I previously posted a request to the group asking for suggestions for a food scavenger hunt. Well... the scavenger hunt took place this past Saturday and was a huge success. Some of the participants are now talking about hosting their own version in other cities.
All "hunt" items were things the participants could eat/drink following the event, and had to complement (or at least not clash with) the main dishes - pasta with NOPA's 9-hour bolognese sauce and a pasta e fagioli (for non red-meat eaters). Favorite "hunt" items included: braseola from Lucca deli, Isle of Mull cheese, Ewephoria cheese, Serena cheese, Fra'Mani salumi, caneles from Bay Bread, Bi-rite's salted caramel ice cream, XOX truffles, Miete's lavender shortbread, panorama bread, ligurian olives, mousse du perigord, foie gras with truffles, Heitz Grignolino port, Hank's root beer, Mitchell's buko ice cream, Las Islas chocolate from Scharffenberger. Items no one found - moroccan olives, five-spice chocolate, Charles chocolates tea collection, Blenheim's ginger ale, Fever Tree bitter lemon soda, Fatted Calf pate, rogue river cheese, Highland spring water (for the scotch whisky), Prager port, Spring Hill butter, mascarpone epiu.