Friday evening – after the workshops and tours, but prior to the opening of main conference at TBEX – brings the always greatly anticipated opening party. It was held at Roy Thompson Hall, home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, but not in the main hall itself. (I would have loved to have attended a concert here.)While I knew it would be impossible to top the fabulous food fest that Vail Resorts put on for us last year, I was disappointed to find the space hard to move around in, the food tables widely scattered, few tables to mingle around, and music too loud for conversation.
None-the-less, the party provided some very memorable food moments – from the strangely sublime (cheddar cheese wrapped in chilled maple syrup by Ninutik) . . .
. . . to the distinctly disturbing (a gummy bear carving station).
Since it was impossible to have a conversation without shouting, we left early. This had the benefit of allowing me to be out taking pictures during Toronto’s short blue hour!
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