从11月7日到10日，我被邀请到26号Christmas in Novemberas aGastropostblogger/tweeter.It was a wonderful experience!Check out acollection of my tweets here,,第2天回顾+食谱,,Day 3 Recap + Recipes,andDay 4 recaps & recipes!!
布里特妮@britl),Pam@pamelinachang),我在11月的圣诞之旅中上路了/周五的贾斯珀探险。We made a pit stop in Edson and despite the fact that we'd be feasting at the Christmas in November Welcome Reception that evening,we had to make a point to try Edson's椰子树餐厅不仅提供中国菜，而且还提供越南菜，Thai,,andWestern food (very fitting for a small-town Alberta restaurant).
I actually thought their Thai Tom Yum soup was really good and Pam also enjoyed her Chinese Hot and Sour soup but Brittney's pho and wonton soup were不good.仍然，埃德森小镇的绝佳去处！!
Back on the road to Jasper,我们看到了麋鹿，停下来拍艺术的山景。
When we arrived at the贾斯珀公园酒店,就像走进了一个节日的场景（唯一缺少的就是雪！）
Staff were dressed as Santa's elves,戴着圣诞帽，分发烤栗子和热苹果酒。大厅里唱着颂歌和圣诞歌。We were greeted by twinkly lights (160,准确地说是千！),圣诞树，and a giant Gingerbread house.Everyone was so nice and it was a great first impression of the hotel!!
After we registered (and got swag bags!）我们被带到了我们的小屋（！!!) located just steps away from the lake/dock.《美食邮报》（GastPost/Postmedia）真的竭尽全力确保我们的房间正点。（谢谢！）
We quickly changed and headed to the VIP Reception where our hosts Micah Dew and Nik Manojlovich greeted presenters and VIP (wait,is that us?).Micah和Nik宣布，这是11月圣诞节的第一年，他们邀请当地厨师/餐馆作为主持人，这对很多人来说是一个巨大的吸引（这绝对是对我而言的！）) There were a lot of first-time presenters but some who were seasoned veterans (a few have been coming to Christmas in November for 20+ years)!!
"From the moment I was welcomed by the staff,I was in awe over the spectacle of what is the Jasper Fairmont Lodge and the area it's situated in,where we are,how special it is to be here,"Micah说，talking of his own experience coming to Christmas in November as a mixologist presenter.
"Time and time again,there's something special 优德体育about this event that encourages someone to come back.""
At the VIP Reception there were festive holiday drinks (scroll down for the recipes!) and I got my fancy schmancy custom Gastropost Christmas in November name tag and then we were off to the Welcome Reception!!
在欢迎会上，there were six different food stations you could visit for different dishes.PRO TIP: Don't be like me and get the all-you-can-eat buffet mentality,grabbing too much food at your first food station that will then go to waste (sorry).
We made a point to visit each food station,which included a meat and cheese station,seafood station,dessert station,make-your-own poutine station,塔可车站and more.
- Scope out the food stations before you dive in.
- 放慢脚步。Grab a bit at each and go back for seconds of your 优德中文版favourites.
- Don't be afraid to say hi or approach the presenters!Our friend Vickie is a big fan of Bob Blumer and just said ‘Hi Bob!' as he walked by.He happily stopped to chat and take a photo.
There's a short formal presentation where all of the chef/presenters are introduced.他们中有很多人——他们都有令人印象深刻的简历……食谱……餐馆……电视节目！Lots of expertise to be shared.
桑德拉在埃德蒙顿杂志/博士后发表了一篇关于《胃镜》的公告，优德体育在舞台被真正有才华的音乐家接管之前。We chatted a bit with the Willows Trio – three talented ladies originally from Edmonton,现在住在多伦多，但我们很高兴能在11月回到阿尔伯塔过圣诞节。
There were a few big screens projecting Christmas in November tweets and Instagram photos.Guests were encouraged to share贾斯珀林experiences on social media!我的社交媒体书呆子问费尔蒙特的营销团队，他们用什么程序来显示社交评论，他们告诉我他们使用塔诺.Must bring that information back for NAIT events.;）
Have some fun with the photobooth in lobby,敬畏费尔蒙特巨大的圣诞树，and pose with the gingerbread house which is made of 6,000 bricks of gingerbread,160千克结冰，80公斤各种糖果，and 10 litres of melted chocolate.穿过姜饼屋闻起来真香！!
As the night wound down we went out onto the deck and claimed a seat on the lounge chairs by the bonfire.那是个寒冷的夜晚，所以我们去房间拿毛衣和毯子，then chatted a bit more.很神奇，you could say.;）你还应该记得带上泳衣，在他们温暖的室外游泳池里潜水！Whenever we were outside at night we could hear people splashing around in the pool below.总的来说，这是一个漫长的（你可以从这个重述LOL中看出）但伟大的第一天/开球！I was really excited to jump into the jam-packed weekend,创造一些我自己难忘的回忆。Now check out (and try) the recipes for festive cocktails below,我第二天一定要回到这里，3,and 4 recaps + recipes!!