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Busch Gardens’ Food and Wine Festival to bring international tastes to Williamsburg beginning this weekend

(WYDaily/Courtesy of Busch Gardens)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of Busch Gardens)

Williamsburg foodies can rejoice with Busch Gardens’ festival that brings global tastes to local palettes.

Beginning Friday, guests to the park will have the opportunity to sample a variety of food not typically offered at the park at the Food and Wine Festival, according to a release from the park. The food will cultivate tastes from around the world at 16 themed kiosks throughout the park.

The festival will feature a variety of foods from international cultures including:

  • Cuba – roasted pork Cuban sandwich, fried plantains, flan and a Cuba Libre cocktail.
  • Japan – lettuce wraps, chicken dumplings, sushi and green tea ice cream.
  • Brazil – grilled beef, pineapple, Brazilian sausage and a rum cocktail.
  • South Korea – grilled marinated beef, spicy barbecue ribs and kimchi.

Beer enthusiasts can also sample beer flights and pork schnitzel sliders in the Brauhaus.

For entertainment, celebrity chef Aarti Sequeria will make a one-time appearance at the park June 3. Sequeria is the host of the shows “Aarti Party” and “ Hidden Eats” on Food Network.

There will also be cooking demonstrations and a lineup of musical guests including Scotty McCreery on June 9 and Hunter Hayes on June 16.

Individual sampling portions and beverage tastings will also be available for purchase inside the park. The festival is scheduled to run through July 1.

Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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