This just in from Petrini’s restaurant at 5711 Calle Real in Goleta. They generously asked me to be a food judge but unfortunately the Restaurant Gal and I will be out of town March 20th. That day I have been invited to the Bay Area to speak about and about my appearance on the Today Show last summer.

Petrini’s is hosting its 3rd Annual Recipe Challenge.

Submit as many of your favorite Italian recipes as you like by MARCH 10 for a chance win a spot on our menu. Winners will also get to name their dish and order it free anytime for six months. Submissions should be made via email ( or in person at either of our two locations.

On MARCH 20 at 6:00 we invite everyone to help judge the finalists. We will provide samples of the selected dishes to be voted on by everyone in attendance, including a panel of local, celebrity judges.

We look forward to all of your delicious submissions and can’t wait to vote with you on the 20th. Buon appetito!

Petrini’s Italian Restaurant (Goleta)
5711 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117

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  1. Charlotte says:

    What dish won last year?

  2. JB says:

    Last year’s winner was Cheryl’s Creamy Ziti.
    The year before was Jenni-Marie’s Tri-Tip and Mushroom Linguini.

  3. Glenn says:

    Gale from Raising Arizona: So many social engagements, so little time…

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