In November of last year, GM contacted me to attend the L.A. Auto Show with them. I couldn’t go myself but I had a great contributor go for me and she got a chance to experience some fabulous cars, including some in the Buick line. A few weeks ago I got my chance to check out Buick in all it’s glory, but with an added bonus- celebrity chefs, food and wine. NOM.
I was sent to my first tasting room where the wonderful Raphael Lunetta where he cooked an AMAZING filet mignon atop a sort of a potato and pear gratin. Oh.Mah.GAWD was it tasty. But, they did just say tastings… so it was a bite and then we moved onto the next segment.
For me, it was a chance to test drive two of Buicks line of vehicles. Unfortunately, I only got to test drive one… but the one I drove was THE ONE. You know how you sometimes encounter a car and you just kinda know you belong behind the driver’s seat? The Buick Encore was that for me…and I have proof.
See? PERFECT. It was smooth, sleek and extremely roomy. Perfect for an L.A. mama like me. But they had just started getting them to dealerships so, it’s brand spankin’ new. My payments are up in about 14 months, I may just upgrade. Sigh… dare to dream. After the drive, we headed to the next round which happened to be Progressive Pastry with Chef Ben Roche. I am a gal that could always get behind pastries.
Chef Ben Roche definitely takes the “Progressive” title to it’s limit and the result is not only something you never imagined, but just a melody on your palette. He prepared a Yozu Chiboust. Don’t ask me exactly what it is… I just remember saying MMMMmm. After, I was sent to the big and final room where we wood get a lesson in wine wine expert, former Gourmet Magazine wine consultant Michael Greene, and eat delicious Greek style food from celebrity chef Michael Psilakis.
Everything was to.die.for. But I was famished since everything was just a taste. The event was fun and definitely interesting to experience. It opened my palette to experience delicious foods and wine, and allowed me to fall in love with a new car line. Buick…Food and Wine, I think I can get used to that.
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