Fig Launches Lunch

I was treated to a preview of the new lunch service at FIG at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica courtesy of Bombay Sapphire Gin.

Not only was I taken back behind the bar to concoct my very own citrus gin cocktail, but I also got to impress everyone by my newfound expertise at squeezing an orange rind over a lighter to create a mini fireball!). All in all, I'd say it was a success. Plus, it was a pretty interesting lunch since the other journalists were not strictly food writers and worked for some cool places like People. The conversation was a lot more interesting and varied than it tends to be at these things. And the gin pairings with each course weren't bad either!