Are you tired of my Foodbuzz recaps yet? Please say "no" or just wait a few more days: I promise to post something non-Foodbuzz related.
Saturday night (last weekend) was perhaps my most favorite part of the Foodbuzz Food Festival. We were put on a bus and driven to a produce warehouse in the middle of nowhere (or so it seemed).
That's where we had a truly outstanding dinner: Outstanding in the Field, which included great food, a lot of wine, chatting with friends we've made over the weekend and being surrounded by cartons of tomatoes, onions and huge containers of soy sauce.
We were greeted by the owner of the winery which produces 2008 Ca' del Solo Albarino.
While sipping the wine (and refilling it at least once) I walked around the warehouse taking photos of food and cool quotes:
Look at all the tables Outstanding in the Field set up for us!
The menu had an Asian feel, and most of the food was consumed using chopsticks.
Just so that you know, there wasn't too much light: we were enjoying candle light instead (the situation was different depending on where in the warehouse you were sitting).
And now to the food:
Udon, grilled Monterey calamari in a browned butter ponzu reduction, cucumber, kaiware, frisee & yellow pear tomato with chojang & sesame vinaigrette (served with 2007 Le Cigare Blanc)
Sea trout baked with dashikombu, fried garlic and Japanese curry powder
Mushroom risotto with koshihikari rice, crispy maitake mushrooms
Soy braised beef cheeks with oxtails, baby carrots and fingerling potato, OB Beer and denjang demi
Roasted brussels sprouts, ponzu fried garlic, guanciale, bonito flakes (served with 2005 Le Cigare Volant): this was everyone's favorite course
Koshihikari rice pudding, cookie crumble and warren pear (with 2008 Vinferno): this was a disappointing end to the meal: I wasn't a huge fan of the dessert or the Vinferno.
Sunday we enjoyed brunch at Lulu restaurant, said our final good-bye's to the people we met at the festival, also Foodbuzz employees, and then hung out with Anna's friends the rest of the day, before heading back to the airport.
Such an awesome long weekend.
I leave you with one "person" photo of me :)