• Spotted Pig to Plunge

    February 8, 2010

    I had such a blast tonight! Let me tell you, the Electrolux people know how to show us food bloggers a good time!

    Our evening started with a welcome reception at the Spotted Pig, the famed Gastropub in the West Village.

    IMG_4954.JPG

    At the Spotted Pig, we mingled with fellow bloggers and the Electrolux team, and enjoy a wonderful cooking demonstration by the restaurant’s chefs.

    IMG_4962.JPG

    IMG_4963.JPG

    IMG_4965.JPG

    The menu for the evening was quite impressive– and, of course, delicious!

    • Devils on Horseback (bacon wrapped prunes stuffed with pears)
    • Onion & Thyme Tarts with Ricotta
    • Chicken Liver Parfait with Onion Marmalade
    • Cheese Beignets with Smoked Paprika
    • Seared Beef Filet with Horseradish & Arugula
    • Hummus with Feta, Olives & Flatbread
    • Broccoli Rabe & Roasted Garlic Frittata
    • Crispy Duck Confit with Cabbage
    • Six Root Vegetable Soup

    IMG_4966.JPG

    I pretty much ate one of everything!

    IMG_4968.JPG

    IMG_4970.JPG

    IMG_4973.JPG

    IMG_4974.JPG

    IMG_4975.JPG

    IMG_4977.JPG

    I also enjoyed two glasses of white wine at the event.

    IMG_4978.JPG

    IMG_4980.JPG

    IMG_4981.JPG

    IMG_4982.JPG

    IMG_4988.JPG

    IMG_4993.JPG

    IMG_4994.JPG

    The Six Root Vegetable Soup was absolutely outstanding! It was the perfect winter comfort food. Rumor has it that the Spotted Pig will share the recipe with us!

    IMG_4996.JPG

    Holy yum!

    IMG_4998.JPG

    It was great meeting a bunch of new food bloggers tonight and hanging out with some of my old favorites: Sabrina, Meghann, and Megan.

    IMG_4983.JPG

    I’m psyched that I finally met Megan of Megan’s Munchies! I’ve been a long-time reader of her blog. She’s so sweet and down-to-earth in person.

    IMG_5000.JPG

    Until tonight, I had no idea that I liked duck. The Crispy Duck Confit was soooo tender and delicious.

    IMG_5010.JPG

    IMG_5013.JPG

    After the event at the Spotted Pig, we headed to Plunge for a regional gift exchange, a fantastic idea from Sandy of No One Puts Cupcake in the Corner. Since all of us bloggers traveled from different parts of the country, she thought it would be fun to exchange food items that were specific to our region of the country. Best idea ever!

    IMG_5015.JPG

    IMG_5016.JPG

    We had a great time exchanging gifts with one another. Everyone had a fun story to share.

    IMG_5021.JPG

    IMG_5022.JPG

    At Plunge, I enjoyed a Grapefruit Cosmopolitan, which was really sweet, but still yummy.

    IMG_5023.JPG

    For my exchange gift, I brought a pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee. In return, I received a bag of Uncle Jerry’s Handmade Whole Wheat Pretzels from Sabrina.

    IMG_5026.JPG

    I’m looking forward to breaking into this bag!

    IMG_5027.JPG

    Diana of Spain in Iowa scored with her goodies from Hershey, Pennsylvania! Lot of chocolate!

    IMG_5028.JPG

    She and her husband were really cool people to meet. I loved chatting with them.

    IMG_5029.JPG

    I also enjoyed a couple of Dove chocolates while the gift exchange game went on.

    IMG_5035.JPG

    At the end of the night, the remaining bloggers shared a bottle of Dia De Los Merlot that Joseline brought from California to share with the group. It was an awesome (and affordable!) red wine. I highly recommend it!

    IMG_5042.JPG

    After two glasses of white wine, a cosmo, and a few sips of red wine, it’s definitely time for me to go to bed. We have an early morning ahead of us! Breakfast is at 6:30!

    Good night!!!

    Pin It

    { 57 comments… read them below or add one }

    Lisa @ Early Morning Run February 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Oh my gosh. The Spotted Pig?!?! That’s so amazing! I haven’t been there but definitely want to go. It’s one of the best restaurants in the city!

    Reply

    Jules @ EatDrinkLiveLearn February 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    This looks like so much fun! The regional gift exchange was such a clever idea. And DD coffee is a perfect representative for New England!

    Reply

    Tamizn February 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Wow looks like your having a blast! That dress looks lovely x x

    Reply

    Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 9, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Wow – everything at that restaurant looked amazing! I hope they share the recipe for that soup.

    It looks like you’re having a blast – and that dress looks great on you!

    K

    Reply

    Jenna February 9, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    What a great night!!

    Reply

    kara February 9, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    That looks like so much fun, hope you enjoyed it all!

    Reply

    Jessica February 10, 2010 at 1:21 am

    1) you look BEAUTIFUL that in that picture in your black dress.
    2) this event looked like so much fun!

    Reply

    Leave a Comment

    Previous post:

    Next post: