Germany has always been on my list of places to visit, and I could not resist this invitation from Visit Berlin to learn more about what’s happening in the city this year and onward. Here’s to scheming my trip over! The lovely luncheon was hosted at the Drawing Room at the Kimpton La Peer West Hollywood – a fitting venue for a city so closely associated with art and décor and design and architecture…I could go on.
The Four Seasons Resort Orlando presented a media lunch by Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi and Capa Chef Gabriel Massip for Los Angeles press members at Culina in the Four Seasons Beverly Hills to introduce some of the highlights from their resort at Walt Disney World in Florida. ‘A Taste of Magic’ included select plates for a three-course tasting extravaganza.
The Kaua’i tourism board hosted a press luncheon at Palm Restaurant to update media on the latest happenings on the Garden Island. The afternoon featured a few speakers and presentations over the course of a casual supper enjoyed together and blessed by one of the staff members. Kaua’i is the northernmost island and the oldest of the islands. It is the fourth largest and has a human heart shaped appearance on the map.
I had the pleasure of attending a fun plant based, zero waste cooking demo with the lovely Scheherezade Daftary of The Delightful Table. Held at the Sky Lounge of the newly opened Line Lofts in Hollywood, it was an intimate setting with Scheherezade leading our group, teaching some useful knife skills, practical food storage tips and hands on prep with veggies so as to focus on meal plan and prep. We even had a fun cooking contest of sorts with everyone in the group making their own creations with the ingredients provided to enjoy a community lunch after. If you know me, I organize my weekly meals on Sundays and enjoy the freedom that gives me during the week to focus on my work and other professional commitments. Sharing here some of my takeaways from the day and two quick and easy recipes she shared with the group that I’ve already made a staple in my kitchen!
No, I have not been but I would love to go, planning as we speak and hope I get to some time soon! Meanwhile though, the folks from the Western Australia Tourism Board hosted a few of us media professionals locally to share more about what’s happening in the area and what should be on your list...
Enjoyed a casual weekday lunch at Birch LA with members of the media and the friendly folks at Diamond PR to learn more about Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa. As you can see from the pictures, the event was a blast!
When you get an invitation titled ‘Wine made for Food’ from Domaine Laroche Chablis, you reply in good grace with an astounding ‘Yes!’... So let’s get this straight - Domaine Laroche is synonymous with Chablis. At least, to me it is, and I am not even a Chablis fanatic. It is just how I know it to be.
Enjoyed this beautiful mid-day meal as part of a press luncheon at the beautiful Casa Del Mar property right by the ocean in Santa Monica. The week-long limited engagement features chefs from the Grand Hotel Quisisana at Hotel Casa Del Mar - what a treat! A two-page menu of offerings were available from both visiting Chef Stefano and local Chef Agberico but the media preview was certainly special in its own way. Take a peek!