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Bertolli Trip….Last But Not Least…Rocco DiSpirito

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Photo via Pat.

Our last activity with Bertolli was a quaint meet and greet with none other than Rocco DiSpirito.  Our limo drove us to the beautiful Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel where we would meet Rocco for a “small bites” dinner at the gorgeous Culina Restaurant.  What a beautiful place it was.  Everything was just perfect there.  Take a peek at our time with Rocco 🙂  Thanks Bertolli!

Lovely restaurant!  Photo by Pat

One last group shot before meeting Rocco 🙂  Photo via Shelisa

Our fun place settings.  Photo via Briana.

Love this one of Rocco.  He was so much fun to chat with!  Photo via Pat.

Our lesson on fine wine 🙂  I don’t drink, but you better believe I ate!!  Photo via Pat.

We were all ooing and ahhing over these gorgeous flower bowls. They were all real flowers and were just beautiful!  My photo 🙂

Mandy and I were literally right in front of Rocco during dinner.  Yes, we were totally staring!  Lol!

Oh my gosh, I love this picture of Brittney!   Photo via Amanda

We watched the 4th video of “Into the Heart of Italy” before it was even posted online 🙂 Photo via Pat.

Our fabulous “small bites”  dinner menu 🙂  Photo via Shelisa

I had to snap a picture of the fancy water we were poured 🙂

Before I took a bite, you better believe I had to get a good shot of this work of art!! Involitini De Manzo=Pure heaven!!  Thank you Chef Victor!

Oh man this was good too!  I snapped this photo of Caponata Di Carciofi….baby artichokes, this was really good too 🙂

This was probably my favorite!  Suppli Al Telefono….. Risotto and mozzarella?  Incredible!

Here is Chef Victor Casanova, he is incredible!  Rocco asked if he’d bring out the slab of Kobe beef to show us.  That square of beef is worth a small fortune!  Photo via Amanda.


Kobe beef in all it’s glory 🙂

After we ate dinner, we all got in line to have Rocco sign our cookbooks. Photo via Pat

I jumped in first 🙂

Hmmmm, I don’t even remember what we talked about!

I think I just laughed alot 🙂

Amanda… go girl!!

Cute Mandy and Rocco 🙂

Brittney with Rocco.

Sarah and Rocco 🙂  Photo via Pat

How adorable is this?!!  Yes, I snapped this one of Shelisa and Rocco 🙂  Love it!


Photo via Pat

Congrats to entry #26 Allie who was chosen as the winner from to win a signed copy of Rocco’s new book.  I’ve sent you an email Allie 🙂

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  1. 51
    Christy says:

    And on Facebook!

  2. 52
    Christy says:

    And on Twitter!

  3. 53
    Kathy/IL says:

    Plate 3 — risotto and mozzarella — what’s not to love!

  4. 54
    barb says:

    I am now following you on Twitter for bonus 3 entries! This is #1 because I really want to win it!

  5. 55
    barb says:

    I am now following you on Twitter for bonus 3 entries! This is #2 because I really want to win it!

  6. 56
  7. 57
    Kathy/IL says:

    Already follow you on Google Reader. 😉

  8. 58
    Arena says:

    I follow on Google Reader! 🙂

  9. 59
    Jessica says:

    I would love to try the mozzarella risotto but it all looks way yummy!

  10. 60
    Kathy/IL says:

    And follow you on Facebook.

  11. 61
    Christina says:

    I want that risotto and mozzarella!

  12. 62
    Jessica says:

    I follow this way fun blog!

  13. 63
    Christina says:

    I follow on Facebook!

  14. 64
    Kathy/IL says:

    And Twitter, too! 😉

  15. 65
    barb says:

    I am now following you on Twitter for bonus 3 entries! This is #3 (though I don’t see the #1 & #2 I just posted?). because I really want to win it!

  16. 66
    Christina says:

    I’m also a Google Reader subscriber.

  17. 67
    Brooke says:

    I think I would like to try the Caponata Di Carciofi. I LOVE artichokes! 😉

  18. 68
    Brooke says:

    I am a FB follower…. Thanks for the extra entry :)!

  19. 69
    Brooke says:

    Also a google reader…. I’ve GOTTA have this cookbook ;)!

  20. 70
    karen says:

    How can you choose??? They all look amazing!

  21. 71
    Gina Bianchi says:

    Definitely the Suppli Al Telefoni! You all look like you had such a great time!

  22. 72
    karen says:

    I follow you on FB

  23. 73
    karen says:

    Google reader too! 🙂

  24. 74
    Robin says:

    Definitely the Suppli Al Telefono!!!

  25. 75
    rachel e. says:

    plate 3. who could turn down that cheese?!?

  26. 76
    rachel e. says:

    i follow you on google reader!

  27. 77
    Lindsay says:

    Suppli Al Telefono. Anything with mozzarella has to be good!

  28. 78

    The mozzerella risotto looks awesome, actually, they all do. Thanks for sharing!

  29. 79

    I would love to try the Kobe beef – looks amazing!

  30. 80
    Pieper says:

    I’d have the Kobe (first) plate. Love it! I too am a follower! 🙂 Good luck me!

  31. 81

    I follow the Picky Palate on facebook!

  32. 82
    Sarah says:

    Plate Three looks awesome! Great pictures!

  33. 83
    Erin H says:

    Hmm… I have to choose between the beef and the risotto?? Well, I guess the cheese component wins… risotto it is!

  34. 84
    Yudith says:

    Definitely the Kobe Beef!! 😉

  35. 85
    Reneé says:

    WITHOUT A DOUBT the third one!!

  36. 86
    Reneé says:

    I follow you on twitter (monee2000)…

  37. 87
    Reneé says:

    …and Facebook…

  38. 88
    Reneé says:

    …and on Google Reader!

  39. 89
    Deena says:

    Suppli Al Telefono

  40. 90
    Erica says:

    I’d try the risotto. Your trip looks incredible – what an opportunity!

  41. 91

    All the courses look amazing…I would have to say course 3 I’d want to try the most!

  42. 92
    Michelle says:

    How fun! The picture with Shelisa is great. I’m wondering if she pinched his hiney, and that’s the look of a surprise and delight?! LOL! 😀

  43. 93
    barb says:

    Twitter I am following you.

  44. 94
    barb says:

    Second twitter I am following you waited in between posting.

  45. 95
    barb says:

    OmG the number 3 twitter is working.

  46. 96
    Diane Jarvis says:

    It looks like you had so much fun! I would definitely want to try the 3rd one, the Suppli Al Telefon. Delicious!

  47. 97
    barb says:

    google reader number 1 extra entry rss

  48. 98
    barb says:

    This is the number 2 extra entry for google reader.

  49. 99
    barb says:

    Final extra entry for google reader by rss.

  50. 100
    Diane Jarvis says:

    I follow you on my google reader.

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