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.
NEXT TIME //
PASTA MAKING //
The Local Epicurean (or BUYING pasta)