Last week, I went along to the London Food and Wine Bloggers meetup in Battersea, over at The Westbridge. It was nice to meet a few new faces…fellow London restaurant reviewer A Girl Has to Eat was there, as well as Silver Spoon, who does a nice mix of restaurant reviews and food. Allotment blogger Food Urchin was extremely generous and picked me up at the bus stop and let me share a taxi back to the City with him at the end of the night. I also got a chance to catch up with Ben from Food & Drink, one of London's original restaurant bloggers, who I haven't seen in ages.
We had a lot of cheese, thanks to The Westbridge. And a lot of wine, thanks to the great folks over at Catavino. In my excitement over the different Madeiras on offer, I accidentally broke a glass (apologies to Westbridge host Charlie). And well, when I sent myself home at 10 p.m. the place was still packed with food and wine dorks, so it was a highly successful evening. (And I mean "dorks" in the most affectionate sense of the term.)
This was all organized by Niamh by the magic of Ning, that social-networking site. So now we've got a London Food & Wine Ning, as well as a UK Food & Wine Ning. If you're a London or UK foodie and haven't joined our Nings already, you should! Here are the links…
And because the world is a big place and there are a lot of restaurants to eat in that aren't in London, I went ahead and created a THIRD Ning for anyone around the world who specifically blogs and reviews restaurants…I don't know how we'll use it yet, but I'm sure a community of like-minded restaurant bloggers will have its uses eventually!