Hi Bravo blog readers! Thanks for your support and for reading my blog. Hope everyone had a happy Easter or nice Passover!
This episode was really fun for me! When you first see me, Micah and I are meeting with Top Chef Master and restaurant owner Susan Feniger! We went to her restaurant Border Grill in Santa Monica to discuss Susan being our chef for the annual chef's dinner we host. We were referred to Susan, because she was on 'Top Chef Masters,' but we were not aware that Susan primarily cooks Mexican cuisine. Micah absolutely loves Mexican food and eats chips and salsa daily (not to mention we make Mexican food a few times a week), but for our chef's dinner we usually like to serve more formal cuisine with high end wine pairings. For this reason, we were both initially having a tough time envisioning eating tacos while drinking Silver Oak wine! Thankfully, Susan brought out so many dishes viewers didn't even see, and we were able to take Micah's suggestion and marry the formal with the Latin pallet! She was so great and by the end of our meeting she and Micah were cracking jokes and coming up with crazy drink concoctions! Next week you will see what creative dishes we all came up with. I definitely recommend Susan, and if you are in the Santa Monica area make sure to visit Border Grill The best Mexican food in LA!
I loved Slade's birthday surprise to Gretchen. That was so sweet and romantic! I always think presents from the heart are better than material gifts. And the painting his friend did of Gretchen is beautiful! I have to say Slade is also a very talented artist. When the four of us had dinner on last week's episode, Slade told us he paints and Gretchen showed us some of the things he has painted on her phone. I was really impressed, and I think he should pursue painting as a possible career if he loves doing it!
It was so funny to see Vicki talking to Brianna about Vegas. They have a really sweet relationship, and I can only imagine how I will be when my daughters want to run off to Vegas for the weekend. Vicki is a great mom and has instilled good values in her kids. It was also nice to see Vicki and Alexis talking about the mace incident and trying to put the past in the past and move forward. I think we are seeing a softer side of Vicki this year!