Friday, January 27, 2012

Every month the ladies of the Minnesota Food Bloggers have a chance to get together for a few hours. Usually the 3rd week of the month a group of 10-20 lady food bloggers meet up.

 

This month’s event came at the perfect time. A day after my bad news I headed out to meet up with 13 other girls. I needed this! It felt so good to get hugs, hear it would be ok, get some job hunting tips and then talk about other things for the rest of the night. My mind needed some time off from the stress.

 

We headed to Swirl Wine Bar in Afton for wine tasting, appetizers, and a chance to fill a place with our laughter. Swirl does weekly wines that are available for tasting and we got a chance to try a few:

 

Curtis Heritage Blanc

Robert Mundavi Fume Blanc

Manyana Tempranillo

Terarazas Reserve Malbec

Oubenheim Merlot

And a bonus Pinot Noir

 

My favorite? The Heritage Blanc and the Manyana Tempranillo. A few of us ended up sharing a bottle after the tasting. And at $10 dollars a bottle that makes for a cheap night with the girls.

 

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There can’t be wine without food. And since we are all a big group of food bloggers it had to be good food. Things like chicken bites, edamame, cheese platters, truffle fries and the rosemary brie and roasted grape flat bread. I go back to Swirl, which is 45 minutes away from where I live, just for this flatbread. Seriously. It’s that good.

 

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I can not wait for next month. These girls have become great friends and I really looking forward to catching up every month.

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