Day two of the Foodbuzz Festival was quite the busy day, in the morning I had a photography class with Laura The Cooking Photographer and Marc of No Recipes, later I went to a video class. I really enjoyed the photo class and came away with some great tips. Marc recommended a Sasco 40w indoor natural light bulb placed in a lamp with a sheer shade over it; place the lamp on the side of a plate for nice shadows. I'm going to try that and see if it helps; since its dark by 5 now.
After the classes wrapped up we had a lovely walk on the streets of San Francisco as we headed to the Metreon for a Tasting Pavilion extraordinaire. I wish all of you had been walking with us.
If you ever get the chance to wander the streets of San Francisco, I'd highly recommend it; it's a lot to take in so pace yourself! If you are ever in need of an inexpensive tour guide; food works for me.
Come on Lisa, quit gawking at the awesome Williams Sonoma Store, we have to get to the Metreon before all the food is gone.
Looks like we are in the right place. Grab a glass and enjoy, the lovely ladies at the entrance tell us.
I was so excited to find this table, Bloomfield Vineyards is close to my house and I will be going to visit them soon and do a post. Rebecca Bloomfield was so sweet and her wine so good. I can't wait to share more about her.
What can I say about the Saags table, except, "Where have you been all my life"! I wanted to go get back in line after eating my plateful, but the line was already starting to wrap around the block.
Alaska Seafood had the most popular table there, the line went on forever, so we waited and watched for our opportunity to swoop in for one of their amazing fish tacos they were handing out. While in line I met two of the funniest bloggers who waxed on and on about the Royal Hawaiian Honey they had just tasted. Only hardcore foodies wait in line to get food and talk about food while they are doing it!
I had to take a photo of Harvey for you, or at least that's what I'm naming him. He should of had sun glasses on, because the paparazzi photoing him must of blinded him.
I found these tasty little morsels at the Miss Pearl's Jam House table, they were so good, as soon as they had their backs turned I grabbed another! The chef told me they used agave sweetener in the cocktail sauce after I batted my eyelashes at him to get the recipe!
Fine if I have to eat your amazing Three Twins organic ice cream I will, but only for my readers.
Mission Minis provided more of their amazing cupcakes. This little cherub was so good it should have had a halo on it! It was a perfect angelic pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting. We found a table and had a quiet moment alone together!
We needed a break after some hardcore sampling so we wandered out to the balcony, with a view you wouldn't believe.
Out there I ran into my new friend Lindsay from last night and a new friend I just made Ngoc of San Jose, Love. If anyone has her URL, can you let me know!
Me and Lisa - Korean American Mommy posed for a glamour shot! Before she went in to demo her winning recipe for Nature's Pride, and man were they good, we got to sample them.
Took in the amazing views!
Who says Foodies don't like to have fun! The most rocking spot in the pavilion was the Buitoni booth, where Lisa, Sara and I convinced Chef Dennis to do a flipbook with us! Since Chef Dennis is so famous, I'm not legally allowed to release it, but I can show you these photos!
Sara's face in the background is priceless!
I had met Emme from Food Samba at her table where I got to taste her winning avocado mint smoothie for Moovision. I adore her, she is such a sweetheart, I'm a fan of hers.
We had added Trish from Dish by Trish to our posse earlier in the day, I had walked into the hotel lobby and there was her gorgeous smiling face, she had just arrived and hadn't met anyone yet. See how easy it is to make friends if you flash those pearly whites.
Then there was a gala, with so much food it was shameful, but in a good kind of way. I even ate beets and loved them. Actually the beet tart was my favorite, if anyone finds that recipe, please share. I tried to photo all the dishes but our table was in the dark, and you all know what happens when you flash food, right! But lucky for me earlier in the evening I met this really nice guy Mike Ahmadi FoodMuse, I had come home dead tired, logged on and saw his post, and my sadness from leaving the festival turned into a huge smile, his food photos were angelic and he's really cool too!
I did happen to get this cute one though! We had other great company at our table too, Jeanne - Simple Math Bakery, Mariko - The Little Foodie, Damaris - Kitchen Corners, Trish - Dish by Trish, Emme - Food Samba, Lisa - Korean American Mommy and Myself of course. I think the company rivaled the food.