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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. 1
    Caitlin says:

    The mozzarella risotto for sure!

  2. 2
    Kelli says:

    I think I would like to try Plate 1– I have never had Kobe beef but I have heard that it is heavenly!

  3. 3
    rose says:

    The risotto!

  4. 4
    Esther says:

    I would honestly try them all….but the first one would be the mozzarella risotto. Beautiful !!!!

  5. 5
    Adrienne Larkin says:

    Definitely the Suppli Al Telefono…looks so yummy!!

  6. 6
    Ashley says:

    I’d love to try the Suppli Al Telefono. Yum!

  7. 7
    Ashley says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  8. 8
    Ashley says:

    I follow you facebook

  9. 9
    Ashley says:

    I follow you on google reader.

  10. 10
    grace says:

    mozzarella risotto

  11. 11
    Megan Dinsdale says:

    Mmmm. I think the Caponata Di Carciofi.

  12. 12
    Megan Flinn says:

    I love the pictures! And the food looks so wonderful! The book looks amazing! All under 350 calories?! Perfect for the American home!

  13. 13
    Megan Dinsdale says:

    Facebook Follower

  14. 14
    Megan Dinsdale says:

    I also follow you on Google Reader 🙂

  15. 15
    Laurie says:

    Holy Cow Jenny! The picture of you and Rocco looks like an engagement announcement photo! And of course, you look gorgeous as always! I would love to win the book–thank you for the photos–loved seeing them! Laurie

  16. 16
    Kodi says:

    Ooh! That mozzarella looks GOOOOOOD! Yum!

  17. 17
    Stacey says:

    Would love all three but if i had to choose, it would be the risotto and mozzarella. yum yum yum!

    • 17.1
      christy says:

      They all sound FABULOUS!! I would probably go with the mozzarella risotto…wish I could have them all though!!!

  18. 18
    Danielle says:

    Wow that Suppli Al Telefono looks amazing!!

  19. 19
    Danielle says:

    Following you on twitter!

  20. 20
    Danielle says:

    Following you on facebook!

  21. 21
    Kodi says:

    I follow on google reader too!

  22. 22
    Lynn says:

    I would love to try the mozzarella risotto also. Gosh he is so hotttt! How did you girls contain yourselves? LOL

  23. 23
    Danielle says:

    following you on google reader!

  24. 24
    Allie says:

    Definitely the Suppli Al Telefono. Looks delicious!

  25. 25
    Erin says:

    I have to agree with a bunch of others – that mozzarella looks so yummy!!

  26. 26
    Allie says:

    I follow you on Facebook! 🙂

  27. 27
    mandy says:

    plate three with the saffron risotto sounds delightful!

  28. 28
    Allie says:

    I follow you on Twitter! 🙂

  29. 29
    mandy says:

    follow on twitter!

  30. 30
    Erin says:

    Following you on Google as well 🙂

  31. 31
    Michele says:

    I would definitely choose plate three, I love risotto!

  32. 32
    mandy says:

    follow with google!

  33. 33

    That mozzarella ball for sure! Right up my alley:)

  34. 34
    Allie says:

    I follow you on Google Reader!

  35. 35

    I’m already a follower of yours on facebook:)

  36. 36
    Michele says:

    I follow on facebook.

  37. 37

    And I also have you on my Google Reader!

  38. 38

    The risotto for sure! Looks like you had a great time! Can’t wait to see the book! 🙂
    Tiffany from South Carolina

  39. 39
    Lynn says:

    I also follow you on facebook!

  40. 40
    Diane says:

    Definitely the Suppli Al Telefono! Probably couldn’t pronounce it, but I sure would like to taste it! I’m a self-proclaimed CHEESE-A-HOLIC!!
    And does that come with a side of Rocco?? He’s for sure the best looking side dish!!

  41. 41
    Chatelaine B says:

    oh oh the kobe beef!

  42. 42

    I would like to try saffron risotto croquette. I love risotto 🙂

  43. 43
    Arena says:

    I would love to try Plate #3! Your photo of it looks delicious!

  44. 44

    I’m already following you on twitter (thescorpiowoman)

  45. 45
    Dana Irvine says:

    The first course – KOBE BEEF!!

  46. 46

    And I’m already following you on facebook (France Perron)

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  48. 48
    barb says:

    wow they all look pretty good! I’d really go for the Kobe beef since I’ve never tried Kobe beef. It seems so expensive so it must be worth all that extra expense. I’d love to win this book I adore Rocco, lucky you to have been there!

  49. 49
    Lisa in Fort Worth says:

    Plate #3!!!!! Yummy!

  50. 50
    Christy says:

    Oh I would have liked to try the Suppli Al Telefono for sure! Looksl ike the trip was fantastic!

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