Chefs and vintners gather and guest presenter, Kevin Zraly

Lake Placid, N.Y. The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is hosting the 6th Annual Adirondack Festival of Food & Wine, March 31-April 3, 2011. The popular 4-day Lake Placid event will feature wine tastings, culinary demonstrations, seminars, a cooking competition and a 7-course dinner prepared by the inn’s Executive Chef, Jarrad Lang, along with his culinary team and visiting master chefs and vintners from around the country.

Fittingly taking place in Lake Placid, a town that has long been a world stage, this year’s food and wine festival features the theme “Elegant International Street Foods,” a unique spin on the prevailing food industry trend of focusing on street fare. The festival’s menu and events are designed to reflect indigenous ingredients and culturally rich preparations of regional cuisines.

Guest chefs will interpret various exciting, flavourful preparations fusing international delicacies with locally grown Adirondack meats and cheeses, all with a touch of Four-Diamond class.

Festival event itinerary includes:
An opening wine reception featuring a vast selection of wines from around the world and book signings by award winning chefs. Guest Chef cooking demonstrations, wine seminars and tastings.

Interactive food demonstrations will include “Taste and Flavour-Spice and Wine,” “The Streets of Bangkok,” “New Orleans Gumbo,” and “Smoke and Cure.”
The Grand Tasting Reception, a walk around tasting where vintners and producers provide dozens of different wines and street foods from a variety of world locations.
The Ready-Set- Cook! Competition which pits the inn’s culinary team against the talents of guest chefs.
A seven-course dinner paired with wines prepared by guest chefs and the inn’s culinary team
During the four-day food & wine festival guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with world-renowned winemakers, chefs, oenologists, fellow food enthusiasts, and special guest Kevin Zraly.

Zraly is a distinguished wine educator, author, and founder of the illustrious Windows on the World Wine School.

Acclaimed as the creator of the famous wine list at Windows on the World (which sold more wine than any restaurant in the United States), he has been teaching wine for over 30 years and has studied wine-making techniques in California and all the great wine regions of Europe.

Festival attendees will also learn tips and techniques for incorporating local, regional and seasonal ingredients and they will head for home with a file of recipes for their personal use.

To attend the festival, guests can purchase a four-day lodging package which includes 3 nights of luxurious accommodations, a hearty Adirondack breakfast each morning, and entry into all food and wine events (taxes and gratuities are additional).

For more information about the Mirror Lake Inn visit or call: 1-518-523-2544

About the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is a luxury lakefront resort in the Adirondack Mountains. It enlivens the senses, providing an extraordinary, personalized experience for the body, mind and palate. The inn offers the finest world-class cuisine as well as casual dining options with impeccable service amidst awe-inspiring views. The full-service spa pampers the body and refreshes the mind with a comprehensive menu of services. The inn is surrounded by opportunities for outdoor adventure and is only a short walk to Main Street in Lake Placid.

The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa has received a number of readers’ poll commendations from Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast and Departures. The resort is also a winner of the Award of Distinction from Wine Enthusiast and is an eleven-time winner of the Wine Spectator’s Dining Guide Award of Excellence. It has received the AAA Four Diamond award for 26 consecutive years and is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

For more information on the Mirror Lake Inn or 518-523-2544

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