ALT Dinner with Stephmodo

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I was going to start by writing about what I learned from Alt Summit, but hey, why not start with the fun things first? On Wednesday night, Alt graciously hosted complimentary dinners for groups of Alt attendees. Each group consisted of 15 people and dinners were hosted in different restaurants in Salt Lake City. However, there were three dinners that were called “interactive” dinners where the host/hostess would prep the guests supper – on the spot – and I was lucky enough to sign up for one of those. I got into the one that Stephanie from Stephmodo was hosting in Sur La Table, and boy, was I in it for a treat!

Stephanie was such a gracious hostess and was super friendly. She decorated the place with pretty flowers and mega-adorable Geronimo Balloons! With the help of Romina, the talented pastry chef behind the well-known patisserie in SLC, Les Madeleines, our 5-course dinner was out of this world! Everything tasted fresh and amazing, and I am not even exaggerating if I told you I finished every bite at that dinner!

Aside from being spoiled by a delicious meal from Stephanie, the highlight of the dinner was of course meeting other talented bloggers. I had the pleasure of sitting next to Rachel from Black Eiffel. I didn’t even realize at first that “that” was Rachel. I’ve been reading her blog since I started blogging, so needless to say, she was an inspiration to me. And really, what an honor to have been able to sat next to her! I also sat right across from Joslyn of Simple Lovely. To be honest, I didn’t know her blog. But after meeting and talking to her, I know Joslyn is one blogger I want to follow – smart, beautiful, and most importantly, she’s got a go “get-it” attitude! She recently made some bold acts and resigned from her job of 13 years to take on a position as an editor at D Home magazine – her dream job! And as Joslyn called it, it was Bold-o-rama!

This dinner was a perfect size for each of us to mingle and get to know each other. It was set up just like a blind date not knowing who will be at what dinner, which what made it so fun! I can’t even express how happy I was to have met all these wonderful ladies, and really, I don’t think there were any better ways to kick-off the Alt Summit!

For more Alt Summit recap goodness, check it out here.

(all images via shop sweet things; last image via mindy gayer)

  • Allergictovanilla

    Thanks for the behind the scene scoop Jeanne! Love living vicariously through you :) That food looks delish!

    xo Carlina
    allergictovailla.com

  • http://www.thekinas.com/ Bettina

    What a lovely idea. All of the food looked absolutely delicious. Love Black Eiffel’s blog so great that you got to meet her, thanks for introducing me to Simply Lovely!

  • http://cupcakepeonie.blogspot.com/ Peonie

    Looked super fun! So jealous!!! You will see me next year. 

    • http://www.shopsweetthings.com Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne

      You will love it, Peonie! 

  • Stephanie Brubaker / stephmodo

    I’m so glad you took the time to take photos and document the evening…I of course didn’t but LOVE having this little memoir.  So glad you attended!  xo

    • http://www.shopsweetthings.com Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne

      It’s been a week now and I still remember how delish the dinner was! Thank you so much again for cooking for us. You made everyone’s belly so happy! 

    • http://www.shopsweetthings.com Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne

      It’s been a week now and I still remember how delish the dinner was! Thank you so much again for cooking for us. You made everyone’s belly so happy! 

    • http://www.shopsweetthings.com Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne

      It’s been a week now and I still remember how delish the dinner was! Thank you so much again for cooking for us. You made everyone’s belly so happy! 

  • lauren wickman

    so fun! so bummed I didn’t get to go!