I had the amazing opportunity of Meeting Rocco DiSpirito, an incredibly talented celebrity chef! Check out my experience drinking, eating and laughing it up with an all-star chef and my blogger friends!
Meeting Rocco DiSpirito
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!
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…..you 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 Random.org to win a signed copy of Rocco’s new book. I’ve sent you an email Allie 🙂
I would HAVE to try; Suppli Al Telefono.
I would love to try the mozzarella risotto it looks yummy!
Suppli Al Telefono forsure!
oh my! what fun! that mozzarella risotto looks soooooo good! i hope i win!
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The Caponata Di Carciofi looks amazing. I love baby artichokes! That’s my vote on the dish I’d like to try..although it all looks delicious!
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Oh, I would love to try the artichokes. But it all looked SO good!
I would love the try the first course with the kobe beef. It looks so flavorful. MMMM
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I would’ve loved to try the Suppli Al Telefono. It looks delicious!
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Wow! I love those flower bowls. I would love to try the mozzarella risota balls. They look yummy! Thanks.
Definitely the risotto!
Plate 3; Saffron Risotto for sure!
Yum!!!! Plate 3, the saffron risotto sounds amazing!!
Plate Three sounds delicious!!
The risotto dish.
Yum…the Suppli Al Telefono for sure!!!
The Suppli Al Telefono for sure!
Saffron Risotto Croquette! YUM
I would love to try the Caponata Di Carciofi. Yum! Looks fabulous.
The risotto with mozarella for sure!
The mozarella looked wonderful!!
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I’d love to try the Caponata Di Carciofi!
The risotto sounds heavenly!! What a fun trip!
the third course looks amazing
Risotto for sure.
And I’m so glad your contest is going on still. I was saddened that I missed Amanda’s!
They all look fabulous, but I pick Suppli Al Telefono as the top choice!!!
I would like to try the mozzarella risotta!
Plate one for sure! Kobe beef, asparagus, and mushrooms… you had be at Hello!
I am so jelous! I would love to see and have this cookbook!