Compared to yesterday, attendance and buzz is sparse this morning. I don't think it's the Cuisinart-sponsored breakfast (although the bacon was limp). I'm guessing last night's round of food fetes is hanging over attendees like a hangover.
Last night's events included: Food Meets Art at Dale Chihuley's Boat House; a salute to famed chef Jacques Pepin, for whom IACP has named a scholarship for minority students in the culinary field; and a Liquid Kitchen evening of "creative cocktailing" with master mixologist Ryan Magarian and Seattle uber-foodie Kathy Casey.
That was in addition to intimate gatherings at Dhalia Lounge, Union, Chandler's Crabhouse, Canlis and The Georgian, the opulent dining room at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
Breakfast was a low-key affair (scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, bear claws and anemic fruit) but highlighted by Norwegian photographer Nancy Bundt's slide show of bakers, chefs, home cooks and kitchen gardeners from around the world. I particularly enjoyed Bundt's numerous photos of men with hams.
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Tonight, foodies will fan out at Salumi, Rover's, Ray's Boathouse, Earth & Ocean and El Gaucho.