Thursday, January 26, 2012

kanon vodka dinner


Since I'm back to posting regularly and most of you don't seem to mind the Instagram photos, here are couple snapshots from the Kanon Vodka dinner at the Westerfield Mansion that I was lucky enough to attend last week. Ho-ly crap it was amazing. I was pretty stoked when I got the invite since it was going to take place less than four blocks away from my place but I had no idea that a location like that existed so close to me. Before dinner we got to drink this punch which we customized with our own choice of bitters (my favorite included a spray of absinthe and cherry bitters) while we explored the mansion. This place was AWESOME. My favorite room (aside from the library) was probably the watch tower at the top floor where we had a 360 view of the entire city. So surreal. Thanks Kanon!

the tablegoobers

The dinner (catered by Stag Dining) itself was something that I'm still dreaming about even a week later. It had been a while since I'd had such a fantastic dinner. Each course was paired with its own cocktail and my favorite was probably the smoked oyster chowder with dungeness crab... seriously, I still can't stop thinking about it. The deconstructed martini which came with it was equally amazing and came with, wait for it, a spoonful of BACON POWDER. It may have been all the alcohol but I found myself saying "OMG" multiple times throughout the night. We also happened to sit in front of Peter, the founder, who was really awesome and we ended up chatting with him the entire night about politics, soccer, traveling, etc. If you're reading this, Peter, come back to SF soon!

beet saladoyster chowder
peter!caramel icecream


Katrina - Dot Dot Dash said...

wow, this looks like quite the feast!
x kat

Christine Ver Raitt said...

Bacon powder? how is that even possible?

Love your posts. Keep em coming!

Michelle Loreto said...

What an awesome place to go to! Looks so pretty, too.

x Michelle |

The Fancy Teacup said...

What an incredible dinner and event! Glad you had so much fun. x

Joy said...

wow everything looks really cool. must try and visit myself too!

Allison Young said...

the food looks delicious!

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Antonie Rikardsson said...

foooooood <3

Shannon Page said...

OMG this is so cool! Great pics! looks like so much fun.

Unknown said...

Both the place and the dinner look amazing! :) Hope you had tons of fun and great photos =]

Unknown said...

Great photos & great ambient.. good blog!

Love, Ania

Cinja said...

cute snaps :)

Jessica Samantha said...

This looks like my kind of place-- I love places where the food looks better to photograph than to eat. I love chefs that add all of that detail and perfection into a small platter. But, of course, all of this looks DELICIOUS.

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Emilie said...

Admittedly I'm not a huge vodka fan but you're managing to make it sound really good...? And the food food sounds amazing. So glad you're blogging again! I missed reading your blog and hearing about your food (and fashion) experiences.

thekellytang said...

Yay for you blogging again! I love following your blog! And what an exquisite dinner! :)

<3 Kelly

Magnet said...

Woah.. this whole experience sounds so good. I wish I had amazing dinners more often. Nice.

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Delicious. Such good food and such a gorgeous place.

m said...

ah finally a blogger who's spending more money on food than clothes! i'm the same xx

Anonymous said...

that food looks delish.

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the goorgeous said...

sounds sooo cool! love trying new things and it seems this is the perfect one!

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Amy said...

mmmmm such food envy. And drink envy? This sounds like a decadents dream and a wonderful night! xXx

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Kdotorg said...

Yum, this all looks INCREDIBLE! My mouth is watering.

S A R A H. said...

yum. looks delicious.

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thanks for sharing, great post
that pillow look so freaky :)

Shannon said...

Looks like such a nice dinner at an elegant venue. Food looks good too!

- Shannon

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Tess Atkinson said...

these photographs are amazing! x

Tiffany Phipps said...

Food Porn...awesome.

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flowercake said...

how awesome it must have been!

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sohirach said...

okay, i know that there is a lot in this post. but all i can notice is how cute your hair is! oh my gosh.

love the blog girl, so happy to have stumbled upon it. :)

love, rach.

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Stella said...

Beautiful pics!

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oh my! what a fabulous dinner! love everything about it! :)
*drooling all over your blog! lol.

Kultur und Stil said...

very nice photos!
xxx Anita

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Nicolle said...

All of these amazing pictures just created an insane food craving, p.s. can't decide if the leopard skin in cool or disturbing ;))

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