Press wine and dine time

Hey everyone!! How’s your night going?? I just got back from the media cocktail party at the restaurant and even though I’m posting with my eyes half-closed, I had to share these pics with ya 😀

In a nutshell, 105degrees hosted a beautiful party for the media bigwigs of OKC.

The place was bumpin’ by about 6:30pm


And I got to work with Kelly, aka pastry genius, plating the desserts: Pistachio Nougatine and Brigadiero (which has cinnamon and a touch of cayenne) – I had one of each in the course of the evening 😉


The trays were set out in the kitchen, the academy and the shop.. encouraging guests to look around as they networked and mingled 😀 Severs also walked around with trays of food and the bartenders whipped up some evil-looking cocktails for the guests. I had a little bit of cocktail envy –wanted to try one so badly!- but I guess it makes sense that cheffers can’t be sipping on the good stuff while on the j-o-b

Mini Raw Pizzas:


One of my favorites on the fall menu.. I munched a full-sized one on Monday and it was beautiful – the flavors are perfect


Mini raw lasagnas (like the one I made at school today)



I also made quite a few red pepper wrappers (sorry, no pic—hands were covered in avocado!) and it was so nice to see a familiar face in the crowd



(Do I look legit?? Hahaha)


As the night went on, the lights dimmed and the atmosphere totally changed.. glowing and romantic


(This pic was taken when the night was winding down)

Pretty amazing, eh??

I can’t even tell you how stoked I am to be associated with this place… it’s breathtaking and everyone who works there is incredible. I’m gonna crawl into bed, happy and nervous because something insane is happening very early in the morning. I can’t tell you until it’s over, but it’s HUGE, and please pray that I don’t sound like a giant goober.

Have a great night and I’ll see ya tomorrow!



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  1. cyn on September 9, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Everything looked absolutely wondeful in the pics! Go you for going after what you love! Good luck with whatever you have going on in the morn – I am sure you will do great!

  2. Brittany on September 9, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Gina, You not only look legit, but you also look so cute in your chef get up. All the party food looked heavenly!

    I can’t wait to see what amazing thing is happening in the AM.

    Happy Humpday!

  3. Lindsey (Mrs. LC) on September 9, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Totally legit. 😉

    So excited for you! Can’t wait to hear about what INSANE thing is happening tomorrow! It seems like all this awesome, exciting stuff is happening all at the right time…I’ll be cheesy and say it seems like the current stars have aligned in your favor. 😉 (Dang, I haven’t had any wine tonight, I swear..LOL)

  4. Nicci on September 9, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    You look fabulous in your chef uniform!

  5. Stephanie on September 9, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    You most def look legit! What a lovely evening… and the food looks heavenly 🙂

  6. Ryane on September 9, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Uh yeah, I just took a peek at 105’s drink menu…. and I would mos def have a little cocktail-envy. I hope you get a chance to try some soon!!

  7. Kaitlyn on September 9, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Where is Megan?

  8. Lizzy on September 9, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    those mini raw lasagna’s look and sound so amazing! 🙂

  9. Jenny on September 9, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    girl you work like you run the place .. so profesh!

  10. Low on September 9, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I had so much fun at the event. The red pepper wrappers were my fave 😉

    Nice to meet you! Sorry for bombarding you during work but it was really nice to meet a real blogger in person! Can’t wait to here about tomorrow.

  11. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on September 9, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Those little chocolate squares look so perfect that I just wanna make big teethmarks in them and devour! Pizzas, lasagna, chocolate…and you lookin’ so official….not drinking at a big party reminds me of the cast of The Hills (if you ever watched that fine intellectual program) when they werent supposed to be drinkin on the job.

  12. Amanda @ Panda Lunch on September 9, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Definitely legit, and totally cute as always! What a fun adventure! I’m so glad you’re sharing with us on the bloggie! Can’t wait to see what’s happening tomorrow.

    BTW those chocolate squares look ridiculously good!

  13. Melissa on September 9, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Can’t wait to hear what’s happening tomorrow! The restaurant looks amazing as does the food!! You look very professional!! 🙂

  14. Madre on September 10, 2009 at 12:09 am

    What a beautiful atmosphere and pictures! I hope these media guests truely appreciated the menu and service given tonight. Hopefully you will have time to share the rave reviews with us. And YES you looked professionally marvelous! Mucho carino, Madre

  15. Annabananabomb on September 10, 2009 at 12:25 am

    You sound like you’re having so much fun – and look like it too with that big grin! Good on ‘ya Gina – totes legit!

  16. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) on September 10, 2009 at 12:46 am

    you look great!

  17. MizFit on September 10, 2009 at 6:43 am

    its the morning!!!

    and Im excited for you—whatever it is 🙂

  18. K on September 10, 2009 at 8:06 am

    I want to know what’s going on!! Too bad I won’t find out until this afternoon 😉

    Looks like the event was a huge success!! Love the chef outfit – you’re a natural! Hope you’re having a great morning!

  19. Haleigh on September 10, 2009 at 8:07 am

    It looks like a lovely time Gina 🙂 Good luck on the big event this morning!

  20. Jess on September 10, 2009 at 8:13 am

    I can’t wait to hear what’s happening! It looks like you had a great night though and I love hearing all about your cooking school! Such an awesome experience!

  21. Alice on September 10, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Good luck with your (I’m guessing…) presentation? Um… or … other… thing.

    You will be great!

  22. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 10, 2009 at 8:28 am

    You look totally legit! SO glad you’re having a blasty! When you come back to chicago (hint hint) we’ll have a cooking (or non-cooking) fiesta!

  23. Pam on September 10, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Your never a goober Gina…lol! Well maybe a little…naw…just kiddin!
    I’m excited for you! The food looks AMAZING just like the place….superb!

  24. Morgan (lifeafterbagels) on September 10, 2009 at 8:39 am

    I like your apron! 😀

  25. Laura W on September 10, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Love it! You’re so in your element… everything seems so natural for you! I just got back from vacay so I’m still catching up, but it’s pretty exciting to see your (school) work! 🙂

  26. Menden @ Skinny Menny on September 10, 2009 at 9:20 am

    You look great in your chef uniform! I’ll be interested to hear about your morning 🙂

  27. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) on September 10, 2009 at 9:58 am

    You look totally legit! So cute in your chef outfit.

    Those mini-pizzas look and sound divine. I’m so excited for you, but totally envious at the same time.

    Can’t wait to hear about what happened this morning. Did you have to give some sort of speech? You will never sound like a goober – never!

  28. Gillian on September 10, 2009 at 10:05 am

    The food at 105 look divine!!! Cheffer outfit is uber cute also!

  29. Lacy on September 10, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Gina!! You need to put recipes up. You’re killin’ me with all these great pictures!

  30. A on September 10, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Wow!!! Exciting! I can’t wait to hear what the BIG SURPRISE is! Oh and I love all the pics from the media event!

  31. Sheri on September 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    OMG! Everything looks so yummy! Plus you look very cute in your Cheffer outfit!

  32. brandi on September 10, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    that place is just beautiful! glad the party went well

  33. muffy on September 10, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    I’m so jealous of you attending class there! it looks like a heaven class! gosh, enroll me please lol!
    the desserts look AWESOME.
    good luck not sounding like a goober, lol!

  34. Jenna on September 10, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    ahh gina i can’t wait for your post today!! can’t wait to hear about the news 🙂


  35. Jenna on September 10, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    I am dying to know what happened this morning (Now Thursday!) Gahh, hope it went well 🙂

  36. Pam (Highway to Health) on September 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    That looks so exciting! I love the chef uniform!

  37. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on September 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    In-FREAKING-credible. You are so legit! I think I could eat raw lasagna all the live long day.

  38. theskinnyplate on September 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Wow. What a fantastic party. All the food looks exquisite and you look legit.

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