Thursday, June 16, 2011

What A Great Foodportunity

This past Monday our owner, our friends at Ritrovo and myself were fortunate enough to attend a food fancier's dream event and what a "food-portunity" it was! Being invited to Tom Douglas' Palace Ballroom was exciting enough, but attending alongside many food writers, chefs and food purveyors from all over Seattle made it a night to remember.

Corky from Ballard Bee Company, Amy Pennington of Go Green Garden and, even Lisa Dupar herself, were all there. Food bloggers like Shirley of LovelyLanvin and Alice of Savory Sweet Life were there in abundance and of course our proprietor herself, Karen of Frantic Foodie did a fantastic job of mingling among the masses. If the attendees didn't have our hearts palpitating from excitement, the nibbles from the hottest restaurants around town had our taste buds exploding!

Chez Shea, Nettletown, BuiltBurger and Emmer & Rye were all there sampling their culinary masterpieces, much to our delight. Foie Gras on a homemade nutmeg hinted cracker with a crisp apple relish on top. Fresh strawberry milkshakes with a strawberry puree garnish. Gluten free cupcakes and granola, that were both delicious, stole our owners heart. And the creme de la creme: a pork and duck terrine atop a lard-fried brioche with slivers of pickled rhubarb on top with a fresh sprig of fennel.
~ To.Die.For! ~ Seriously, the best thing I think I've ever eaten!

But beyond the food, it is always a fun experience meeting new people who are as intrigued and smitten with food as you are. It makes for great conversation and perhaps new lasting relationships. We walked away from an evening and an event we thought was executed perfectly and conceptualized by a foodie genius.

Thank you Karen for a fabulous FoodPortunity event in Seattle, we look forward to taking part in the next one!

See the rest of our photos from the event on our Facebook page.
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