Last month we were very fortunate to have as our Cover Feature Christi Brinkley introducing her new line of Proseccos called Bellissima, meaning “most beautiful” or “gorgeous” in Italian, and starting with three varieties: Sparkling Rose’, Bellissima Zero Sugar and Bellissima Brut Prosecco. We were delighted to personally meet this supermodel who was voted one of the twentieth century’s most beautiful women and hearing her passion for the Bellissimas she has personally selected.

Our Associate and Super-Chef, Candice Kumai, has just come out with her latest book called Clean Green Eats 100+ Clean-Eating Recipes to Improve Your Whole Life. Candice is a classically trained chef and also author of Clean Green Drinks, Pretty Delicious and Cook Yourself Thin. She has appeared on Beat Bobby Flay, E! News and The Dr. Oz Show and as a regular judge on Iron Chef America. We enjoy how Candice incorporates Japanese flavors into many of her dishes and is now using Japanese Green Tea, Matcha in her recipes for both food and beverages. Look for her book review in our next issue…

The Epicurean Affair has just concluded at The Palazzo Pools with a better than ever food & beverage mix, bringing in a record number of guests, making this the most profitable charitable event conducted by the Nevada Restaurant Association to help support their nonprofit organization and help industry individuals needing assistance. The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional Team had a chance to catch up with one of our favorite chefs, Scott Pajak from Lagasse’s Stadium in The Palazzo.