Bertolli Trip, Arrival at Thompson Beverly Hills and Breakfast at Griddler Cafe

Los Angeles is the city where dreams come true! Mine certainly did when I stayed and dined in the city. Check out these highlights from my Trip to Beverly Hills!

Our Fancy, Modern Room at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills

The Thompson Hotel

Bertolli really went above and beyond last week. I truly can’t say enough about it. I feel so lucky to have been a part of the “Into the Heart of LA” Blog Event. Really, I don’t even know where to start. So I’m taking you to my first night at the gorgeous Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel 🙂

I arrived at 7:00pm and checked into this cool room pictured above, picture taken by the talented Pat. I was so excited to meet my blogging buddy Amanda from Kevinandamanda.com. Her and her guest Jenny were right across the hall, we were running around like college girls 🙂  Shortly after I arrived I also met Brittney who won the trip from Briana of blisstree.com. She is hysterical and sweet talked a very large security man into getting us into a swanky, very LA party on the rooftop of the hotel. It was a premier party for a new show coming out called Haute and Bothered. We walked around for a few minutes, trying to act like we were “supposed” to be there, took some photos at a complimentary photo booth, then took off back to our rooms…we were starving. The cast seems really sweet. Little youngsters, I’d guess 17.

Our Funny Hot and Bothered Magazine Cover Poster
Jenny, Amanda and Me….ok, we are geeks!

Ordering Room Service

Once we got back to our rooms, we put our pj’s on as fast as we could, got on the phone to room service and ordered practically their entire menu! There were 5 of us eating dinner, you’ve got to see all of this food. The guy looked at us all like we were crazy as he brought in plate after plate! Take a peek at our Pajama Party/Room Service Dinner Extravaganza 🙂

Heins Ketchup and Mustard Bottles Beside a Stack of Five Bowls

Amanda loved the cute little ketchup bottles 🙂  Thanks for taking all of our room service pics Amanda!

Wine Glasses Arranged Beside Neatly Folded Silverware

A Plate Full of Sushi from Room Service

We ordered a ton of sushi….

Parmesan Truffle Flavored Popcorn on a Plate

Couldn’t resist the Parmesan Truffle Flavored Popcorn….

Three Kobe Beef Sliders on a Plate with French Fries

or The Kobe Beef Sliders…..

A Chicken Club Sandwich on a Plate with Fries

The Chicken Club…..

Five Lobster Tacos on a Plate with Lime Slices

Lobster Tacos (these were incredible)….

A Plate Full of Fries and a Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

LOVED the Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese….

A Big White Bowl of Penne Bolognese

Penne Bolognese

Amanda, Jenny and Me Eating Foor From Room Service in Our Hotel

Here’s half of us, what pigs we were that night! Me, Amanda and her guest Jenny.

Jenny, Amanda and Me Enjoying the Plates of Food We Ordered from Room Service

So, after we ate until we busted, my guest arrived, Mandy from Gourmet Mom on the Go! I LOVE her, we had so much fun. She brought us all the cutest necklaces, chocolates and a ton of other sweet gifts. We stayed up and chatted then went to sleep anticipating our big day in the morning…..

Bloggers Gathered in the Lobby of the Thompson Hotel

We all gathered in the lobby at 8:30am to meet for breakfast. Here’s where most of us met officially, what a wonderful group of women! Picture by Briana.

Group Photo of Other Food Bloggers and Myself in the Lobby

Part of the group:  Brittney, Amanda, Jaclyn from Bertolli, Jenny, Me, Mandy and Shelisa.

Three Women Snapping Pictures with Digital Cameras

Riding in a Limo

What a fun surprise to see a massive stretch limo that would be our ride for the day. Typical of all of us bloggers snapping pictures 🙂  Picture by Pat.

A White Limo in a Beverly Hills Parking Garage

YES, a limo! I don’t think I’ve been in a limo since my high school prom!! It was awesome 🙂 Picture by Amanda.

Mandy and I Posing Beside Our Limo

Mandy and I 🙂

Jenny, Brittney, Amanda, Mandy and I Sitting in Our Limo

One half of the limo:  Jenny, Brittney, Amanda, Mandy and Me

Close-up Photo of Mandy and I Sitting Next to Each Other in the Limo

Mandy and I

The Sign for The Griddle Cafe in Beverly Hills

Ahh, finally arrived to our breakfast stop…The Griddle Cafe, seriously YUM!

Me Posing with My Digital Camera Outside The Griddle Cafe

Woo Hoo, breakfast time!

A Table Full of People and Food at The Griddle Cafe

Breakfast at The Griddle Cafe

Half the table ooing and ahhing over how massive our plates were. Ridiculous amounts of food at Griddle Cafe! Shelisa and I shared some raspberry lemon curd pancakes and a chicken cobb omelet. It was fantastic. 2 thumbs up for sure.

Two Different Kinds of Pancakes from Griddle Cafe

Their pancake selection was amazing. Just about anything you could possibly imagine as a topping was an option in your pancake 🙂  The left one is Amanda’s Strudel Pancake and the right is Shelisa’s Raspberry Lemon…Mmmm!

A Plate of French Toast Beside a Plate of Chicken Cobb Omelet

The size of Brittney’s French Toast was probably the biggest slices of bread I’ve ever seen. The right is my oh so yummy Chicken Cobb Omelet.

Note:  I received the trip courtesy of Bertolli Frozen Meals (all-expenses paid covering transportation, hotel and meals) and my opinions are independent of the paid or sponsored relationship.”

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Stay tuned….up next is our trip to the LA Farmer’s Market!

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7 Responses
  1. Shanna - My Favorite Everything

    Just ran through all your posts from this fun trip…so amazing! Great recap, great photos and awesome food!!! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Pat

    It was such a wonderful day! It was so nice to meet you and all the other ladies. Have you made anything from Rocco’s cookbook as yet?

    1. Jenny

      HI Pat,
      I haven’t made anything from Rocco’s book yet. I definitely want to though, hopefully soon! How cool that we got to meet him huh?!!

  3. Ally @ Sweet & Savory

    Wow – what a great trip you had! Maybe Bertolli will invited everyone next time??? ha!

    I also love room service:)

  4. Laura

    Those lobster taco look really yummy. Looks like a really fun time. Can’t wait to hear about the rest of it!

  5. Amanda :)

    Love it, Jenny!! ๐Ÿ™‚ It was so wonderful to finally meet you in L.A. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great picture of you in front of The Griddle Cafe! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see the rest!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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