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Thursday, December 31, 2009

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS FABIO??























Do you see the delicious Caesar salad, mushroom and sausage risotto, and Linguini Vongola...do you see my sister Lisa, my daughter Ali and I, smiling at the camera? Something is missing from this lovely evening - it's Fabio Viviani, Season 5 Italian contestant who stole our hearts on Top Chef....The restaurant is Cafe Firenze in Moorpark, Ca.....I planned this little excursion over a month ago...very excited to try his cuisine and of course, maybe get a glimpse of him....



Not gonna happen...half way through the salad course we discovered that Fabio sold his portion of the restaurant and is no longer associated with this establishment...He has opened a new place in North Hollywood, Firenze Osteria, telephone number (818) 760-7081.




To say I was disappointed, well, yes I was a little...but the food was great...we had a free wine tasting of three delicious wines, and the service was outstanding. but for those of you who want to see what Fabio is creating over at the new place...make sure you call the above number!


Happy New Year!


9 comments:

~j~ said...

oh sad day Linda! That just means a trip to Hollywood! Looks like a fun girls evening in any case! Happy New Year to you,
xo
julia

janie said...

I don't believe it! They just reviewed his new place in the LA Times a few weeks ago and it got the WORST review-seems he's never there! I'm glad you at least you got a good meal-Moorpark is far!

Sandy said...

Hi Linda - Yummy food. And happy 2010!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh what a bummer!! Fabio was the best part of that show, wasn't he? :-) But your meal looks totally delish and that's what counts. Here's to a delicious, happy and healthy 2010...happy new year across the miles to you, bloggy friend!! :-)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, I wish you'd gotten to see Fabio! That would have been so great. It looks like you had a good time and the food certainly looks good! It is so nice to hear from you. I am sending best wishes for a happy, healthy and peaceful new year! Twyla

Anonymous said...

making sausage risotto tonight. hope it's as good as that looks.

Sue said...

Oh poor Linda...how awful...you must have been so disapointed...Are you making the drive north to go to his new resturant?....I would if it was me...he's so adorable....Have a wonderful New Year with Fabio or without!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Linda!
It was nice to see your photo! That was a bummer about Fabio, but you dinners looked delicious, and it looks like a nice time with your daughter and sister. The restaurant business is like that ... constant change.

Happy 2010! Hope to meet you one of these years :-)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I dunno Linda....It looks like a Fab(minus the O) meal.

Oh...I crack myself up.

You are sooo lucky with your temps. Here in this subtropical area they are saying a 40% chance of snow. NOOOOOOO. I have lost so many tropical plants I can't even count. I am so sad.