I wasn't sure what to expect from Nina's show and tell night, but it turned out to be a great way to learn more about each of the ladies. Although it's not depicted much in the episode, I talked about my grandmother who lives in the Czech Republic (she is an amazing cook and baker) and how when I was younger she would come to NY and live with my family for a few months, and we would bake all day long together. Mostly it was Czech baked goods (like these vanilla hazelnut crescents!), but I also would use my first cookbook (shown in the episode) and make pretzels, linzer cookies, things like that.
That Bouchon dinner I attended with Brenda and Lindsay was pretty spectacular. Bouchon in Beverly Hills is a fantastic restaurant unto itself (drop by the bakery to try the Kouign Amann -- sort of like a caramelized croissant -- it hails from the Brittany region in France and is a harder to find pastry in Los Angeles) and this particular dinner featured dishes by former Bouchon chef de cuisine Rory Herrmann, Michael Voltaggio (ink.), Josiah Citrin (Melisse), Gino Angelini (Osteria Angelini), Richard Rosendale (The Greenbrier), and Michael Cimarusti (Providence), plus dessert by Bouchon pastry chef Alen Ramos.
5x5 is a series of five dinners at five of the best L.A. restaurants cooked by five chefs and a portion of the proceeds is donated to the Special Olympics.
Kat, I just had my first Kouign Amann in Fort Collins Colorado , and I was transported to another world!! I can't get it out of my mind. Great show-Thanks!!
Kat, you're awesome, live life, have fun and flirt, don't let any so called friend tell you otherwise. People are going to think what they want no matter what!
Kat, I have to agree with some of the other viewers--you tend to come across as a little shallow and ditzy. I visited your blog in hopes that you would explain your thoughts and feelings and give me a new perspective on the episode and you. Unfortunately, all of your blog entries read like a food blog on Eater. To me, these seem like a chance to explain and redeem yourself. I'd take advantage of it if I were you.
These women are so envious of you!!! You're easy to hate because you're adorable and you light up the room.
I love the animal print dress you wore to the dinner with Brenda at Bouchon on last nights show! Could you name the designer and/or where you got it?
I have to say that I really do not find you appealing at all. You come across as very shallow and fake. You might try to blame it on editing but really my dear look at the other girls who get about the same amount of airtime--such as Waylynn and Nina--they are both real warm individuals who are not being fake. I don't know if you are acting or if this is really who you are--I would bet its the latter--but I wouldn't expect to find many fans if I were you. JMHO. I don't know how you got that job---oh wait--yes I do. You put on the act. You may be young and cute now (not so much tho) but remember that's not gonna fly for long. Better step it up. Oh and find that recorder you say you have. It might come in handy one day.