Dessert/ Dinner

Call In The Elastic Waist

Good evening πŸ™‚

Tonight was the beginning of a very successful foodie weekend.

Totally normal.
Let’s back up.
I attempted semi-healthfullness before heading out tonight and made some kale, cucumber, parsley, celery and klwi juice (stocking up on my GREEN)
Photo on 2010-03-18 at 16.16 #2
I headed with Kevin to Charlie Palmer’s house (that would be THE Charlie Palmer!) to hang out with Bryan (from Top Chef) and a few other awesome people for drinks. Check out the view!




And then we headed to Scopa to meet Hardy for some gooooooood eatin’. I was a lucky girl with two dates from the ATL! πŸ˜‰

We started off with some delightful nettle creation…it tasted almost like a quiche married a flan. In a good way.

Lamb tongue!

Grilled calamari!!! (my faaaaavorite…..sorry for the blurry picture; I was just so excited to eat!!)


Wild boar!

Pasta from the heavens above!

Yummy indeed.
After dinner we decided to rally the troops and head to Cyrus for dessert and a cocktail. But really, there’s no rallying when it comes to Cyrus. There’s running.
I had the tiramisu and it ROCKED my world.

There were also a few mights of a chestnut souffle….

(that’s green tea ice cream!)
There were also a few sips of sherry but I discovered I’m just not a huge fan. The boys had old fashioned but after my last experience with bourbon at Cyrus, I drank water.
My jammies + Dexter + bed are going to feel SO GOOD….night!

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  • Still Life in Southeast Asia
    March 18, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    And you’re leaving NoCo? Leaving!?! GAAH!

  • Mama Pea
    March 18, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Un-freakin’-real. Really?! COME ON! I’m making a pie for dinner at a neighbor’s house and you are just chilling at Charlie Palmer’s with the entire Bravo lineup. I can’t wait to see what this weekend has in store for you.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    March 19, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Sonoma County — the dining hall for King & Queens.

    Oh, I like your turquoise iPhone case : )

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 19, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Wowzer that looks like some fancy food..!! The only thing that appeal though is the tiramius πŸ˜›
    Btw, I’m still loving your (not so new) hair – it’s gorgeous!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 19, 2010 at 12:57 am

    What a night!!!!! A foodie’s dream πŸ™‚

    Hope you’re nice and comfy now. Night!

  • Amanda
    March 19, 2010 at 1:38 am

    I absolutely LOVE your hair color! It looks amazing on you!

  • Becky
    March 19, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Yummy! Looks like the whole “not eating meat for Lent” thing is just completely out the window now, eh?! πŸ™‚

  • M
    March 19, 2010 at 3:02 am

    You look so pretty! Blond, brunette, it doesn’t matter, you’re just gorgeous.

    It makes me hate you a tiny bit. (ha)

  • christie, honoring health
    March 19, 2010 at 3:03 am

    What an amazing time you had yesterday! Amazing food with awesome people! A foodie’s dream for sure. Can’t wait to see what else you have in store this weekend!!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 19, 2010 at 3:32 am

    There is so much exotic and over the top food here! It’s only Thursday, too! Keep the amazing foods coming lady, my bell is living vicariously through you.

  • Sarah (Shep)
    March 19, 2010 at 3:57 am

    you look gorgeous! and those views… to. die. for. and i’m jealous of your friends-with-top-chefs-and-charlie-palmer life. no biggie.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    March 19, 2010 at 4:02 am

    As usual, incredible food! And I am just loving the dark hair still! Gorgeous. πŸ™‚

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    March 19, 2010 at 4:21 am

    What a fun night out! You look gorgeous and I’m loving your dark hair more and more. It suits you really well. πŸ˜€

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    March 19, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Tell me again WHY you’re leaving CA? πŸ˜‰

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 19, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Amazing, as usual. Even to a vegetarian πŸ˜‰

  • The Paris Food Blague
    March 19, 2010 at 4:51 am

    wow how fantastic…….all of these photos make me hungry. especially the pasta. lovely lovely lovely…..
    a bientot
    the paris food blague

  • Becky @ flybynyght
    March 19, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Wow- all of that looks soooo yummy! As for the sherry – blech! I think it should be outlawed…

  • theemptynutjar
    March 19, 2010 at 4:56 am

    your food always looks so unique.
    you are so pretty jenny, seriously. wow, what a life! i feel like i am watching a movie when i read your blog.

  • eatmovelove
    March 19, 2010 at 5:03 am

    Beautiful pictures. Love the lamb and pasta dishes. I love the brunette locks too must say!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    March 19, 2010 at 5:03 am

    this is perhaps the most jealous i’ve ever been jenna! i loooove bryan voltaggio. my friends and i went to volt for dinner after and it was diviiiine. plus, he is too. cute. (!!) hehe.

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    March 19, 2010 at 5:04 am

    What an amazingly fun night! Ahh, so jealous =D


  • jenna
    March 19, 2010 at 5:12 am

    youre in food heaven!! youre so lucky to have had the opportunities to meet some cool food loving people!!

  • Kait
    March 19, 2010 at 5:17 am

    So jealous! That sounds like an awesome night (food and company wise!), glad you had a great time!

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired
    March 19, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Gah. I’m so jealous of you hanging out with a bunch of Top Chef contestants!

  • Andrea
    March 19, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Aaahhh so much fun!! I’m so glad you got to enjoy such a foodie paradise! Enjoy it girl!!

  • Jenna
    March 19, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Holy yummm! Glad you had a great time with the guys πŸ™‚

  • Jenny
    March 19, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Gah!!! My tastebuds are so jealous of you:)

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    March 19, 2010 at 5:42 am

    What a fun night! I love that you constantly are showing people that eating can be FUN!!

  • Kelly
    March 19, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Wow that’s pretty unreal. What an awesome night! Food looks interesting and delicious!

  • Kelly
    March 19, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Wow, all that food looks delicious!!! I am so jealous. Do you always split all the meals when eating out? Generally when I go out whoever I go with just gets their own meal and I get mine….it seems a lot more fun to share and try a lot more things!!

  • Carolyn @
    March 19, 2010 at 5:58 am

    You sure you wanna leave California!? LOL Have a fantastic weekend! πŸ™‚

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    March 19, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Your life is crazy cool. Charlie Palmer’s house? Nice! Glad you had a great night.

  • Terri
    March 19, 2010 at 6:04 am


    • jenna
      March 19, 2010 at 7:35 am


      haha!! I just use good hair products….and eat healthy. I use Aveda products and always end my showers with a freezing cold rinse for extra shine.

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit
    March 19, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Delish, fabulous, unreal. I think some of the best cuisine is right out where you are! So fab.

  • Molly @FuelHerUp
    March 19, 2010 at 6:09 am

    All I can think now when I read your posts is- Paris Paris Paris!
    Can’t wait to live vicariously through you!

  • catiedidit
    March 19, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Besides being jealous of the food…you were hanging out with Brian and Kevin!! They were my favorites from top chef (and eli) πŸ™‚ super jealous!!!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    March 19, 2010 at 6:16 am

    That food looks amaaazing. I don’t know if I could handle some of those meat dishes though!

  • kate
    March 19, 2010 at 6:17 am

    you have the life πŸ™‚
    all of your eats sound like the food i ate in greece calamari & wild boar galore! enjoy!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    March 19, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Jenna, join the crew already and get yo-self on Food Network πŸ˜‰ Could totally see you doing that!
    Sounds like an amazing night, and I might have a slight case of envy πŸ™‚

  • Daisy
    March 19, 2010 at 6:33 am

    I also have a turquoise case for my iphone! Is it hard having amazing days like this and then knowing you wont be back after Paris? I started reading your blog right when you and Kevin became BFFs. Who IS this girl hanging with top chef contestants πŸ˜‰ Brian is just the sweetest guy i bet?! eee tell us about who else you met!

  • Angharad
    March 19, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Absolutely reeedonkulous. I want that meatball dish in my face right now. Pasta too. Ugh. I’m gonna need to think up something amazing for tonight now to satisfying all the cravings you’ve given me! Ha!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    March 19, 2010 at 6:42 am

    I am so jealous of your meal! And, green tea ice cream is my #1 favorite flavor!

  • Stacey
    March 19, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Looks like your having a wonderful time and good food with friends.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 19, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Oh wow… is that really your life!? Isn’t it amazing how far you have come in a year? So jealous of the two top chefs!

  • La
    March 19, 2010 at 6:55 am

    The food all looks amazing but Jenna you look absolutely GORGEOUS! Clearly No-Cal spring weather is agreeing with you/

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    March 19, 2010 at 7:00 am

    SO fun!!! That dinner seriously looks amazing!

  • skinnyrunner
    March 19, 2010 at 7:03 am

    the charlie palmer? i went to one of his restaurants here in orange county once, amazing!!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    March 19, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Looks like a fun weekend!

    Love your headband!

  • Beth
    March 19, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Serious life envy. Serious. Where did I go wrong?

  • Lauren
    March 19, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Whoa I can’t wait to see the rest of your weekend.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    March 19, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I love your foodie days were I can drool at all the lovely things you eat.

  • Ana (AnActive Adventure)
    March 19, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Such great environment , food, and company!! … Jealous πŸ˜‰ Have fun girlie!

  • Jenny
    March 19, 2010 at 7:54 am

    your green drinks always look fantastic! I’ve been wanting to make one for a while now.. I think I will finally make one this weekend πŸ™‚

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    March 19, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I am having my birthday dinner at Scopa on Saturday night! πŸ™‚

  • Tricia
    March 19, 2010 at 8:00 am

    How are you so cool that you are friends with all the guys from Top Chef??? That is my fav show and I am so insanely jealous!!!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 19, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Wow, sounds like an amazing night. so jealous πŸ™‚

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 19, 2010 at 8:17 am

    foodie heaven indeed…sounds like a really fun night! you are a lucky girl πŸ™‚

  • tara
    March 19, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Oh my gosh that food looks great. I’d love to try that wild boar. Looks like you had an awesome time.

  • Steph-exercise physiologist and artist
    March 19, 2010 at 8:35 am

    that food looks AMAZING!!
    foodie heaven fo’sho!!

  • Carrie (Love Healthy Living)
    March 19, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Good call on the green juice before that feast! The tiramisu looks deconstructed or something (I learned that term on Top Chef). πŸ™‚

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
    March 19, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Do you have an iphone case to match every outfit? πŸ˜‰

  • Anna
    March 19, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Foodie overload! Looks like your night was a total blast πŸ˜€

    I love your tattoo, btw. Totally fierce. Does it have any special significance to you/did you get it for a specific reason?

    March 19, 2010 at 9:08 am

    i dont think there exists a bad way for a quiche to marry a flan. i want in on that wedding reception

  • Sarah
    March 19, 2010 at 9:13 am

    You look so beautiful, Jenna!! <3

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    March 19, 2010 at 9:29 am

    oh my how fun! all the food looks amazing…….and the people look like so much fun πŸ™‚

  • Melissa
    March 19, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Wow, I am so incredibly jealous of you right now for multiple reasons, but mainly because you got to meet Bryan. Not gonna lie- I have a serious secret crush on him. Have a blast this weekend as we all live vicariously through you!
    Oh, and I am loving all the cycling updates as I am an avid cyclist. Biggest advice- when you are riding up a steep hill, tuck your pelvis under on the bike seat. Almost like your are tucking your butt. It sounds weird, but helps!

  • Missy
    March 19, 2010 at 10:10 am

    So so jealous! I love Top Chef!!!

  • Aimee
    March 19, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Amazingly wonderful experiences you enjoy. You are certainly living life to the fullest. So wonderful to see. Thanks for sharing! Love Top Chef particularly the Kevin/Bryan season.

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    March 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Amazing! What’s Charlie’s favorite wine?!

  • Lauren
    March 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I think it’s funny that so many of us commentors say we’re “jealous” of your life. I mean..all everyone means is just that they’d love to do some of the things you get to experience, but it’s not like they were just handed to you. I think it’s great that you’ve EARNED these experiences through hard work. We can all learn from you that hard work really does pay off. Keep it up! πŸ™‚

  • Brooke
    March 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Absolutely Amazing Jenna!! I am so jealous right now! I can’t believe you are hanging out with the Top Chef lineup once again…….and Charlie Palmer! You lucky girl you!!

  • Lauren
    March 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I think it’s funny that so many of us commentors say we’re “jealous” of your life. I mean..all everyone means is just that they’d love to do some of the things you get to experience, but it’s not like they were just handed to you. I think it’s great that you’ve EARNED these experiences through hard work. We can all learn from you that hard work really does pay off. Keep it up! πŸ™‚

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    March 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Break out the mummu! πŸ˜‰ Everything looks awesome — what a great weekend kick-off.

  • lauren (athlEAT)
    March 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    ok – i am seriously SO JEALOUS right now. everything looks incredible. i just ate at Volt this past Saturday – and took a picture of Bryan’s back in the kitchen. Can you ask him if that was him? ha!

  • katie
    March 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    i’m so jealous of your top chef connections – and of all that delicious food you ate last night πŸ˜‰

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    March 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Those guys look hilarious and they food looks and sound amazing. I bet it was an awesome time!

  • Liz
    March 19, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    WOW! I’d say the move to California was worth it just for the TOTALLY AMAZING culinary experiences you’ve had. My mouth is watering from your pictures!

  • Morgan
    March 19, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I love your blog and I love to read about your food adventures, but I would love to know more about the food and how it tastes!!!!! What does wild boar taste like, how was it cooked? What did the quiche/flan taste like, what was it made out of? Why was the calamari your favorite?
    I love food and I love to read about the tastes via others.

  • Jules
    March 20, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I love you so much. I read your blog everyday, and I think you are so wonderful… but. everytime you say “twas” i cringe so bad. I wish you didn’t say that. I am sorry to be rude. I just wanted you to know.

  • Diana (mymarblerye)
    March 20, 2010 at 8:37 am

    First of all you look gorgeous and glowing. Second of all thank goodness you have morals cause I would be all up on that volt bro!