Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Grand Tasting – Day 2, Part 2

The grand tasting was held at Windfall Farms in Paso Robles, a 724-acre property, horse farm and event venue. The grand tasting was in one of the barns andset up so each of the 16 Paso CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective memberwineries were stationed in separate stalls pouring their best wines. Many of them hadContinue reading “Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Grand Tasting – Day 2, Part 2”

Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Winemaker Panel – Day 2, Part 1

Day two of the CABs of Distinction event started with a winemaker panel discussion moderated by Steve Heimoff, California editor of Wine Enthusiast and a tasting of the panelists’ signature wines. Panelists included: Gary Eberle, owner/enologist of Eberle Winery Scott Shirley, winemaker for JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery Kevin Willenborg, winemaker for Vina Robles Steve Peck,Continue reading “Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Winemaker Panel – Day 2, Part 1”

Paso Robles CAB Collective "Cabs of Distinction" Event – En Primeur – Day 1

We were invited to the inaugural CABs of Distinction event created by the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC), a grass-roots collaboration of wineries to create better awareness of the Cabernet and Bordeaux varietals produced in the Paso Robles appellation. Current members include: ADELAIDA Cellars, B&E Vineyard, Chateau Margene, DAOU Vineyards & Winery,Continue reading “Paso Robles CAB Collective "Cabs of Distinction" Event – En Primeur – Day 1”

Wrap-up: Orange Coast Magazine's 2012 Top 10 Restaurant Launch Party

To celebrate the launch of its Best of Orange Country restaurants issue, Orange Coast Magazine hosted a party at Fixtures Living at South Coast Collection (aka SoCo) in Costa Mesa, Calif. Orange County’s best dressed were in full effect at this OC soiree. I felt a little out of place because I was not sportingContinue reading “Wrap-up: Orange Coast Magazine's 2012 Top 10 Restaurant Launch Party”

Event Wrap-up OC Blogger Bash 2011 & Knott's Berry Farm Ticket Giveaway

Couple of weeks ago Kim and I were invited to the first ever OC Blogger Bash at the Anaheim Convention Center and was put on by the Anaheim/OC Visitor & Convention Bureau. It was a throw back to the early 60’s, food and decorations were a lot of fun, not to mention most of theContinue reading “Event Wrap-up OC Blogger Bash 2011 & Knott's Berry Farm Ticket Giveaway”

Event Wrap-up Dos Lime Pop-Up at the Shark Club

Pop-up restaurants are becoming quite popular. I am not sure of the origin but I hear about them more and more. When I heard that Hop Phan, owner of Dos Chinos, an Orange County gourmet food truck, and Jason Quinn best known as the chef from the Lime Truck, and soon-to-be-opened the PlayGround in DowntownContinue reading “Event Wrap-up Dos Lime Pop-Up at the Shark Club”

Event Wrap-up Cupcake Camp OC September 11, 2011

This past Sunday, September 11, was the second Cupcake Camp OC. Cupcake Camp OC is a fundraising event all about cupcake making, eating and bakers’ competition. This year’s event helped raise awareness and funds for Children of the Night, a non-profit organization that helps rescue children from prostitution. I was asked to be one ofContinue reading “Event Wrap-up Cupcake Camp OC September 11, 2011”

The Great Food Race Season 2 Kick-off Party hosted by The Lime Truck

Last Sunday, The Lime Truck hosted a kick-off party for the season two premier of the Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network.  The party was at the Lime Truck’s new popup restaurant at the OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa, CA (located at 3313 Hyland Ave.).  The Seabirds Truck, another contestant on theContinue reading “The Great Food Race Season 2 Kick-off Party hosted by The Lime Truck”

Foodie View of the Orange County Fair 2011

Kim and I enjoy going to the fair every year, mostly to eat, but also to browse the photo submissions, cruise the new products pavilion and catch a concert or two. The OC Fair did something new this year that was a lot of fun. Not only did they invite Southern California gourmet food trucksContinue reading “Foodie View of the Orange County Fair 2011”

The Generous Pour Wine Event through September 4 at Capital Grille South Coast Plaza

A few weeks ago we attended a preview event at The Capital Grille, South Coast Plaza, in Costa Mesa, CA. The Generous Pour Wine Event, is a wine pairing that the restaurant is offering through September 4. For just $25 with dinner, you can experience nine of the wines they offer. Each wine is selectedContinue reading “The Generous Pour Wine Event through September 4 at Capital Grille South Coast Plaza”