About Nicole Pacini

Complete FOODIE. Photo Junkie. Lover of Life. Coquettish. A private extrovert. Somewhat complicated. Loyal. 46.

Nolo’s Kitchen in North Loop is now OPEN! 

The long-awaited Nolo’s kitchen is now open on 5th and Washington in the North Loop area. You can stop by Happy Hour between 3-6pm for some pretty decent prices on their full size items. 

Soups, sandwiches, salads, entrées, and a variety of specialty cocktails served all day. 
Nolo’s also offers Saturday & Sunday Brunch 8am-3pm. 

Pictured:

Now this is what Avocado Spread should be like everywhere in the world. Makes me smile with googly 👀👀👀

Avocado Spread … Leaf spinach, avocado, hearts of palm, roasted garlic, marinated tomatoes and wood oven focaccia on the side. 
Rosada Dawn … Gin,lemon, rose, strawberry.

Sprouts & Cauliflower

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Country Financial 6th Annual Farmers Market Challenge

Here’s a sneak peak of the Country Financial 6th Annual Farmers Market Chef Challenge held today with competing Chef Gerard Klass and Chef Hector Ruiz. 

The winning dish: Trout two ways, Succotash two ways … Blackened trout served with smoked trout, succotash, crispy purple cauliflower with peaches and sweet corn, green onion, garlic chives finished with edible flowers and olive oil😍

Congratulations Chef @chefgerardklass on winning the 6th Annual #masterofthemarket Chef Challenge sponsored by @countyfinancial and special props to Chef Ruiz @cafeenampls (will post his dish) who breezed through the Farmers Market like speed lightning to purchase his menu items. 
Thank you Jenny @mplsfarmmarket Judges @lachellecunningham @joyestellesummers @stephanie.a.meyer Masters of Ceremonies @paulkoffy @suezelickson

It was such a blast hanging with other IG Influencers @shawnsrodgers @kmlpeterson @kaieatsworld @kimlycurry


FOOD IS LIFE😍

A night with Chef Pierre Thiam

In the kitchen … Journey with Chef Pierre Thiam from Dakar to Charleston: A night of Trans-Atlantic Culinary Exploration. 
Special thank you to Lachelle Cunningham and Breaking Bread Catering & Staff for welcoming me in their space to watch them prepare and serve Chef Pierre’s signature dishes. 
I was completely in awe of how patient, passionate and professional everyone was in the kitchen. It was truly humbling to witness the tremendous team work that was put into creating this meal.

IG Worthy Dinner 

Are you a foodie who loves taking pictures of your food to share with friends and followers on Instagram? #swipeleft to see my snippets for the night📸

#FireLakeMOA hosted an Instagram-Worthy Dinner with the Twin Cities’ most influential Instagram food star, Kim Ly Curry @kimlycurry. 
We enjoyed a 5 course meal paired with beverages prepared by Chef Dinesh Jayawardena. At the end of the event, Ms. Curry and Chef Dinesh judged all Instagram photos posted with#IGworthydinner, and one lucky winner was chosen @mrs_yoshikawa who won a one night stay at Radisson Blu Mall of America.