Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Into the Heart of L.A." Culinary Tour -- Part One

I'd like to show more details about the wonderful culinary day experience in the heart of Los Angeles, California, that I recently won in a contest, so please visit my review page "Mille Fiori Favoriti - My Back Page" where this post has been moved.  Click here to view.



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40 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Again, Pat, I'm so happy that you got to take this trip! Your excitement is contagious! Loved seeing these shots of LA, of your food selections at the restaurant, and of the Farmers Market. Oh, and all of you ladies having fun, of course!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, Again--let me congratulate you for such an incredible trip. You (and the others) were so fortunate to get to take this special trip. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Hugs,
Betsy

Dishesdone said...

What a great time you all are having! Of course you got the Manhattan Fritatta! No Brooklyn Fritatta? Looks delicious!

Looking forward to seeing Part 2...

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

It sounds like you gals had an amazing trip to LA. What fun!! They certainly treated you gals like queens. Lots of good food!!! Can't wait to hear more about it. Thanks for sharing all your great pictures. Love & blessings from NC!

grey like snuffie said...

How fun! I love the cities that have traveling food trucks...how fun is that! Looking forward to more.

M.Kate said...

Wow! wow and more wow! Lucky you Pat, but as you know, i am very interested in the food and that pink limo...argh..what can I say :) Happy week ahead. Hugs..M

Oliag said...

What a fabulous trip! I would love to go to that market someday!

Lily Hydrangea said...

oh my goodness! you lucky lucky girl! Thanks for sharing all of your fabulous photos of your exciting adventuure! I look forward to more.
; )

Willow said...

Wow! You were in LA and SO CLOSE to me! When we lived right in Los Angeles, we loved to go to the Farmers Market for the Singapore/Indonesian food! If you were facing the French shop and turned 180 degrees, walked toward the Starbuck's, you'd pass that little Asian food stall. We loved everything on the menu but especially the drink called es cendol!

Sue said...

But was there a stop at "Pinks" for a hot dog...I would have made the limo pull over for one of their dogs!!...loved the pictures at the farmers market..can't wait to see the rest...

Willow said...

Did you get to Culver City??! Tender Greens Restaurant! And a truly yummy little French bakery and restaurant nearby!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love to see when people post about their trips to CA. It makes me see my state through the eyes of a tourist and gets me excited.

I'm going to the Farmers Market this Tues before going to see a taping of American Idol. I'll be thinking of you while I'm there!

Glad you had a fun time. Wish you could have hung out longer though.

Hugs,
Joanne

diane said...

Wow what a fun time you all had. Envy , envy. The photos of the food are delicious my mouth is watering.

Trotter said...

It seems the excitement has no end... Great!! However, these posts are driving me too hungry, which is a disaster for my diet... ;)) I'm going to grab some breakfast... ;))

PS: Waiting for you at Blogtrotter Two...

Old Kitty said...

Oh Pat!

Lavender salt? Fennel Pollen salt? Preserved Lemon salt? And I don't even know what Genmaicha salt is but it sounds yummy! LOL!

Wow!!! What a day! I thought the stretch limo was fab but the breakfasts at that Griddle Cafe... I'm still reading their very extensive menu and salivatiing. I love the names they give their food "omelette my soul" "gone shrimping":-)

And I would never have guessed LA would have a Farmers Market - but there it is!! And what a great history - I mean it really was a farmers' market to begin with and now look at it!! You can buy lavender salt! How amazing.

I can't wait for part 2!

Take care
x

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

What a fantastic tour of LA! Your mosaics are stunning. All that delicious looking food...yummy. And that gorgeous room you were staying in...wow...it is truly Hollywood. Thanks for sharing.

Allie and Pattie said...

Pat, years ago I had to spend some time in LA and the Farmer's Market was a very favorite destination. And it seems to have gotten even better! Lucky you!
xoxo Pattie

Melanie said...

What a wonderful place to shop. It looks like you all had such a wonderful time.

mbkatc230 said...

The farmer's market looks incredible. Thanks for the tour, I've never been to California so this was a treat. Can't wait to see your next installment. I'm so thrilled for you that you got to do this! Kathy

LDH said...

So much excitement and so much fun! I love seeing each photo and imagining what your time together was like. Thanks for sharing!!!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun on your trip to LA. I follow Kevin and Amanda blog too so probably going to see more pictures of your fun. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Valerie

Ciao Chow Linda said...

What a great opportunity you had Pat. Love the Farmers Market scenes.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Oooh, the breakfast mosaic is making me hungry. I'll have the huevos rancheros, por favor!
Can't wait to see how you use the salt sampler.

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, what a wonderful trip you much have had! I love your photos and your mosaics are lovely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Pat, I took my time looking through all of the mosaics, getting hungrier and hungrier. Your pictures are wonderful and so artfully arranged. That must have been one delicious trip! I will bet that it stirred up your creative juices (no pun intended).
♥, Susan

Pondside said...

What a wonderful prize to win - and it sounds like you appreciated every minute. I love the mosaic of fruit - fresh and candied - so colourful.
I'm looking forward to the second installment.

Vee said...

Oh my heavens! Each mosaic more and more glorious. I'm so glad that you decided to give mosaics a try...how else could you pack a post with so much information? I would love to have been adventurous and try the breakfast you enjoyed, but I would've stuck with tried and true, front and center. :D

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I love when you take us on tours! You are the best tour guide...and I'm so glad you won that trip.

I had to smile that you ordered the Manhatten Fritatta in LA. You can take Pat out of New York...but you can't take New York out of Pat!

It looks like you had an amazing time!

Mary said...

Omigosh Pat, that all looks like such great fun!!! I'm so happy for you. And thanks so much for taking us along on your fantastic trip! xoxo

Claudia said...

Has it been a week already? I have been savoring and tasting since I came home. I've made five meals from Rocco's book - all declared winners thus far. Your photos are so grand, Pat. I can live it all over again.

Junie Moon said...

This is such an awesome opportunity and experience. I am so glad you were chosen to participate. It's all so wonderful and I'm fascinated with every single detail and picture you've shared.

Wendy said...

Wowsers! You are one lucky blogger! Everything looks so delicious!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am having a great time seeing photos of your trip! Love the variety of FOOD! WOW! ♥

32˙North said...

Hi Pat,

What a wonderful experience for you!
Looks like the weather cooperated and a good time was had by all!

Amanda

Mary said...

This sounds like such a fantastic adventure. I'm so glad you had a good time. You had some fabulous women to keep you company. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

merrilymarylee said...

Fabulous!

The Farmer's Market looks like a place that one could spend DAYS in!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

what a great trip! wish I was there...I love italian anything! lol

but then again i'm partial! hehe...

and yes, bloggers have great opportunities for photo taking! i love that about blogging myself!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

eileeninmd said...

What a great trip and a great time with the group. Wonderful photos and thanks for sharing your experience!

GardenofDaisies said...

How fun!!! I loved all your pictures of the market, deli, and the cafe!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Pat,
I'm so out of the loop...didn't know that you had won this contest!

Congratulations! I enjoyed your post and pics!