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"A Table with Top Chef Mei Lin" Powered by the 2017 Toyota Mirai

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2017 Toyota MIRAI, a Hydrogen powered vehicle with zero emissions except for water.
I remember hearing about Hydrogen fuel cell cars awhile back, but refueling stations were nonexistent at the time.
You get an app that will find Hydrogen fueling stations.
Similar to Hybrids, the MIRAI has a massive battery system.
Time for a Test Drive!
Photo by Kristie Hang It has pick up and accelerates well. But I guess you don't drive one for high performance.
The MIRAI comes pretty loaded, the only option you pretty much have is picking from one of the 6 available colors
After the Test Drive, it was time to fuel up.
Three Years of Complimentary Fuel with a MIRAI purchase
But I don't think this is what I had in mind...

Until we got to the next room...  Then I saw Top Chef Mei Lin plating and then it made sense to fuel up.

Preview Masters of Taste 2017 - Pasadena

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I don't always get invited to the Rose Bowl for events other than football and soccer, but tonight it's a different kind of event.

Tonight is the preview of the 2nd Annual Masters of Taste, a luxury food and beverage festival which takes place on the field of the Rose Bowl on Sunday, May 7th, 2017.
A 100% of the proceeds supports Union Station Homeless Services. Working to end homelessness in our community.
Get Tickets HERE (use "CHEF17" for a 15% discount) 

See What Jay Eats... This is a small preview of the upcoming event on May 7th. Yes, my friends at SprieWorks were there with their Bangkok sandwich.
If you've never been to SpireWorks, see more from my Westwood visit HERE
SpireWorks' chef, Kuniko Yagi, bringing this Thai flavored sandwich to life...
On fresh baked bread with Beef (cooked on a spire),  Tamarind Chutney, Yellow Curry Aioli, Green Onions,  Thai Coconut Curry Crumble and Pickled Red  Peppers with Sambal.

Photo by Bob Kaufman Speaking of SpireWorks... with SprieWorks'…

True Food Kitchen - Spring 2017 Menu

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The Pasadena location opened on  September 13, 2016.
Since then, I've been three times. See Pre-Opening HERE
I'm back again to sample the Spring 2017 menu.
Hangover Rx and Medicine Man, both are non-alcoholic.
Hangover Rx with pineapple, orange, honey, and coconut water.
Medicine Man triple-brewed black tea, blueberry, pomegranate, honey, and sea buckthorn.

See What Jay Eats...
New Spring 2017 Menu Items Torched Avocado (vegetarian)
We started out the evening with this dish, with cucumber noodle, mushroom, snap pea, radish, sesame, and turmeric ponzu.
Roasted Artichoke Pizza (vegan)
with sugar snap pea, smoked onion, roasted garlic, vegan salmon ricotta, black truffle.
Wild Mushroom Pizza with asparagus, roasted garlic, and Taleggio cheese.
This was a pleasant surprise and something I would have again and again.

California Pizza Kitchen - A New Look & Menu in Century City

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At the media preview of the new California Pizza Kitchen at Westfield Century City,  Grand Opening was April 6, 2017.
If you've followed me, you know I attended the 30th Anniversary Party of CPK. See more HERE
But tonight wasn't just about their new Westside location, but also to introduce a new menu and Casamigos Tequila tasting.
Yes, I walked the Yellow Carpet.
Please No Flash Photography!
Tonight's Menu
I heard there was a new pizza and a burger.
Yup, that's what I said, a burger!
Some of the New Menu Items to debut in 3 weeks.


Before the food tasting begins, it's time to taste Casamigos Tequila An award-winning ultra-premium Tequila by George Clooney & Rande Gerber (Cindy Crawford's husband)
Tasting Time!
Casamigos Tequila's Blanco
The CPK Strawberry Margarita