I probably would have been fine going home after this but I didn't dare because later that night he was scheduled to do a cooking demo for us sponsored by Alexia foods and dinner was going to be provided as well (Filet Mignon to be exact). Sunday the festivities wrapped up with a farewell brunch sponsored by the godly chocolate brand Godiva. As of now, I'm in a bind because a boat-load of people are going to be talking about this in the blogging world and I don't want to bore anyone with my "look at my fun weekend" posts but this is a food blog so I figured I'd skip the sight seeing pictures and show you the food I found myself surrounded by. And trust me there's a lot. It seems like whenever I started to think about food, Foodbuzz force-fed me with the best of the best...usually. For this, I am thankful.
When Mike and I got to San Francisco on Friday we checked into ourBlue Bottle Coffee Co since I'd never had their coffee, and it's kind of hard to find considering we found one down an ally. Then we went sight seeing. We drove as far up the hills as we could and found the coolest view of the residential area... sorry, but here's one sight seeing picture.
old scary historic hotel and left (immediately). I checked in with Foodbuzz to get my swag bag, and super awesome badge, then I was free until six. We decided to start our culinary adventure and get some food. Our goal was to only get things from places we had never been. You think that would be hard for people who grew up going to San Francisco but that city is packed (literally) full of places to eat. We decided to go get pizza by the slice. There's a place that we found once in the middle of the night and we haven't found it since even though we look. It's a mystery - think Harry Potter and the Room of Requirement. Anyway we thought we found the place but it wasn't it so we ate there anyway.
Close to six I got ready and headed over to the Hyatt to catch a shuttle to the dinner. When we got there, Sabra had a tasting of different types of hummus for us to try. Everyone was mingling and eating. Wine was served which definitely helped break the ice for people who didn't know anyone there (cough, cough). It was super fun to meet new people and eat really good (free) food. The best part was seeing everyone bust out their cameras as soon as they saw food! I really have found my people *smiles*.
One of the other really cool things is that I was able to meet and sit next to Jason Phelps from Ancient Fire Wine Blog. Luckily for me I was able to sample his strawberry wine - delish!
Now I may not know much about baking but I love me some desserts. However there was very few things here that I really enjoyed. I would have preferred a good piece of cheesecake or something. I mean the room was full of food bloggers - someone could have figured something out! One other small gripe was the lighting. You'd think they'd provide the best lighting for food bloggers. Nope. But what we managed. I think most of us agree that eating the food was more important than taking a million pictures of it.
By the end of the night I was so full and exhausted that I didn't bother going out. I'll end this post with my first night of festivities but trust me, so much more is coming. I'll share the people I met, the food I tried, and laughs that came a long with it. Until we meet again... cheers!