Desserts After Dark: Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival


Desserts After Dark
Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival
Panther Island Pavilion
395 Purcey Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival is a three-day food spectacular including a BBQ Showdown, Main Event, Desserts After Dark, Rise +Dine and Burgers, Brews and Blues. The events are held at different venues in the Fort Worth area. I can’t think of a better way to end the week than by devouring a ton of sugar-laden delights. I headed over to Cowton for the festival’s “Desserts After Dark,” presented by the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation… time to enjoy something sweet and listen to some music!  Here are some of the lovelies. (My apologies for the grainy photos but it was desserts after dark.)

Bourbon Black Cherry Ice Cream with Lemon Waffle Cone Crisp and Black Cherry Coulis from Gypsy Scoops

Hurley House’s Whiskey-Soaked Carrot Cake

Roasted White Chocolate Custard with Caramelized Banana and Strawberry from Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine

Espresso Cheesecake from Gold Ribbon Confections

Dough Boy Donuts‘ Faux Bread Pudding (Donut holes topped with TX Whiskey sauce and sprinkled with drunken raisins and cinnamon-frosted pecans)

Pecan Pie Truffles from Chef Evan Faris

Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen’s Plantain Pudding with a Lemon Sugar Cookie

Hungry? If not, check your pulse. The evening was the whole package: sweet treats, a beautiful location and kicking music. The 2018 dates are not confirmed, but keep an eye out because the tickets sell out quickly.

Dawn Fisher

I have called Dallas my home for many years. This is a perfect city for a foodie. There are always new restaurants and food events going on. I was born in San Antonio, TX. The Texas hill country will always have a place in my heart. When I was young, I spent every summer at my grandparent’s house in a small town north of Corpus Christi. They owned a restaurant and I spent many hours in that restaurant enjoying the food and the people. On Monday’s, when the restaurant was closed, my grandparent’s and I would drive to all the small towns and try new restaurants and visit some old joints. I learned to not only appreciate food as life-sustaining but also as a form of conviviality and fellowship. I love traveling and immersing myself in the food and culture. I have been blessed to travel to Europe and many places stateside. When I am not teaching school, I am busy whittling away at my restaurant bucket list, updating my food and travel blog, Fenomenale, writing travel experiences for Guidrr and spending time with family and my sweet dog. I am pumped to be joining Girls on Food. So let’s have fun and eat it up!