I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don’t care
My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me
Tony Bennett with Judy Garland
The 1st annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival was a huge success. Congratulations and thank you to the entire Foodbuzz team for hosting this wonderful weekend in San Francisco.
- Welcome Reception, Hotel Vitale
- Taste of San Francisco Street Food Fare, Ferry Building
- Morning at the Market, Ferry Building
- Olive Oil Tasting, Hotel Vitale
- Taste Pavilion, at the Metreon
- Merlot Tasting, at the Metreon
- Foodbuzz Dinner and Awards Ceremony, at GreenLeaf Produce Warehouse by Outstanding in the Field
- Farewell Brunch, Restaurant LuLu
Street Food Fare
The Chicharrones Girl
“A one-way ticket to chicharrones heaven.”
Heritage’s free range pork loin rolled into the belly with Thomas’s original herb mix with lemon zest. Grilled on the rotisserie for four hours until crispy brown on the outside, succulent on the inside.
Rotisserie Porchetta on Acme Roll
With Curly Cress and Onion Marmalade
The Ferry Building
Morning at the Market
Olive Oil Tasting
With Chef and Frontburner Blogger Michael Tuohy
Joan of Foodalogue
Giz of Equal Opportunity Kitchen
Lori Lynn of Taste With The Eyes
City View at the Metreon
Taste Pavilion getting ready to welcome 250 bloggers for a food and wine tasting and cooking demonstrations.
Merlot is Back, Baby!
Alder Yarrow, the granddaddy of wine bloggers and proprietor of
Vinography.com guided us through a Merlot tasting.
Pouring Bonny Doon Wines
Father Adam and Randall Grahm, Winemaker
The Stupendous Serpentine Table
Seating 250 People
Crisscrossing North America, Outstanding in the Field’s long, linen-draped table beckons adventurous diners to celebrate food at the source. Bringing together local farmers and food artisans, chefs and winemakers, exploring the connection between the earth and the food on your plate. Their mission is to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it. More about Outstanding in the Field here.
GreenLeaf Produce Display
Cooking a Gourmet Dinner in a Warehouse
Kudos to the team from Namu Restaurant!
Foodies in a Warehouse
GreenLeaf Produce Warehouse
a terrific venue for a unique and enchanted evening…
Preparing to serve 250 bowls of soup.
The Soup: Mushroom Dashi, Maitake, Shimeji, Enoki
Danny of Kung Food Panda blog
Mushroom Risotto with Koshihikari Rice
Crispy Maitake Mushrooms
Matt of Mattatouille blog
Sea Trout Baked with DashiKombu
Fried Garlic, Japanese Curry Powder
Build Your Own Bloody Mary
The festival ended with a delicious brunch and build-your-own Bloody Mary bar sponsored by Nature’s Pride and Skyy Spirits at Restaurant LuLu. The Farewell Brunch was the perfect ending to an amazing weekend. Besides hanging out with my dear dear friend Father Adam, and getting to meet many awesome bloggers, my next favorite part of the event, being a table setting aficionado myself, was that Outstanding Table! I haven’t stopped talking about it! A heartfelt thank you to the folks at Foodbuzz for all your planning and creativity and graciousness. The weekend rocked!
Here I am enjoying Far West Fungi Vol au Vent
from Spencer on the Go
at the Street Food Fare
(photo courtesy of Father Adam)
To all my foodie friends, it was an absolute pleasure to get to know you! Best wishes for continued success with your fabulous blogs. I left my heart in San Francisco, how about you? See you next year!