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Bertolli Shows Us Los Angeles' Italian Flair
Special Events • Tags: Bertolli, gelato, Italian restaurants, Italian wine, Los Angeles, moscato, salumeria, Santa Monica
Where to start, where to start. Let’s try to start at the beginning, although it feels like a formidable task. Last weekend, Amir and I were invited to taste and sip the wares of several Italian restaurants and eateries here in Los Angeles under the guided hand of our friends at Bertolli. We are never ones to pass up a food experience, especially one that will open our eyes yet again to another undiscovered side of Los Angeles. This is truly a rich food city, and we confirm that fact almost every day. The itinerary would include visits to Café Bella Roma, Obika Mozzarella Bar, Primi al Mercato, Norcino Salumeria, Café Bellagio and Osteria Mamma–each one offering its own specialty that would be authentic, traditional and delicious. With eager appetites and loose fitting pants, we made our way over to the first location where we would meet the other bloggers who would accompany us.
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Mini Roasted Vegetable Panzanella "Trifles", Proscuitto Wrapped Seafood Bites with Pomegranate Balsamic, Dijon Crusted Rack of Lamb with Champagne Grape Reduction, Brown Butter Cauliflower and Fennel Mash, Candied Carrots Parsnips and Turnips, Spiced Chocolate Gelato, Pear Guava Gelato
Special Events • Tags: asiago cheese, cauliflower, contest, elegant dinner party, fall, Foodbuzz, gelato, lamb, Nature's Pride, pomegranate, Project Food Blog, tips
Before we begin, we must give a huge thanks to all of the friends, family and readers who have voted us through the preceding two rounds of Project Food Blog. As soon as we found out that we’d advanced to round 3 of the competition, we immediately started planning an attack. Actually, we started planning a few days before the announcement…just to be safe. The challenge was to create a luxury dinner party that titillated the taste buds and explored new flavors and ingredients. We love to do both, so it would be nothing but an exciting challenge to say the least. We had also just glided into our favorite month of the entire year–October. Taking advantage of the season and its harvest would be the main goal. This dinner party would be the best way to highlight autumnal flavors with friends, which is right up our alley.
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