Mirror Lake Inn to Host Adirondack Festival of Food & Wine This April

The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa will host the seventh-annual Adirondack Festival of Food & Wine from Thursday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22.

Guest chefs will fuse international delicacies with locally-grown Adirondack meats and cheeses, all with a touch of Four-Diamond class. This year’s Food & Wine Festival features the theme “The Culinary Melting Pot of Taste,” which captures how the five elements of taste influence the way people eat and drink.

The popular four-day event will feature wine tastings, culinary demonstrations, a cooking competition and various special seminars. The Lake Placid Food & Wine package for festival-goers includes three nights of accommodation and a full festival pass for all event tastings and dinners.

The festival’s menus and events are designed to reflect the five elements of taste: salty, sour, sweet, bitter and umami, which is an earthy, savory taste. The Inn’s culinary team led by Executive Chef, Jarrad Lang, will prepare a seven-course dinner based upon these different flavors. The meal will be paired with the Inn’s world-class wines, each presented by a guest sommelier.

This year’s Adirondack Festival of Food & Wine itinerary includes:

  • Opening reception featuring a wine bar and guest mixologists
  • Cooking demonstrations, wine seminars and tastings
  • Grand Tasting Reception of world-class wines
  • Ready-Set-Cook! Competition that pits the Inn’s culinary team against the talents of guest chefs.
  • Seven-course dinner paired with wines prepared by guest chefs and the Inn’s culinary team.
  • Farewell jazz brunch and wine tasting featuring live music.

The chefs will be combining Adirondack locavore cuisine with international experience they’ve gained at world-class institutions such as the New England Culinary Institute, Culinary Institute of America and the Research Chefs Association. A master sommelier, brew master, gardener, baker and chef will all be presenting.

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