Foodbuzz Festival: Farewell Brunch

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Hi, guys!!! I had an outstanding Sunday tasting wines in Sonoma, but my full recap will have to wait until the morning. My comfy bed is calling my name!

Despite drinking a few cocktails and staying up late last night, I somehow managed to meet Kath, Shannon, and Quinn for a morning run. I was totally and utterly exhausted when my alarm went off at 6:45 AM, but I was so glad that I went.

We covered about 3.5 miles running along the bay, and totally lucked out with another gorgeous morning in San Francisco. It was a little chillier than yesterday, but it was still a wonderful early-morning run.

After my run, I grabbed a cup of coffee from the hotel lobby to take with me to my room while I showered and got ready for the final event of the Foodbuzz Festival.

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The Farewel Brunch, hosted by Nature’s Pride, was held at the Restaurant Lulu, which was located about a mile away from the hotel.

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The brunch was incredible! Everything was so fresh and delicious.

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And the brunch menu was awesome!

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My first plate included a piece of Kerrygold Aged Cheddar and Mushroom Frittata, a mini Crouque Monsieur, Panzanella Salad, and Pear and Bleu Cheese Salad. All were delish!

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My second serving was another Crouque Monsieur + coffee with half and half.

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And my third plate was a piece of Nutty Oat French Toast with Pear Compote and Whipped Cinnamon Butter. I was really hungry this morning!

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After breakfast, Jenna, Kath, Meghann, and I headed to wine country for a fun-filled day of wine, cheese, and good times. Be sure to check back for my recap in the morning.

And finally, a BIG thank you to Foodbuzz for an amazing weekend and to Bertolli for sponsoring my trip. I had a FABULOUS time! :mrgreen:

Good night, blog friends! I’m pooped!

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27 Comments

  1. ah, I’m so sad I missed the brunch! Everything looks amazing.

    I’m so happy I got to meet everyone – I hope the next blogger meet up is a bit longer – the weekend went by so fast!

  2. ok i’ve been following all of your posts about the food buzz convention and seriously… how did you get this job?!?!!? i couldn’t be more jealous! 🙂 seriously, i mean i read your “about me” section, but I would love it if you wrote a post about how you transitioned into becoming a successful health/nutrition blogger and how you’ve managed to make a career out of it and have these amazing opportunities! please! thanks so much, keep up the great work! 🙂

  3. I always am confused at brunch spreads when there are lunch foods as well as breakfast. I know that brunch is a combo of breakfast and lunch but normally I see mainly breakfast foods.

    But that croque monsieur looks great 🙂

  4. Such beautiful pictures!! That Croque Monsieur doesn’t look like ones I normally see though? I always thought they were covered in a white sauce, and then browned on top. Hmm.

    Oh, and I LOVE your nail polish color. Dark polish always looks so sleek 🙂

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