I had the opportunity to be at The Meritage Resort and Spa again this week. With their marketing manager out on her honeymoon I was invited to assist with a tour being given by their sales team to meeting planners from throughout Northern California. The tour gave me some new opportunities ... I got to participate in my first wine blending, think science meets wine (my Meritage blend of up to five Bordeaux wines took second place out of 10 teams). I also got a spectacular lunch comprised of Crab Louie, Short Ribs with Jumbo Prawns and Lava Cake (not quite my favorite Boudin, but very close). Beyond the sales event, I also did some work and, of course, ate more food, trying Blend Cafe's Beignets and took a reporter out to lunch at Crush Ultra Lounge. She enjoyed the Crush Burger, while I stuck with the Ruben after trying the very tasty Po' Boy the night before.
Once back at home, I ran more and ate pizza twice. Once at BJ's Brewery for Happy Hour and tonight from Papa Murphy's. I had half of a family size Chicken Bacon Artichoke deLITE, I'm pretty sure that after half it's not so "lite."