Scenes From 2017 Montclair Food and Wine’s Bourbon & Biergarten at Wellmont Theater

2017 Bourbon & Biergarten. Photo: Tony Turner

Montclair food lovers were well indulged last Saturday night as Montclair Food & Wine hosted its 2017 Bourbon & Biergarten, new this year at the Wellmont Theater.

Live music by Street Beat Brass, stilt walking by Captain Highwalker and Leo and amazing gymnastics by Sky & Vlad added to the event’s excitement. Fantastic food from area restaurants and food purveyors is always the star of the evening and this year’s offerings didn’t disappoint.

Standouts include bourbon-based cocktails infused with ginger or lemon from Silk City Distillery, perfect paired with mini samosas from Brick Lane. Other favorite include tuna tartare from Mish Mish and some incredibly addictive Bourbon balls from Little Daisy Bakeshop.

This year’s “Best of Festival” trophy went to Newark’s BURG, for their chipotle burger.

“I was very pleased with event — the chefs were incredible, the street entertainers added a very cool texture and, of course, there were incredible bourbons,” says Montclair Food and Wine founder Melody Kettle. “I believe we had about 650 in attendance, maybe 700. So happy that Chris Siversen of BURG won the competition.”

Burg takes Best of Festival at 2017 Bourbon & Biergarten (Instagram)

2017 Bourbon & Biergarten. Photo: Tony Turner

2017 Bourbon & Biergarten. Photo: Tony Turner
2017 Bourbon & Biergarten. Photo: Bernadette Baum
2017 Bourbon & Biergarten. Photo: Bernadette Baum
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