Foodbuzz Festival 2011, Part 2

November 9, 2011

You read (and saw) about part 1 for the weekend’s Foodbuzz Festival. Get ready for part 2!

If the first part of my Saturday wasn’t filled with enough food, the second half sealed the deal.

After going for a long walk with the San Francisco roomie, Christin, we headed to the Grand Hyatt for some appetizers, mingling, and then dinner.

Photo from Sarah's, The Smart Kitchen

[Karen, Lauren, Maissa, Christin, Laura, Sarah, and Me!]

Some of the women I met during the Foodbuzz Festival were out of control amazing! I loved the spirit, drive, and energy from these women. I got to learn why others blog and what they’re all about.

[Me and Sarah]

[Christin and myself]

Fancy Foodbuzz had a catered dinner by Alexa Foods with a guest cooking demo by Food Network star, and dreaminess himself, Tyler Florence! Please check out Sarah’s blog for a recap of her meeting him! I’m only slightly jealous but her photos are hilarious.

[Mr. Tyler Florence]

Pear and Pecan Blue Cheese Salad (amazing)

Filet Mignon, Shrimp, Mashed Potatoes, and drippings sauce

Dessert Trio: Cheesecake, Bread Pudding, Chocolate Mousse. It was decent, but I’m not quite sure I’m a lover of sugar-filled desserts. Give me some fruit and honey and I’m good.

We stuffed our faces and then rolled back to the hotel.

Sunday morning, Christin and I woke early and took a chilly morning walk to the San Francisco Pier.

Then it was time for breakfast by hitting up my FAVORITE place, Cafe Gratitude

Nothing says nourish like grateful meals.

[Sarah, Myself, and Christin awaiting some Cafe Gratitude food to cleanse our Foodbuzz weekend of eats]

“I AM WHOLE” delicious quinoa, kim chee, sprouts, sea veggies, and creamy spicy tahini garlic sauce.

Yep. I was whole. And FULL.

Is it just me or can food be beautiful?

I think you’re ready for a giveaway tomorrow? What do you think?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie November 9, 2011 at 7:22 PM

So fun!! I want to recreate that entire menu from Cafe Gratitude. I might have to start….

Giveaway, you say? *Ears perk up*

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Natalie @ Cinnamon Bums November 9, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Foodbuzz looks so fun and decadent!! I definitely get a little homesick looking at these photos because over the summer I worked in SF and during my lunch breaks I’d walk to the Ferry Plaza building! also, that I am Whole bowl – I got that for the first time when I had lunch with you =)

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Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen November 9, 2011 at 2:26 PM

I am ready for a giveaway.

And to go back to San Fran…as long as YOU are there and we can keep working our way through Cafe Gratitude’s menu. [OK, I will..I know you’ll get the same thing. ;)]

PS- Aren’t you so glad you got up from the table for that photo of TyFlo? Seriously. I’m glad you had the gumption!

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Kris November 9, 2011 at 12:44 PM

absolutely food can be beautiful!! 😀 and so are you!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 9, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Great photos! I’m so jealous of the Cafe Gratitude trip, but really glad you guys got to experience it. 🙂

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Karen @ The Tamale Girl November 9, 2011 at 11:18 AM

I LOVE the crab photos. So cool. It was so great meeting you! (Same group picture is on my blog today too :))

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Andy Gee November 9, 2011 at 8:45 AM

So legit. Everything looked delish. Wish this MacBook had eat-o-vision.

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Christin@purplebirdblog November 9, 2011 at 8:41 AM

Totally just jacked some photos from this post to keep for myself! 😉 Also, I am a classy lady.

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