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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 8:25 pm
by zachclarke2
Oh yeah, 1pm was when I was walking out. With the amount of people that were flowing in, I wouldn't have wanted to stay much longer. I didn't get anything from the Food & Wine booths (hoping to do a full day of that later) but the new Caribbean and Southwest options looked pretty good. Glad to see they're expanding the event a good deal.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 10:00 am
by Maplepancake
I was at Busch on Sunday as well! Glad to see some other TPR people :) Opening till around 1 was pretty much walk-ons. It definitely got more crowded as the day went on.

The London Rocks show was pretty good. Did anyone else notice that the entire place smelled like cotton candy or just me?

I heard the Germany Wine Tasting ran out though....

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 10:05 am
by CPSFMMCW
I will be at the park later this year, and just out of curiosity, does the park allow video footage during the show? Or do they not want anyone filming it?

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 10:07 am
by cfc
^Probably not (outside of media days), although non-flash pictures are generally allowed. It'll most likely be posted and announced in the theatre.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:05 pm
by cfc
I checked out BGW's 2014 Food and Wine Festival yesterday with Thad (Barge84), Shawn (SuperShawn), Jeremiah (Homeboy 23), and Nicole MoonCadet), and we pronounce it . . . delicious!

Yes, you can now eat yourselves into oblivion, which we did, Friday through Sunday until June 29. Most of the food stands from last year are back (except for Austria), with two new additions: American Southwest (in Fort New France) and the Caribbean (in Germany, across from the carousel). They seemed to have tweaked and improved some of the menu items from last year (for example, the Cheddar and Lager Chowder in Canada, with paprika oil, was much better than last year's version) and improved the atmosphere of the food booths.

Thoughts on some of the food items we tried:

Chocolate Lava Cake (America Southwest): Chocolate cake with a gooey filling of "Ancho-spiced" (chili) chocolate. Very tasty with a a bite of its own.

Gamba Fritters (Caribbean): Fried shrimp dumplings (very much like hush puppies) with a very tangy "pickapeppa dip" (it's a Jamaican sauce made with cane sugar and aged in oak barrels). The fritters could have used a few more shrimp, but the dip really makes this appetizer.

Tres Leche con Marmalade de Pina (Caribbean): This is a pina colada in cake form. Perfect if you like walks in the rain and have half a brain.

Vanera con Jamon (Spain): A scallop wrapped in cured ham with saffron rice--the rice was a bit bland, but the scallop was cooked perfectly, and I liked the sauce.

Halloumi (Greece): This is griddled feta with clover honey and pistachios. It was a favorite with the group and very delicious. But it's so rich that I was pretty wiped out after sampling it (Shawn went back for seconds).

Well, that's enough talking about food. Let's look at some.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:29 pm
by cfc
More pictures (not songs) of buildings and food.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:50 pm
by Superbatboy
↑ some good looking eats

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:50 pm
by Nrthwnd
So much to savor from afar....<sighs>

By the way - page 914 under thread title?

(just noting....)

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:53 pm
by cfc
^It's a dyslexic 6. ;)

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:57 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Ah, totally understand. :wink:

And still, all those great tastings of....so much food. :lover:

And the beer! Never forget the beer lol!