Ramp Fest 2013!

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Greetings, Noshers!  You may remember that I mentioned Ramp Fest 2013 a few weeks ago – well, today I’m excited to recap this scrumptious event!  I made the day trip up to Hudson, NY, on an absolutely gorgeous day to celebrate this garlicky, pungent spring vegetable.

Ramp Fest took place at the Basilica Hudson, a 19th century industrial factory transformed into an event and festival space – it was such a bright and soaring event space to celebrate the ramp:Ramp_Fest_2013-24


Armed with my entrance bracelet, eco-friendly plate, and badge, I was ready to get started!


Ramp Fest 2013 featured twenty restaurants and chefs that created unique and original dishes, all featuring the ramp. Good thing there was a list with descriptions, so I could keep my ramp dishes straight!


Blueberry Hill Market Cafe had a wild blueberry flapjack sandwich stuffed with maple ramp sausage:


Bonfiglio & Bread offered delicious morsels of ramp bialy with ramp leaf cream cheese, ramp-cured gravlax, pickled ramp and ramp relish. YUM! As a New Yorker, I always appreciate a good bialy.


The Red Onion table featured ramp risotto – yum!


Club Helsinki offered these mini cones of crawfish remoulade salad with hickory smoked ramps and Sea Island purple cape beans:


Another Fork in the Road had tasty morsels of semolina & ramp biscuit with pulled rabbit and ramp agrodolce:



Applewood had mouthwatering samples of ramp soup with ramp oil, creme fraiche and applewood smoked bacon.  The bacon added a smoky heat to the cool and refreshing soup:



Gallow Green won my personal award for super-cute presentation – and a delicious offering!  Their charred ramp & Carolina rice custard with ramp pesto was served in these lovely egg shells:



Fish & Game’s tasty sampling involved both a snack and a beverage – gin & ramp tonic and a “small taste of something” (their words!):


If you’re a beef fan, Cucina Woodstock / Market St. had delightful bites of beef carpaccio, ramp coulis and pickled ramp:



The Crimson Sparrow put together a delicious combination of ramps, yolk, mushrooms and nori:


At the Speedy Romeo table, the featured taste was handmade mozzarella, ramp salsa verde, preserved lemon, charred sourdough and olive oil:



Swoon Kitchenbar‘s table featured socca crepe, lambs tongue and grilled ramp romesco sauce:



Not a cloud in the sky – a perfect day for Ramp Fest!


Ramp Fest 2013 was an absolutely delicious event with both expected and surprising ways to prepare this scrumptious spring vegetable.  I was completely stuffed by the end of the afternoon! Whether you are a ramp aficionado or newbie,  Ramp Fest, with its numerous offerings and fun live music, has something to offer for everyone!

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    May 21, 2013 at 10:17 am

    How awesome! Looks like an awesome event. 😀

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    May 21, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Your photos totally make me want to be there – and I don’t even like ramps! Looks like a fun festival!

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    May 29, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Well, this is an event I wish I could have been at! Everything looks gorgeous, and sounds amazing! I still haven’t ever had a ramp…

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