Social media is the magic sauce. It’s the icing on the cake and the spice of life. It is the key ingredient to connecting people who might otherwise never meet. Such was the case at a recent dinner hosted by Southwest Air and Dish Trip at the Napa Valley Grille in Westwood, California. Breaking bread the old fashioned way, it was our first time meeting, eating and tweeting with some of our longtime Twitter friends! The conversation began fast & furious enroute and like the food to follow it was bountiful!
The Napa Valley Grille out did themselves, serving us a variety of dishes, one more flavorful than the next.
In the Beginning ….
Zucchini Flatbread arugula pesto, local petite zucchini, smoked mozzarella, dry black olives
Pork Belly Flatbread roasted autumn apple, sautéed fall greens, white cheddar cheese
Crispy Victory Calamari onions, fennel, tomato fondue, olive aioil
Harvest Platter heirloom tomato bruschetta, marinated goat cheese, garbanzo hummus, crudite
Victory Beer-Battered Kobe Corn Dogs with Spicy Mustard
Going Green …
Kale Chopped Salad quinoa, toasted almonds, parmesan cheese, golden raisins, lemon vinaigrette
The “Main Event”
Wild Diver Scallops sweet corn salad, nueskes bacon, charred onion marmalade
Heritage Pork Chop bourbon apple sauce, chef’s side selections
Victory Beer Braised Beef Short Rib creamed spinach, roasted root vegetables, drunken onion jus
Sweet Dreams ….
Goat Cheese & Brie Flatbread caramel apple butter, honey, figs
Warm Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie caramel, fudge, ice cream
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake chocolate crunch, chocolate fondue
The dinner was incredible and the wine and beer the perfect accompaniments. Connecting in real life with our Twitter friends, PRICELESS.
Laurel Moffet Southwest Spokesperson @laurelswa http://www.blogsouthwest.com/
Christi McNeil Social Media, Southwest @SouthwestAir http://www.blogsouthwest.com/
Brooks Thomas Southwest Airlines Emerging Media @BrooksThomas http://www.blogsouthwest.com/
Vy-Uyen Truong @ThatsVy http://blog.contiki.com
Ann Campea @AnnCampea http://www.girl-vs-food.com
Stacey Sun @dine_LA http://www.dineLA.com
Aisha Lomando @aishatweeting @foodspottingla http://www.thechoosyfoodie.com
Caroline Bean Director of Social Media @visitphilly http://www.visitphilly.com