Last night, a whole bunch of us food bloggers and non-bloggers got together at Otto to greet Clotilde and Maxence who were visiting from Paris. Clotilde is the woman behind one of my favorite food sites, Chocolate and Zucchini. Clotilde and 2 other nice women and I had been emailing about a possible place to get together, and once we worked up the place and time Clotilde posted info on the get-together on her site.
No one really knew what to expect. A really nice woman we met yesterday said that it was alot like a whole bunch of blind dates, since none of us really knew each other. Many of us had blogs, so there was a chance that you had read someone else's site... but none of us really knew each other in person.
D. and I got to Otto around 4:45, and saw a few other people arrive around 5 that we figured were probably there for this get-together. Clotilde and Maxene arrived shortly thereafter, and so we made or way over to the group. Soon, we were filling up the large bar area, making introductions and chatting away.
What really surprised me was how many nice people we met, people that might have not met if it wasn't for this little shin-dig. I'm thrilled to say that we made some great new friends last night, and we're already talking about a NY pot-luck.
So I'll write more later (yes, I'm at work and blogging... shame on me!). But I wanted to say thank you to Clotilde for bringing together such a wonderful group of people. D. and I made some fantastic new friends that we're looking forward to seeing soon.