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    Article from the Orange County Register by Michelle Mills about the new food offerings at this year's Boysenberry Festival at Knott's Berry Farm.



    https://www.ocregister.com/2018/03/0...erry-festival/
    8 new tastes to try at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival

    Boysenberry boba tea, boysenberry macaroons and boysenberry funnel cake will be available at the Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park March 16-April 8. (Photo by Michelle J. Mills, SCNG)

    By MICHELLE MILLS | mjmills@scng.com | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    PUBLISHED: March 8, 2018 at 6:15 am | UPDATED: March 8, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    The Knott’s Berry Farm food and beverage staff has been hard at work preparing for the Boysenberry Festival on March 16-April 8. This year there will be more than 75 items available, ranging from cotton candy, churros and chicken to wine, craft beer and boba tea.
    “All these boysenberry items, they’re not food coloring, there’s actually boysenberries incorporated into them,” Knott’s vice president of food and beverage Russ Knibbs said. “Each item is unique. We played around with it until we got the right flavor, the right profile on it.”

    Among the many offerings, we found eight new items that you may want to try.
    Boysenberry Cheese Quesadilla: A boysenberry flour tortilla made especially for Knott’s, filled with cotija and mozzarella cheese and served with boysenberry salsa and sour cream. The salsa is sweet with a slight kick and so good that you may be tempted to lick your plate clean.

    Boysenberry Pierogies: Knibbs hails from Canada and is thrilled to share his love of pierogies with Southern Californians, but these have a twist. The half-moons of dough are stuffed with Canadian cheddar cheese and Yukon potatoes which is not unusual, but they are served with a side of applewood bacon, sauteed onions, sauteed boysenberries and sour cream.
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    Slow Cooked Boysenberry Short Rib: The ribs are marinated overnight and braised slowly until they are so tender that the meat falls off of the bone. They are served on a bed of basmati rice and topped with boysenberry hoisin sauce and chopped green onions. This is a very filling and satisfying dish.

    Boysenberry Sausage on a Bun: A savory sausage is placed in a freshly baked bun and served with your choice of boysenberry ketchup, mustard and relish. It’s perfect for one, but if you want something to share, consider the new 2-foot long all-beef hot dog. Both are a bit upscale on flavor and easy to eat on the go.

    Boysenberry Hummus with Grilled Pita Bread: This is a nice change from most vegetarian fare at theme parks, as it tastes good and isn’t salad. It has a just-right creamy texture and is a perfect snack.

    Boysenberry Elote: Mexican street corn gets changed up with a nice slathering of boysenberry butter and boysenberry mayonnaise and a hearty sprinkling of cheese. It has a surprisingly light flavor and the only thing greasy about it is your fingers, so grab some extra napkins.

    Boysenberry Coconut Macaroon: Dipped in chocolate ganache, this cookie is a few bites of delight for macaroon fans and sweet enough that one is plenty.

    Boysenberry Boba Tea: Refreshing is the first word that comes to mind here. The tea has a wisp of boysenberry flavor and a good helping of yummy tapioca beads bursting with boysenberry taste.

    Many Boysenberry Festival fan favorites will be returning, such as meatballs, alligator, chicken wings and the boysenberry pie milkshake.

    “You’ve got to try the boysenberry pie milkshake. We take a slice of pie, throw it in a blender, throw in ice cream, throw in milk, stir it all up. It tastes really good, it tastes like what it is – a boysenberry pie,” Knibbs said. “It’s fun food and all has a unique flavor. You’re never going to get this anywhere else.”


    There will be dedicated food booths throughout the park, where guests may purchase the limited boysenberry items. Some dishes will also be available in park eateries and some of the sweets can be found at Knott’s bakeries. Tasting cards for the event will be available with 8 food options for $30.
    Last edited by SpacemanSpiff; 03-08-2018, 04:11 PM. Reason: Added photos from article
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