I have said it before and I will say it again, one of my favorite things about visiting Dollywood Parks and Resorts is the ability to enjoy such a vast scope of culinary experiences. During the Flower & Food Festival at Dollywood, I can pig out on beef bulgogi nachos and mini funnel cakes at the park, then head over to the resort and enjoy scallops and other delicious selections.
As part of the resort’s Flower & Food Festival celebration, each Thursday during the festival, you can marvel at a lunchtime cooking demonstration by one of the resort’s talented chefs. These culinary experts prepare a simple but delicious food item right in front of you that you can easily recreate at home. The best part? You get to sample what they make! (For free!)
I recently attended a lunchtime cooking demonstration where the chef created an incredible scallop dish accompanied by a green pea puree. I don’t really like peas, but I liked them that day!
During the demonstration, we got to sit back and relax as the chef walked us through what he was doing step by step. We also could watch the demo from the monitor screens, which I thought was a great idea for those like me who are on the shorter side. After the demonstration, we were invited to come up to the chef table and try a sample. It was delicious!
I really enjoyed watching the chef create a mouth-watering dish that was inspired by spring here in the Smoky Mountains. I just might have to try it at home!
Chef Demonstration Schedule
Located inside the Event Tent outside Song & Hearth: A Southern Eatery at 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 13
Thursday, May 20
Thursday, May 27
Thursday, June 3