The Best Client Meeting Ever

When I’m not obsessively hunting down new food finds for Under The Table or planning my next fictional trip to Spain or daydreaming about macarons or brainstorming destinations for Mette and I’s new picnic club or writing my upcoming guidebook (more details soon), I’m working with my lovely Wordcake Communications clients.

capitelloNormally I wouldn’t blog about a client meeting because well, on average, how interesting is a client meeting? But today, my meeting was exceptional! Not only is my potential client buying a wine club (fun!), but he came to lunch bearing gifts from the recent Spring Beer and Wine Festival, in which he was a participant.

A bottle of Capitello Wines’ Brut Willamette Valley NV, which will come in very handy when the weather warms up and I can sit on the back deck with my new Sophie Kinsella novel and a glass of sparkly.

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A box of my new favorite caramel–Lillie Belle Farms’ lavender fleur de sel caramels, which are absolutely gorgeous. You know how sometimes candy infused with lavender ends up tasting like soap? Well, these caramels are perfect. Not soapy at all. Just fragrant and rich and creamy and delightfully salty.

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I’ve always wanted one of these Urban Cheesecraft DIY Cheese Kits, ever since I first saw them at the Urban Farm Store on SE Belmont. Inside this darling box are the makings of 10 batches of fresh mozzarella and ricotta. All I have to supply is a gallon of milk. This was a timely gift, as I was just browsing UC’s website the other day and feeling sorrowful that their cheesemaking classes are all sold out.

Layout 1And then there was a copy of the Portland Happy Hour Guidebook, which is great, because I love happy hour, maybe even more than lavender caramels. I said maybe.

Anyway, it’s an incredibly gratifying little collection of (mostly) edible luxuries. Have I ever mentioned how much I love my job??