Cadillac recently paired up with Saveur Magazine to host a culinary experience, Road to Table, in select cities across the US. And when they asked if I’d like to come to Philly to attend one of them I couldn’t book my ticket fast enough! A chance to combine my love of travel, amazing food and luxury? YES PLEASE! The evening started out at 2424 Studios where we had cocktails and tasty tray passed appetizers, setting the tone for an evening of fun ahead! Then we were off for a test drive in the sporty Cadillac CTS. The car was comfortable, boasted all the latest technologies and offered such a smooth ride- I was thoroughly impressed by Cadillac once again! The test drive ended at Sbraga, the Philadelphia restaurant owned by Top ChefSeason 7 winner Kevin Sbraga. I am such a huge fan of Top Chef so it was especially exciting to see Kevin in action! He and his team prepared an incredible four course meal that started with a fluke crudo that I’m still thinking about.
Each course had a wine pairing that perfectly complemented Sbraga’s flavorful dishes and brought a sense of festivity to the event. The ambience in Sbraga also set the tone for the evening- intimate and cozy, it was easy to settle into the experience and let the outside world slip away. Midway through the meal Saveur Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief James Oseland welcomed us all to the event and introduced Chef Sbraga who spoke to us about the menu, the inspiration and his restaurant. There’s something so great about hearing a chef talk about food, I could listen for days! Sbraga’s food values are similar to mine- he appreciates local, sustainable, seasonal ingredients and uses them as inspiration for his imaginative dishes. The evening ended with dessert and coffee at 2424 Studios, and they sent us on our way happy, full of goodness and a little bit glowy from a great night. Thank you so much Cadillac and Saveur for such a magical evening!