Thoughts&Ramblings
"Leave the gun, take the cannoli."

"Boss" brought these for the office. #food #foodporn #dessertporn #dessert #cannoli #thegodfather #work #office #mafia #godfather #classic

"Leave the gun, take the cannoli."

"Boss" brought these for the office. #food #foodporn #dessertporn #dessert #cannoli #thegodfather #work #office #mafia #godfather #classic

Today’s lunch. Steak salad with grilled onions, mushrooms, and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.  #food #foodporn #healthy #fit #clean #delicious #salad #steak #homecooking #cooking #wifeystatus

Today’s lunch. Steak salad with grilled onions, mushrooms, and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. #food #foodporn #healthy #fit #clean #delicious #salad #steak #homecooking #cooking #wifeystatus

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So full, but there’s always room for dessert! Ninth item: Apple, caramel, shortbread, burnt wood semifreddo
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #melrose #dessert #dessertporn #apple #caramel #shortbread #semifreddo #sweettooth #theresalwaysroomfordessert #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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So full, but there’s always room for dessert! Ninth item: Apple, caramel, shortbread, burnt wood semifreddo
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #melrose #dessert #dessertporn #apple #caramel #shortbread #semifreddo #sweettooth #theresalwaysroomfordessert #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Eighth item: Branzino, roasted cauliflower (like chips!), caper, fermented grape. The fish was delicious, skin was crispy, just fabulous.
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #melrose #branzino #fish #mvink
@mvinkla #mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Eighth item: Branzino, roasted cauliflower (like chips!), caper, fermented grape. The fish was delicious, skin was crispy, just fabulous.
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #melrose #branzino #fish #mvink
@mvinkla #mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Seventh item: Pork shoulder, mexican onion, lardo, banana grits (and chips). Honestly, better than I expected! The banana grits are EVERYTHING.
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #melrose #grits #banana #pork #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Seventh item: Pork shoulder, mexican onion, lardo, banana grits (and chips). Honestly, better than I expected! The banana grits are EVERYTHING.
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #melrose #grits #banana #pork #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Sixth item: Octopus, ink, shells, young fennel, pimenton. Had to try it because “ink” lol
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #melrose #octopus #ink #pasta #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Sixth item: Octopus, ink, shells, young fennel, pimenton. Had to try it because “ink” lol
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #melrose #octopus #ink #pasta #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Fifth item: Egg yolk gnocci, mushroom brown butter, hen of the woods. Probably one of the best bites of food I have had in a LONG LONG time, and definitely the best gnocchi I’ve ever had! 
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #melrose #gnocchi #eggyolk #egg #butter #mushrooms #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Fifth item: Egg yolk gnocci, mushroom brown butter, hen of the woods. Probably one of the best bites of food I have had in a LONG LONG time, and definitely the best gnocchi I’ve ever had!
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #melrose #gnocchi #eggyolk #egg #butter #mushrooms #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Fourth item: Potato polenta, bone marrow, sour cream & chive. Their play on meat and potatoes! God, I love bone marrow.
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #polenta #potato #meatandpotatoes #bonemarrow #melrose #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Fourth item: Potato polenta, bone marrow, sour cream & chive. Their play on meat and potatoes! God, I love bone marrow.
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #polenta #potato #meatandpotatoes #bonemarrow #melrose #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Third item: Beef tartare, hearts of palm, sea bean chimichurri, horseradish, rye. The rye crackers were crispy, and the horseradish (in powder form) was delicious! It was kind of spicy but not too much.
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #beeftartare #melrose #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Third item: Beef tartare, hearts of palm, sea bean chimichurri, horseradish, rye. The rye crackers were crispy, and the horseradish (in powder form) was delicious! It was kind of spicy but not too much.
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #beeftartare #melrose #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Second item: oysters, half dozen, with a mignonette ice (which is basically vinegar, shallots, and black pepper. They used a red wine vinegar and it was just so refreshing and delicious! 
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #oysters #mignonette #fresh #seafood #delicious #melrose
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

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Second item: oysters, half dozen, with a mignonette ice (which is basically vinegar, shallots, and black pepper. They used a red wine vinegar and it was just so refreshing and delicious!
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #oysters #mignonette #fresh #seafood #delicious #melrose
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

#latergram @kyleca07 surprised me for our 2.5 year by taking me to ink.!!!! I’ve been dying to try Michael Voltaggio’s restaurant… my favorite Top Chef contestant/winner ever!
First item: Hamachi, lemon, strawberries, pine upts, and kombu-vinegar.
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #hamachi #yellowtail #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #melrose #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

#latergram @kyleca07 surprised me for our 2.5 year by taking me to ink.!!!! I’ve been dying to try Michael Voltaggio’s restaurant… my favorite Top Chef contestant/winner ever!
First item: Hamachi, lemon, strawberries, pine upts, and kombu-vinegar.
#food #foodporn #finedining #topchef #fangirl #michaelvoltaggio #hamachi #yellowtail #delicious #ink #la #losangeles #melrose #mvink
@mvinkla @mvoltaggio (at Ink Restaurant)

I don’t vape. Reading plus trying the rose iced coffee!!!!! Yumz. #feen #school #studying #school #gardena #icedcoffee #rose #teastation (at Tea Station)

I don’t vape. Reading plus trying the rose iced coffee!!!!! Yumz. #feen #school #studying #school #gardena #icedcoffee #rose #teastation (at Tea Station)

My dad’s ice cream cone. Coffee ice cream and salted caramel truffle ice cream in a waffle cone. #food #foodporn #dessert #dessertporn #icecream #southcoastplaza #southcoast #oc #orangecounty #wafflecone #coffee #saltedcaramel #minehadvanilla #becauseidontbelieveinthephraseas.plainasvanilla   (at South Coast Plaza)

My dad’s ice cream cone. Coffee ice cream and salted caramel truffle ice cream in a waffle cone. #food #foodporn #dessert #dessertporn #icecream #southcoastplaza #southcoast #oc #orangecounty #wafflecone #coffee #saltedcaramel #minehadvanilla #becauseidontbelieveinthephraseas.plainasvanilla (at South Coast Plaza)

Korean style chicken feet. Spicy and delicious and homemade by my mom’s friend. #chickenfeet #asianfood #koreanfood #food #foodporn #delicious #spicy

Korean style chicken feet. Spicy and delicious and homemade by my mom’s friend. #chickenfeet #asianfood #koreanfood #food #foodporn #delicious #spicy

Exterior and their awesome cow pinata looking thing inside lol. It had udders and everything #dinela #picca @dinela @ricardomzarate @picca_peru #cow (at Picca)

Exterior and their awesome cow pinata looking thing inside lol. It had udders and everything #dinela #picca @dinela @ricardomzarate @picca_peru #cow (at Picca)