5 hours ago
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I had the opportunity to host a dinner for NYC metro area featured publishers for foodbuzz, a great website for food bloggers.
My job as hostess with the mostess was to find a place and invite fellow foodbuzz bloggers to join in! Easy, one would think!
I found out that in New York City to host a dinner for 25 people, on a budget, is nearly impossible. If you want to have it on a Monday or Tuesday night, then the world was our oyster, but a Saturday night? forget about it. No one even called me back or wanted to negotiate a fixed price dinner for us. I tried every hip and trendy restaurant in the big, bad apple, and no luck.
Spice Market in the meat packing district, to the rescue. The woman who handles events was more than happy to work with us and we chose a great tasting menu.
It was terrific meeting fellow bloggers and talking about foodbuzz and its many exciting new goings on.
Ryan and Devon flew in from San Francisco and told us about some great new ideas generating on foodbuzz.
I sat next to Christo from Chez What, a great food blog and a real New Yorker.
Also it was great meeting Nichelle and all the other bloggers!
Dinner highlights were the chicken w/ kumquats and the delicious spicy duck curry. The ginger margaritas were a welcomed relief for me, after having sat in traffic for 2 hours. I was a nervous wreck that I would be late for the dinner! But the parking gods were good to me, as always, and I found a space one block away and made it in by the bell.
(photo of the hostesses taken by Comestiblog).
Thanks foodbuzz for a great evening!