International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC)

Optional Activities

Note: These activities are offered by friends of IFBC. Please contact each directly with questions about an individual event.

Art of the Pie Class

When: Friday, August 27, 2010  10:00am- 12:00pm

Where: Diane’s Market Kitchen, 101 Post Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

What: Learn how to make a seasonal fruit pie with an award winning crust. More: Art of the Pie

Cost: $45

RSVP: Email by August 25 to register.  Space is limited to 20 on a first come first serve basis. Transportation is not provided.

Artisan Steak Tasting Supper

When: Monday, August 30, 2010  7:00pm

Where: Cicchetti Kitchen and Bar, 121 East Boston Street, Seattle, WA 98102

What: It’s Like A Wine Tasting, But With Steaks!™ This 4 course meal starts with an interactive expert panel led by Carrie Oliver, founder of The Artisan Beef Institute, discussing how ranchers, butchers, and chefs influence the flavor and texture of beef. Followed by a blind tasting of steaks from 4 different ranch and butcher teams, each of whom specializes in a specific breed, diet, husbandry, and aging technique. Includes wine. More: Artisan Steak Tasting Supper

Cost: $85

RSVP: For reservations call 206.323.0807.  Space is limited. Transportation is not provided.

Theo Chocolate Factory Tours

When: Saturday, August 28th & Sunday, August 29th during the conference. , at one of the following times:

  • Saturday 2:00 – 2:15 during lunch
  • Saturday 5:45 – 6:00 and 6:15 – 6:30 during pre-dinner reception
  • Sunday 1:15 – 1:30 and 1:45 – 2:00 during lunch
  • Sunday 4:05 – 4:20 prior to screening of Today’s Special

Where: Theo Chocolate Factory: 3400 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103. Tour groups will meet on the sidewalk outside of the conference space, on the corner of 34th Street and Phinney Avenue. 

What: Tour Theo Chocolate Factory and learn all about cacao, from the extraordinary transformation of the cacao fruit into what we know and love as chocolate, to the social and environmental issues relating to cocoa and cocoa farmers. Best of all, you can sample Theo’s delicious products!

Cost: Free

RSVP:  Please sign up for a tour time at registration. Each tour is limited to 25 people and available on a first come first serve basis.

Urbanspoon Seattle Scene Party

When: Friday, August, 27  8:00PM to 10:00 PM

Where: The Purple Café and Wine Bar, 1225 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (just one block north of Hotel Monaco)

What: Following the IFBC reception, Urbanspoon will host wine and appetizers between 8 and 10PM at Seattle’s Purple Café!

Cost: Free

RSVP: No reservation necessary, however the private room at The Purple Café and Wine Bar has a capacity of 80 people.

Visit the Modernist Cuisine Cooking Lab- SOLD OUT!

When: Thursday, August 26, 2010 5:00pm-7:00pm

Where: Intellectual Ventures, 1600 132nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005

What: Visit the Cooking Lab where Dr. Nathan Myhrvold (former Microsoft CTO) and a team of food scientists are developing the groundbreaking Modernist Cuisine: the Art and Science of Cooking. The book is a six-volume, 2,400-page set that is destined to reinvent cooking. The lavishly illustrated book uses thousands of original images to make the science and technology clear and engaging. More: Wine and sample tastings will be provided.

Cost: Free



2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cristina // Aug 12, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Oh! So sad for me…travel arrangements already made and can’t make it to these additional classes and labs. :(

  • 2 Mindy // Aug 13, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Me too. They sound great but my flights are already booked:(

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