This past weekend Seattle hosted the International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) (Seattle will be the host city again next year)—it was a fun-filled weekend with food bloggers from around the world. We visited Ste. Michelle Winery on Thursday, dined all over Seattle on Saturday night, tasted food and wine samples, (loved the session on Bordeaux wines, more about that in another post!) learned about better photography from Andrew Scrivani, and gathered tons of information to make our blogs better.
On Friday my 18-year old was moving into his dorm so I missed that entire day at the conference. After we moved him in, we stopped in to visit one of the IFBC sponsors on Chuckanut Drive, Taylor Shellfish Farms is home to some of the best oysters ever!
The Chuckanut Drive
This gorgeous drive begins in the south end of Bellingham in the Fairhaven District where lots of great little restaurants are located along with some antique malls and other fun stores. Check out Fairhaven Pizza for GF Pizza! read more…
Welcome to our fair city!
While this post is for my fellow food bloggers in town for the International Food Bloggers Conference at the W Hotel in Downtown Seattle, most anyone visiting Seattle looking for gluten free dining options will find it helpful.
The post includes restaurants where we have successfully dined without being “glutened”. They either have gluten free identified on their menus and/or they know how to prepare your food (most can handle other food sensitivities as well). You must, of course, ask questions as always to be sure the restaurant is right for you. read more…
Wish I had better lighting here but we are eating very late these days!
This meal was a perfect match for the 2011 Chablis from Joseph Drouhin. As we wind down summer I am not ready to make way for fall and find myself opening various crisp white wines to enjoy. This Chablis (Chardonnay) is from Burgandy. It’s dry with mineral notes and a bit of lemon on the palate and a nice finish. It’s a great food wine.
Here is an easy meal that you don’t even really need a recipe: read more…