Food and Wine Conference 2015

I just got back from the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando-

I had such an amazing time; I loved the food, the wine and especially the people.
Please excuse my 1 second rant….but my ass is absolutely killing me from the drive. I HATE ROAD TRIPS. I would rather fly. Wait, newp, nevermind, I’m ok with road trips. I think I lost my mind for a second and forgot about my flight anxiety because of my sore ass.

So, anyway, at the conference we had a full schedule. The first night we had a great food tasting- I loved the sushi.
20150717_190921 We enjoyed a poutine bar for lunch on Saturday. I had a short rib poutine; it was amazing.  The potatoes were perfectly fried with just the right amount of salt.

Cheese curds, yo. (There were more curds under the beef, by the way).
Desserts and cocktails, of course- desserts
There were lots of great speakers. I have so many notes, I’ll be organizing shit for days. But it was so worth it. (#foodbloggerproblems)
20150718_145547 The Sunday Supper dinner on Saturday night was amazing.

We were served Certified Angus Beef grilled New York Strip steaks, asparagus with Bearnaise sauce, Gator Drool braised collard greens (not actual gator drool; it’s the name of a beer), fingerling potatoes and horseradish mashed sweet potatoes. We also enjoyed this insanely good salad with microbasil, wildflowers, compressed watermelon, tomatoes and blue cheese with a balsamic reduction and some beautiful wines by Hess Wines that tied it all in perfectly.
20150718_203417 AND I finally got to hang out with the Cabot girls (who paid for my conference ticket via a Cabot contest) – Rachael, Carolyn and Candace.
cabot These girls are even more amazing in person – they’re SO much fun!

I will definitely be going back next year.

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  1. Shea, I can totally relate to the road trip part as we just got home yesterday from a 21 hour drive…yikes!!! It was so nice to finally meet you, I just wish I could have spent more time at the conference. There’s always next year. Great review!
    Carrie|Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen recently posted..Tomato & Cucumber Quinoa Salad

  2. Wow, looks like such an interesting (and delicious!) event!
    Christen recently posted..Grilled Steak Fajitas

  3. I’m not a food blogger, but this looks like so much fun. The cocktails are gorgeous.

  4. I’m so glad you had a good time (even if I never found you)! I never has the short rib poutine…I got full on the chicken and waffle fries, lol.
    Nichole recently posted..BLT Panzanella Salad for #SundaySupper

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