The two main highlights we saw were 1. a cooking demonstration by Dale MacKay from Top Chef Canada and 2. getting into a cocktail workshop for free by the Amy Elliott "mobile craft cocktail entertainment group". I would describe this last group as basically a bunch of young, good looking guys dressed to kill making classic cocktails and cracking witty jokes. These guys would be great if I ever need to organize a stagette, note to self.
All in all we had a great time, and got a good buzz on at 11am thanks to the Amy Elliott guys but I have to say that I was fairly disappointed with the lack of "green thinking" that went into this event. Everywhere I looked I saw an overwhelming amount of packaging being discarded. The worse was when I saw one vender putting 1 chip each into a plastic cup, YIKES! In all fairness I did see some companies using bamboo and a few other more sustainable packaging options and kudos to them but still, I hope to see next years event a little greener.
|Chef Dale MacKay cooking things up|
|Smokin Hot Drinks|
|Getting a buzz on at 11am is always a great way to start a weekend|
|Amy Elliott boys and no, its not Movember, just growing it for the Canucks|
|Me (left) and Lena (right) in front of Douglas Coupland's Digital Orca sculpture|
|Yummy lattes but not a fan of all the packaging|