A Living Foods Oasis in the middle of the Cooked Desert.
Im one of those people who always try to minimize my camera use, but when I see all the good pics people take, I wish I had done more myself.
I took some good ones though, but sadly focused more on food than the good people.
Is it me, or is it just raw foodies that take pictures of not only their food, but the food of other people sitting at their table?
You wouldnt believe it (or maybe you would). As soon as the server places the dishes on the table, out come the cameras and its like the paparazzi.
Baklava...praise the heavens.
Macaroons Version 2.0 The tan ones were beyond belief.
This I didnt taste, but it looked too cute. Love those sprouted lentils...
This was some kind of "Aztec Parfait" if I remember right. Again, amazing.
Coconut Curry Rice, my favorite.
What was most striking about these dishes were that they were the creations of the academy students in the LEVEL ONE program. These dishes were just as good IF NOT BETTER than any other place Ive been to.
What the heck is going on in Oklahoma?
Philip and I made it to the tasting on Friday night, which was the graduation of the academy students. If you want to put yourself on the fast track of living foods cuisine, consider taking a month out of your schedule and sign up. A commitment yes, but think about the possibilities after graduation. And you would be learning from a true master.
Im keeping the people pics to a minimum, because there is always the chance that someone is not going to like a certain pic of themselves (I know females (and many males now too), and very few approve of their pictures posted by others, so to stay in good graces, Ive kept it to food.) Check out the other blogs for lots of good people pics, there are loads of them.
They may or may not have posted thier pics yet, but there are the sites. Keep checking.
A very wise thing about 105 is that they have BRUNCH! Who doesn't love brunch? This was a blue corn tostada, I should have ordered one to go for my plane ride home. A painfully tasty coconut yogurt parfait. Breakfast of champs.
I want to become a food photographer. This dessert had the whole place silent with caramel-pecan ecstasy.
I should have used the flash...a wonderful dessert trio.
I had to give up a modeling job to attend this event. Before I arrived I was a little mad that I was missing out on work, but after arriving and reconnecting and meeting all the great souls that attended, I was SO glad I went.
A HUGE thanks to the 105 Degrees team for putting on such a spotless event. It is such a breath of fresh air to see such professionalism and tact in the living foods world. THIS is what we all need. Little crunchy cafes arent going to get most people to try different food, especially Raw(????) food, but slick places like 105 has that potential. The place was ALWAYS busy.
HERE is more info on the 105 team, I would highly recommend stopping in and showing your support for such innovation and excellence.
Here is a video that Penni did as well, it will give you a little taste of the weekend.