International Food Blogger Conference- Friday Night Reception

by Andie Mitchell on August 31, 2010


To welcome attendees to Seattle for the 2010 International Food Blogger Conference, we hosted a Friday night reception at Hotel Monaco, a luxury hotel in downtown Seattle. Enjoy the photos from the evening!


Hotel Monaco

Micro Cherry Tomato Salad with Watermelon-Tarragon Ice & House Made Mozzarella Silly Strings

Vietnamese Bahn Mi Sandwiches with Snake River Farms Beef & House Made Mango Sriracha

Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho

Endive Salad

Alaska Seafood Black Cod BLT

Tonnino Tuna Salad Spoons

Geo Duck Ceviche

Rodney Strong Wines

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese

Theo Chocolate Confections

Theo Chocolate Pink Salted Vanilla Caramels

Cupcake Royale Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Cupcake Royale Strawberry Cupcakes

Togarashi Popcorn

Crusted Lamb Chops

Morgan Spurlock, Warren Etheredge, Mani Dhillon, Barnaby Dorfman

Morgan Spurlock in mid speech

Sur La Table Goody Bags

Sur La Table Goody Bags

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

lequan@luvtoeat August 31, 2010 at 4:01 pm

That’s the most beautiful deer I’ve seen in ages, headlights or not ;-)

Holy FOOD PORN! Looks like you had a great time! Love Vietnamese banh mi!


peggyhogan August 31, 2010 at 4:47 pm

OMG I am soooo hungry. what a mistake to see the yummy endive, lamb, cupcakes… looks fabulous. How do I get invited?


Shanna, like Banana August 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm

I love how pretty all the food does, and the blogger ;)


Kate August 31, 2010 at 5:45 pm

This is amazing!! I’m SO incredibly proud of you! I knew that everything would come together perfectly with you behind it. You, the venue and the food all look beautiful!! I can’t wait to hear all of the details — call me when things settle down. Love you lots xoxo


Julie @SavvyEats August 31, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Congratulations on all your hard work coming to fruition!

Oh, and please send me a salted caramel cupcake.


Can You Stay for Dinner August 31, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Thanks Julie!! You’re such a sweetheart. I shall send you a million salted caramel cupcakes!


Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 31, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Oh my goodness, all that food looks delicious!!! Love your outfit, too! Too cute :)


Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 31, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Mmmmm Lamb chops


runrantrealize September 1, 2010 at 12:33 am

It all looks AMAZING. Congrats on what looks like an incredible event. I want to eat those salted caramel cupcakes now! Please tell me a Seattle bakery makes the, regularly. I will totally drive 3 hours and cross international borders for those cupcakes.


Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life September 1, 2010 at 7:36 am

Looks like a fun time!


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman September 1, 2010 at 7:54 am

Everything looks amazing. Chocolate Pink Salted Vanilla Caramels? Salted cupcakes? I’m so glad I wasn’t there. You’d have to roll me out.


Sana September 1, 2010 at 9:11 am

Hahahah! You look awesome! What a foodgasmic event ( yes I say words like that in real life) :)!


Can You Stay for Dinner September 1, 2010 at 9:15 am

Hahaha, love you Sana!


Cindy September 1, 2010 at 9:18 am

what an amazing event!
I have TOTAL appreciation for the work that went into planning this! When I worked in Admin, at my current job, we put on a yearly conference..and a few other big events, and it CONSUMED us for months.

I loved seeing it all put together, but our regular “work” got so backlogged because of it.

we certainly didn’t have food like that, and it WAS for boring ole board members, haha but seeing it all come together was pretty rewarding!

this must have been SO gratifying for you!

you were certainly the right lady for the job!


Lu September 1, 2010 at 9:28 am

Wow! Now I’m super hungry and I still have 3 hours till lunch. You look great! I do love your deer in a headlights comment though. Hope you ate an extra salted caramel cupcake for all of us out in blogland. They look divine.


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