I’m now reminiscent of the Second Annual Foodbuzz Bloggers Festival that took place November 5 – 7th in San Francisco. I had a wonderful time meeting hundreds of notable Food Bloggers throughout the weekend. This report is our final in the 3-2-1 Foodbuzz Blogger Festival Wrap Up. Wish I could dig into it all again – Perhaps next year.
The Gala Dinner hosting 350 Food Bloggers on the last night of the festival was held at The Grand Hall, Ferry Building, which was nice and worked well. The table settings were striking and filled with a sea of Wine glasses for pairing with each dinner course. Bonny Doon Vineyard poured it all. Thanks!
The Roasted Golden Beet Tart was paired with 2009 Bonny Doon Vineyard Ca’ del Solo Albarino. And my favorite was the Rosemary and Garlic Infused Rack of Lamb paired with the 2006 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant.
Before entering The Grand Hall for dinner, we enjoyed hors d’oeurves and more Wine outside. I was most impressed with the Cucumber basket weave mat beneath the Hoisin Beef and Scallion Rolls — It greatly contributes to presentation.
And the dinner ended with a Tarta de Almendras with Oranges — Would you believe its crowning garnish glory was made of Parmesan Cheese? It was and I loved it.
I met countless Food Bloggers who flew in from everywhere — A few special friends included Ginny of Food-G, Geri of The Princess Gourmet and Mimi of Cute Pig.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Rosa of The Catty Critic, Kat of Kat’s 9 Lives, Elizabeth of Ms. Lin Guide, Jennifer of Kirbie’s Cravings, Donald of Mochi Thoughts, and several others soon to be linked below. If pictured and your name and link isn’t included, PLEASE send your information, because I really want to include it — Didn’t collect all the cards I wanted.
Casey of Eating, Gardening & Living in Bulgaria, pictured next to her Foodbuzz badge will be posting a collage of hundreds posing the same way.
Before the Farewell Brunch the next morning, I thought I might be done meeting and eating, as I’d overloaded on both throughout the weekend — Then met Angela of the Spinach Tiger, a fabulous lady living an admirable life in Tennessee. Getting to know her over more food and drinks capped the weekend. It was certainly a pleasure meeting all pictured bloggers and other fabulous mentionables soon to be linked here in an update. Thanks Foodbuzz.
11/18/10 Update: In addition to the talented Food Bloggers named herein and in previous Foodbuzz Blogger Festival posts, I’m happy to have met Greg of Sippity Sup, Joan of Foodalogue, Jeanne of Simple Math Bakery, Amanda of The Cilantropist, Cathy of Show Food Chef, Veronica of The Enchanted Cook, Kristin of The Cuisinerd, Norma of Platanos, Mangoes and Me, Michael of South Bay Foodies, Linda of Salty Seattle, Jenn of Just Jenn Recipes, Lindsey of Gingerbread Bagels, Becke of Columbus Foodie, Eddie of Culinary Studio, Catherine of Cate’s World Kitchen, Susie of Artisan Food Discoveries, Wendy of The Local Cook, Astrid of I Have Two Feet and Ten Toes, John of Food Wishes, Teri of A Foodie Stays Fit, Joel of Cooking with Words, Elaine of Virgo Blue, Kate of Something We Dreamed, Stephanie of Foodiacs, Jerry of Cooking by the Seat of My Pants, Jesse of Beer & Nosh, Allyson of Living My Whole Life and Renuka of Foodelicious, to name just a few.