What a fabulous eating extravaganza!!!!
Ready. Set. Eat!
The Tasting Pavilion might be my favorite part of #Fbzfest. Picture a few hundred bloggers sampling the most flavorful, fun, gourmet foods. From salt to beer to chocolate to salmon.
I was lucky to win sponsorship to the Festival for my Figgy Wild Rice and Mushroom Dressing from Electrolux. I had such a fun time with the food demo I was asked to do of the recipe. Yes, I would love to have a cooking show 🙂
But before it was showtime, I had to grab something to eat!
I actually found SALAD put on by Fresh Express lettuce. This had quinoa, cranberries and SMOKED PECANS that were so good. I had two little plate’s full!
And then I feasted
I tried a few beers, cheese, chocolates, toffee, soups, a wine or two, salts, s’mores, smoothies, and more.
FBZ Best Of Show
Do you know what I was most excited about?
These are SO GOOD and you can order them through Foodzie. I might have to do that for the next holiday! This one is the toffee – my fav. I also tasted the peanut butter – cookie outside, dough inside!
I also loved the Tyler Florence Apple + Butternut soup with shortbread
And Americano Restaurant’s Mushroom Soup was out of this world. I smelled sherry and he was impressed with my nose to detect the flavor so quickly!
Ohhhhhhh, and the Mission Minis Cupcakes were back!!!
I tried 3-4 of the flavors (split with Meghann!). My fav was still the pumpkin spice!! I love spice.
Then it was demo time. I wasn’t really nervous at all. I love live audiences (but do not like cameras!)
The demo went quite well and I thought the sample portions of the stuffing turned out great. The figs are key!
“Praise the Fig! (And Bread)”
I ate up my dressing but didn’t gobble gobble the lurk
More tasting and schmoozing
Jeff from Frog Hollow Farm is a KERF fan!!! Hope they know how much I absolutely love their pears!! They are just oozing with sweet pear juice all the time. I got 2 for the road!
Ended on a sweet note (surprise, surprise!) with Tina’s Pumpkin Spice Layer Parfait. It was awesome!!!! Loved the crumble.
Emily and I have been blogging and logging (which means we’re full like a log laying in our beds) and are debating a walk through Chinatown now. Then we glam for tonight’s dinner. Surprisingly, I think I will be hungry in 2 hours!
Stomach, mentally prepare.