This past Saturday evening, I had the honor of being one of two hundred exclusively invited guests of another fabulous Fashion Week San Diego event [they weren’t kidding when they said they’re “not just a week of runway shows”] but this wasn’t like the other event this month either. Nope. This time, it was a mecca fusion of fashion WITH food. Yep, this concept has been long-time dream of FWSD Founder and Director, Allison Andrews, and thanks to the FWSD partnership with Harrah’s Resort Southern California, “Culinary Couture” became a complete reality. But it also wasn’t just some meal. No, this unique excursion took guests like myself on a trip around the globe with a 7-course meal, exploring different flavors from 7 different fashion capitals. I mean how fashion fantastic is that?! Now, rather than continue my ramblings about subject, let’s let my pictures tantalize your salivary glands . . .
Course 1: San Diego
California Pacific Halibut Tartar, Local Haas Avocado, Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, Meyer Lemon Supreme,
Vegetable Pyramid Ravioli, Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels, Steamed Baby Spinach, Smoked Crows Pass Marzano Tomato Broth
Course 4: Paris
Pistachio & Golden Raisin Duck Terrine, Duck Rillette, Duck Gellee, Violet Mustard, Baby Frisee, Country Loaf Toast Points
Course 5: New York
American Wagyu New York Strip, Chive Potato Cake, Baby Vegetable Bundle, Red Wine Glace, Shaved Fresh Summer Truffles
Course 6: Sao Paulo
Tropical Fruit Soup, Fresh Coconut & Guava Nitrogen Ice Cream, Rainforest Crunch, Frozen Ruby Red Grapefruit Granules
Course 7: London
Duo of English Cheese, Cornichons, Caper Berries, Fig Jam, Toasted Lavosh
“Happy people make good food and fashion.” – Peter Cameron
Needless to say, this #luckylittlemustardseed was quite stuffed afterwards ;) oh, and just so you know there was ALSO an optional beverage flight that I [of course] opted for, but for the life of me, the drinks went to my brain and I honestly cannot tell you what they were . . . EXCEPT that they were absolutely delicious! [Haha!] You can actually read about the drink pairings, along with more event details, on the FWSD’s official blog. Congratulations to FWSD, Allison Andrews, her team, Executive Chef Jon Palsson, Sommelier Will Burtner, and everyone at Harrah’s Resort Southern California for a “well-prepared” event. It was like nothing I have ever attended before. Cheers!