Saturday started at 7am and finished roughly around 10:30pm, needless to say there was tons of stuff going on throughout the day. I’ll share a few moments with you guys.
In the morning we had a food styling and photography class. In groups we used some of the produce from the night before and paired it with some other items to create a dish to be styled and photographs.
|Photographer & Stylists wondering how the lights will work|
The class was so much fun and really educational! We learned what looked good in person might look differently on camera and vise versa. After all that sandwich making we were all ready for lunch! DC was beautiful this past weekend so we all walked over to McCormich & Schmick’s seafood restaurant. We were greated with a lovely menu.
When I took a look at the menu I realized it was all seafood, I was a little scared that I wouldn’t be able to be accommodated but I was pleasantly surprised when they said they prepared a vegan menu for me!
|1st course: beats and roasted onions with mixed greens and balsamic reduction|
|Main course: braised bok choy, mushrooms in a miso broth with fresh made chips|
The entree was very light but almost a little too lite. Everyone else had the halibut and it looked amazing.
|It looked so good I had to take a pic|
|dessert was a strawberry short cake with strawberries & rhubarb with a marscapone cream|
Dessert was really good but the berry compote alone was extremely sweet. Perhaps they tried to mellow out the flavor by adding a special ingredient to Amanda‘s shortbread biscuits?
Wait, what is that she’s holding in the air?? That is the finger of a rubber glove! Oh man, that thing was baked into the biscuit! I sware I was laughing so hard there was a stream of tears coming out of my eyes! I wish I could have gotten a picture of her face as she pulled it out. I’m literally laughing as I type this just remembering it. You all should check out her blog also, she makes amazing Moroccan food!
In an effort to not have a 20 page blog post I’m going to post a few random pics from the rest of the weekend at Eat Write Retreat.
|Me and Maisha at CulinAerie|
|When in Rome….lobster rolls call your name.|
Just when I thought things couldn’t get better Calphalon they are offering all my readers 10% off their orders! They’ve never before offered any discounts so this is the time to buy if you’re looking for something. Or, of course, you want to buy a certain someone a wedding gift. ha! This offer is good until June 6th so don’t wait too long. Just go to their site here and enter the promotional code: C95926 at checkout!!
What do you getting your dad (or husband) for Father’s Day? Sort of a random question but I saw some really nice panini press pans on the Calphalon site and thought about how my dad loved panini’s.