Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wrap Up - Great Tastes Culinary Expo

Saturday was the Great Tastes Culinary Expo at the Tremont Grand and I was one of the panelists for the Baltimore Food Bloggers section of the event. My friend Julie and I went and ate and drank our way through four floors of the incredible Grand, former home of the Masons.

The place was mobbed and there were exhibits everywhere! Each of the rooms either had a presentation or exhibitors serving food or drinks. I managed to have some Piper Heidsieck Champagne, coffee with Kahlua Hazelnut and some Kubler Absinthe. I hadn't tasted absinthe since a long and boozy afternoon at the Napoleon House in New Orleans. The taste, which is very anise-y, took me straight back to that fun afternoon. But that stuff is strong!!!
The blog panel was lots of fun. Each of us introduced ourselves and talked a little bit about the focus of our blog, what we're trying to accomlish and who our audience is. Then we took questions from the audience and took turns answering them.

It was fun to finally put faces with the names that I read all of the time!


Julie said...

I agree -- it was fun to meet everyone. And that Tremont Grand is a great building -- extraordinary detail.

Cakespy said...

That sounds like it was a really fun thing to take part in! I love meeting other like-minded foodie blog people. What a nice forum to do so!