Pork, Fo’Sho

by jenna on March 18, 2010

Guess who’s back in sunny California??!

Kevin’s back in town for Pigs & Pinot and it’s going to be a blast! If you don’t remember we pretty much became bff last fall when him and Eli came in town for a Murphy-Goode Top Chef event and I kept crashing their hotel breakfasts at Hotel Healdsburg (what, I love their granola!). I’m actually going to a couple Pigs & Pinot events this weekend and I’m totally stoked about it. Lots of good eatin’ this weekend, fo’sho 😉
So, I picked him up from the airport and we decided to get our Indian on at Dosa. Everything was SO good…I don’t even know what all we ordered or what I ate, but here are some fun pictures.







This much food is clearly not for the faint of heart. And what better way to cap it off than with a delicious Blue Bottle cappuccino?

The weather is SO NICE OUTSIDE!!!!!!!! I think there are some wine tastings in my future this afternoon (yes, I’m starting the weekend a wee bit early) and then Scopa tonight. Lots more pictures to come…stay tuned!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) March 18, 2010 at 3:49 pm

well, whatever you guys ordered…GOOD JOB! sounds like you’re in a for a fabulous weekend! can’t wait to read all about it :)


Carly (The Road to Health) March 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Wow, all that food looks so yummy! Love your blog by the way :)


Stef March 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm

i love dosa! enjoy the beautiful day, so much sunshine!


Carrie (Love Healthy Living) March 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm

I love Kevin!!! He was my favorite on Top Chef, he seemed like such a nice guy. Have fun!


brit March 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm

awesome. have a GREAT weekend!


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 18, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Two things. Super jealous of your friendship with Kevin AND super jealous of your Indian Feast! Looks delicious!


Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ March 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm

That food looked so good, I can understand why you guys had a little of everything.


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 18, 2010 at 4:07 pm

FUN!!!! You find the best places to eat out there. I’m gonna have to start writing them down for when I go to Cali. Can’t wait to see your culinary adventures!


Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) March 18, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Ahh Kevin! My favorite TC contestant, EVER. Tell him I say hi 😉
That food look amaaaazing. You two are true foodies, for sure =D
Pigs & Pinot sounds so fun!



Jaya March 18, 2010 at 4:13 pm

FYI, you had (in order):
rasam, chaat (a generic term for this variant of snacky Indian food), vadas with chutney, dosa and something unknown to me. It’s a crazy coincidence because I happen to be making part of one of those very items for dinner tonight! Looks fabulous :)


Keri March 18, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Aww so much fun! Kevin was my fav on Top Chef also :) Have a nice weekend!


Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Those puff things in the second and third photos look so odd and delicious! I’d love to know what they are 😀
Actually all that food looks pretty amaze….


Katie March 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm

All that food looks amazing, and I love when Kevin pops up on your blog.

Can’t wait to see the upcoming pictures.


Evan Thomas March 18, 2010 at 4:21 pm

That food looks so delicate and delightful!


Lori March 18, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Tell Kevin I said Hi!! (like he knows me or something! hahaha) He was my fave on the show and should have won! That’s so awesome that you guys are friends! LOVE the blog!


Kelly March 18, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Sounds like a fantastic day! Enjoy!


Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) March 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm

That Indian food collage is insane! Your selections look really fresh and light, not too heavy with sauce or oil. Have a great time! Looking forward to the extraordinary food filled recaps!


Steph: Exercise Physiologist & Artist! March 18, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Awesome Jenna!

Sweet, awesome, funny, good, positive people UNITE!!!!
I am sure we can spread the positive healthy happy living message if we stick together and never give up!!

Hope you two BFF’s have an amazing time!



Lauren @ Eater not a runner March 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I’m SO jealous. I love kevin.


brandi March 18, 2010 at 4:57 pm

how fun! Have a GREAT time :)

And tell him he has some huge fans reading! I was pulling for him the whole season on TopChef!


kate March 18, 2010 at 5:04 pm

pigs & pinot! have fun – cant wait to hear more about it! im a total topchef junkie


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 18, 2010 at 5:07 pm

That food looks incredible! I’d love to have dinner with you – I can’t imagine the amazing things we’d eat!


Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Great lunch pictures. Enjoy the nice weather, your company and gourmet eats! =]


Kait March 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Kevin was my fave on Top Chef!! all that food looks incredible and I just saw your tweet about wine at Charlie Palmer’s house…that’s so exciting! Hope you are having a great time.


Estela @ Weekly Bite March 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Kevin was my favorite on the show :)

Have a great time!!


Midgetkeeper March 18, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Loved Kevin on Top Chef! So awesome he’s your bud.


Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 18, 2010 at 5:29 pm

wow that is some GREAT looking food! Love it!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm

How fun!!! I have no idea what those puffy things are, but they look awesome!


Andi March 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm

So jealous! Woodfire grill reservations are booked like months in advanced – love how Kevin represents! (Plus, totally can’t wait for his new ‘Q place to open!)


Katie P March 18, 2010 at 5:57 pm

i’m so jealous that your’e so bff with kevin! he was my fav on top chef and i’d give anything to eat his food…in fact tried super hard to get a reservation at his restaurant but he was booked all month! good for him though :) that food is making me drool too….have fun with red beard!


Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 18, 2010 at 5:58 pm

He seems just like a cool guy to hang out with!! Lucky you!


eatmovelove March 18, 2010 at 6:27 pm

What are those brown things?! Look good…can’t figure out if its a meal dish or a dessert!


Nora@LiveLifeEatRight March 18, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Oh. My. Word. I am so jealous!! The company and the spread look amazing! You are going to have such a great weekend, I cant wait to see what is next!


Valen March 18, 2010 at 7:04 pm

I don’t like Indian food, but WoW, everything looks gorgeous! I’ve never seen Indian food look so good.


Mae March 18, 2010 at 7:12 pm

mMmm Indian food sounds so good right now!


Ellen March 18, 2010 at 7:19 pm

mmmm, indian food is one of my favorites. i love to go out to eat with people who love food like i do. it’s always so fun. great photo of kevin, too!


Molly March 18, 2010 at 7:42 pm

WOW what an awesome outing and that all looks so good! You are so lucky and have such great connections..


Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete March 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I absolutely adore your foodie pics! Beautiful! Food is seriously art! Have fun this weekend!


Nancy March 18, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I love kevin! that’s so awesome!


Lara (Thinspired) March 18, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Is that Fraiche frozen yogurt?! Yummy! Just discovered that place last month and ever since then I’ve been dreaming about it :)


Adam March 18, 2010 at 9:05 pm



Jenny March 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Gah! that food looks amazing… what were the little puffs?


Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) March 18, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Man, your blog always makes me SO hungry. Time to start thinking about dinner!


La March 18, 2010 at 9:57 pm

holy crap…need indian food in my life right now


Lizz @ leadingthegoodlife March 18, 2010 at 10:16 pm

holy moly, that food looks good! i’ve never seen those little-puffy-crispy-thingies before, but i bet they were great! :)


maggie March 18, 2010 at 10:34 pm

hey!! Awesome blog, I’ve been reading it for a while now!!! I live a few hours down from you on the coast, (santa barbara/slo area). So cool to see another california girl on the blogsphere!!


Suzanne de Cornelia March 18, 2010 at 10:59 pm

OMG! I haven’t been there. Looks SOOOO good and from little slice of view out the door looks like might have been in my fave Fillmore St. What a great weekend you have planned!


Sophie @ yumventures March 19, 2010 at 6:12 am

Aahh I can’t believe you’re friends with Kevin! I believe he totally should have been Top Chef last season — hes awesome! I’m seriously considering making a trip down south just to go to his restaurant! Tell him I say hi :)


Jordan March 19, 2010 at 6:47 am

Jealous! It’s good to see his smiley face again. Have fun!


Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) March 19, 2010 at 7:03 am

Wow, all of those dishes look amazing!


Neha March 19, 2010 at 7:39 am

So awesome you know Kevin! The little puffy things are called pani puri – you stuff them one at a time with chickpeas, the potato mixture, sometimes yogurt, and then fill them with a sweet/sour/spicy mint based liquid and have to eat them right away. Delicious!


Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 19, 2010 at 10:12 am

Aw how fun! I’m totally jealous!


Scott March 22, 2010 at 9:23 am

I love pani puri! I’ve had some great pani puri here stateside, but wow, the pani puri in India is just amazing!


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