Eat Pray Love Lunch in LA

Eat Pray Love lunch at Vincente Restaurant in Los Angeles

Last Friday I had the opportunity to participate in a wonderful luncheon at Vincente Italian restaurant in LA. There was a group of bloggers there to celebrate the release of the Sony Pictures movie Eat Pray Love on DVD & Blu-ray. Just in time for the holidays!

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment sponsored lunch at Vincente LANot only did I get to see some of my great food blogger friends, but we enjoyed lunch with Susan Spungen, the food stylist & Dede Gardner the producer from the movie. Lunch was filled with lots of laughs & we learned all about life on the set of the movie. It sounded like the days were long, demanding, exciting & well worth the effort.

Food bloggers with food stylist Susan Spungen

We sat with Susan for most of the meal. She is an amazing woman who has a splendid career. She has a history of working closely with Martha Stewart & she has authored & styled award winning cookbooks including hew own Recipes: A Collection for the Modern Cook. She also was the food stylist for the movie Julie & Julia. Susan’s wit, enthusiasm & passion for life shine through her genuine, fun personality. She is the kind of gal I def could see being buddies with.

Food blogger party for Eat Pray Love DVD & blu-ray disc release

Lunch included a lovely salad, 4 different pizzas and a cookie plate. My dessert? That beautiful fruit plate shown at the top of this post.

Producer and food stylist from Eat Pray Love movie.

I did not get to spend as much time with Dede, but she was also a kick. You can tell from these photos that her & Susan have a wonderful relationship.

Eat Pray Love lunch party at Vincente restaurant.

If you want to learn more about this event check out the posts by Rachael La Fuji Mama, Erika In Erika’s Kitchen, Veronica The Enchanted Cook & Cristina Teenie Cakes. They all did great write ups & while visiting their blogs you can learn more about what we talked about at lunch. Greg from Sippity Sup shared great news with us that he is featured in the January Food & Wine magazine. Congrats Greg! A well deserved article profiling you.


Eat Pray Love Sony Pictures Entertainment DVD & Blu-ray disc

Eat Pray Love Blu-ray Disc Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for all of your entries. The winner is Marly from Namely Marly blog. Stay tuned for more fun giveaways soon!

What is more fun in the chilly months then to curl up with your favorite hot cocoa & enjoy a movie? Lucky you I have a Blu-ray version of Eat Pray Love to giveaway to one lucky reader. This promotion is open to folks in the USA only & will close on Sunday 12/19/2010 at midnight PST. Here are the the details on how to enter.

You must leave a SEPARATE COMMENT per entry for me to include it.  Please do not leave all your entries in one comment form, it will only be counted as one entry if you do so.

Here is a list a few ways how you can enter to win (remember more comments = more entries!)

  • COMMENT What is your favorite foodie movie?
  • TWEET THIS Copy and paste the following Tweet into the Twitter message field: @MarlaMeridith has a copy of  {Eat Pray Love} on Blu-ray disc to giveaway. Enter to win here:

Winner will be chosen at random by Full Disclosure: The luncheon at Vincente Restaurant was paid for by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, I was given a DVD of Eat Pray Love & they will send a Blu-ray Disc to one  USA based reader of this blog.

~ Marla Meridith

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62 thoughts on “Eat Pray Love Lunch in LA

  1. I won’t enter your giveaway because the blu ray Eat Pray Love DVD was the number 1 thing on my Christmas list this year, so I know I will be getting it =) But I just wanted to say how fantastic it is that you got to have lunch with such lovely ladies! The book Eat Pray Love seriously changed my life and has also made Italy my number 1 dream trip to take before I die! =) Needless to say it is my favorite movie of all time as well =)

  2. So awesome you got to meet the producer! I loved Eat Pray Love. I recently spent some time both at an Ashram and in Italy, so all of the scenes really resonate with me.

    My favorite movie: Tough question…I’ll go with Into the Wild.

  3. What an incredible opportunity, Marla! I just saw the movie recently and have to say it was my favorite foodie movie thus far. I was drooling for a big bowl of pasta not an hour into it! Thanks so much for sharing this experience, and this giveaway. Here’s hoping a foodie wins the loot! 🙂

  4. I also love Eat, Drink, Man, and Woman, as well as Moonstruck. It’s not considered a “foodie” movie, but boy does it make me want bread, pasta, steak, eggs in toast, and oatmeal every time I watch it 🙂

  5. i can’t believe I haven’t seen this movie yet! Eat pray love, in the city of angels. I love it.
    Marla, your photos get better and better everyday! Love the shot of the berries. You are so inspiring. xo