While we spent the majority of our time learning about various wines and sipping from our glasses during the wine festival, we also grabbed a few bites from the restaurants participating at the festival. We had received a number of food tokens along with our press pass and we were eager to exchange them for food.
The smell of burgers caught the attention of my travel companion and so, we made our way to the Plan B Burger Bar booth. This burger joint currently has several locations across Connecticut, but also future locations in Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and Georgetown. At their booth, they were offering their popular Plan B’s Certified Humane Famous Mini Cheese Burgers. These burgers feature 100% certified natural beef that’s ground in house daily from whole chucks, so it’s super fresh.
Here’s two mini cheese burgers sans cheese.
Nearby the sight of oyster shucking drew my attention to Jasper White’s Summer Shack. This New England based seafood shack offers delectables from fresh raw bar, fish, lobster, surf and turf to lobster rolls and burgers. I immediately ordered one piece oyster, one piece shrimp, and one cherry stone clam.
The oyster shucking action was happening right behind the booth.
Lastly, there was the coconut shrimp from Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. Five pieces of shrimp, coconut breaded and fried, served with your choice of the orange-horseradish marmalade or cocktail sauce. At first, we choice the orange-horseradish marmalade, but found it to be too sweet for the coconut shrimp. We went back and asked for the cocktail sauce instead, which complemented the fried shrimp much better.
Coconut shrimp with orange-horseradish marmalade, on left, and cocktail sauce, on right.