Foodbuzz Festival 2010 Gala

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Saturday was the big night – the Gala!

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Lookie what we passed on the way to the Ferry Building!

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Love!

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The Ferry Building was so pretty at night.

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I couldn’t stop taking photos.

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See the taxi?

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Almost party time. I felt so lucky being able to have a special dinner at the historic Ferry Building!

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After almost missing the party on Friday, Julie, Anjali, and I were right on time for the gala.

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Or make that…early.

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Turns out everyone was actually outside enjoying appetizers and small bites, so we went over to join them.

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There were some really fantastic little plates being passed around – beef, cheese puff, polenta, chicken ball. I think the chicken was my favorite.

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Soon enough, it was time to get the party started.

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The room was gorgeous and made me feel like I was dining like royalty.

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Me + Anjali.

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Me + Julie.

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And you’ll never guess who ended up sitting with us…Laura! The other photographer from the presentation earlier. She kindly answered a few more of my photography questions and gave me some pointers. It was so cool being able to have some good conversation with both her and Marc.

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After enjoying our appetizers, Anjali, Julie, and I actually waited at the bottom of the stairs with some others for the gala. Once we got the word, we bum-rushed the place and scored a great table. Look how close we were to the screen!

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We were one table over from the Foodbuzz CEO.

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The tables were really pretty with glasses galore.

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And some strange green thing…not sure what this is. Moss?

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I loved how each course had a wine pairing.

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We started with a golden beet tart. So light and tasty.

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Then we enjoyed a scallop course.

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Check out the vegetarian version in tofu…looked just like my plate!

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Then, we moved on to the main event – lamb.

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I would never order lamb on a menu…but I figured of all the places to try it, this was the one. The flavor was really nice and not too gamey. The sweet potato mash was a nice compliment. I did try the mushrooms (you guys know I’m not a fan), but they weren’t my thing. They tasted great, but I couldn’t get over the texture. lol

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And then we had dessert! Almost Cake with Spanish Sherry Sabayon. Loved all the flavors together – especially that berry sauce!

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Which we enjoyed with a preview of a new Food TV show.

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Post dinner, my table got together for #fbzhunt – a scavenger hunt around town. (will have photos another time)

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We did most of our photos on the way to the final destination…

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But one place was a necessary stop for my group – The Gold Dust lounge!

Phew! What a day! But there was one more to go…

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Comments

  1. says

    Diana your dog looks like mine! I wish you could see him.

    I had a great time with you at the dinner and fbzhunt, you are so much fun!

    I have pictures for you in case you need them for a hunt post, not all turned out but if you send me an email at laurajeanne25 at yahoo .com I’ll send them right over.

    Laura

    • says

      Really!? Do you have a corgi too?

      Laura – you’re pretty awesome yourself! ;) Thanks again for helping me with the photos.

      Btw, I think I already got the photos in my inbox…well just a couple hours ago at least. Thanks! :) Hope to see you at another bloggie event soon!

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