Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fig Fest

Never thought I was a fig fan, until today. Meandering around to several different booths sipping on vino, listening to a local band, and eating figs set the mood straight. Not just plain raw figs but a variety of fig creations.

Here it is... a lonely fig.

And more... lonely figs. 

It's a dangerous event, since you're not quite sure how much wine the body is consuming. Little sample here, little sample there, with a fig bite in between.

Several restaurants were showing off their version of fig inspired food. Trelio, a local favorite restaurant won with a Creme Brulee Stuffed Fig dessert. Yummmmmmmmmmy.

Have you ever had a chocolate dipped fig, sprinkled with walnuts? Well I did, and to say the least it was phenomenal. I would have gone back for thirds & fourths if I wasn't concerned about looking like a crazy woman.

Little did I know, a local company Bouquet of Fruits creates this delectable treat. They provide whole fruit gift baskets that can be shipped across the United States. 

The event was very well organized and fun. Fresno State was a great venue with trees providing lots of shade. The food was a hit too. 

Note to self: Arrive earlier next year, as the food was almost gone during the last hour. 

Mom & I enjoyed our afternoon, tasting wine and sampling creative fig foods. My calendar is already cleared for next years Fig Fest

Next time I'll take a picture WITH wine IN the glass.


  1. Look like you guys had a ball! Everything looks so yummy!

  2. You took great pics! Definitely agree about going earlier! I did packaging for the Stellar Distributing booth.

  3. It was a blast!

    Monica: Was your booth the Fig Bars? If so, I wish I could have tried one, but I'm Gluten Free :(

  4. Hi! No, the Stellar booth didn't have fig bars. I saw those though..they looked yummy! :)