About Nicole Pacini

Complete FOODIE. Photo Junkie. Lover of Life. Coquettish. A private extrovert. Somewhat complicated. Loyal. 45.

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. 

 

Let me re-introduce myself!

THE WHAT

  • The Blog
  • The Food
  • The Opinions
  • The Photographs
  • The Comments
  • The Restaurants
  • The Cocktails
  • The Moments
  • The Recipes

THE WHO

NJP.Married.Divorced.Mother.Photographer.Aries
Extrovert.Determined.PassportStamped.Stern.
CreaterOfTheTallAlbum.GrannySipper.Qualified.
Classified.46.FoodAficionado.KitKatSnacker

THE WHY

I live, eat, think and breathe food.  But not just any food, the type of cuisine that makes me wanna photograph it and share it with the world.  About 15 years ago, I began photographing  all things food.  You name it; crab cakes, desserts, cocktails, vegetables.

Anything that could be captured and developed into a beautiful piece of artwork.  I have accumulated hundreds of memorable food moments over the years.  Now it’s time to contribute my  food moments. Don’t talk about it; Blog about it!

THE WHERE

Because I dine at various restaurants, I also appreciate the finer cuisine’s as well as the simple meals prepared in a tiny unsophisticated kitchen in the hood.  My food journey takes me to grocery stores, the Farmer’s Market, new restaurants, familiar places as well as my warm and inviting kitchen.  Sometimes it’s about the ambiance. Sometimes it’s about the food. Sometimes WHERE you are doesn’t really matter.