Jul
12
2010

Thermador Event, Scottsdale Arizona

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photo from google images

Last Wednesday through Friday I was fortunate enough to spend time with 19 other bloggers at the first annual, Now your “Steam” Cooking Thermador Blog Event.  They graciously put us up in the beautiful Gainey Ranch Resort in Scottsdale, AZ and boy did they feed us….well!

Thermador wanted us all to see an upclose and personal demonstration of their latest product…..The Thermador Steam and Convection Oven.  Watching the staff at Thermador show us all the bells and whistles of the oven really showed how passionate they are about this product.  It was amazing to see everything that could be done in a small but completely effective space.  I have been a fan of the Thermador brand since my competitive cooking days when I won a recipe contest to be in a cookbook of theirs.  Being in their gorgeous showroom and around the wonderful people who run their company just assured that they are a great company and brand.

I’ve posted probably one too many pictures of our trip, but thought I’d give you a run through of our time with Thermador :)  Also, see bottom of post for a list of all of the attendees :)

First stop was dinner at Mastros.  Delicious food. Really enjoyed chatting with everyone.

This shrimp appetizer was the star of the show.  Talk about gorgeous presentation!!

Thursday morning we all gathered in the lobby awaiting our 5 SUV’s to take us to the Thermador Showroom.

I have a weird thing for light fixtures!!

We got a full tour of their showroom and caught a glimpse of the chef preparing breakfast!!

Chef Kyle telling us all about the delicious breakfast.

You should have seen all 20 bloggers snapping pictures left and right through the entire event.  Was quite entertaining!  We’re such foodies!

A little oven demo.

Chef Kyle baking our tenderloin in the convection oven.

Time for lunch.

More foodie Paparazzi!  I have to say that I just LOVE the White on Rice CoupleTodd and Diane could not have been sweeter sharing their incredible talent with all of us.  It was such a pleasure to spend time with them on this trip.

Lindsey firing up the torch for our creme brulee!

My roomie and food bloggin’ buddy Brooke from Cheeky Kitchen working those mashed potatoes.  They were so yummy!

My fellow OC buddy Shanna from My Favorite Everything.

Lunch was awesome hence the thousand pics I took of the beautiful food!

The creme brulee was adorable in these star ramekins!

This tomato jam was irresistible.  Shanna posted the recipe HERE.

Thank you Thermador for the incredible day in your showroom.  The food was out of this world, your staff could not have been nicer and your products are gorgeous!  Loved every bit of this trip :)

Thursday evening we had dinner at 5th and Wine Restaurant.  Pretty much had to roll myself to the vehicles after this.  Massive Food Coma, but oh so worth it :)

Had a fun gondole ride after dinner back at the hotel with Kristen, Brooke, Chris, Russell, Jennifer and Me :)  It was….the most interesting gondole ride I’ve ever taken, don’t think our gondolier enjoyed our silliness much!!

Here are the fellow bloggers I had so much fun spending time with in “Steamy” AZ!

Kristen Doyle – Dine & Dish http://dineanddish.net/

Tina Haupert – Carrots N’Cake http://carrotsncake.com

Katie Goodman – goodLife {eats} http://www.goodlifeeats.com/

Lindsey Johnson – DesignMom Blog www.designmom.com

Maria Lichty – Two Peas & Their Pod http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/

Ciaran Blumenfeld – Momfluential Media http://www.momfluential.net/

Diane Cu & Todd Porter – White on Rice Couple http://www.whiteonricecouple.com/

Shanna Coady – My Favorite Everything http://www.myfavoriteeverything.com/

Brooke McLay – Cheeky Kitchen http://www.cheekykitchen.com

Shaina Olmanson – Food for My Family http://www.foodformyfamily.com

Jane Maynard – This Week for Dinner http://www.thisweekfordinner.com

Jenny Flake – Picky Palate http://www.pickypalate.com

Jennifer Leal – Savor the Thyme http://savorthethyme.blogspot.com/

Russell Warnick – Endless Simmer http://www.endlesssimmer.com/

Sarah Freymoyer – Classy Mommy http://www.classymommy.com/

Jenna Weber – Eat Live Run http://www.eatliverun.com/

Tanya Patrice – I Ate a Pie http://www.iateapie.net/

Becky Bracken – She Knows http://www.sheknows.com/

Disclaimer: Thermador paid my travel, room / board, meal expenses for my time in Scottsdale, AZ however the opinions expressed in this post about their products are my own.  Thanks!!


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  1. 1
    Shaina says:

    It was great getting to meet you (and nearly sit on your lap on the gondola ride)! I still haven’t recovered from all the food they served us. I was dreaming about those eggs just last night when we had breakfast for dinner.

  2. 2
    Fuji Mama says:

    I wish this had been during a different week so I could have come! It looks like you guys had a wonderful time!!

    • 2.1
      Jenny says:

      Darn, that would have been so much fun to hang out!! We need to get together later this summer and figure out that Day Camp presentation :)

  3. 3
    Sheena says:

    I see 2 of my favorite Jen’s. Looks like you all had a blast! I now need to yum down some salad after seeing that picture, mm.

  4. 4
    Heather says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! I’m sure it was wonderful to meet other foodies too. So fun!

  5. 5

    Jenny thanks for sharing such a great experience with us. You all look like you learned a lot & had a great time together :) xxoo

  6. 6
    Kristen says:

    That gondola ride was hysterical. Too fun!
    Your first photo is amazing. Was that your view from your room? Wow!

  7. 7
    Maria says:

    Great recap! It was a blast! So glad we were able to meet up!

  8. 8

    Honored! That is how I feel to be invited to my first blogger event and to get to be there with you. You are a lovely person and I am glad you were on the crazy gondola ride with me

  9. 9
    Tina says:

    It was so nice meeting you! Great recap! :)

  10. 10
    Jamie says:

    Cool trip Jenny. Seriously looks like an amazing time with amazing food. I loved all your pictures. And the ones of all the bloggers taking photos…too funny! I may have asked you this before, but what camera do you use?

    • 10.1
      Jenny says:

      Hi Jamie,
      For my food photography, I use the CanonD50 with the 1.4 50mm lens and the 100mm macro. All of the pictures here were shot with just my kit lens that the camera came with. Hope this helps :)

  11. 11

    Wow! I’m so jealous. Looks like you all had a blast!

  12. 12

    Wow, what a great event! It looks and sounds like you really enjoyed it!

  13. 13

    It looks as though you had an amazing time, with plenty of good food along the way. I’ve been fascinated to read what the new steam oven can do.

  14. 14

    [...] Savor the Thyme was great fun. The gondola ride was hilarious – you can read more about it on Picky Palate – and was the perfect way to end the week. [...]

  15. 15

    Sounds like such a fun food blogging trip to Scottsdale! Thanks for sharing the trip and all of the pictures!

  16. 16
    Jazmine Eyre says:

    Hello I really like the layout of your site, what theme are using? I just started my own page and can’t locate a good theme to use.

  17. 17

    [...] Maria, Todd and Diane, Jane, Jenna, Tina, Lindsey, Ciaran >, Shanna, Brooke, Jennifer, Shaina, Jenny, Russell, Sarah, Tanya, and Becky. It was so great spending time with all of you! With such a great [...]

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