Corniche Diamond Hotel is having an American Food and Wine Festival for one week (August 22-29). They brought in Chef Christopher Gallaga, executive chef for Fat Angelo’s Italian & Angelo’s Pizza. This all American feast is set to impress foodies with some of the more famous American food staples. Food that is simple and bold in flavor. Oh yes! Roast US Prime Cut Steaks will be served in the buffet, slow cooked, succulent meat pieces for the meat lovers, with an awesome unapologetic meaty flavor.
For starters they have a number of classic dishes, simple comfort food and all that warm fuzzies.
Shrimp and Grits (Creole style Bay shrimp on corn grits) and Maryland Crab Cakes (pan fried crab meat cakes)
Country cured ham on biscuit and Dry Cured, Peanut Fed Ham from the U.S.
Baked Mussels and Oyster Rockefeller (Oysters stuffed with herb ham and bread crumb and broiled)
I started with two of the most simple things in the spread, and surprisingly two of my favorites for the night; classic mac and cheese and potato gratin. Really simple comfort food, macaroni enveloped by a cheesy concoction and those wonderful potatoes topped with a cheese and crumb topping, simple yet really good.
These Russet Skins were really good too! Potato skins stuffed with bacon, cream cheese, and chive. Being partial to this well-loved cured meat, the russet skins was an instant hit for me, everything is better with bacon and this one’s a really good example.
For those that are looking for something light and meaty, try their Fajitas, grilled meat with an assortment of veggies, varying flavors and texture wrapped in a light and chewy flour tortilla. Hit it with the assortment of sauces and it’s all good.
I also tried their Chicago Sliders, miniature burgers topped with melted cheese and caramelized onions, the burgers good, well seasoned and then you hit the cheese, melted cheddar highlights the flavor of the meat and then the onions giving a nice tinge of sweetness to it.