Food & Wine (and SO MUCH FUN)

May 3, 2011

I’m not really sure where to start with explaining the events from the Pebble Beach Food and Wine event that took place this weekend. I’m not even really sure how to explain how incredibly amazing it was to be a part of it. Every single square inch of the weekend was perfect. The weather was perfect, the company was perfect, the wines, food, traffic, celebrities, the whole experience was perfect.

My girl, Anne.

Me enjoying the pre-event sun.

After Anne and I picked up our complimentary tickets to the Lexus Grand Tasting Event from Kiersten, the Foodbuzz representative (thanks, Kiersten!), Anne and I spent the first two and a half hours making our way around the T shaped, and incredibly large, tent filled with samples of recipe masterpieces and expensive wines. It took us that whole time to circle once… the place was huge.

Anne and I took a lot of pictures but most, unfortunately, didn’t really turn out too great. Oh well, I have the memories!

We saw Anne Burrell of Worse Cooks in America

My favorite Guy was there.

I love Guy!

Michael Symon was playing with mint leaves…

And getting a blurry picture with me. Sad it was blurry but SWOON

I even got to eat Michael Symon’s balls!

Meatballs, people! With sauerkraut and mint sauce. SO good.

Creeper Lori…?

No… Iron Chef Morimoto was signing a book for me!


Besides rubbing elbows with some of the biggest names in food, Anne and I ate…

Scallops as soft as butter with mango and crab salsa (OMG... incredible.)


I couldn't even tell you... egg shell filled something...

Trio: Marinated and seared mahi mahi (which was out of this world GOOD), a pineapple and pepper salsa, and pineapple ginger shooter


Skewer of duck pancetta in an asparagus soup (by far the most amazing thing I have EVER tasted)

Macadamia nut-crusted halibut with spicy mango salsa

Oysters topped with raw ahi tuna, a white sauce, and black caviar

Sweet and spicy vegan blueberry shooters made with blueberries, almonds, almond milk, and spicy microgreens. Topped with microgreens.

Chocolate ganache squares topped with either a basil cream or mocha cream


The sign above pretty much sums this dish up.

Soft rice block topped with grilled octopus and cream sauce.

Flavored Salts! So many!




We also did some alcohol tasting…

Thank you Belveder: Ginger beer + pepper infused Belveder +lime juice + ice = make it.

Could I be a beer model...? 😉

My partner in crime (and Food and Wine tasting...)

My love, Anne!

Me in the Big Chair.


Sooooooooooo many pictures, none of the wines. There were over 300 wineries pouring and we didn’t made even a small dent in trying them.

Again, this was a wonderful experience and event!

We even played with Fork Art.

Overall, we had a blast. Check out Anne’s recap here! Thank you so much, Foodbuzz for giving us the opportunity to play with our food! …and score free goodies (Just so it’s clear, that’s water I’m toasting with…)


What is one event you will never forget?

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

yaniv August 14, 2011 at 11:45 AM

its look like graet food and drinks and its seems that you had a blast good for you p.s you look graet.


Heather @ kissmybroccoli May 11, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Wow! Looks like you had an incredible time! Sooo jealous you got to meet Guy!

I LOVE your dress! Smokin’! And that last pic of you and the fork art is awesome!


Melissa May 5, 2011 at 5:12 AM

Wow!! Amazing! Love the creeper photo HAHA!

You look gorgeous and I’m jeleous you are wearing dresses in May:)


Emily May 4, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Wow, that looks amazing! …the “creeper” photo with Morimoto is so cute 🙂


Kelly May 4, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Look so good and how cute are you?!?!


Ela May 4, 2011 at 4:58 AM

Looks like so much fun! And you left with your hands full.

Basil creme on chocolate ganache–sounds like a Lori thing to me…


Chuck May 3, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Guy is my man! I got pictures with him in DC 2 years ago… and this past year you ask? Rachael Ray baby! She’s my love….


katie May 3, 2011 at 6:05 PM

OH my gosh- i so wish i was there! how fun!!


Pure2raw twins May 3, 2011 at 4:29 PM

sooooo fun!!! everything looked amazing…300 wineries?? wow, so glad you had a wonderful time.


Danielle May 3, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Hmm one event I’ll never forget… I always have a blast at the Art & Wine Festival in Los Altos every year! We should go!!


Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) May 3, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Wow I am beyond jealous of all the people you got to see. Guy, Anne, and Michael? ahh dieeee and you look gorgeousss. Beautiful dress 🙂


Katie May 3, 2011 at 11:22 AM

I think I’d have maybe been just drunk enough from the free wine to eat that food. But not without making a fool of myself first. You are an adventurous lady!


Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition May 3, 2011 at 11:14 AM

I am so jealous!! The food, the drinks, GUY!!!!??!


Lindsay Cotter May 3, 2011 at 8:36 AM

I am beyond jealous…just sayin.


Alyssa - fashion fitness foodie May 3, 2011 at 7:42 AM

I’m seriously in awe over here reading this! That’s so awesome and I can tell that you had a ton of fun!!!


Ashley @ the fit academic May 3, 2011 at 6:37 AM

Wow! Looks like such a blasty!!!


christina May 3, 2011 at 6:10 AM

WOWW I ACTUALLY KNOW WHO THOSE PEOPLE ARE!! So awesome!! and you are sooo cute!


Shanna, Like Banana May 3, 2011 at 5:01 AM

Oh. My. Lord. How I really really really wish I could have been there. I love all those chefs and would have been in heaven food and wine tasting my day away. Carmel is one of my favorite areas too. Looks like you had a blast!


Sable@SquatLikeALady May 3, 2011 at 4:33 AM

Oh my Goddddd I am SO SO SO jealous! Ahhh. It looks like SUCH a fun and [delicious] food filled event!!! And Lori! You are SO beautiful!!!!


Natalie @ cinnamon bums May 3, 2011 at 3:12 AM

oh my goodness, this looks amazing!!! you are so lucky! all those faces i recognize from food network, and that FOOD! you definitely got the best of the best – total star treatment! glad you enjoyed your weekend. bet pebble beach was beautiful too


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