Party for the Senses - La Nouba Edition Reviews and Photos
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Review Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2014
I went to the Party for the Senses on November 1st, which was the last PFTS for the 2014 season. The environment and La Nouba were great, as always. I had a category two seat this year, which was in the center of the event space and behind the Wine View Lounge area. The event staff was also amazing.
As far as "value" goes, there is a bit of an "exclusivity" premium tagged on to these event. You are going to an event, where the unique collection of food and beverages, will not be offered again. Each Party for the Senses is different. So you'll have to make the determination as to what that is "worth", but in my mind, the Category #2 seating offers the best overall value. For roughly 18% more than the "general admission" cost, you're getting an extra 15 minutes at the event and a "home base" table. Having a place to go, keeps me from getting lost!
The food plating seemed a bit more basic than it had been in years past, but the food quality and originality were still great.
I love getting a plate from the Chefs at Art of Animation and Pop Century, and having it be right on par with some of the more famous chefs around America! Chef Ken Vedrinksi's Spiney Lobster Bolognese didn't look like much, but it was a flavorful highlight that warranted a second helping, as did Chefs Michael Viola and Jeff Moore's Chinese Barbecue Pork Belly with a Cabbage and Seaweed Salad.
The wines this year were better than last year. That's not to say they were bad last year, it just seemed like there were a more diverse and unique pours available. I also always love seeing Schöfferhofer there with the especially popular Grapefruit Weizen-Mix. I missed Bunratty Mead this year (another favorite) but they were at earlier Party for the Senses events.