Every year for about the past 5 years or so we have an annual date night. A local zoo closes down to the public and hosts Feast With The Beast where area restaurants set up tables and hand out samples from their menus.
Upon arrival you receive a map of the zoo telling you where each restaurant is located and what their featured sample(s) are. I wish I could tell you we have a strategy but honestly, we don’t. There is so much food, wine, and beer that no matter where you begin and end you will leave completely full.
The trickiest part of the entire night is holding your plate, eating, and walking all at the same time. Many of the sample tables are set up very close together and the lines move very quickly. So typically, unless you find a spot to put down your plate and enjoy one sample, you find yourself in line for the next before the first is even gone.
This year there were 47 tables/restaurants offering a sample….many offered two! Some are fancy, newer restaurants in the area
and some were well known restaurants serving just some signature dishes.
When you find yourself starting to fill up, don’t forget to walk around and enjoy the actual zoo experience while your there. Many of the animals were begging for a taste of what we all had in our hands. I even felt bad for a few, but not bad enough to share anything I had.
You could also sit and listen to the live music and take a break and then go back to your favorites if you still have the room for a second helping.
For $35 a ticket you can enjoy two hours in a great outdoor setting, eating some fabulous food, try new drinks, all while listening to the very funny comments as guests leave with VERY FULL STOMACHS.
My husband swore he was going to have stretch marks on the drive home. HAHAHA. And I over heard another gentleman state that he felt like he was in his third trimester while rubbing his stomach. (If only he knew the truth about what that felt like) So be careful, an event like this could cause some very uncomfortable hours if you over indulge a little too much.
Have you ever gone to an event like this?
Did you like it?