The Boston Globe Newspaper’s Travel Show heats up a Chilly Weekend
Give away twenty-four vacations and promise untold discounts to vacation hungry and they will come, and they did come. The winter season provides the inspiration to the masses and the purveyors of varieties of travel near and far produce. The anchor vendors to the 2014 Boston Globe Travel Show on February 7th, 8th, and 9th on the harbor front bring the warmth of the Caribbean, Europe offbeat retreats, Asia and the Pacific, while New England regions champion the cultures of food, the sea and mountains and day trips away to inns.
The hunger for taste and drink sets the stage.
Nova Scotia, Canada may be imposing in the dead of winter but the heart and humor of the province comes through in the culinary specialties of the near neighbor. The taste of the sea and the wealth of the vines combine to give the attendees flavors that excite. Chef Jason Lynch of Le Caveau Restaurant and sommelier Amy Savoury of Tidal Bay Wines take you on a culinary journey featuring Nova Scotia scallops and wine. Nova Scotia is now recognized as a culinary tourism destination and the trade has stepped up to provide. Local cheddar cheese, seafood and white wine round out the preparations with samples for the many throngs eager to partake.
Pan seared Atlantic sea scallops served over a wild beet puree, beure blanc sauce and a hint of creme. The wine was white and crisp.
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Area 2 bustles with dozens of Travel Booths dedicated to the warmth of the Caribbean Sea. Salsa music lilts in the aisles and the Dominican Republic triple booth has swarms with activity. Winning drawing gifts of bottles of Brugal Rum and on-site hand-rolled cigars, as well as island vacations under palm trees is good reason for the buzz. Attendees sign up at the many terminals and the business is brisk.
The Boston Globe Travel Show offered a successful season to present the best of values and creative ideas for winter weary vacationers.