Phenomenal Food & Fun at Foodie Fest Encinitas 2016

Chef Gregory Kroll of Green Dragon Tavern & Museum's Winning Duck Breast Dish

Chef Gregory Kroll of Green Dragon Tavern & Museum’s Winning Duck Breast Dish

Foodies flocked to the second epic Foodie Fest Encinitas this past Saturday, May 21st for the unprecedented selection of gourmet North County restaurant and artisanal food tastes. Standouts were:

• Bistro West Marinated Ahi Cube with Seaweed Salad and Mango Tajín Sorbet
• Masters Kitchen and Cocktail Goat Birria: Goat leg braised in reposado tequila and chiles. Served with pickled cabbage and ranchero sauce in a corn gordita
• Wrench and Rodent Seared Albacore, Cyclops Farms Strawberry BBQ Sauce, Frilly mustard greens
• Local Tap House Deviled Eggs
• Living Tea Brewing Company Kombucha

Vendors in the lively Barefoot Bar included Mason Ale Works and Brothers Provisions who provided a delectable beer-cheese pairing.

Chef Gregory Kroll of Green Dragon Tavern & Museum was the victor of the super exciting, fierce “Best of the Fest” competition and walked away with a grand prize gift basket from Chef’s Toys.

Amy Burkman of Pulse! Art with Heart provided live painting demonstrations and world class musicians such as Jimmy and Enrique entertained the crowds.

Proceeds from the festival benefited the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Prestigious local companies that sponsored the event include FishBone Kitchen, Frazier Farms, Gourmet Culinary and Hamilton Meats and Provisions.

Bistro West Marinated Ahi Cube with Seaweed Salad and Mango Tajín Sorbet

Bistro West Marinated Ahi Cube with Seaweed Salad and Mango Tajín Sorbet

Chef Gregory Kroll of the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Competing

Chef Gregory Kroll of the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Competing

Chef Competition Industry Judge Panel: James Montejano, Andrew Spurgin, Catt Fields White and Ryan Jubela

Chef Competition Industry Judge Panel: James Montejano, Andrew Spurgin, Catt Fields White and Ryan Jubela


Chef Erik Lobner of Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank Ratatouille Demo

Chef Erik Lobner of Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank Ratatouille Demo


Angel's Salumi and Truffles Salami

Angel’s Salumi and Truffles Salami


The Bad Stuff Tequila

The Bad Stuff Tequila


Frazier Farms Banh Mi and Green Papaya Salad

Frazier Farms Banh Mi and Green Papaya Salad


Gourmet Culinary Fresh Mozerella

Gourmet Culinary Fresh Mozerella


Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Brussels Sprouts

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Brussels Sprouts


World Class Musicians Jimmy and Enrique

World Class Musicians Jimmy and Enrique


Lorimar Vineyards and Winery Wines

Lorimar Vineyards and Winery Wines


Local Tap House Deviled Eggs

Local Tap House Deviled Eggs


Masters Kitchen and Cocktail Chef Aaron Gentry and Crew

Masters Kitchen and Cocktail Chef Aaron Gentry and Crew


Masters Kitchen and Cocktail Goat Birria

Masters Kitchen and Cocktail Goat Birria

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About Jolee Pink

I am a California-based writer, designer, artist, super foodie and avid traveler. I view travel as a superlative learning experience and have visited nearly 50 countries. As the author of Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking California Style, I brought together artists and chefs to capture the spirit of San Diego influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The Wabisabi Green lifestyle blog focuses on art, design, food and travel. My colorful ceramic sculpture has received national recognition and is on permanent display at Rady Children’s Hospital. I also design and market a boutique eco-friendly textile line featuring bold modern motifs based on nature, world travels and the southern California coastal lifestyle.
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