Then I got to meet one of my favorites!! This is Chuck Lai from Foodgawker. If you've never been to Foodgawker then PLEASE do! I was so excited and he was so nice to take a picture with me. I could tell it was going to be an awesome day.
Sessions continued with giant pictures of food in every class. What a hard day huh?
After the featured panel and the two classes, it was 12 and time to head over to The Metreon for the Taste Pavillion. The Taste Pavillion is an awesome set-up for food and drink vendors to get their products out there and network with us.
A line of hungry food bloggers were greeted by an amazing view of the city and more than 70 vendors standing at booths just waiting for us to try their products. It was a beautiful sight.
After all the sampling I decided to circle back one more time to makes sure I didn't miss anyone then I saw him; Tyler Florence was just sitting there! How did I miss the line to meet him that I'm sure formed as soon as he stepped in the room?? I begged to get in line but the worker told me it was already cut off so three girls let me cut in front of them as long as I took their pictures. Umm, hell yes! So that's literally the story of how I got to meet the tallest, cutest, sweetest, chef in the world.
|Look at him eying that free drink. Yes he took it. Yes it was awesome.|
|This man is seriously tall.|
A Girl and Her Fork, Debbie from A Feast for the Eyes, and Josh from Just Eat.
Here is Dorothy from Crazy for Crust, Allie from Eat at Allie's, me, and Ally. Can you believe we're all from the Sacramento area and I had never met any of them before?
Our table (that I may or may not have ran to) was in the front and right next to the stage where the demo would be. There were samosas and butternut squash risotto bites and wine - lot's of wine. The waiters never let our glasses empty, so I technically only had one glass :)
Then the demo started. He cooked pan seared pork chops with spaetzle and red cabbage. Oh my goodness it smelled so good. He talked about food, his kids, and The Great Food Truck Race, of which I am an avid watcher. Then he wrapped up with a Q and A.
|There are so many beautiful things about this picture.|
Tyler stopped his Q&A to let us eat (personally I would have eaten a bowl of cereal just to hear him talk longer but....) For dinner we were served a deconstructed salad, Filet Mignon with prawns and veggies, and a dessert trio.
The night didn't quite wrap at 10 for some of us. A few of us (Just Eat, My Veggie Table, cough cough) offered to take the wine the staff was going to toss out and drink it. We're such good foodies. LUCKILY for us, Saturday night was when we turned our clocks back so we got an extra hour of
There were lot's of breakfast basics and the view of the Bay Bridge was completely amazing. I was told it was going to be raining all weekend but you would never have know if you looked at our view.
Until next time my fellow foodies... Cheers!