Diversity Catering Satisfies

November29

Last weekend I had the opportunity to go to Winnipeg’s first Blog Conference.  I have been to similar events in Washington DC and Toronto and was really impressed by the job that New Media Manitoba did for the event.  At similar events, I am always thrilled to rub shoulders with blog royalty and in addition to Catherine Connors creator of Her Bad Mother and Editor in Chief of Disney’s Babble, there were many” socialites” in the room.  Some I have met before and others only in cyber-space.  Meeting people in real life brings our on-line friendship alive.  This is often my favourite part of an event like this.

But because I of my food fascination, I wondered how the organizers would ” love us up” with culinary offerings.  They did not fail to impress.  Friday evening was a mixer at the News Cafe where there were a bevvy of little bites delivered round.  I especially enjoyed the seared scallops and mini grilled cheese sandwiches ( a wedge of panini with a goat cheese blend).  The casual opportunity to mingle with the conference participants was a nice way to kick start the weekend.

We awoke on Saturday morning to blowing snow but the breakfast provided by Diversity Catering, made getting out of bed worth it.  Pots and pots of steaming hot coffee, Balkan-style yogurt with a hearty granola to top it and a beautiful array of fresh fruit slices.  This is the breakfast that I select every morning when vacationing in Mexico and I was able to transport myself away from the blustery start of a Winnipeg winter for just a little while.  The bonus was the crispy edged cinnamon buns and the chocolate chip studded banana bread!

Mediteranean Chicken

When lunch was being set out, the aromas told us that we were in for a savoury treat.  Chicken was roasted Mediterranean style and served with parslied and buttered, wide egg noodles and an amazing salad.  Buffet service is no easy fete at an event like this.  Just keeping the food hot can be a challenge but Diversity Foods obviously knows what they are doing where feeding large groups is concerened and every noodle tasted as if it had just been tossed in butter before our eyes.  There was some controversy as to whether our dessert was a trifle or a shmoo torte: it was rich and creamy and I didn’t really care what it was dubbed.

The afternoon was equally edifying and by the time we departed from U of W’s beautifully restored Convocation Hall, the sun was shining on the glistening snow.

Kath’s quote: “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”-Hippocrates

Love-that is all.


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