I got to Taste of Calgary on Thursday evening after work, and over the next few posts I’ll share some of the goodies… but there’s still time to get down there yourself!
My friend and I each bought $20 worth of tickets – and we left FULL!
I’m going to go a little backwards for my post, and start with mini-melts! They only had a few flavours (which oddly aren’t listed on the Taste of Calgary website…)
- Cotton Candy
- Cookies n Cream
- Root Beer Float
- Fruit Punch
- …and Orange Creamcicle
I went for the Root Beer Float (pictured above) and it was super-tasty… a perfect way to end the evening!
Calgary Flames Catering
The second-to-last place we visited was the Calgary Flames Catering booth where my friend went for the Grilled Alberta Beef Flank Steak Slider with Sour Cherry Aioli and the Mini Pillow Donuts with Raspberry Lime Coulis.
Of course.. I had a bite of each too (best things about going with close friends!). I didn’t care for the slider, though she thought it was amazing. (To me, there was too much flavour to the bread, and not enough flavour of anything else). The doughnuts were ok… but I think they would have been better warmer, and maybe not as large – there was just a lot of dough for me.
For myself, I ordered their Polynesian Pork Tacos. The taco was good… but.. honestly nothing especially interesting or memorable. Maybe it was just my mood, but again I thought that the bread flavour overwhelmed the rest of the dish… the pork was tasty, but also the whole thing dripped a LOT – definitely not a good food for standing around with limited tables or seats…
When we were done, my friend went back for the Truffle Butter Popcorn, but honestly, it smelled so … bad… that I didn’t even try a piece. She said that it wasn’t very good at first… then kind of grew on her… and then it was just too much and she didn’t like it anymore. Her advice – get it and split it with a few other people…
I was really happy to see that Taste of Calgary was offering composting and recycling alongside their garbage bags. Additionally a lot of the vendors were visibly displaying that their utensils and things were compostable. In the past the waste that this event generates really bothered me – so this was a very welcome sight indeed!
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