Food Buzz hosted a lovely blogger dinner at Lupa Tuesday night. I felt like Cindrella, leaving the usual evening responsibilities at home and slipping out of the apartment at 8:30 at night.
I met Miss Ginsu, the ladies of Cupcakes Take The Cake, Midtown Lunch, Sue of Food Network Musings, and very briefly (though her personality radiated down the table) Shoshi of Kosher Soul Food. There were a few others that I didn't get to meet because they were on the other end of the table (like Fiesty Foodie and Endless Simmer).
Anyway, I found out from the other bloggers that I have no idea What's Going On in the World. As in, have you ever heard of Meetup? You sign up online for whatever niche interests you have and then you get regular announcements of social activities organized around that interest (activities registered through Meetup). So if you're into riding ostritches in scuba gear there is probably a Meetup for you out there.
Those crazy kids, what will they think up next?
I also played that 3 degrees of separation and found out that Nichelle knows Gabrielle of Skirt and Design Mom.
But what's most important here is what I ate:
capricci with cauliflower ragu
ricotta gnocchi with sweet fennel sausage
pork shoulder with fico d'India & ginger (looked like lingonberry sauce with ginger, but tasted fantastic)
some sort of gelatto in a chocolate shell and a scrumptious buttermilk panna cotta