Saturday, November 6, 2010

FoodBuzz Festival - Day 1




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esterday morning I was up at 4:30 for my flight to San Fransisco (with a connection in Denver).  I had a bagel with cream cheese and a coffee before getting on my first flight.  When I landed in San Fransisco around noon, I was famished!  I had 2 crackers with some bruschetta mix that I got on the plane.  When I finally arrived at my hotel - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, I scurried over to the closest convenience store for some quick fuel.  I found the elusive new Lara Bar flavours and bought all 3.



My room is really tiny, but super cute! 


I packed up my foodie gift for the exchange, and then headed out shopping with Eden and Astrid.
At 6:00 we headed to the "Street Food Fare" at the Fort Mason Center. 


We were greeted by tables of cheese, figs, pears and assorted breads and crackers.  


We met the Foodbuzz crew, and then we exchanged gifts with a foodie to our left.  I gave some Saskatchewan grown and made goodies to the Cilantropist.  


I received some Boccalone Soppressata and some grainy mustard. 

The Food Network was at the event filming for "Cupcake Wars."  The cupcakes were a huge hit.  I had one bite, but cupcakes aren't really my thang.


Scrumptious, savoury food on the other hand ... that's where it's at!  
The wine and beer flowed all night, and I had a few sips, but nothing crazy.

Lobster Cappuccino
Pork Sandwich
Escargot Lollipop

I did enjoy the sweet and salty ice-cream (especially the salty parts). 


And the best part of my first day in SF ...

Meeting some bloggie friends :-)


Tell me about your weekend!!  What have you done?  What do you have planned?

18 comments:

Kelly said...

amazing !!! everything looks DELISH.. I think I just licked my puter screen ;)

Have fun !

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are having a great time. Have fun and see ya soon.

Love
The Husband

sophia said...

You disappeared! I was searching all over for you yesterday night. At least I got to see you today...and I'll make sure to bug you tonight too! ;-)

Chuck Bluestein said...

I remember that the Larabars would say on thme "all raw" or "70% raw." But lately there is no mention of that on their bars. I guess that I should call them and ask about it.

Astrid said...

I have had a pretty amazing weekend, too. I can't wait to follow your blog. Seriously excited. See you tomorrow morning!

Simply Life said...

Looks like such a great time!

~ Diana ~ said...

i am so jealous!!! If I had gone we would have totally been roomies! Enjoy San Fran!!!Make sure you pack more US goodies for home!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said...

Looks like you have started off a fun weekend on the right foot! What a great event. We spent yesterday going from party to party too and I am hoping for some recuperation today!

DessertForTwo said...

Hi Jolene! It was so nice to meet you! I love your review of the first night of the event!

P.S. I'm not crazy about cupcakes either--aren't we strange? ;)

winkingannie said...

Lobster cappuccino? I'm intrigued. Hope you have a blast!

Eden said...

wow, a picture of me where i dont look hideous! awesome! I had a blast with you!
You KNOW my plans! hahah.

Abby said...

I'm with you on savory over sweet, so you're not too weird (either that, or we both are.)

Anyway, Eden sent me over to check out your blog and I'm glad she did. So jealous you got to hang out with her!

I just got home from a work trip myself, so my weekend has been spent catching up (laundry.) Yee-ha!

thetreadmilldiaries.com said...

Looks like everyone's having a fabulous time at the festival - OMG the food that's there. :)

Hope the rest of your time there was as good.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

hi jolene!

it was amazing meeting you!!! you are a total doll. I feel so happy to have met in person!!!

xoxo

Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

So, the important question arises...what do you think about the larabars? I loved the cc cookie dough but I wasnt at all impressed with the others...so not worth all the hype and hunting them down!

kacy said...

Fun! I would have gravitated towards the savory fare as well...

Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said...

What a cool hotel room, I love the colour scheme!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am finally catching up on blog posts! Oh my gosh, the food looked amazing! I love what you gave for your food exchange. :)

Your hotel room looked so cute!

Can't wait to read more about your weekend! Onto the next post...