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Philadelphia Feastival 2015

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Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
Philadelphia Feastival is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The event was first conceptualized to raise additional funding for FringeArts, the world class performance arts group in the city. As the years went by, Philadelphia Feastival morphed into not just a fund raising vehicle but also a premier social event and an avenue to showcase the city’s best culinary talents.
 

VIP Lounge

 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
The open loft style space of the french restaurant, La Peg served as the VIP Lounge of the Feastival. Acrobats suspended in mid-air contorted their bodies into different forms as guests ordered drinks at the bar.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
Audrey Claire Taichman, pictured at the far right, held court at the VIP area. She is the owner of her name sake restaurant Audrey Claire and Twenty Manning, two of the city’s most beloved restaurants. Audrey is known to be the driving force of the Feastival.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
Chef Peter Woolsey did a cooking demonstration for the VIP guests.
 

Atmosphere

 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
The energy at the Feastival was so intoxicating. There were performing artists everywhere. As guests meandered their way around the tasting tents, they saw artists painted in silver and gold on rooftops and on mini stages rocking to the groove of the music.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
When the band started playing, without any introductions, a group of performers dressed in sparkles did an interpretive dance in the middle of the crowd. It was awesome !!
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
Spotted in the crowd were David Lipson, president of Philadelphia Magazine [pictured in the far left] and Nick Stuccio, president of FringeArts [pictured in the far right].
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
The roof of the tasting tent was transparent. Guests experienced the entire event space with the Ben Franklin bridge in the background. The Feastival was truly a full sensory experience.
 

The Feastival in High Gear

 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
As dusk turned into night, the Feastival event space lit up in the darkness.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
Acrobats on poles started to entertain guests by swinging back and forth and in circles.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
The acrobats were fond of swinging close to the guests while making faces as though they were falling from the sky.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
The middle tasting tents were lit using tea lights. The mood was warm and sophisticated.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
While in contrast, the tasting tent closest to the Ben Franklin bridge with the transparent roof was lit with purple laser lights. It had a more young and vibrant mood.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
 
With so much engery pulsing, guests started to dance with the performers.
 

Favorite Bites

 
The Feastival is a celebration of the best chefs in the Philadelphia area. We’ve chosen the best bites of the night.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
Most Delicious was the Figs and Foie Gras from Bistrot La Minette.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
2nd Most Delicioius was the Butter Poached Lobster with Corn and Scallion from Butcher and Singer.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
Best Plated Small Bite was the shima aji, charred egglant miso, compressed unripe tomato, daikon, shiso and chive from Morimoto.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
2nd Best Plated Small Bite was the Smoked Trout Roe and Creme Fraiche on Crispy potato from Laurel.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
Most Innovative Small Bite was the Paella Maki Roll from Volver.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
Most Adventurous Small Bite was the crispy pig trotter with summer berry mostarda from Pub & Kitchen.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
2nd Most Adventurous Small Bite was the beef tongue from The Good King Tavern.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
The All Time Favorite was the lemon lavender donut from Federal Donuts.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
Best Cocktail was the “Into the Face of the Devil” from Olde Bar. It’s apple-infused Jim Beam Devil’s cut, cardamom honey and lemon juice.
 
Philadelphia Feastival 2015
2nd Best Cocktail was the rum punch from The Good King Tavern.
 
Till next year !!

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