RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Wednesday in Riviera Beach, SunFest unveiled menu pieces on the Cheney Brothers‘ Test Kitchen. They mentioned festival-goers can be expecting an increased menu at this yr’s competition together with an 18-hour Smoked Brisket, Skirt Steak with Sweet Plantains and rice, and naturally the long-lasting Pineapple Chicken.
“I cannot tell you how many people say, ‘I’ve waited a whole year, now it’s gonna’ be like three years, to have this again,’ because we don’t sell it anywhere else, except private catering,” mentioned Sharron Shortt of San Francisco Puffs & Stuff.
“It’s been a staple at SunFest for years and it is in truth a scrumptious tasting dish and it is really easy to hold round, stroll round and devour. You know, it is served in a lovely pineapple so what else are we able to ask for?” said Chef Lawrence Guster of San Francisco Puffs & Stuff.
“Over the years we’ve really tried to expand our offerings for our selections or our patrons coming out to the event. And we’re excited to offer new and exciting things each year at the festival, especially this year, as we return especially after being off for two years,” said Dianna Craven, Sales and Marketing Director of SunFest.
The caterers of SunFest said over the years people have changed their minds about what they want at a festival.
“I think people expect a lot more. Younger people today they don’t like chain restaurants. They want individual restaurants. I think [they] enjoy seeing things made,” said Shortt.
Pineapples aren’t the only menu item with a buzz. An 18-hour smoked brisket, known as the Carolina Chopped BBQ, cooked with woods like hickory, apple, and mesquite is also going to be featured.
“Our 18-hour smoked brisket is one thing that we dry rub. We let it take a seat for approximately two or 3 days. And then we sluggish smoke it. After we sear it on a scorching open fireplace. And we nonetheless smoke it in our smoker,” mentioned Anthony G. Birchette of Surry County Smokehouse based totally in Virginia.
SunFest 2022 runs April 28 – May 1, 2022 alongside the West Palm Beach Waterfront.