The media preview for the LA County Fair 2013 was a blast.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Bite of Venezuela: Chocolates of Amara Chocolates

Amara Chocolates is a chocolate shop in Old Town Pasadena that has a twist from the traditional chocolate shop, at Amara you are getting the owners love of their homeland Venezuela. Amara is actually named after the owner Amara who has a passion for chocolate that is rare to be found almost anywhere.  At the shop they not only sell chocolate but also sandwiches, salads, and churros. 
The churros are different from the Mexican churros us Angelenos are used to. These are chewy and thin with a shin of caramelized sugar and cinnamon. Served with their house hot chocolate it makes a great combo for a chocolate love on a rainy day. I however am happy with the churros by themselves. They are cooked to order. 
The truffles here are unique. Amara makes them in house using only chocolate she feels meets the quality she herself would eat. See's is crap to her. Don't even get her started on commercial chocolate dipped items like apples. The truffles have ingredents like lychee, guava, and sea salt to name a few ( One of my favorites would have to be the Acropolis which is a goat 
cheese based truffle. Honestly the people here have a passion and love for what they do and it shows in their products.
 55 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Emmy's 2013! Preview of the Governors Ball Dinner.

Are you ready for the Emmy's??? This year with host Neil Patrick Harris should be a great one. But what do I care about? The food! This year the  Governors Ball  is catered by the Pantina Group. Well known to be one of the best restaurant groups in California. They run restaurants all over Southern California including one in the Walt Disney Music Hall.  The dinner being served included a salad (a gem lettuce salad), the main course  (short rib, filet and potato cake) and finally dessert (a Carmelia Namelka think a fine set pudding) All of this will be set in an amazing setting an enchanted forest at the LA Convention Center.  As you can see from the photos its going to be a magical night. I am really looking forward to the Emmy's! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Taste of Old Town Pasadena 2013

The 2013 Taste of Old Pasadena was amazing. The format they choose to have the restaurants cater to the customers at their actual restaurants was a unique and great choice. People got to see all kinds of unique restaurants and get their dishes freshly prepared on site. There was everything from pizza to tapas. I think my favorite bite of the night was  La Luna Negra Tapas Bar's chicken sausage with mashed potatoes. OSEK had the best samples, you almost got a full plate of Korean food from them alone! The best part was how the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors raised money for charity. All your hard work was appreciated by Eating Around So Cal!