pearl and many more serving everything from escargot wrapped in filo dough drizzled with a sweet sauce to tastes reminiscent of Thanksgiving.
The crowd also had the opportunity to enjoy a circus arts performance from Imagination Circus Arts, where performers were dangling from the ceiling and flexing themselves over square pole contraptions. Everything had a bit of a European flare, with even one gentleman wearing a black beret amongst the crowd. It was a night of great food and wine, all with a French flare! Oui, oui!