Friday, June 24, 2011


Wow! It has been one heck of a 24 hours!!

As I mentioned just a couple of weeks ago, I was selected as a finalist in the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Toast Ambassador program. Being a finalist meant an all inclusive trip to New York City for a chance to compete in the finals! I gotta tell you, as soon as I got wind of being a finalist I was beyond excited! I love traveling, and I have definitely caught the travel bug lately, so I was thrilled to escape Boston for a bit, even if it was just a quick trip! I won't lie though, I was pretty stoked to make my warmed blue cheese and apricot crostini with an arugula drizzle again as well!

Yesterday evening, after my work day was complete, a lovely black town car rescued me from the Boston rain and shuttled me to the airport for my flight. Sadly my flight was delayed (a lot) so I didn't make it to "the Big Apple" until far later than I had hoped, but I did very much enjoy the door to door service!

Once in the city, I arrived at the lovely Paramount Hotel, located in the bustling Times Square area, just in time to observe the lively bar scene, check in, and head to my room to catch up on a little work. I am a party animal...obviously. However, this morning I awoke bright and refreshed and ready to hit the competition hard.

The PR firm for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter had really out done themselves and had scheduled a full day of activities, starting with breakfast at the famed Balthazar Boulangerie in New York's SoHo district. I'll be writing a full review of Balthazar soon, but for now let me just say-if you're in NY- GO!!!!!

We then headed to the Unilever offices for the competition. I won't give you too many details now, as there are some pretty phenomenal photos to come, but it was an incredibly fun day of cooking challenges, laughter and some amazing food!

Currently I am awaiting my return flight to Boston (which is delayed...again), but I wanted to give you all a quick update on what's been going on at ABFD since I've been a bit quiet the last couple days.

Happy Weekend!!


The Small Boston Kitchen said...

So awesome!! Can't wait to hear more details and see more pictures!! I'm so proud of you, you rock!!

Alison Kinsey said...

what an exciting opportunity Fiona!!! congrats, sounds like it was amazing!

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