I have been home for a bit now. When I arrived, my girlfriend Jane arrived the next day to stay for two weeks. We had a ton of fun together and it was great to have company. We enjoyed several meals together and even took a trip to Santa Barbara on the train for a day of wine tasting. We had a blast together! On her last night earlier this week, we went to Dal Rae for a final feast!
I was able to go wine tasting to Paso Robles with my buddy Gerry over the weekend. We went to several wineries and had a great dinner. We also went to the Santa Rita Hills area and tasted wine there too.
Later in the week I met up with several friends for dinners. I met my friend Louise and we had wonderful Italian food! We were able to catch up quite a bit. The food was AMAZING! Totally awesome Italian place that I think may become a regular place for us! I met my new friend Patty (whom I met at the James Beard Dinner in October) and we had an awesome dinner at the Sunset Strip. Lastly, I met up with my good friend Ray in Pasadena and we enjoyed awesome sushi on Colorado Blvd. I'm so grateful to have friends available for foodie adventures!
Have passport, will travel.