Techmunch LA – the food
I love food blogging conferences because whether you’ve been blogging for 10 years or 10 months there’s always something you can learn.
This year I attended Techmunch LA and true to form there were informative speakers, lively panels and food. So. Much. Food. The Disneyland Resort was a fabulous host as always and having been to Disney events in the past, I knew the food was going to be magical!
Disney welcomed us with open arms with an evening cocktail reception. Waiters brought Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon, Vegetable Spring Rolls and Lobster Pops bursting at the seams with lobster meat. There was a caviar and cheese station but the piece de resistance was the raclette.
Disney loves to impress with these raclers, I’d seen the it in action before at the Disney Royal Mother’s Day Brunch. A chef uses the racler to melt the cheese to order, it’s spread onto a cracker with prosciutto and caviar and is positively heavenly. The food bloggers were fascinated!
After an evening of rest at the Disney Grand Californian it was on to the conference. A beautiful breakfast under the monorail started the day followed by informative morning Techmunch blogging sessions (recap here) and then lunch was served!
As with all Disney luncheons the food was out of this world! The theme of lunch was called “A Taste of Disneyland” and it was a wonderful opportunity for food bloggers to sample the amazing food that Disney has to offer.
Each food stations represented a different restaurant in the Disney resort and highlighted their specialties. There were dishes with vegetarian option, beef tenderloin, shrimp on polenta as well as lamb chops. Everything was wonderful and the chefs went all out.
My favorite stop took up the entire center of the room, there were not one but FOUR dessert stations, I was in heaven! Disney desserts were being made to order, the action stations were just that – chefs in action creating sweets and treats like you’ve never seen.
Whoopie Pies in three flavors, chocolate, lemon and red velvet were filled to order, while on the other side of the table a candy artist was creating hand pulled sugar to decorate plates of Scharffen Berger Chocolate Pate. The chocolate pate was smooth and creamy, an absolute masterpiece!
There cake station showcased a multi-layered chocolate cake with three accompanying sauces, raspberry, vanilla and espresso. The towering cake was surprisingly light, meaning I felt like I could eat another four slices but too bad – there were other desserts to get to!
The highlight of everything on display was definitely was the macaron station. Not only were they Mickey shaped but the chefs filled them to order in Cassis, Raspberry and Passionfruit flavors. Then true Disney artistry at work, they were hand decorated in edible gold. Not only beautiful but also delicious.
As always Disney was a fabulous host providing a wonderful inside look into the unique flavors and cuisines offered at the resort. As you can tell, Disney food is truly magical whether it’s caviar and filet mignon or Disneyland corndogs and churros!
Disclosure: Disney was a sponsor of Techmunch and provided meals and lodging as part of the event. All opinions and reviews expressed are my own.