April 14, 2024

Knott’s Berry Farm boyseberry competition

BUENA PARK, Calif. — For this year’s Boysenberry Pageant at Knott’s Berry Farm, Chef Andre Lane offers ethnic cuisine a boysenberry twist.


What You Need to have To Know

  • Knott’s Berry Farm kicks off its annual Boysenberry Competition on March 8
  • The occasion operates everyday from March 8 to April 7 and then on weekends from April 12 to 28
  • Loads of ethnic cuisines receive a boysenberry twist, these as chicken tikka masala with a boysenberry curry and an elk burger with boysenberry barbecue sauce
  • Tasting cards are available for $55

The govt chef at Knott’s Berry Farm and the rest of the concept park’s foods and beverage team invested practically a year finding out and testing unique ethnic cuisines to boysenberry up. 

The team made 90 boysenberry-themed and infused meals and beverages for Knott’s Berry Farm’s yearly signature party, the Boysenberry Festival, which kicks off on March 8.

The party will operate daily from March 8 to April 7 and then on weekends from April 12 to 28. Tasting playing cards start out at $55.

“We went everywhere about the environment,” claimed Lane to Spectrum Information in the course of a media preview. “This yr, we harkened uniqueness and wide range.” 

The boysenberry, a hybrid of blackberry, loganberry and crimson raspberry, is the foundation of Knott’s Berry Farm’s results. 

Walter and Cordelia Knott had been farmers in the 1920s when they started cultivating and advertising the hybrid boysenberry and other fruits on roadside stands in Buena Park. They opened a cafe specializing in fried rooster and boysenberry pies, and the need was so large that Walter Knott established the 1st themed land, Ghost Town, to retain them entertained. 

So, Knott’s Berry Farm was born. 

To this working day, Knott’s officials have said that just about every boysenberry plant observed throughout the world can trace its roots to Knott’s Berry Farm. Boysenberry vegetation can nevertheless be found in the course of the park. 

This year’s Boysenberry Pageant was about making a boysenberry twist with unique ethnic food items, said Lane.

Knott’s Berry Farm’s Government Chef Andre Lane reveals the wide sum of boysenberry-themed dishes at this year’s Boysenberry Pageant at Knott’s Berry Farm. (Spectrum News/Joseph Pimentel)

Lane, at first from Canada, stated they extra a Canadian staple, an elk burger with a boysenberry barbecue sauce and fried onions.

Indian-influenced flavors incorporate a rooster tikka marsala with boysenberry curry sauce over steamed white rice.

Latin flavors incorporate a boysenberry pulled pork above pastel de elote and beef barbacoa drenched in a boysenberry barbecue sauce on macaroni and cheese with eco-friendly onions.

The Knott’s staff infused a boysenberry dressing on top of an Italian staple, a peach and cheese burrata caprese salad.

Asian flavors contain a blackened shrimp stir-fry with lemon rice and a boysenberry teriyaki sauce.

They also offer you spam musubi, a Polynesian and Japanese concoction, with boysenberry soy sauce.

On top of that, website visitors can indulge in boysenberry-infused desserts and beverages, such as the boysenberry watermelon seltzer, boysenberry blonde and boysenberry cinnamon roll. 

“With the boysenberry, we generally like to go out there and test diverse matters,” stated Lane.

Even though website visitors munch on boysenberry foods, the Boysenberry Festival is additional than just the meals and beverages. 

There are a good deal of loved ones routines and merchandise, like a spirit jersey, boysenberry pie slice slippers, and a plush of Betty Boysen, a new mascot celebrating the competition.

“We’re all set for you to have a excellent time right here at Knott’s Berry Farm,” stated Carl Busche, a products manager at Knott’s.