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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. 101
    Elaine says:

    Involitini De Manzo, no question about it. That looks just beautiful!

  2. 102
    Diane Jarvis says:

    I follow you on facebook!

  3. 103

    Ok, the pics of you pretty girls and Rocco are adorable! I laughed out loud!
    GO NAVY!

  4. 104
    Karen U says:

    I think I’d go for the risotto. Nothing like carbs!

  5. 105
    Karen U says:

    I follow you on google reader. Thanks!

  6. 106
    Kami says:

    Plate number 3 looked wonderful!

  7. 107
    Kami says:

    I follow you on facebook.

  8. 108
    Kami says:

    I follow you on Google Reader.

  9. 109
    Amanda says:

    Hard to decide!! Plate 2 I guess, olives and tomatoes are yum. But everything else sounds yum too!

  10. 110
    Jenna says:

    I would love to try the suppli al telefono! It looked divine!

  11. 111
    Teresa says:

    Definitely the risotto!! It looks so yummy! Can’t believe all the recipes in the book are under 350 calories… I’m already hooked;)

  12. 112
    Krystal says:

    I would love to try the first course…KOBE BEEF! YUM! I’d be all over that!

  13. 113
    Jennifer H says:

    I would love to try Plate 3. That mozzarella risotto looks amazing.

  14. 114
    Jennifer H says:

    I follow your blog on Google Reader.

  15. 115
    kjblack says:

    the risotto for sure. . yum!

  16. 116
    Ava says:

    I would like to try the Suppli Al Telefono.

  17. 117
    Ava says:

    I follow on google reader.

  18. 118
    Jessica says:

    Caponata! Pasta is a girls best friend!

  19. 119
    erin says:

    the risotto!

  20. 120
    erin says:

    i’m a google reader follower!

  21. 121
    erin says:

    i’m a facebook fan!

  22. 122
    joanne says:

    What a fun time! Rocco seems like the sweetest guy. I’m kind of in love with him! I think that saffron risotto looks absolutely dreamy – I’d love to try it!

  23. 123
    Brenda M says:

    I would love to try the Risotto!! But I would also try plate #1 if given the chance. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the pix!! I’m drooling now, not sure if it’s the food though!!

  24. 124
    Brenda M says:

    I follow you on Google Reader.

  25. 125
    Brenda M says:

    I also follow you on Twitter.

  26. 126
    Janell says:

    Mmmmm, they all look and sound wonderful. Maybe I’d go with the second dish with the artichokes. Yummy! What a fun dinner!

  27. 127
    Holly says:

    Suppli Al Telefono looks amazing! But the Kobe beef *drool*

  28. 128
    Holly says:

    already follow in my reader

  29. 129

    That Suppli Al Telefono sounds divine!

  30. 130

    I am a follower on Twitter (@Niftyfoodie)

  31. 131

    I follow you on Facebook

  32. 132

    I follow you on G-Reader

  33. 133
    Brooke says:

    Involitini De Manzo! It looks fabulous! Also, What is Kobe beef?

  34. 134
    Lindsay says:

    OMG. I want that mozzarella risotto something serious! I need cheesy goodness! Meeting Rocco looked like a blast:-)

  35. 135
    Lindsay says:

    I follow you on facebook!

  36. 136
    Brooke says:

    I follow you on FB!

  37. 137
    Lindsay says:

    I follow you on Twitter too!

  38. 138
    Brooke says:

    and Google Reader!

  39. 139
    Launa says:

    I follow on Facebook!!

  40. 140
    Kelly says:

    Holy hunk of meat that looks delicious. That is one seriously large cut of Kobe beef. (What did you think I was talking about! 😉 Love your blog. Can’t wait to see what you post next!

  41. 141
    Launa says:

    Even though I am trying to be uber healthy and stay away from fat, etc. I would have to say the Suppli Al Telefono…Risotto and mozzarella. Thanks.

  42. 142
    carrie says:

    Plate Two – love artichoke anything!

  43. 143
    Allison says:

    mozzarella risotto yummy!!! It all looks fabulous what an exciting trip!

  44. 144
    Allison says:

    I’m a follower 🙂

  45. 145
    Alison says:

    Suppli Al Telefono sounds soooooooooo yummy!!!

  46. 146
    Alison says:

    I follow Picky Palate on Facebook.

  47. 147
    Alison says:

    and I follow Picky Palate on Google Reader.

  48. 148
    Jenny L says:

    Its a tie between the first and third. I would really love to win this cookbook!

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    Jenny L says:

    I follow you on FB.

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    Jenny L says:

    And I subscribe through Google Reader.

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