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The Appleseed Orchard is a new concept at Food and Wine 2019. Since they've temporarily shut down the O Canada! movie space while they redo the film (one of the D23 confirmed announcements) they have repurposed the space inside – right near Le Cellier – for Food & Wine to house the Appleseed Orchard.
It's a bit of a challenge to “write up” like a normal food booth because it's really more about wines, beers, and hard ciders set in an absurdly Instagram-worthy space. But there are a few noshes here and a cocktail or two.
Oh…and there's air conditioning. And it's glorious.
- Charcuterie and Cheese Plate featuring Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Maple Syrup (DDP snack credit eligible) ($6.50)
This is a sweet little charcuterie “board” (faux wood laminated sheet that's sort of the consistency of a sturdy doorknob hanger) that you can eat alone or pair with your wines. Some crackers, meats, cheeses, and a little cube of apple purée that was a nice touch.
- Caramel-Apple Popcorn (kid-approved and DDP snack credit eligible) ($10.00)
So at $10 this is more Instagram purchase than practical popcorn purchase but it poses pretty for the camera and my kids inhaled the popcorn inside – which is a combination of green apple and brown caramel.
- Apple Blossom Sky: Fanta® Apple, Ginger Beer, Floodwall Apple Brandy, Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Syrup and Mini Marshmallows ($11.00)
I got this drink just before Dorian (didn't) arrive so they were actually out of ice, but this was still a sweet little drink. The faux “hand hammered” copper mug was cute. The marshmallows were admittedly a bit strange at first but softened up pretty quickly in the liquid and then tasted pretty good.
Honestly this is a funny space to write up because it's more about drinks and photo ops – but it's a nice place to pop into, especially in the heat.
For that reason I'm sure I'll be back. But for now?
Appleseed Orchard? Check!