It isn't often that I find myself without babe in my arms and a toddler tugging at my pant leg ... but last night was one of those cherished occasions. I left Dad at home with the kiddos and headed off to Granville Island for a fun filled night of delicious eats + drinks and inspiring conversation.
Edible Canada launched their 2012 Market Diner series last night with Canada Top Chef contestant Andrea Nicholson from Toronto. In addition to preparing an incredible five-course meal (paired with wine and a bonus cocktail) she artfully introduced us to her line of handcrafted products called "Killer Condiments."
As luck would have it, I sat next to two food writers (goodlifevancouver.com and vancouverfoodster.com). Their commentary and perspective totally enriched my experience and has left me pondering how I could too can live that life one day. As they both were posting continuously throughout the evening I was prompted to post my first series of photo enhanced tweets, appropriate hashtags n' all.
The meal Andrea prepared extraordinary. The Dungeness crab brown butter risotto with local Steelhead trout was out. of. this. world. Seriously, the risotto was cooked to perfection. I thought I might have lost the passion, but Andrea rekindled my love for that darling high-starch, short- grain little rice. Not only did she knock it out of the park with her culinary skills, she could not be any nicer. We chatted a few times throughout the evening and I walked away feeling like I had made a new friend. She signed my Top Chef Cookbook and smiled for a few photos ... but I must say I got all giddy inside when I came home to notification that she has started following me on Twitter.