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Lots of Good Food and Lots of Good Wine – Thanks FoodBuzz!

by Meghann on November 8, 2009

What a night, What a night!!!!

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(Yes, thats the red dress and Yes you better believe I was rockin it ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

FoodBuzz teamed up with the fabulous people from Outstanding in the Field for last night’s fabulous dinner.

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Outstanding in the Field specializes in uniting people at one table and bringing them to the heart of where there food comes from. It’s the ultimate farm-to-table concept and last night it brought us the Greenleaf Produce Warehouse in the heart of San Francisco.

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The kitchen had no walls and opened right into the dining area so what we could see the food being prepared fresh and delicately.

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Passed hors d’oeuvres went straight from the table to the crowd

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And wine paired specifically for each course flowed freely through the evening

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After two days of only having a little bite of this and a little bite of this, it felt good to sit down to a real meal.

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The culinary team of Namu did a fabulous job putting together the korean influences meal that focused on local produce and sustainable, pasture raised meats. Everything was unbelieveable.

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Mushroom dashi, maritake, shimeji, enoki mushrooms

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Udon, grilled calamari in a brown butter ponzu reduction, cucumber, kaiware, frisee & yellow pear tomato with chojang & sesame vinaigrette

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Salmon baked with dashikombu, fried garlic and Japanese curry powder

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Mushroom risotto with koshihikari rice, crispy maitake mushrooms

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AMAZING!

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Roasted brussels sprouts, ponzu fried garlic, guanciale, bonito flakes

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The above serving times three – seriously my favorite dish of the night!

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Soy braised beef cheeks and oxtails, baby carrots and fingerling potato, OB Beer and denjang demi

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And finally dessert… Koshihikari Rice Putting, cookie crumble and warren pear

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The evening ended with the first annual food blogger awards!

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Congrats to all the winners but especially

Jenna for Blogger you’d most like to have a show on the Food Network

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Tina with a triple crown win of Blogger You’d most want to make you a cocktail, Blogger you’d most like to take to Dinner, and for Best Healthy Living Blog!!

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And Kath for the big win of Best Overall Blog!!

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Caitlin won Best Humanitarian Blog for Operation Beautiful and had asked ahead a time if I would accept on her behalf.

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I’ve been on a high all evening and to have all of my great friends win all the awards they were nominated for was just a huge rush. I was smiling ear to ear.

After dinner we continued the party at the hotel bar

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I stuck with water, but did share a chocolate torte with the girls

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And then called it a night because of the 11 mile run I had planned this morning. I promise I’ll be back later with details!!

1 *Andrea* November 8, 2009 at 1:07 pm

love the dress ๐Ÿ™‚ sexyyy girl
totally jealous of your amazing cali weekend!

2 caitlin November 8, 2009 at 1:12 pm

THANK YOU SO MUCH for accepting the Humanitarian Award in Operation Beautiful’s honor. You are a wonderful friend, an amazing blogger, and a HOT LADY in that red dress!!

Miss you when you are in a different time zone ๐Ÿ™

3 Diana November 8, 2009 at 1:12 pm

The food looks amazing and everybody looks so happy and like they were having such a great time! So cool. ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Evan Thomas November 8, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I love the openness of that space! Congrats to all the winners!

5 MelissaNibbles November 8, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Very cool setup! Congrats to the winners and to you Megan for your hard work on your own blog.

6 Katie November 8, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Awesome set up! Congrats to all the bloggers on their hard work. Wow 11 miles in San Fran can you say heaven can’t wait for details!

7 Chrysta November 8, 2009 at 1:43 pm

oh wow! So amazing. Congrats to everyone! I know how hard you work on these sites. It is much appreciated!! Looks like it was alot of fun. I so wish I could have been there! Thanks for all the photos

8 Chloe (Naturally Frugal) November 8, 2009 at 1:47 pm

You look awesome in that dress and should definitely wear red more often!
Looks like an amazing night filled with great food and great people. I just might have to attend next year (once I get my food blog up and running of course!)

9 Abby November 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm

You look beautiful in that dress!! What a fun time ๐Ÿ™‚

10 Matt November 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Delicious looking food!

11 Christy November 8, 2009 at 3:00 pm

looks like lots of fun & the food is so pretty!

12 greensandjeans November 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm

aren’t you glad you bought that dress?! it looks like you all had a spectacular evening!

13 Jenna November 8, 2009 at 3:19 pm

everything looks incredible!
jenna

14 foodieinthecity November 8, 2009 at 4:19 pm

What an amazing evening it looks like you had. All of you are amazing bloggers and should all be proud. Have a fabulous rest of the time in CA!

15 kirsten November 8, 2009 at 4:38 pm

you look beautiful in the dress!!

16 janetha November 8, 2009 at 9:44 pm

giiiirl it was SO great to meet you! such a fun weekend. you are a doll. hope maddie is stoked to see your face when you get home!

17 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) November 8, 2009 at 9:59 pm

It was great to meet you! You are so sweet in person. It was such a fun weekend and I’m so bummed that it had to end. Boo.

18 M November 8, 2009 at 10:13 pm

You’re absolutely rocking that dress.

19 Stephanie November 8, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Look at all of that delicious food!!! What a great time! And I agree, I do like the dress!

20 Foodie McFood November 8, 2009 at 11:39 pm

Dude! That spread is awesome. I am so jealous. I would eat my face off at something like that.

21 Danica November 8, 2009 at 11:44 pm

You look FANTASTIC in that red dress and totally rocked in on stage accepting the award ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish we had a chance to chat at the afterparty ….I LOVED Annie’s cookies and those mini cupcakes…..oh and the chocolate stuff too ๐Ÿ˜€

22 BroccoliHut November 9, 2009 at 1:33 am

LOVE your red dress–you’re such a babe:)

23 Maggie November 9, 2009 at 3:17 am

Loved your dress!!

24 BethAnn November 9, 2009 at 9:41 am

off topic i’m sure but i love the way you tied your scarf! i never wear them because i always feel like they look like my neck is being cut off..just awkward…but the way you tied it makes it look awesome. i’m jealous of your trip…san francisco is beautiful. did you like san diego or sanfran better?living in la jolla in san diego is my dreammmm.

25 Marianne November 20, 2009 at 6:49 pm

I swear, that meal was made for me – west coast, fresh ingredients, Asian inspired. Love it all!

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