Food show sizzles

A food and wine show held at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom Wednesday was a hit with local vendors.

Carolyn Donohue

Eurobake, Inc Carolyn Donohue cuts up some tasty looking bread.

The Food Show, a platform to launch products, had attendees the first to see, smell, taste, touch and experience what each company had to offer.

More than 30 booths showcased an exciting and interesting array of products in the world of food and beverages.

The combined effort was the brainstorm of three well-known establishments – Jacques Scott, Island Supply and the Wine Cellar.

The event saw North American suppliers’ representatives displaying products ranging from tender and juicy cuts of beef to beautifully decorated dinnerware.

It also gave visitors an opportunity to see and taste numerous products under one roof.

Southeast Sales & Marketing Beverly Watts and associate served up Cuban pork spring rolls, Portabella mushroom, Caribbean jerk dumplings and Adobo spring rolls.

BakerSource also had something tempting to offer – a range of European Style artisan breads, stone hearth baked, which were simply delicious with a unique texture and taste.

When it came to meat, it was nothing but quality on show. Mark Goldblatt of Sysco Food Services offered the best cuts and choices in beef. One bite of his tender juicy beef strips done up on the grill just melted in the mouth.

The Innovative Concept Group had stuffed crab shells and buffalo shrimps.

Just around the corner to complement any food on show, was a number of wine selections. Giving tips on best choices was Jacques Scott’s wine marketing manager Ross Phillip and his associates.

Besides food and wine there were demonstrations of a bottle disintegration system by Rick Barkan. A line of cold drinking cups, made by Fabri Kal from Nebraska corn and Island Supply’s wide range of restaurant and home products which ranged from restaurant and hotel supplies to janitorial and cleaning supplies.