One of my faithful readers and hilarious sorority sisters, Michael Ann, recently sent me an article from entitled Food bloggers: Helpful or disruptive? While I appreciate the points made, I have to ask does this man look too disrupted?
That’s Chef Ellis Cooley who graciously stopped by our table at our third meeting of the CLE Blogger Dinner Club. Seven lovely ladies gathered at AMP150 Bar & Restaurant for an assortment of wine, cocktails, appitiziers, small plates, large plates and great discussion!
Chef Ellis chatted with us for a few moments that evening. He was preparing for St. John Medical Center’s 2010 Top Chef fundraiser the next evening. I think he was grateful to get away from the many, many pounds of beets for a few moments before the event!
As usual, the service was on point at AMP150. Stephanie, our server for the evening, was very knowledgeable and took care of all of our needs during our meal. A major shoutout to her as she was probably one of the best servers I have come across in a very long time!
And, of course, there was food! Inspired from Mary’s dinner order from the previous week’s visit, the PASTA PRIMAVERA with Handmade Herbed Pasta, New Vegetables and Ricotta for my main dish:
From the side order menu, I also ordered the squash salad with tomato:
I LOVED my pasta. I’m considering buying a tub of ricotta in bulk and eating this for the rest of my life. I was indifferent on the squash salad, but I did eat it all, so I obviously didn’t hate it.
Overall, another blogger meet up success was in the books! I encourage you to check out these lovely ladies below as I’m honored to have spent the evening with them and call them my “blends” (yes, that’s blogger friends to the non-bloggers in the crowd!):
Allison at Green Dog Wine
Carly at So I Married a Chef
Katrina at Bite Buff
Sue at Skinny Eats Cleveland
Suzanne at Life on Mars
Tina at The Wellness War