Friday, October 26, 2012
Blog Better Boston's Stonewall Kitchen Day of Fun
This past Sunday, I treated myself to a fantastic day at Stonewall Kitchen in York, Maine. Blog Better Boston put this event together and sold tickets to a small amount of bloggers. They specialized on foodie bloggers, but I was not about to miss a trip to Stonewall Kitchen for a backstage tour. I have been to this store many, many times, but never to one of their cooking events or tours.
Is this not inviting?!
We started the morning off with croissants from AuBonPain. (YUM) and then headed into the storage room. Oh, to see all that sugar in there made me want to bake something! We got to put on hair nets which looked so lovely. Cyn our tour guide and style director made the hair nets look good while she explained to us the jam making process.
There were little displays all over the offices of Stonewall's products.
My favorite room was the design studio. This room was covered with props, had big windows, white walls and a kitchen in it. It is where most of the pictures for their catalog and website come from. I could have spent the day in this room. However, the smells wafting in, reminded us that it was time for lunch!
Patty Roche went through each recipe of our 3 course meal and showed us how to cook and serve. Acorn Squash soup with Ginger, Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken with Ricotta and Sage, Roasted Pumpkin and Vegetable Medley with Creamy Polenta and Pear and Fig Cobbler. To say it was delicious would be an understatement. They have an amazing cooking school at Stonewall with a catalog of events that will totally surprise you. I cannot wait to sign my mom and I up for one!!
The other bonus about a blogging event is meeting some fantastic bloggers from (in this case) around the Boston area. Check out Maeghan's post for a great picture of our swag bag (and other great pictures). After we all went home, we realized that Maeghan and my sister were friends! Crazy small world.
Wait, why didn't I take a picture of my own of the swag bag? Because the minute I get home from an event, the bag is dumped out on the floor and dispersed immediately amongst the 3 of us. And after a 7am to 8:30 pm day on the go, I was just too tired to wrestle the AuBonPain snacks out of the girls hands and set it up all pretty.
And Wayfair, once I figure out how to use my immersion blender (which I am giddy about), I will write up a proper post!