>> Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Day two of the Dreamers event in NYC, held less freezing rain and more lovely speakers. We began the day with a little welcome breakfast and a fantastic workshop lead by Terri Trespicio the Senior Features Editor at Whole Living. It actually felt like she was speaking directly to me - seeing as how I can't seem to find any work/personal balance these days. If I could have put her in my suitcase and brought her home you better believe I would have!
Over lunch, we heard from Maria Otero, Founder of Women's Venture Fund. She brought along two of her clients to tell us their success stories - Jackie of La Lumina and Yukiko of Tesage - fascinating! In the afternoon we were treated to a little cooking demonstration by none other than Sarah Casey, the food editor for Martha Stewart Living, I'm pretty sure Brenda fell in love.
And with gift bags in hand, all the Dreamers said good bye to one another, and good bye to our Martha adventure. Would I do it again? You bet! Will I get to shake Martha's hand next time? I will make it my mission!
But, wait, Brenda and I had one last stop - Jean-Georges' Spice Market. We ordered their "tasting menu" which for any price was unbelievable. This is what we ate:
Shaved Tuna, Chilli Tapioca Asian Pear and Lime (then I licked the bowl)
Lobster Summer Roll, Citrus-Dill Gelee Sriracha Emulsion
Spiced Chicken Samosa Cilantro Yogurt
Charred Chili Rubbed Beef Skewer Thai Basil Dipping Sauce
Cod with Malaysian Chili Sauce, Thai Basil
Char Grilled Chicken with Kumquat Lemongrass Dressing (I'm not kidding, it made me cry)
Ginger Fried Rice
and for dessert? Ovaltine Kulfi, Caramelized Banana with Spiced Milk Chocolate Sauce. To DIE for! and sadly paired with their Thai Jewels Crushed Coconut Ice, which on its own is probably fantastic, but alongside the kulfi just didn't stand a chance.
Yum. What a way to end the trip! Thanks for listening to me go on and on - I promise to have some new product for you... this week!