Event: Gallo Salame Workshop
Date: June 10, 2010
Location: Trattoria 1910, San Francisco CA
Time: 11:00am – 12:45pm
Last week I went to a really interesting event in San Francisco. It was the 100th anniversary of Gallo Salame. They took an old, empty bar and turned it in to a ‘pop-up’ restaurant and called it Trattoria 1910. They have been offering free meals for 4 weeks and this Friday, 6/18, will be the last day to take advantage of this. As a special treat, Gallo Salame invited several local bloggers to an exclusive Old World Workshop. I received the invitation on short notice but it was no problem since the location is only 20 minutes away from me and I had no previous plans. I asked if my daughter could accompany me since I could not find a sitter and the PR company agreed, provided that she just assisted me during the cooking portion.
The parking was expensive but not too far. We were greeted by the PR representatives and a few girls in classic costume. The chairs all had Gallo Salame aprons draped over them. As the workshop began, we sat down at our seats and waiters brought out ingredients we were to use. Not as many had attended as was hoped for so I was informed that my daughter could sit in a different seat and participate in the cooking portion to. Chef Cat DeOrio opened with an introduction to Gallo Salame, a brief history, and how Gallo Salame has reached out to the community. I was so jealous because as a woman who cooks and eats for a living – she’s gorgeous. Plus she is intelligent and very friendly. Some things just aren’t fair.
The things we made were not too revolutionary as we learned how to make a sandwich and mix a pasta lunch. My daughter loved making these but she was disappointed that we could not eat it (due to sanitation policies). They then removed our plates and escorted us into another section of the restaurant. They presented us with menus so we may order whatever we wanted for lunch and offered us beverages. The food was good, as was the dessert, but standard. The caramelized salami was . . . interesting. Beggars can’t be choosy though, especially since it was free and we could have as much to drink as we wanted.
I also got to meet and chat with many other local bloggers and the PR team. What a great experience! It was also a nice outing to spend time with my daughter. Before we left, the PR team gave a gift basket to all in attendance. It includes a Gallo Salame apron, a package of sliced pepperoni, a package of sliced salami, a roll of salami, recipes cards, and a coupon for another free Gallo Salame product.
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