On the patio looking out to the golf course, propane heaters blazed, keeping the 65-degree weather mercifully at bay for the Sustainable Brands 08 attendees. A small thing, perhaps… but isn’t this whole conference about the small things? A disappointment to be sure.
Inside the restaurant a jazz band shuffled comfortably and the restaurant put on a great spread of California-style foods. Absent was any signage or information identifying organic, local or otherwise sustainable aspects of the buffet. I took a risk and wolfed a bunch of it down nonetheless.
Fetzer Wines and Finlandia vodka sponsored the bar, and Boterra organic white wine was also available. So I was able to drown my disappointment somewhat.
One in a series of articles on Lorne’s Sustainable Journey to the Sustainable Brands 08 Conference in Monterey CA. Click here for the full list of sessions, or here for the ‘Fear & Loathing’ road trip journals.
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