As organizers of the Wine Bloggers Conference, we try hard to provide good food to attendees. Having said that, it isn’t our top priority, falling below content and wine.
If you want great food, consider attending the International Food Bloggers Conference in Santa Monica, California November 11-13.
Organized by Zephyr Adventures with our partner Foodista, the IFBC focuses as much on providing outstanding food as anything else. We recently completed the first of two IFBC conferences this year, this one being at the end of August in New Orleans. What incredible food.
A total of 18 local restaurants came in to the host hotel to volunteer their time (and product) to cook for attending bloggers. Check out this menu at just the Friday evening dinner:
La Petite Grocery, Chef Justin Devillier
Chilled corn soup with hearts of palm
Pork cheeks with tomato jam
Ste. Marie, Chef Chris Foster
Spicy tuna tartare with avocado mousse, coriander, grilled country bread
Rabbit ragu with house-made pappardelle, parmesan
Sylvain, Chef Sean McCusker
Shaved brussels sprouts with apples, pecorino, hazelnuts
Chicken liver crostini with Maras Farm’s sprouts, dandelion gastrique
The Grill Room, Chef Drew Dzejak
Gluten free gulf shrimp dip
Gluten free Louisiana crab dip in endive
Shrimp & orzo
Sucre, Chef Tariq Hanna
Black truffle hazelnut macaroon ‘PoPs’
Local honeyed rice cream parfait
GW Fins, Chef Tenney
Gluten free bite sized chocolate bombes- white & dark chocolate mousse on a base
of flourless chocolate cake, covered in chocolate ganache
In addition, we provided two excellent wines from Jordan Wines, courtesy of the always-cheerful Lisa Mattson. So if you want to experience something similar, consider signing up for the November conference in Santa Monica!