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A Food Lover’s Paradise

Posted Nov 08 2010 10:05pm

I think I have finally digested enough to start talking about the food of the Foodbuzz Festival . I mean, that’s what it’s kind of all about, right?

I have done a fair bit of travelling to well known foodie destinations. But I think this one gets the cake (pun intended) as far as food consumption goes. And mygod. It was gooood. Here’s just a taste of it! (last pun, promise)

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Friday night’s Welcome Reception was held at the Herbst Pavillion at the Fort Mason Center.

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Beautiful views outside, but some nice foodie views inside too ;)

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Mission Mini cupcakes were all over the place as they were filming something for the Food Network.

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Free beer. Yesplease.

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Perfectly seasoned paella with octopus.
 
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One of my favourite things from Friday night. Not surprisingly, all made of pork.
 
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The apparently famous Spencer’s French Food Truck.

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But a little too greasy for my tastes.

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Some people weren’t into the esgargot, but I thought it tasted like mussels!

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More free beer.

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Paired nicely with ice cream.

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Danica insisted we try the curry wraps. By this point I was bursting and could only muster a couple bites of Janetha ’s.

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Tooootally worth the tummy expansion that followed. Super spicy and in a soft wrap!

Amazingly, I woke up hungry on Saturday. After a short run along the waterfront, a visit to Tartine , and a couple breakout sessions, it was time to get our eat on again.

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This time at the Metreon, next to a park with flute players and elderly folk doing Tai Chi. I loved it.

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I’d say the Tasting Pavillion on Saturday afternoon was my favourite Foodbuzz event of the weekend.

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It was relaxed with ample time to eat and socialize. There was so much food. Not itty bitty samples of things either. We were allowed to help ourselves to as much as we wanted!

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I tried in vain to get a little bit of everything. But my belly just could not handle it. Which is saying a lot.

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Highlight here was mushroom soup.

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Trying my first ever red velvet cupcake.

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S’MORES. Made with Ghirardelli.

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Annie the Baker’s little drop of heaven cookies. Just like cookie dough.

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Waiting in line for 40 minutes for a famous Border Grill fish taco.

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Salmon with corn salsa that I will be replicating at home. SO good.

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Halibut with cucumber salsa. I also hope to make this soon!

Another first for me – my first ever fish taco! I feel as if I’ve really lived now…

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And would you believe, just hours later I sat down to a four-course meal?

I think it’s time to dig out the stretchy pants.


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