San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2015 -- After 35 years apart, three childhood friends reconvened for a week of incredible culinary alchemy and the experience of a lifetime. Together, the group celebrated over 45 years of friendship with Lajollacooks4u through delicious food, incredible wine and rich, unforgettable memories.
The three women traveled from opposite ends of the country to vacation in San Diego and spend time at the Lajollacooks4u cooking school. With flights ranging from Northern California to Florida, the women arrived in SD to begin their gastronomic adventure with food guru and chef, Jodi Abel.
Chef Jodi prepared a near weeklong culinary itinerary for the reunited friends, including foodie tours around San Diego, nights of fine dining, and three signature Lajollacooks4u cooking classes. The women eagerly attacked their untapped skills with Chef Jodi and began a “tapas” themed cooking class immediately upon their arrival. Chef Jodi guided them through the art of preparing simple gourmet appetizers like Tuna Tartare, a Pear, Fig and Blue Cheese Flatbread, Steamed Artichokes, Fig and Olive Dip with Labneh Cheese, Spicy Tofu with Eggplant and Mini Chicken Sliders with Zaatar and Tzatziki Sauce. Their cocktail party also included elegant desserts that paired beautifully with specially imported wines.
Chef Jodi spent time talking to them about the foods of their childhood and reinterpreted modern, and healthier, takes on some of their cherished childhood favorites.
As the women toured and partook in San Diego’s foodie scene with Chef Jodi, they reveled in the nostalgia and wonderful memories that the evocative aromas provoked. Chef Jodi shared in the women’s laughter and tears as everyone reminisced over both their shared history as well as updates on their current lives. The atmosphere of music, tastes and smells were ideal in conjuring up wonderful memories.
“It’s truly amazing to see such dear friends come together after decades apart,” said Abel. “I am so grateful to have been privy to this experience and to have been able to provide them with a comfortable setting where they felt free to both laugh and cry. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to help them create new everlasting memories together. This is the reason I love to cook and the reason I want to teach. Food is sustenance for the soul as well as for the palette.”
Barb Goldsmith had many heart felt things to say about her time with Lajollacooks4u: “We were all able to reunite, thanks to the goodness, generosity, and creativity of Chef Jodi,” recounted Goldsmith. “Lajollacooks4u provided us with the same delicious feeling of warmth, comfort and familiarity that we had shared so many years before. The food was excellent and now we are all legally able to drink the wonderful wines she had provided for us. We were posting pictures throughout the trip and so many other friends expressed jealousy and then decided they would try to do the same thing with their friends. I’m only afraid that we started something so wonderful that we won’t be able to get a reservation next time we want to do this- which will definitely be sooner than later!”
Lajollacooks4u is a premium spot for reconnecting and bonding with friends and family, both new and old. It is the perfect place to host events as it ignites an enchanting and familial belonging not privy to most settings. As a customized cooking and dining school unlike any other, guests are invited to join in on an intimate hands-on learning experience of unity and substance. From family gatherings to team-building events to holiday parties to friendly reunions, Lajollacooks4u is the most unique and special venue for creating and recreating memories.
Lajollacooks4u, founded in 2008, provides an ideal activity for corporate team building, couples and any foodie looking for a unique cooking and culinary experience in a magnificent setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Based in La Jolla, a suburb of San Diego, CA, Lajollacooks4u has enjoyed record growth since its inception and has been ranked the number one attraction in La Jolla on the popular travel review site, Trip Advisor. For more information, contact Jodi Abel at jodi(at)lajollacooks4u(dot)com or phone 1-858-752-4980
Lajollacooks4u customizes all events to meet the desires and needs of the organization. For reservations, contact Jodi Abel, or visit Lajollacooks4u’s website at http://www.lajollacooks4u.com
Jodi Abel, Lajollacooks4u, http://lajollacooks4u.com/, +1 (858) 752-4980, [email protected]