Food festivals like the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen open up the opportunity to try strange ingredients prepared in even stranger ways. Since they're the imaginative products of world-class chefs and bartenders, rest assured that any bite or sip taken is more delicious than it is weird. Dishes like Japanese uni with a Mediterranean salad, buffalo milk soft serve ice cream, and shellfish flan captured our attention and dazzled our taste buds.
— Additional reporting by Nicole Iizuka
Sources: Anna Monette Roberts and Galdones Photography / Food & Wine