Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop Review

jessica standing front green leaf restaurant

Do you wish you had more healthy dining options in your neighborhood? I am always on the lookout for restaurants that serve high quality, nutritious foods at reasonable prices. Chef Johnathan Rollo (Chef/ Owner) and Executive Chef Kristi Ritchey have created a restaurant concept called Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, which brings together healthy fast casual meals that are packed with flavor!… 

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Bora Bora: La Villa Mahana review

Outdoor courtyard at La Villa Mahana

Romance, decadence and quality, all perfect descriptors for the epicurean experience you will find when dining at La Villa Mahana restaurant in Bora Bora, French Polynesia. The ambience makes you feel like you have been swept away to a home in Tuscany instead of an island getaway. With dim lighting, romantic music, and only seven tables in the outside dining courtyard makes for a pleasant and calm evening night in paradise…. 

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Le Bernardin Restaurant Review

Le Bernardin Restaurant Review

New York City is a food lovers paradise and for our second year wedding anniversary, Jason and I celebrated this special occasion by eating our way through Manhattan! It just so happened that I was attending the 2013 Summer Fancy Food Show during our visit. After sampling meats, cheeses, and sweets from around the world at the convention center, once the show was over  - the search for our next culinary experience began…. 

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The French Laundry Garden

The French Laundry Garden

The French Laundry is a 3 Michelin star American restaurant with qualities reminiscent of the French countryside. The owner happens to be world renowned Chef Thomas Keller who brought his culinary memories from France and transplanted them in the wine country of Napa Valley. Jason and I shared a 1 year anniversary lunch at the French Laundry and below are a couple photos of the surroundings…. 

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The French Laundry Restaurant Review

The French Laundry Restaurant - Dinning Review

My culinary dream came true in the summer of 2012 while Jason and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary in Napa Valley. I had booked us lunch reservations months in advance to get us a table at The French Laundry restaurant. One of my bucket-list items was to dine at The French Laundry ever since studying Chef Thomas Keller in “Art Culinaire” course at culinary school…. 

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The Bazaar by José Andrés

The Bazaar by José Andrés

The Bazaar by José Andrés features creative Spanish style tapas and small plates with a modern and eclectic twist, the restaurant is located at the swanky SLS hotel in Los Angeles. Not only does chef Andrés own the restaurant, but his company the ThinkFoodGroup actually owns the SLS hotel and several other popular luxury hotel and dining combinations…. 

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Orange International Street Fair

Orange International Street Fair

Every labor day weekend for over 40 years, the city of Orange hosts the Orange International Street Fair. For three straight days starting friday evening until sunday evening, you can find the community gathered for food, drinks and music from around the world.The fair lasts all day and goes into the late evening, so that the guests can enjoy the last few days of the summer…. 

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50 Forks Restaurant- Hidden Gem of Orange County

50 Forks Restaurant

50 Forks Restaurant of Orange County is where you can get high quality cuisine without the high priced expense. This hidden gem is located at The Art Institute campus in Santa Ana, California. This is a student run restaurant that showcases the skill and artistic flair of Southern California’s future culinary leaders. The concept is a California bistro with dishes featuring global flavors such as India,  Morocco, Italy and American regional cuisine. With students running the show, its a perfect opportunity for them to combine their culinary talents & the skills it takes to run a real business…. 

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Old Towne Orange Farmers and Artisans Market

Old Towne Orange Farmers and Artisans Market

Does your town have a farmers market? If not, you should be inspired by the story behind the Old Towne Orange Farmers and Artisans Market located in Orange, CA. One of the common known facts to cooking great food is finding a source for fresh high quality local ingredients. I’m happy there is a local market to shop at…. 

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Lunch stop at Mustards Grill in Yountville

Mustards Grill in Yountville

My husband and I stopped at the Yountville Mustards Grill Restaurant during our 1 year wedding anniversary trip to the Napa Valley. When I inquired about where I should dine in Napa, many recommendations I received were for Mustards Grill. Located right off of highway 29 in Yountville, it is a must see extremely fancy truck stop. Mustards Grill is owned by one of the pioneers of wine country cuisine, Cindy Pawlcyn…. 

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