All hail the stinking clove… at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, July 23-25
About 13 year(s) ago by The Inns of Monterey
The 32nd Annual Gilroy Garlic Fest is considered the ‘Ultimate Summer Food Fair.’ Garlic aficionados will revel in three days of delicious food, beverages, arts and crafts, cooking competitions, 60 live concerts and the return of Top Chef sensation Fabio Viviani to the Cook-Off Stage. Cook-off winners earn $1,000 and the traditional crown of cloves. Miss Gilroy Garlic and her Court will be at the fest, ensuring a garlicky good time. While raising $8.5 million for local charity, Fest-goers feast on 10 tons of beef, four tons of pasta, four tons of calamari, two tons of scampi and two tons of fresh California garlic. Enjoy the pungent aroma as two tons of fresh California garlic are diced, sliced, pureed, mashed, rubbed, crushed, sautéed, simmered and more from July 23rd to 25th. For information and tickets, please visit www.gilroygarlicfestival.com.