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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. 151
    Trista Bytheway says:

    Looks like fun. He’s a cutie, and the recipes look delicious. Have you tried any?

  2. 152
    Julie says:

    That Suppli Al Telefono looks divine!

  3. 153
    Julie says:

    I am a facebook fan

  4. 154
    Julie says:

    I follow you on google reader as well.

  5. 155
    stacey says:

    Oh, plate three for sure! It looks like you had so much fun!!

  6. 156
    stacey says:

    I’m a google reader subscriber!

  7. 157
    stacey says:

    And I’m also a facebook fan of your site!

  8. 158
    Lisa says:

    Definitely the suppli al telefono.

  9. 159
    Margie says:

    Plate 2 yum-o! What a great trip thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. 160
    Lisa says:

    I also follow you on Facebook.

  11. 161
    denise says:

    I’m torn between the caponata and risotto. Both sound so yummy!

  12. 162
    Jamie R says:

    The Suppli Al Telefono for sure!

  13. 163
    Niki says:

    The Suppli de telefono looks really good (I think I spelled it wrong though)!

  14. 164
    Christina says:

    The Suppli Al Telefono….. Risotto and mozzarella that looks delicious. Cheese is probably my favorite! Looks like you enjoyed your trip!

  15. 165
    Niki says:


  16. 166
    Christina says:


  17. 167
    Niki says:

    google reader

  18. 168
    Katie says:

    I would like to try that Kobe beef.

  19. 169
    jan says:

    I trust you… that risotto mozzarella is making my mouth water!

  20. 170
    Katie says:

    I am a fan on Facebook.

  21. 171
    Katie says:

    I am a Google Reader.

  22. 172
    Lisa says:

    I also follow on Google Reader.

  23. 173
    patti says:

    The Kobe beef for sure! Great pictures of a memorable event.

  24. 174
    Melissa says:

    I’d love to try the Caponata Di Carciofi.

  25. 175
    Melissa says:

    Follow your blog in google reader, too!

  26. 176
    Alexis says:

    I would love to try the Suppli Al Telefono…yummm

  27. 177
    Kristin says:

    Plate 3 for me! Looks like a fun trip!

  28. 178
    Kate says:

    I would love to try plate 1.

  29. 179
    Amy says:

    I would love to try the Caponata Di Carciofi! I love artichokes and it looks divine! I am glad you had an amazing time and Roco’s new book lookes awesome!!

  30. 180
    Jeannette says:

    Hands down, plate 3. Yummm, risotto…

  31. 181
    YvonneC says:

    All 3 dishes look scrumptious, but I would love to try the Suppli Al Telefono. It looks absolutely divine and who doesn’t love mozzarella!!

  32. 182
    Rebecca says:

    The Saffron Risotto Croquettes love wonderful!

  33. 183
    Megan says:

    I think I would choose plate 3. Yum!

  34. 184
    Suzanne says:

    How fun! I’d definitely love to try the Risotto with mozzarella. Yummy! Thanks for sharing. =)

  35. 185
    Suzanne says:

    I’m a facebook fan. =)

  36. 186
    Suzanne says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  37. 187
    Cassie says:

    I would love to try the Suppli Al Telefono, it sounds wonderful!!

  38. 188
    Becky says:

    Oh my gosh! The Suppli Al Telefono looks AMAZING!!! I have never seen anything like it!

  39. 189
    Becky says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

  40. 190
    Angela Swiss says:

    The risotta and mozarella definitely!

  41. 191
    Mandy says:

    mmm, the mozzarella risotto for sure!!!

  42. 192
    Krissy says:

    Suppli Al Telefono For sure! Looks yummy!!

  43. 193
    Mandy says:

    and I follow you on my google reader 🙂

  44. 194

    The Suppli Al Telefono made my mouth water.

  45. 195
    Chelsea Pickup says:

    The first course. YUM!

  46. 196
    Chelsea Pickup says:

    I also follow you on Twitter:)

  47. 197
    Chelsea Pickup says:

    And on facebook.

  48. 198
    Kim says:

    Definitely the Kobe. It looks absolutely devine (and so does Rocco)!

  49. 199
    Heather L. says:

    Third course, for sure! Mmmmm….

  50. 200
    Marie says:

    I’d go with plate #1, because I’m pretty sure I’ve never had anything like it, and would love to try it.

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