NYC Bloggers Meetup Part II: Potluck Edition

After the success of the NYC foodies’ get-together at Otto, we decided to meet again, but this time for a potluck. The dinner was destined to be good, since we all enjoy cooking and know our way around NYC restaurants. Rebecca, our gracious host, cooked pizza (with pizza stones to get the crust crispy!) and basil/almond pasta; Samantha brought edamame dip, red pepper dip, hummus, currant snack cake, chocolate walnut cake, chocolate candy bar cookies, roasted vegetable sandwiches and air-cured beef/mozarella/pesto sandwiches from Balthazar home; Susann brought broccoli and cornmeal upside-down cake (a tribute to Clotilde, who introduced us all) and Valrhona chocolate and jelly doughnuts from the Doughnut Plant; Lisa and her family brought lentil salad (recipe from a Moosewood cookbook); and I made my signature macaroons.

Thank you all for a good time, and I look forward to hanging out with more food bloggers at the next potluck!

Left to right: me, Samantha, Lisa’s dad, Pat (Lisa’s mom), Susann, Sonny (Lisa’s boyfriend), Lisa. Second row: Dave (Samantha’s husband), Rebecca.

A sampling of our food: currant snack cake, air-cured beef/mozarella/pesto sandwiches, Scharffen Berger chocolate, macaroons, broccoli cornmeal upside-down cake, pasta with basil and almonds, lentil salad, spiced pecans, hummus, edamame (soy bean) dip and pita chips.

Sonny marvelling at our spread.

Rebecca dumps freshly toasted almonds on her pasta salad.

Lisa and her boyfriend Sonny

Samantha, Dave (Samantha’s husband) and Pat (Lisa’s mom)

Lisa’s dad

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  1. whatisee said,

    nice pics, I’m getting hungry just looking at them. Really sorry to have missed this.

    July 24, 2005 at 11:08 pm

  2. Samantha said,

    Great pics Jessica! Actually, Dave and I made those sandwiches, I’m flattered that you thought we bought them. 😀

    July 25, 2005 at 7:26 am

  3. allen wong said,

    Hah! The blogger unmasked!

    Awesome spread. Which generous sould hosted such a delicious event?


    July 25, 2005 at 6:00 pm

  4. allen wong said,

    Wow, that comment was incomprehensible.

    Nevermind, I must have missed it. 😛

    July 26, 2005 at 8:50 am

  5. Nic said,

    Looks like fun, Jessica! By the way, I noticed that you included French Chew Taffy in your package to Mariko. I LOVE that stuff and order it by the boxful. Not to eat in one sitting mind you…. =)

    July 26, 2005 at 5:53 pm

  6. Clotilde said,

    Looks like you had a great time — and fabulous food, too! Thanks for sharing the pics, it’s nice to see your smiling faves again.

    July 27, 2005 at 4:27 am

  7. clotilde said,

    And that would be “smiling faces” obviously… 🙂

    July 27, 2005 at 4:28 am

  8. Mona said,

    Always fun finding other NYC bloggers. My blog revolves more around restaurants than cooking really but fun to check this out anyway, and see you guys all had a potluck!! I met recently with the authors of NYC Nosh and found we had a lot in common and it was so easy to comfortably converse and hang out.

    September 5, 2005 at 1:30 pm