FoodBuzz Tastemaker Event at Carrabba's

As a member of the FoodBuzz advertising network (see right-hand column), I am occasionally invited to really awesome food events. This past Sunday I joined about twenty other local food bloggers for a Tastemaker event at Carrabba's. It was an absolute blast!


The lovely Managing Partner, Angela Gutierrez, cooked us an appetizer and three main courses to try. She explained how to make them at home and went into great detail about the ingredients they use at the restaurant and where they come from!


Then she surprised us with an amazing mini dessert selection, a to-go meal for our families and a lovely parting gift. I was already a fan of Carrabba's, but now I'm just plain smitten!

Managing Partner, Angela Gutierrez Cooking Our (Fantastic) Lunch

How cool is it that the Managing Partner can cook everything on the menu???

Calamari at Carraba's Event

Calamari at Carraba's Event

Did you know the only seasoning is salt and pepper in the flour? Simple but divine!
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Tag Pic Pac at Carrabba's Event

Tag Pic Pac at Carrabba's Event

I loved this, it was light but also very satisfying.

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Linguine Pescatore at Carrabba's Event

Linguine Pescatore at Carrabba's Event

I had to skip this one because of my shellfish allergy, but everyone else raved about it!

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Penne Franco at Carrabba's Event

Penne Franco at Carrabba's Event

This one was my favorite, the chicken from the wood fire grill gave it an amazing smokey flavor.

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Dessert at Carrabba's Event

They were all yummy, but the first one (deconstructed canoli with crushed pistachios) gave me a new found respect for desserts that incorporate cheese. If I could have licked the glass clean, I would have.

Penne with Fennel Sausage Pomodoro

This is what they sent home with us (along with bread and dipping spices). No pictures because my husband and kids devoured it before I could whip the camera out!

Cheese Board from Carrabba's Event

We were given the choice of taking home a cheese board or sauce dish. I chose the cheese board, but it was not an easy decision!

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NOTE: I was absolutely NOT required to write a post about this event! I had a wonderful time and the food was amazing. I was not compensated in any manner other than being well fed.

4 comments:

  1. It was great to meet you at the Carrabba's FoodBuzz event. I look forward to reading your blogs and discovering new recipes!

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  2. I was the lucky guest that got to go with April to Carrabba's. Everything was fantastic. The food was amazing!

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  3. Carrabba's has always been my absolute favorite restaurant. It's not very close to us, so we make the hike for my birthday each year. I think my favorite meal of ALL TIME is the Tagliarini Picchi Pacchiu. YUMMMMM.
    I'm SOOOOOOOO jealous you go to go to this.

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  4. I think this is the perfect blog. Your recipes looks so yummy! I want to taste it. Coming soon...... If you want any detail about test maker then visit on this link: Upcoming Events in NYC

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