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It was a cold and super rainy day in Brooklyn but not even gross weather could stop the amazing day Buick had planned for the Buick Road To Table Event in Brooklyn last week.Buick Road To Table Event-9405

I personally love all day events, it takes me out of the day to day of work and transports me into a different world–the one where I get whisked around in an amazing Buick SUV all over Brooklyn.

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Our first stop was the Brooklyn Grange. I had no idea the Brooklyn could hold such an amazing farm! I’d have better pictures but since it was a rainy windy day I could only get pictures in the greenhouse. We learned all about the fruits and vegetables that were raised on the roof and I was so impressed with the quality of organic food right there in the middle of a concrete jungle.Buick Road To Table Event-9409

Next we were picked up by our gorgeous Buick rides and taken to the Brooklyn Kitchen. This was my first time in this kind of market and I was obsessed. It wasn’t your ordinary market, they had all kinds of unique items like different kinds of sauces, honeys, bbq sauces–this was a market for true foodies that KNOW what they are doing in the kitchen!IMG_5257

The Buick Innovation

So before our cooking lesson we heard from one of the creative designers behind the colors of the beautiful Buick line of cars. Interestingly enough they draw inspiration from everyday things like the deep gorgeous red of an apple or the beautiful rich green of an emerald. They used trends  from fashion and often have to start thinking about what will be the perfect color four years out! How crazy is that?

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They also discussed the extreme high restrictions of their production system. In order to deliver the best, highest quality paint job ever the workers can’t wear certain fragrant perfumes and deodorants–it was so interesting to see how intense the process is!

The cooking lesson

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We put on our fancy BUICK aprons and started with the basic knife skills–apparently there are several super safe ways to cut different things and I was obviously living on the edge before I learned these new techniques!

Our chef taught is how to chop properly, brown eggplant as well as make a delicious dressing for our bean and artichoke salad.IMG_5271

Learning how to debone(?) an artichoke was cool because I really didn’t realize how little of the artichoke was actually used!!IMG_5265

The coolest part of the entire cooking experience was learning how to make pasta from scratch! I’ve seen it on cooking shows a million times but actually doing it myself was kinda awesome.

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It’s all about the eggs and flours and getting them to blend perfectly. It’s a delicate process but so worth it! I was beyond impressed with the ease of it.Buick Road To Table Event-9433

By the time it was all over, we had a feast with eggplant, homemade pasta and everything in between. It. Was. Incredible!!Buick Road To Table Event-9441 Buick Road To Table Event-9442

Even though it was a gross day, it was one of the best events I’ve ever attended. Buick was kind enough to take me home and gift me with two tickets to the grand tasting at the wine and food festival! Again, so grateful!

Have you ever taken a cooking lesson? Have you ever made pasta from scratch? What color is your car?

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Kita October 15, 2015 - 9:13 am

Yay to cooking and I love that buick my aunt has one and I am like hmmmm she old but this car is cute you go girl. You can keep the artichoke…

Tamara October 15, 2015 - 10:33 am

My car is white and UGLY! Honestly. It’s a dork car.
I’ve always wanted to make pasta from scratch! My little niece brought over her pasta machine last holiday and made pasta. It was so much better that way.
Also.. debone? Artichokes?? Who knew?

K. Elizabeth October 16, 2015 - 2:10 pm

I’ve made pasta from scratch and it’s definitely a simple process that requires lots of patience to make sure you get everything just right. Glad you had a blast the Buick event and learned some new knife skills!

Elle October 18, 2015 - 3:12 pm

It looks like you had a lot of fun at the event! I actually did learn how to make pasta in a cooking class almost 10 years ago. I found it to be too much work so I just resort to using dried pasta now.

Leslie October 26, 2015 - 11:07 am

That looks like such a fun event! I love artichokes, and fresh pasta is the best!

Paula Kiger December 14, 2015 - 12:18 am

THAT all looks incredible!!!!


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