As the fog and rain poured in, we bloggers gathered together again.
But first, a quick cocktail hour with Mr. Blogstalker himself, my friend Nate! He’s here on business this weekend and came to the hotel to greet us. Lovely to have a mini Charlotte reunion with Diana too!
Then we headed out!
Alexia sponsored tonight’s event, so there were French fries growing out of all cracks and cervices. I liked the herby ones the best –
In the ballroom, we were served vino – two kinds
And started in on a number of appetizers – from butternut squash risotto cakes to veggie empanadas
The hit of the evening was Tyler Florence, who came to do a food demonstration. The Autumn Spiced Pork he made looked quite good, but to be totally honest, I wished there could have been some blogger interaction here. Shouldn’t a Foodbuzz member have led the cooking demo!? So many talented bloggers to choose from.
The salad course – with candied nuts and bleu cheese – was my favorite
Tonight I was a Pescatarian, so instead of beef I got double shrimp! It was served alongside a celery root puree and buttered veg
Cleanse the palate –
The last three bites of my weekend were a Cowgirl Creamery cheesecake
A Scarffen Berger chocolate mousse
And my favorite, Sourdough Bread Pudding
I’m having one of those "I never want to eat rich food again" moments because I feel so full. Feed me smoothies, fruit, sweet potatoes, spinach and simple oatmeal upon my return home. My stomach needs a real food cleanse!
Sadly Larbs and I have to miss the brunch tomorrow to catch an early flight. It was a short but sweet trip.