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Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia is hosting a Taste of Virginia Food Festival event and for me that screams food and fun! We got to taste tons of foods from around the Commonwealth. They were all totally delicious. You get to try foods from each region and experience the local flavor. What is better than great tasting food and some fun-filled rides?
The hubby and I could not wait to get out day started and of course started the day off in style with a picture of the two of us.
After we rode some rides, that’s when we headed over to the Taste of Virginia. We could not wait to see what all they had in store for us to try!
About Taste of Virginia:
Virginia is for Lovers! Whether you love food, wine, beer, or coasters… Kings Dominion’s brand new event, Taste of Virginia, is sure to delight! North, south, east and west… we are taking you on a culinary journey through the commonwealth. Our team is whipping up recipes inspired by the various regions of Virginia. Enjoy all of this home-grown deliciousness while grooving to the sounds of the BEST local live bands.
I have lived in about three regions of Virginia so some of the food was familiar to me but not all of it.
Tidewater is one of the regions that I called home for a few years of my life when I was a little girl. When I saw that they had all sorts of seafood, I just knew that I had to try out the oysters. I am a huge oyster lover and they surely did not disappoint!
- Seared Oyster Cake with Bacon Aioli
- Flounder Corn Chowder
- Shrimp and Grits
Chesapeake is where I call home now and so I knew I had to see how one of these dishes stacked up to what I was used to at home. I am a huge Pecan Pie fan and so that is exactly what I dug in to! I am also a huge crabcakes fan so I needed to have these for sure. They were so absolutely delicious.
- Crispy Crabcakes
- Chesapeake Mac N’ Cheese
- Pecan Praline Pie
The Blue Ridge Mountains
Even though I did not grow up near the Blue Ridge Mountains, the first few years of my life was lived right next to Brunswick County. So you have probably guessed what I tried from this menu. The Brunswick Stew of course!
- Brunswick Stew
- Fried Chicken and Creamy Dumplings
- Peanut Butter Fudge with Glazed Roasted Pecans
I could not make up my mind of what I wanted when it came to the Colonial part of the Taste of Virginia, but I knew that I loved Empanadas. I couldn’t resist digging into the ham and cheese stuffed ones. They were totally delicious!
- Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Duck Pullover
- Smithfield Ham and Cheese Empanadas
- Peanut Soup with Crispy Peanut Coated Onions
I was so upset about my tokens management when it came to getting the food. I admit I should have tried one thing from the Piedmont instead of two from Chesapeake, but it is what it is! If I would have picked one from this region it would have been the biscuits with apply butter. I bet they would have been amazing like the rest of the food was.
- Biscuits with Local Apply Butter
- Fried Winesap Apple Pies
- Shitake Turkey Meatloaf with Country Ham Gravy
Kings Dominion is always such a great time and I was so happy to have been able to experience the taste of Virginia along with all the fantastic rides this time around!