One of my favorite parts of the Austin Food & Wine festival is exploring the Grand Tasting tent and discovering new food artisans. I couldn’t wait to get in there and see what they had in store for us.
I was delighted as always to see Nicole Patel from Delysia Chocolatier and see her new selection of crazy sounding but delicious chocolate truffles. I raised my eyebrows and darted a skeptical look when I saw black garlic on the list, but it was luscious, creamy and not too garlicky. You’d think by now that I’d know better than to doubt Nicole. Here’s a quick Vine of some of her new flavors and collections:
As for new vendors, I was charmed by Glorified Granola from Killeen and their sweet and tart Orang Dream granola. I can’t wait for someone in Austin to pick them up so that it can be a regular part of my morning table.
Another favorite was the Sweet & Spicy Pickle Chips from In a Pickle Foods from Fort Worth. The pickles had a perfect crunch with just the right spice from the red chilis. I’m going to have to bribe my DFW friends to send some my way.
I’ll have more news from the festival soon, but I couldn’t wait to share these two finds. I do so love discovering a new food artisan. Thanks Austin Food & Wine Festival!