Culinary Stage

Presenters & schedule subject to change.

Saturday, January 19

  • 11:00am

    Tropical Bread Pudding

    Presented by Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina – Boston, MA

    Traditional English Bread pudding with a tropical twist. Made with coconut milk and pureed nance (a Salvadorian, cherry-like fruit) & locally harvested cranberries, drizzled with guava syrup. A fusion of old New England and Central American flavors. A refreshing and savory dish that will warm up any winter morning.

  • 12:00pm

    Chicken Pot Pie

    Presented by Epoch Restaurant; The Exeter Inn – Exeter, New Hampshire

    One of the magics of where we are located, here in Exeter, New Hampshire, is the diversity of ingredients available right at our fingertips. Join us as we recreate and elevate a classic dish, using only ingredients sourced exclusively from New Hampshire, from the chicken (Vernon Family Farm, Newfields NH), potatoes (brookford farm, Canterbury, NH), down to the flour (Tuckaway Farm, Lee, NH) and even the salt harvested and processed from the sea by our kitchen crew! (Although you could also visit the salt cellar, in Portsmouth, NH)

  • 1:00pm

    Creamed Hot Lobster

    Presented by Bay Ferries

    Nova Scotia creamed hot lobster served over a wedge of buttered toast sponsored by Yarmouth and Acadian Shores. Presented by Nova Scotia locals Greg Turner and Food influencer Laura’s Tastes.

  • 2:00pm

    Asian Pork Stuffed Cabbage

    Presented by 16 Bay View Hotel – Camden, Maine

    Executive Chef Andrea Barbour will showcase local Maine ingredients to prepare a traditional winter dish with an Asian flair. Our own grown pork will be mixed with lemongrass & other uniquely Asian ingredients, then wrapped in tender cabbage, served with a Vietnamese dipping sauce & herbs.

  • 3:00pm

    Apple Strudel from Vienna

    Presented by Viking River Cruises & Cruise Planners – Hyannis, MA, Booth 704

    Begin your exploration of the culinary delights of Viking River Cruises with a demonstration and tasting of the national dish of Austria. Viking River Cruises offer culinary cultural experiences, help you learn authentic recipes, and offer you access to key ingredients for recreating the tastes of your travels for your friends back home.

  • 4:00pm

    Bacon Wrapped Scallops

    Presented by The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa – Essex, Vermont

    Will present a flavorful combination of candied ginger, regionally sourced scallop, Vermont maple bacon, Vermont blue cheese topped with shallot confit, paprika oil, and spinach burgundy micro greens to complete that perfect delectable bite. An elevated enhancement to the common bacon wrapped scallop hors d’oeuvre.

  • 5:00pm

    The World's Best Airport Food

    Presented by The-Well Seasoned Traveler

    Chef and culinary cultural explorer, Doug Duda, previews the new airport opening in Istanbul, Turkey, and provides a taste of airport dining that may guide your choice of airlines.

Sunday, January 20

  • 11:00am

    Winter to Spring Pea Soup Shooter

    Presented by The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites – Salem, MA

    Executive Chef James Contreras will demonstrate a New England favorite with a twist seasonal transition from a hearty winter dish with the conversion into a fresh and bright spring accoutrements. This will be a fresh pea shot of soup finished with dill crème fresh drizzle, spring pea shoot accent (hangs from side of a shot style glass) and crostini swizzle stick.

  • 12:00pm

    Seared Digby Scallops

    Presented by Bay Ferries

    Seared Nova Scotia Digby scallops served with a browned butter and dill sponsored by Municipality of Digby/Digby Area Tourism. Presented by Nova Scotia locals Greg Turner and Food influencer Laura’s Tastes.

  • 1:00pm

    Lobster and Cheesy Grits

    Presented by the Waldo Emerson Inn – Kennebunkport, Maine

    Innkeeper and London trained chef Hana Pevny will demonstrate the fusion cuisine of New England and the American South, preparing lobster combined with cheesy grits. A combination twist on the Southern classic Shrimp and Grits with a Maine Lobster Roll accented with Smoked Gouda, Old Bay spices, lemon and chives.

  • 2:00pm

    Seared Atlantic Tuna with Sweet and Spicy Stir-Fry

    Presented by the Inn at Thorn Hill – Jackson, New Hampshire

    Innkeeper/owner/Chef Steve Lambert will be demonstrating our famous version of comfort and new-year healthy dish. Adoptable on anyone’s dining at home as well; we use chickpeas, fresh vegetables, pineapple and chili-garlic ragout as a start…joined with seared tuna lightly flavored with orange; it’s a great all-season spark for dinner!

  • 3:00pm

    Scallop Ceviche

    Presented by Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton – Madison, Connecticut

    Chef de Cuisine Sean Carney of The Wharf Restaurant located in Madison Beach Hotel will prepare a scallop ceviche marinated with local Connecticut chile peppers and lime, topped with a cucumber and avocado crème.