Environment Canada had pegged the chance of rain at 40% for tonight, so I was crossing my fingers looking up at the sky, which had been oscillating dangerously between overcast and sunny all day. While the rain held out for our second Edmonton Foodie Meetup, it was definitely more brisk than it should have been for an outdoor picnic – we were all chilled to the bone by the end of the night.
In spite of the weather, a dozen people showed up for the planned potluck, and as Kevin predicted, the mix of food was perfect: Chris brought several of his trademark loaves of bread; Hanne and Carlo provided two salads; Kevin, Maki, Grace and Brooke made savoury dishes; and Courtney, Béné, Chris and I supplied desserts. (Unfortunately, we didn’t get a good photo of Grace’s chicken curry dish.)
Chris’s loaves of bread
Hanne and Carlo’s Smoked Paprika Potato Salad
Hanne and Carlo’s Green (from their garden) Salad
Maki’s Black Bean Crostini
Kevin’s Calf Moose
Courtney’s Peanut Butter and Butterscotch Marshmallow Squares
Béné and Chris’s Macarons
My (very run of the mill) Panna Cotta
It still amazes me how great the local food blogging/eating community is, though it shouldn’t surprise me – food brings people together.
We all agreed that we would have a third meetup – watch for details on the wiki. Thanks everyone for a great night!