Twice the Appetite,
Appetite Festival comes back to Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey from August 1 to August 3, and with 2014 edition makes its first foray in Maryland at Strathmore in North Bethesda on August 1 and 2.
MC's for the event are Andrew Zimmern and Giada de Laurentis
Some of favorites on the program:
2:15 PM: Gluten-Free Gourmet
The gluten-free folks at It’s My Momma’s in Asbury Park will demonstrate how to eat gluten-free without sacrificing your favorites or taste.
5:15 PM - Beer & Cheese in America
Europe may come to mind when thinking of delicious, hand crafted cheeses and beer, but America is on the forefront of a burgeoning artisan food movement that rivals foreign production and is unencumbered by tradition. Cheesemonger Olivia Haver of The Cheese Cave will discuss how to pair beer and cheese, style profiles, and the innovation taking place right here on our soil.
BLUES & BREWS, DEMOS & WORKSHOPS: $10 admission with additional cuisines and beverages available for purchase. 21+ for tastings or to purchase alcoholic beverages.
Appetite™ Sunday is a daylong celebration of beer! Great Lakes Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, Italian microbrewer 32 Via Dei Birrai and Flying Fish Brewing Company will each be on hand, offering samples of some of their tastiest and best-known brews.
12:45 PM - Cool Summer Soups
Danny Murphy of Red Bank’s legendary Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar gives out hot tips on cold soups. A perfect way to chill out for summer!
As at any festival these days, food trucks will showcase their fare (in Red Bank only):
- El Lechon de Negro -- Puerto Rican / ‘Boricua’ pig roast & cuisine
- Freezy Freeze -- Liquid nitrogen-powered ice cream with dozens of toppings, plus iced coffees and teas and lemonade
- Johnny’s Pork Roll Truck -- Providing the masses with New Jersey’s staple culinary delight: pork roll, a/k/a/ Taylor Ham. Sandwiches and various pork roll-centric creations.
- Shanghai Sogo -- Delicious, authentic and healthy Chinese cuisine
Prefab Sprout will not be singing Appetite in Red Bank which would give us another big reason to be there.