Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ambassador Organics

I'm here with Ambassador Carol Mosely Braun at the Restaurant Show.
After serving as a United States Senator and the Ambassador to New
Zealand, Braun founded Good Food Organics in 2005.

The company sells coffees, spices and teas that are organic,
biodynamic, and fair trade. Egyptian hibiscus tea was sampled at the

Braun was also scheduled to speak at the Chicago Green Festival where
the company also had a booth.

Nutella & Door County

At the Nutella booth at the Restaurant Show I enjoyed the crepes with
Nutella and mixed berries. They were prepared by these folks from Door
County's Mr. Helsinki Restaurant & Wine Bar.

My husband and I have spent several wonderful summers in Door County
(usually staying at the Eagle Harbor Inn in Ephraim). So we've walked
by Mr. Helsinki but hadn't eaten there. Next time we go to Door County
(sometimes called the Cape Cod of the
Midwest), I'd like to try their lemongrass crabcakes, Death's Door
Chicken crepe, and bananas foster crepe.

VnC Cocktails

VnC Cocktails had a booth at the New Zealand pavillion at the
Restaurant Show. Think this is founder-director Shane McKillen serving
the ready to pour cocktails including margarita and pacific breeze

Return to Blogging

I haven't blogged in about three weeks due to work deadlines and
having a cold. Feeling good now. Here's me with Michelin Man at the
Restaurant Show.

Ghirardelli Treats

Here's RoseMarie Carvallo of Rose Petals Cakery who made delicious
chocolate cupcakes and truffles (including sea salt variety) with
Ghirardelli chocolate for the Ghirardelli booth at the Restaurant Show.

I had recoginized her name because she had baked the chocolate chip
cookies for the Laura Numeroff (When You Feed a Mouse a Cookie)I
author event at Anderson's Bookshop.

Sweet Street Desserts

This is probably my favorite booth at the National Restaurant
Association Show. Loved their chocolate cake.