Join us from Aug. 19 to 24 for a weeklong Food & Film Festival. Film and food lovers will gather with filmmakers for a festival featuring screenings, conversations, and great food and craft beverages throughout the grounds. In addition, Bestor Plaza will once again come alive with a daily roster of food- and drink-themed events, from cooking demonstrations and competitions to interactive experiences and tastings prepared by the best regional restaurants, farms, wineries and breweries.

See below for highlights from the full breadth of Chautauqua programming this week, themed "Documentary Film as Facilitator: Storytelling, Influence and Civil Discourse."

Food Festival Program Sponsor:

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Bestor Plaza Food Festival Hours
Sunday, Aug. 19:
Noon–4 p.m.
Aug. 20–24: Noon–2 p.m. and 4–8 p.m.

 

Daily Food Festival Schedule

 

Sunday, August 19
12-4 p.m. | Bavarian Garden in Bestor  featuring brats with Barrel + Brine fixings and homemade pretzals from the Bread Hive

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream with Carnegie Science Center
1-3 p.m. | Bestor Plaza

Heirloom Restaurant at the Athenaeum Hotel: Food Festival dinner with a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings featuring Chef Ross Warhol, executive chef of Oliver's Restaurant in Buffalo, New York, 5:30 p.m.  $99 per person • Make Reservationor call 716-357-5005


Monday, August 20
Demonstrations at Bestor Plaza Stage:

12-12:45 p.m. | Kiss of Garlic Bruschetta with Barbara Snow from Cutco
1:15-2 p.m. | How to Make the Perfect French Omelet with Edward Forster from The Dapper Goose
2-4 p.m. | Break
4-4:45 p.m. | The Science of Natural Wines with Liten Buffel
5-6 p.m. | Kombucha Making with Barrel + Brine
6:30-7:15 p.m. | Tiki Cocktails 101 with Danny Dispo from The Veiled Pearl - Sponsored by Kegworks

Vendors:

1. Cutco 
2. Full Moon Rising Bakery 
3. Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge and Labyrinth Press Company
4. 21 Brix Winery
5. Yakisoba’s 
6. Liten Buffel
7. Kegworks
8. Lait Cru Brasserie
9. BioDome Project
10. Barrel + Brine
11. Green Heron Growers

Trucks:

1. Sweet Melody’s
3. Lomo Lomo
2. The Cluck Truck

Carnegie Science Center:

4-6 p.m. Tarred, Feathered and Frozen 
Dip marshmallows in melted chocolate, fondue style (tar), roll them in coconut flakes (feathered), then dip that in Liquid Nitrogen (frozen)


Tuesday, August 21

Demonstrations at Bestor Plaza Stage:

12-12:45 p.m. | Fermented Foods from Barrel + Brine
1-1:45 p.m. | Jicama Slaw with Lynn Novo from Cutco 
2-4 p.m. | Break
4-4:45 p.m. | Cocktails in Movies with Nick O’Brien - Sponsored by Kegworks
5-6 p.m. | Sous Vide Cooking, Eggs to Steaks with Chef Corey Kley from US Foods
6:15-7 p.m. | Traditional Spanish Tapas with Chef Ross Warhol from Oliver's Restaurant

Vendors:

1. Cutco 
2. Full Moon Rising Bakery 
3. Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge and Labyrinth Press Company
4. 2 Ames
5. Liten Buffel
6. Kegworks
7. Lait Cru Brasserie
8. Green Heron Growers
9. BioDome Project
10. Barrel + Brine
11. Oliver's
12. Yakisoba’s
13. La Familia 
14. The Watermark
15. Mazza Chautauqua Cellars

Trucks:

1. Sweet Melody’s
2. The Cluck Truck
3. Lomo Lomo
4. Kev's Kitchen


Wednesday, August 22

Demonstrations at Bestor Plaza Stage:

12-12:45 p.m. | Shitake Hazelnut Pâté, From Farm to Cocktail Party with Julie Rockcastle from Green Heron Growers
1:15-2 p.m. | Growing Garlic with Rassie Farms 
2-4 p.m. | Break
4-4:45 p.m. | Convenient Scratch Cooking at Home with Michelle Stevens from Buffalo Cheese Traders
5-5:45 p.m. | Using New World Gin in Cocktails with Lockhouse Distillery & Bar
6-6:45 p.m. | Buffalo Fried Rice with Arthur Bovino

Vendors:

1. Cutco 
2. Full Moon Rising Bakery 
3. Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge and Labyrinth Press Company
4. Liten Buffel
5. Lockhouse Distillery & Bar
6. Green Heron Growers
7. The Watermark
8. BioDome Project
9. Yakisoba’s
10. La Familia
11. Lait Cru Brasserie
12. Rassie Farms

Trucks:

1. Sweet Melody’s
2. The Cluck Truck
3. Lomo Lomo
4. Lloyd

Athenaeum Hotel Parlor:

Murder Mystery Cocktail Hour | SOLD OUT

3:30–5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 • Athenaeum Hotel Parlor • Register today
Ever watch a crime drama like CSI or SVU and think you’d like to try your hand at forensic investigation? Join the Carnegie Science Center for the premiere of a new immersive experience, Murder Mystery Cocktail Hour.  A fun afternoon at Carnegie Science Center ends abruptly when Harry turns up dead in the theater. But whodunnit? Louise, his lady love; Vince, a blackmail victim; Wendell, a jealous weasel; or Thelma, a woman scorned? Interact with the suspects and victim while you snack on hors d’oeuvres and sip cocktails. Test the evidence and gather clues to determine who had the opportunity, means and motive for murder. Register online or by calling the ticket office at 716.357.6250. Only 30 spots available and bodies are already piling up!


Thursday, August 23

Demonstrations at Bestor Plaza Stage:

12-12:45 p.m. | Buffalo Fried Rice with Arthur Bovino
1:15-2 p.m. | From Bean to Bar with Dan Sundell from Dark Forest Chocolate Makers
2-4 p.m. | Break
4-4:45 p.m. | Sumac, From Forage to Kitchen with Sara Bir, Author of The Fruit Foragers Companion
5-6 p.m. | Grilling with Cheese with Jill Gedra from Lait Cru Brasserie 
6:15-7 p.m. | Growing Produce with Hydroponics with the BioDome Project

Vendors:

1. Cutco 
2. Full Moon Rising Bakery 
3. Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge and Labyrinth Press Company
4. 2 Ames
5. Liten Buffel
6. Lait Cru Brasserie
7. Mazza Chautauqua Cellars
8. BioDome Project
9. The Watermark
10. Johnson Estate Winery
11. La Familia
12. Yakisoba’s 

Trucks:

1. Sweet Melody’s
2. The Cluck Truck
3. Lomo Lomo
3. Kev's Kitchen


Friday, August 24

Demonstrations at Bestor Plaza Stage:

12-12:45 p.m. | Late Summer Foraging and a Summer Berry Fool with Sara Bir, Author of The Fruit Foragers Companion
1-1:45 p.m. | Poke for Parties with Chris Dorsaneo from Lloyd Taco Truck Co
2-4 p.m. | Break
4-4:45 p.m. | Steamed Buns at Home with Lomo, Lomo

5-5:45 p.m. | Sweet and Savory Crepes with Jill Gedra from Lait Cru Brasserie
6 p.m. | The Future of Natural Wine with Zack Klug from Liten Buffel 

 

Vendors:

1. Cutco 
2. Full Moon Rising Bakery 
3. Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge and Labyrinth Press Company
4. Liten Buffel
5. Reverie Creamery
6. Lait Cru Brasserie 
7. BioDome Project 
8. Yakisoba’s
9. Rassie Farms
10. Wegmans
11. Victorianbourg Wine Estate
12. Mazza Chautauqua Cellars

Trucks:

1. Sweet Melody’s
2. The Cluck Truck
3. Lomo Lomo

Carnegie Science Center:

4-6 p.m. | Liquid Nitrogen Slushy