One of the most talked about presentations at the Wine and Food Festival this weekend was the charcuterie tower constructed by Chef Nico Romo for Thursday night's Official Sponsor Recognition and VIP Party. Occupying a second floor parlor, the tower included a spectacular array of cured meats, cheeses and pâtés.
Two levels of cured meat hanging from skewers and secured by delicate clothes pins made for fast nibbling.
There were also forks stuffed with various cheese and meet combinations. Resembling little tomahawks, they were easy to eat even with wine glass in hand. Assortments of pâté rounded out the top level of the tower.
On lower levels of the tower those nifty skewers held onto paper cones filled with snacks like pickled vegetables, Castelvetrano olives and blue cheese walnuts.
Aside from being a visually striking display of food, everything was incredibly easy to grab and eat. It was certainly an omen of many, many more noshing opportunities yet to come.