What can I say? Foodbuzz knows how to throw a party!
Upon arriving this afternoon I headed straight to the airport via a fancy town car sent by Bertolli Sauce. My driver was so nice!!
After a little searching, I found the frozen yogurt I was so very much seeking!
HELLO TART YOGURT! But um, when there’s PUMPKIN yogurt on the menu, I gotta get that.
So I settled for 1/4 tart and 3/4 pumpkin topped with some coconut. SO GOOD! And a perfect snack. The tart yogurt was just like frozen greek yogurt and the pumpkin was like Stonyfield’s pumpkin pie!
We made our way to the Ferry Building for more sightseeing
Came back and washed that airplane right outta my hair
Got fancied up and headed to the lobby for a special Bertolli Sauce meeting!!
In case you didn’t hear, I created a menu item – Cowgirl and won Bertolli Sauce sponsorship for this weekend
The bar was total swank.
Followed by total fizz
And a meet-n-greet with the Bertolli Sauce team.
I just had a few sips of the champagne before we headed upstairs for the cocktail party
The welcome reception was so gorgeous and set on the rooftop terrace of the Vitale
I tried a little puff pastry filled with Grueyre and mascarpone by Midi in the Galleria Park Hotel
Jenna and I snuck away to get warm under a heater. Brrr!
At 7PM we moved on to the big event: The Taste of SF Street Food “Fare.” A section of the Ferry Building was transformed into a row of venders serving niche gourmet food of all kinds.
Thirsty Bear Beer! (I miss my bears!!)
I had a wheat beer but put it down after a few sips. I wasn’t in a beer mood.
The first thing to catch my eye was this tower of mini cupcakes by Mission Minis!!!
Pumpkin Spice anyone?
Next up: The Pie Truck!
These little savory pies were too cute. Very rich though! I had two bites and shared with my friends.
The Tacolicious folks looked tempting, but there were too many onions for me to venture in.
Would you believe I’ve never had a raw oyster?
Hog Island Oyster Co. took care of that one!
It tasted like a cooked oyster!!
Alive Vegetarian Cuisine had a bunch of raw // vegan // vegetarian bites, and honestly, I think these were my favorite bites of the night!!!
Raw flatbread pizza crisps with cashew cream, tomato and basil and avocado, olives and more!? I had one of each!
Pizza Pizza!! Pizza Politana had a wood-fired pizza. Yum!
On the alcoholic beverages front, I had a few sips of 3 drinks and nothin’ more. Tonight was all about the FOOD and I know that alcohol just makes me feel sick, so I stuck to tastes. Tasting was definitely the theme of the night! I really had a bite of this and that and while it all did add up to a nice filling dinner, I don’t feel stuffed. Sweet.
It was good!! Kinda like a Manhattan but sweeter and orangier
Cream. Iced. Delish.
I had to go back to try the vanilla!
And last but not least….
Lavender + Pomegranate Raw Cashew Coconut Cheesecakes from Alive. Really good!!
Being all East Coast and all, a handful of us went back to our room to get in our PJs and BLOG!!! After trying everything at the party, we were ready to call it a night because we have to rejuvenate for tomorrow’s agenda!! It’s so fun to blog with others in the room