The Awesomeness of the LA Food & Wine Festival 2013
on 26/08/13 at 10:10 ama woman walks into a bar...
Oh, my my. This year’s LA Food & Wine Festival really kicked it up to the next level. The venue was changed from LA Live, last year, to, well, they took over Grand Avenue between First and Second right under the watchful towers of Disney Hall. And the entire street was red carpeted. All the better for the stellar line-up of chef’s to make their way around.
Thursday night was Giada’s Fiesta Italiana… if you’re not on a first name basis with her, she’s, you know, Giada De Laurentiis, of Food Network fame. It was also her birthday and the LA Opera arranged for her to be surprised and serenaded by fabulous, and adorable, Joshua Guerrero. One cannot see Giada in person and simply not comment on her, um, gigantic head (she’s very pretty) atop an enviable little body. It’s quite astonishing really. She does have a gigantic smile to match and it was much in evidence as she signed books and happily did photo ops. It takes amazing patience to be a celebrity, chef or otherwise, endurance and an authentic ability to connect with each and every adoring fan and Giada passed with flying colors.