RECAP: LA’s Food & Wine Festival 2014 | @lafoodwine #lafw14

We were provided with media access. On August 24th, Leyna and I took a trip to downtown LA for the Lexus Grand Tasting Event at the 4th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival. Upon entering the event, we were handed wine glasses and let loose to explore two rooms. It was a whirlwind of featured chefs and vineyards from all over the world! To highlight a few, Executive Chef John Cox from Sierra Mar Restaurant (at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur), brought with him offerings from the sea. Mulderbosch Vineyards are from South Africa. LOVE this dish! Michelin-starred Chef Luigi Fineo, Executive Chef of Riva Bella, shaved black … READ MORE >>

Orange Coast Magazine’s Best of 2014 Party | @CelebritySoCal

On Thursday, July 17th, we were invited by Celebrity Cruises (an event sponsor) to attend Orange Coast Magazine‘s “Best of 2014” Party at Rancho Las Lomas Zoological & Botanical Gardens in Silverado, California. As featured in their July issue, we sampled tastings from the restaurants in Orange County as well as enjoyed various entertainment and activities while touring the wildlife sanctuaries. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Rescue Foundation. Winner: Greenleaf Chopshop Winner: Bread Artisan Bakery Event Planner: Annie’s Granola Event Planner: Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Cruises’ booth had wines samples from renowned Ferrari-Carano vineyard in Healdsburg, California, fun swag, and an opportunity to … READ MORE >>

RECAP: Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Fest 2014 at OC Great Park | @CelebritySoCal @GreatWineFest #GreatWineFest

Follow the great orange balloon to the wonders of wine tasting! We were greeted this beautiful Sunday afternoon at Celebrity Cruises’ (first of it’s kind) Great Wine Festival at the OC Great Park with wine glasses and wine holders to strap around our necks. What a clever way to enjoy the afternoon hands-free! These make great souvenirs! Photo by Leyna @LeynasKitchen. Celebrity Cruises introduces the cruise industry’s first-ever land wine and food festival! It’s for a Great Cause! All proceeds benefit the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) and Community Legal Services (CLS) in Southeast Los Angeles County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which provides free and low-cost civil legal … READ MORE >>