Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Celebrate Nashville Festival 2013

Celebrate Nashville Festival

Nashville, TN is a growing melting pot of cultures from all over the world and once a year these cultures get an opportunity to share their native food, dress, music and entertainment at the Celebrate Nashville Festival held at Centennial Park. Of course you know I had my eye on all the great ethnic food, but took in many of the other sights and sounds as well!

I took a lot of pictures at this festival so I will let this be a pictorial review of what I experienced more than a commentary on each and every thing I saw and ate....Enjoy!

































BB's Gourmet Pretzels




Great Live music was flowing all day! Brandon Bailey is an awesomely creative Harmonica player! Check out his website HERE!










Kernels Gourmet Popcorn


The Nashville Mix is Fab!!

Proceeds from the sale of this coffee go to support the programs of Conexion Americas and the Casa Azafran Community Center in Nashville


Cupcake Loca had a cupcake decorating station as well as great cake pops!






Fattoush - This is one of my Favorite Greek & Mediterranean Restaurants in Nashville!





Making my Shawarma Pita.......


And the final product was delicious!!!


Very nice family who owns and runs Fattoush :-) 


Spin Wheels Cotton Candy


Pretty colors!


Awesomeness!


Nashville Caribbean Connection


I love myself some Caribbean Rice & Beans


Jerk Chicken


Indo-Chinese Fusion


What a variety?!?


Que Delicias - authentic Colombian, Caribbean and International Cuisine


Empanadas


Love this flavor of Caribbean Soda




Gotta Love those Fried Plantains!




Goha Ethiopian Café & Restaurant


They told me that this meat dish was only a "little spicy", but let me tell you that it was " A lot Spicy" and my mouth was on fire! This is not for the faint at heart :-(






Taste of Serbia


Delicious Tiramisu


Baklava






Some local Nashville Food Trucks like Big Staxx were on hand to serve up so local flavor as well!


Gateway to Africa


Fried plantains are very common in African and Caribbean diets and I LOVE them!


TropyMix


The line was extra long here because it was quite toasty outside this day....somebody bring me a fan!


Bombay Place - Indian Cuisine


Flava Catering - African & Caribbean Cuisine


Nelly's Handmade Sweets


Alfajores  - I enjoyed these tiny desserts with a subtle sweetness


Beef Empanada


Egyptian Food




Falafel - Falafel is a deep fried ball or patty made of chickpeas, fava beans or both


I needed a couple of these Guava juices to keep me hydrated on this warm and toasty day


Adding some sauce to my Falafel Pita........


Yum!


El Arepazo






Chez Lama Haitian Cuisine


This meal was delicious! The owner/chef told me to stay away from the slaw if I can't stand "heat". If you are a regular follower of my blog you know that I'm a wimp when it comes to spicy foods so I took his advice and ate all around it :-)


Unique Funnel Cake House






Patagonia Asados Argentinian BBQ


Check out this stone oven!






Columbian Cuisine






The Celebrate Nashville Festival occurs annually and usually on a Saturday in October. Be on the lookout for it in 2014!

--Dr. April

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