Fukutaro will be introducing their Japanese crackers, Menbei, to the attendees at the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 7th and 8th, 2018.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7: Fired Up!
Hot Hot Hot! Things heat up Friday night as chefs from the Capital Region’s finest restaurants battle it out for the Fired Up! title while guests enjoy great music, gourmet food, BBQ, a cold refreshing Stella Artois, wines and spirits.
The kick-off to the weekend’s events at SPAC, Boston Red Sox legend David “Big Papi” Ortiz will highlight Fired Up!, with a dedicated appearance and special VIP Meet and Mingle events.
Fukutaro will also have it’s own Japanese chef, Shigeaki Kusakabe, showing cooking demonstrations during this event from 7-10pm.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8: Grand Tasting
Fukutaro will be showcasing four of it’s Japanese potato crackers, called Menbei, from 1-4 p.m. Stop by and taste this cracker that is traditionally given as a gift.
A display of 80 Bugatti cars, international wines, gourmet food tastings from the top restaurants, and appearances and competitions featuring celebrity chefs David Burke and Todd English, Saturday’s Grand Tasting is a tantalizing feast for the senses.
The centerpiece event of the weekend, the Grand Tasting grants guests access to sample hundreds of tastings from local and national restaurants, wineries, and specialty vendors, while admiring fine car displays, highlighted by the International Bugatti Tour’s first visit to New York State and the first time to the United States in a decade.
Descending on the Saratoga Spa State Park’s reflecting pool for a “Bugatti Ballet” auto display, the Grand Tasting will boast 80 luxury Bugatti automobiles plus the only two ultra-rare, $40-million-plus 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantics in existence, together onsite for the first time in more than 15 years.
The main stage will host speeches, special guest appearances, live music and an “Iron Chef”-styled competition featuring James Beard Award-winning chef, David Burke and celebrity chef Todd English. Burke will have a presence with a taste of dishes from Tavern62, David Burke Kitchen, and Woodpecker, Salt and Char, Morrisey’s, The Blue Hen and Adelphi Garden by David Burke.