We were one of the lucky few that were selected to be part of the Foodbuzz Community Table presented by Visa Signature on September 9th. The location? Trendy and sophisticated hot-spot Beso in the heart of Hollywood, co-owned by Eva Longoria Parker. It was an absolute delight to see some fellow food bloggers there as we shared a ton of great food and drinks. For 3 hours, we wined and dined, shared stories, laughed, and each took turns taking photos of the Mediterranean-Latin-inspired cuisine created by Chef Todd English.
The best surprise was getting to meet Eva Longoria, as she strolled from table to table to greet her restaurant guests. She looks amazing in person! It’s nice to know that a celebrity like herself takes the time out to say hello and take pictures with fans – that’s what makes her restaurant that much better!
Enjoy the pictures below from our delicious dinner at Beso. We will definitely have to visit this restaurant again!
Beso is located at 6350 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 (corner of Hollywood and Ivar).
The Foodbuzz Community Table was sponsored by Visa Signature and Foodbuzz. It was a great event and we got to meet a lot of awesome foodies!
The starter was a generous serving of Avocado Guacamole served with crispy corn chips. For the appetizer, we had a Taqueria tasting platter that included steak, ahi tuna, plantain, chicken adobo, and fish.
The appetizers didn't stop! We also shared the Margarita Flatbread (spicy tomato sauce, queso fresco, and cilantro). Next to that was the Shrimp and Chorizo Flatbread.
Next came the Seared Diver Scallop with oxtail rosti, roasted beet pico, carmelized fennel, and horseradish crema. Alongside that, the Beso Paella with saffron rice, lobster, roasted chicken, shellfish, and chorizo.
The entree consisted of Roasted Jidori Chicken with aji-oregano rub, heirloom tomato, cornbread panzanella, and crispy Maui onion on top. Also, Chili Rubbed Skirt Steak with tortilla fattoush.
To top off the wonderful meal, we had a series of dessert - like the cheesecake and Nutter Butter.
Finally, we finished the night with the Beso Churros with a sweet dipping sauce. They were so light and airy and just melted in your mouth.... ahhh...
The beautiful Eva Longoria, who graciously came by to welcome and thank everyone for coming. I wonder where Tony Parker was?
And yes, one of the rare photos you will see of "people" on our site. Here we are with our foodie friends and the hosts from Foodbuzz, Dorian Asch and Ryan Stern. Thank you so much for hosting a fabulous dinner party! We look forward to the Food Festival in November!