There was a ton of standard buffet style roll pieces... I think I would have been a little upset if I paid to get in. They didn't bring trays out very often (probably because everything was prepped ahead of time and there was a very finite amount). A few times people almost broke out in a riot over the last piece of whatever... There were a few pieces that were unique to me, but I don't know... maybe they are pretty common? One variety had a sopa like thing on the bottom!
I loved that they had pieces with seaweed salad on the top. CB first introduced me to that. Yum!
The bartenders were very generous with the wine and the sake reps were happy to give out lots of sake. Probably because they were heavy sponsors. Each wine glass pour was easily 10 oz. and the sake people were really friendly as if to say "please come to our festival next month!"
The set-up of the auditorium was better than I thought it would be. It was very "Iron Chef"-like. They had a big screen projecting all the action, but I gotta say... being short still sucks. Even though I got to be up close with my wittle press necklace, I was still stuck behind a lot of taller people who wouldn't budge. Still I managed to get some decent pics. I really enjoyed myself because I like watching chefs work! It was like a live time cooking show/sushi bar.