Over the Weekend, MetroCooking DC Show

Over the Weekend I attended one of my favorite events here in DC, the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show. Last year I went with my friend Alex and we had an absolute blast. From watching the cooking demonstrations, to meeting Food Network chefs, to hanging out in the grand tasting pavilion and nomming on some scrumptious DC food. I just couldn't wait to get back to this year's event. I also heard that two of my fav chefs, Guy Fieri and Bobby Flay, would be in attendance. So that bit of info in itself was reason enough to go back. 

I went to the Saturday session, so unfortunately no grand tasting pavilion for me this year. It was bittersweet though, because last year I chowed down on WAYYY too much food. Didn't feel so hot afterwards, so this year I was more than happy to look and not touch. I walked around the showroom floor, checking out which booths came back for another year and scoping out all the new businesses. One of my favorites was a MetroCooking Show returnee, Dress It Up Dressing. I just LOVE their champagne dressing and really enjoyed trying out their new blackberry flavor. If you live in the DMV area, you can find Dress It Up Dressing at your local Whole Foods market. 

After a walk-through of the booths, I headed over to the workshop area to meet up with a fellow blogger and friend, Brittney from Hosting & Toasting. Brittney was hosting (pun intended) a holiday workshop and how-to on proper host gifts for holiday parties. One of her number one rules is "to never show up empty handed to a party." I for one totally agree with her on that. She shared some of her favorite go-to gifts like homemade cookie jars, candles and how to properly gift alcoholic beverages. I loved hearing her tips and Brittney's workshop really put me in the holiday spirit. Can it just be December already?! 

The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show comes to DC each year, but you can also find it in Houston and Dallas. More shows will be added soon, but I highly recommend if you're in any of these areas to checkout an upcoming show

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