This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Several years ago, we had the pleasure of dining at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort here in San Diego, and our delicious meal was prepared in part by Anthony Lamas. His culinary skills and Latin influences were strong, and we loved the dishes we tried. Now Chef Lamas is famous – and coming back to San Diego on July 29 at noon for a free Macy’s Culinary Council cooking event. I’m going to be at Macy’s Mission Valley to meet him, and you can too!

Join me! Use the link below to RSVP for this free event and receive at $10 Macy’s gift card (while supplies last). Hurry, because seating is limited. Oh, did I mention there will be plenty of food and drinks to enjoy too? Yeah, I am SO there:

www.macysmissionvalleylamas.eventbrite.com

Chef Anthony Lamas

Chef Lamas is now a celebrated master chef and owner of acclaimed Seviche restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, recognized globally for its Nuevo Latino style. He is a highly-awarded chef who has cooked at the James Beard House five times (this is akin to competing in the Chef Olympics) – quite a feat. I’m dying to try everything on his menu.

We eat at restaurants quite a bit, and are constantly amazed at how masters like Anthony Lamas work their magic. I know, I know, some chefs work in an open kitchen concept so we can see them preparing the dishes. But really, how many of us actually stand there and watch? I’d be super embarrassed to look like a food stalker.

At this chef demonstration, I’ll get to see Chef prepare some of his signature dishes, and learn his culinary secrets and techniques about how he does his thing – it’s like a being in the kitchen of a trusted friend.

Dude knows how to cook! Join Chef Anthony Lamas (and me) at the Macy’s Culinary Council event on July 29.

My Kitchen Disasters

In my own kitchen, I’ve collected all the right cookware, utensils and gadgets to help me prepare meals for our family. And I try, I really try – with varying degrees of success. Sometimes I hit it out of the park, and create something truly delicious, especially when I have a good recipe to follow and the right materials.

But sometimes? My family is kind, and they tell me my concoctions are good, but I know this is not always true. For instance, there was the time I tried to copy a chili dish we had loved from a local restaurant, but instead got brown mush. Or the time I was sure I could replicate a delicious chocolate torte I fell in love with, and failed miserably by baking some sort of flatish pancake instead.

Training is a Good Thing

Whenever I have attended cooking demonstrations like this one at Macy’s, I come home inspired, educated and actually competent. I think most people learn to cook from the mothers (or fathers!) and don’t really seek out classes to become better. We train in sports to play better, we train at work to advance, we train in school to get ahead, why would we not train in cooking so we don’t poison people?!?

This is why everyone should join me at this event. We can learn together! And if we buy $35 or more in cookware after the chef demo, we’ll get a special gift and free copy of Chef Lama’s cookbook, Southern Heat, which he will sign for us.

I will even volunteer to be the guinea pig for tasting your version of Chef Lamas’ delicious recipes.

The Details

Date:          July 29 at Noon

Location:  Macy’s Mission Valley – San Diego

School of Cooking/Culinary Council

7017 Friars Road, San Diego 92108

Cost:         Free!

Perks:

  • Meet the Chef
  • $10 Macy’s gift card*
  • Spend $35 in the Home department and receive a special gift and copy of Chef Lamas’ cookbook Southern Heat, which he will sign for you*
  • Learn cool new cooking techniques
  • Did I mention this is free?

RSVP:              www.macysmissionvalleylamas.eventbrite.com

See you at Macy’s on the 29th!

 

* while supplies last

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.