More like What Didn’t I Eat Wednesday. That would be a much shorter post.
With a name like “Fit Foodie” one would have to assume that there would be not only fitness, but delicious food involved. And one would be correct. Each day featured an event catered (literally) to the most discerning palates.
Light Up the Night VIP Cocktail Party
I hope Deb doesn’t mind that I am borrowing this photo from her. Everyone is so gorgeous and photogenic and I love it.
Left to right, we have Sue, Deb, Me, Courtney, Cynthia, and Erika. I was so starving by the time we arrived at the party that I would have eaten just about anything. Which ended up being a good thing. I think I’ve pretty well established on here that I’m a picky eater, so this weekend was all about putting on my adventure pants and trying new things. I’m so glad I did because I would have really missed out! This party featured tasting stations with celebrity chefs RJ Cooper and Katsuya Fukushima, plus many other delicious offerings. Such as drinks. I hit up that table first because that’s how I roll.
Rogue 24 is RJ Cooper’s restaurant and these are some of his signature drinks.
I had “The Juice” which was the pink one on the left. Normally I am not a fan of gin, but it was actually quite delicious. I wanted to try the Thai Punch, but the cilantro scared me away from it. (I did try a sip of Sue’s though and it was….interesting.)
After one “The Juice” I switched over to wine. Not trying to drink too much gin the night before a race.
I could eat one every day for the rest of my life. It’s a pimento grilled cheese sandwich prepared by Katsuya Fukushima and it was AMAZING. And spicy which was awesome because I love spicy things.
Cucumber with a tiny pickled shrimp and watermelon. I don’t eat cucumber. Or watermelon. I ate both of these things and liked them. My most favorite thing from that evening though:
BEEF IN A JAR! And my cool chevron Jamberry nail! First of all, I’m all about the concept of eating something that is served in a mason jar. This was a little salad with rare beef, mixed greens, onion, and this completely delicious dressing/sauce that I would have eaten on anything. You simply shook up the jar and enjoyed. I loved it so much I had two of them. (I should have kept the jars too. They were super cute.)
And then of course…the cheese.
Sartori Cheese was an event sponsor and I was already familiar with them because they had sent all of the Ambassadors a lovely gift bag full of cheese prior to the weekend. Their espresso and merlot cheeses are to die for. Seriously if you are in the market for fancy cheese, look no further. (I got even MORE cheese to take home too. Seriously. SO. MUCH. CHEESE.) At the end of the table they also had some great flavored water for us to enjoy.
I also sampled a creamy artichoke soup from RJ Cooper with a truffle in it that I didn’t eat because no amount of adventure pants are going to make me like truffles. The soup was yummy though!
Love DC Chefs Experience
I would be a terrible food blogger. The Love DC Chefs Experience was located in the Finisher’s Village directly following the 5K on Saturday and while I ate my way through it, I was also still riding the high of my race and only took a couple pictures. There were tons of things to taste though all from different restaurants in the area and also a beer and wine garden where I doubled as a table for everyone’s wine.
I can’t NOT post that photo twice.
Anyway, food pics:
A chilled corn soup. Part of me kind of wished that it was hot, but it was still very good.
I had maxed out when it came to watermelon for the weekend – especially considering that I didn’t even like it before Friday – so I didn’t try these, but they were pretty!
I ate more than this, but that’s it for pictures. I told you I would be a terrible food blogger. My favorite thing that day was yummy chicken satay from The Green Spoon, another event sponsor.
There was also a brunch following Sunrise Yoga on Sunday morning, but I couldn’t stick around for it. I will say that it smelled delightful. 🙂
So that pretty much sums up my Fit Foodie Experience! Even in it’s inaugural year, I felt like everything was organized and went off with only a few minor hiccups. I especially liked that all the events were in the cool Mosaic District so by the third day I was an old pro I’m so thankful to have been brought on as an Ambassador for this great event and would highly recommend it to anyone. I never thought I’d travel for a 5K, but I would make a vacation out of it again in a heartbeat! Friends + fitness + food (+ wine) is the PERFECT weekend in my book!
Are you a picky or adventurous eater? What is the most interesting thing you’ve ever eaten?
I hope everyone has a stellar Wednesday!