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Host Edmonton – Rhonda Jessen.com

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I had the pleasure of volunteering at Host Edmonton this weekend. It was a delicious and intimate affair.
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On Friday night I was able to check out the Fine Wine Gala.

The Fine Wine Gala
The Fine Wine Gala

Pork skewers grilled on a salt slab
Pork skewers grilled on a salt slab

It was my first time in the Riverview Room, what a fantastic view!

Reflections, Riverview Room
Reflections, Riverview Room

I didn’t do the wine tasting, but it looks like it was enjoyable.

After the wine tasting
After the wine tasting

On the way out the door we met Kevin Braush and ended up tasting some wine with him and shared a few laughs.

Rhonda, Kevin Braugh and Tom
Rhonda, Kevin Braugh and Tom

Saturday Morning Tom and I helped with Christine Cushing‘s Cooking Demonstration. Both of us picked up some great tips, what a baker she is.

Christine Cushing's Cooking Demonstration
Christine Cushing’s Cooking Demonstration

After the presentation we were able to chat with Christine and her sous-chef about the brushetta and panna cotta she prepared.

Tom, Christine Cushing and I after her cooking demonstration
Tom, Christine Cushing and I after her cooking demonstration

We slipped away after lunch to catch the all ages at The Roxy to celebrate Le Fuzz’s new CD Usona.

Le Fuss on the marquee at The Roxy
Le Fuss on the marquee at The Roxy

Le Fuzz at The Roxy
Le Fuzz at The Roxy

When we returned we served dinner to delegates, sponsors and volunteers.

Tom serving dinner at Host Edmonton
Tom serving dinner at Host Edmonton

There were a few extra seats at the wine tasting so we were able to take part. I learned a lot about terrior and micro climates and tasted some great wines.

The start of the wine tasting
The start of the wine tasting

The event finished with a high energy keynote by Kevin Braush. As we arrived he was teaching Jamie Shewchuck how to open champagne with a blade.

Kevin Braush teaching Jamie Shewchuck how to open champagne
Kevin Braush teaching Jamie Shewchuck how to open champagne

Keven Braush telling stories
Keven Braush telling stories

This led to several funny stories, many toasts and then Kevin chatting and posing for photos after the shows.

Kevin Braush telling Tom a story after his keynote
Kevin Braush telling Tom a story after his keynote

Fantastic job Enterprise Edmonton, it was a wonderful event. I can’t wait for the next one although I know it will never again be the intimate size it was this year!

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