A couple weekends ago, I went to Grand Rapids thanks to ExperienceGr and The Lemon Bowl (who organized this adventure weekend).
We started off a boozy weekend with happy hour and beer and wine and champagne at the Food and Wine festival and finished off the night with a Founder’s brewery tour! Can you believe all those cans of All Day IPA?!
We got up bright and early to get breakfast. I had that lil wrap. It had a black bean/quinoa patty in it?! I loved it. I totally want to incorporate that into a recipe soon. And lunch was this big huge salad at Wolfgang Puck’s Kitchen restaurant. It was DEEEElish.
We made pasta in the afternoon. I had NO idea it was that simple! Just 1/2 cup flour + 1 egg and POW, pasta. I was a pasta pair with Jocelyn from Grandbaby Cakes. (She’s a dream, did you know!?)
We had dinner at Grove where the gnocchi was served with duck (!) and the butterscotch pudding stole the show. I kinda think next time I’ll probably opt for the butterscotch pudding entree. I gazed at cinnamon rolls, bought chocolates and chatted with these ladies until late into the night.
I had so much fun with Maggie of Smashed Peas and Carrots, and Monique from Ambitious kitchen too! I’m so glad we all got to meet and hang out all weekend. Now I know who to hang with when I’m in the Chicago area next time, too! Until next time, Grand Rapids!
Below is a little list of links in case you pop into the city and are looking to stay somewhere nice and want to eat lots of good food.
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel – (Where the view is CUTE.)
EAT + DRINK //
San Chez Bistro | The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck | Founders Brewing Co. | Food & Wine Festival | Grove
NEXT TIME //
Downtown Market (buy cute jars, bread, smoothies and more!)
PASTA MAKING //
The Local Epicurean (or BUYING pasta)
P.S. Check out more travel posts below:
Portland, Kentucky, New Orleans, Cleveland, San Francisco 1,
San Francisco 2, Pittsburgh, New York, Florida
5 thoughts on “Let’s go to Grand Rapids!”
I’m so happy I got to meet you, Megan. Your travel post is lovely. I still need to do mine! Have a fabulous week and let me know if you’re ever in Chicago!
That pasta is CUTE! And that butterscotch pudding!
Lets go to GR for real!
Thank you so much for coming to my very first #TasteofGR!! It was so much fun having you and I’m so glad you enjoyed eating and drinking your way through our city! PS We should do this again in Detroit! 🙂
Love your photos! I’m thinking of decorating my house with drying racks of pasta now!
Love your instincts in cooking Megan. The pasta is looking great. Like the photos