POM tour day 2. Fabulous dinner & open mind talk!


After writing my last post, I went out for a short walk to get to know Visalia: a small, old fashion town!

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before dinner, Janel gave us a great presentation about anti-aging and the importance of antioxidants on the aging process. check out Catlin’s blog for highlights of the talk.

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and then we head over to the finest restaurant in the area called The Vintage Press. It has about 40 years old, family owned, with antique decorations and fabulous meal.

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our menu with POM as a key ingredient

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the owner and the chef of this place explaining the menu to us

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we start with some appetizers and this amazing bread that Gina and I couldn’t resist to get back to it along the whole meal~~~ :mrgreen:

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a green salad

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our appetizer: wild mushroom with puff pastry

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Jeff @POM gave us a talk about why we’re here and how they pick us! The BIG question that everyone seems to have in mind.

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I would say, it was the most touching moment of this trip! I am impressed by the philosophy of this company, their willingness to help people to get healthier by investing $32 millions on research, on organizing/attending events about wellness, on getting a group of bloggers who might not be the most popular ones in the blog world (like me) but has something to say, to show others how a healthy lifestyle is POSSIBLE to everyone! I love their way of seeing this: the best way to teach, help and affect someone else’s life is by showing them our own lifestyle! Do not jeopardize and criticize others “unhealthy” lifestyle, show them what’s a healthy lifestyle looks like and how easy is to achieve! It was a mind opening moment for my “blog career”! I was blogging for me and for fun and wasn’t aware that by doing what I could help others. Thanks Jeff and Andrea for letting me know a “gift” that blog gave me, to help people!!! 😆 (seriously, I was really touched!)

Okay. continuing with the yummy food. Everything on the menu sound really good, it was a hard decision. After debating, I opted salmon and it did not disappoint me.

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this is the quinoa plate. look this mini baked squash… so cute! I had few bites of it

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Dessert was the BEST sorbet I’ve ever had!!!

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made with POM obviously

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finally, some shots of us all dressed up for the occasion 😉

Heather and I

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Gina and I

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more pics to come lateR! 🙂

Today we’re going to POM’s plant to see how juice is made. From what I heard so far… it is really impressive! Really? I’m already very IMPRESSED by them. I can’t imagine how much more I can get impressed. 😕 but I totally believe Andrea and Jeff. 😀

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10 responses to “POM tour day 2. Fabulous dinner & open mind talk!

  1. Sounds like you’re having an amazing trip–I can’t wait to hear more about it!

  2. That restaurant looks so fancy! Eheh And that sorbet oh yum! 🙂

    I’m glad you’re having a good experience! Have fun today!

  3. CoCo you give the BEST re-caps! I have to say i would have a hard time deciding what to eat on that menu too!! I might have gone with the couscous just because I don’t have any idea how to cook it, but your salmon looks YUMMY!! You should definitely be PROUD of your blog girl, it really is incredible and interesting. I love that you’re not necessarily a blog trend follower and have a ton of great unique ideas and recipes to share. I love you!!!! 🙂

  4. I’m ALL ABOUT that mushroom puff pastry! Holy yummy goodness!!

  5. Yes, your blog is awesome! You better believe it!

    The dinner sounds wonderful. Thanks for a great recap. I’m sure you guys are having fun right now! Looking forward to reading all about it! 😉

  6. That meal has left me speechless….and drooling!

  7. Menden @ Skinny Menny

    Looks like you’re having a blast…that meal looks so delicious (I’m hungry now, lol!)

    And yes – your blog is awesome! I’m so glad you got to go on this trip 🙂

  8. What an amazing trip! That is so sweet of POM and they are right! Your blog is an inspiration to me and many others! The salmon looks delicious!! Have a good rest of the trip!

  9. Cutest mini baked squash ever!
    Fresno seems like paradise:)

  10. POM is SUCH an incredible company. I love their dedication to health and that they really understand and embrace the blogger community. The dinner looks fabulous. Glad to hear you’re having fun. Cute cute pictures

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