When you can't make it to NYC to meet Giada De Laurentiis what do you do? You send your sister instead! Five years ago I posted a round-up of a few of my favorite celebrity chefs and of course included Giada De Laurentiis on my list. I've been a fan of hers for years (someday I'll make it to her Vegas restaurant!), and when Samsung Home Appliances invited me to her Italian Feast at the New York Wine and Food Festival initially my heart sank as I had a conflict the day of the event, but an idea sprung into my head: if I couldn't meet Giada perhaps I could share the opportunity with my sister. Lo and behold it worked out and she was able to attend on my behalf - as she shared pictures of the evening with me seeing how much fun she was having made me happy!
First, she was picked up by car service and given an official press badge (it's not like she rubbed it in my face or anything):
|The cannoli within cannoli was like the Inception of Italian desserts! #mindblown|
"Ummmm where's Giada?" I texted her. There was the longest wait ever then this arrived in my inbox:
The evening still wasn't over!
|My sister makes that spoon look good!|
Thank you to Samsung and Ronzoni for a delicious evening and to my sister who gave her waistline for a good cause - I'm marking NYCWFF now in my calendar for 2016! Also, be sure to visit Samsung's website and follow Facebook and Twitter for the latest product news.
Have you ever been to a food festival? Which celebrity chef would you like to meet (or have you met!)?