Travel to Milan? Yes Ma’am! (part 1)

posted on 9th of february, 2012

It is good to dream as long as you work to make it happen I am thinking sometimes. It is good to dream anyway, makes your heart easier and gives you comfort when you don’t feel too well.

When I was a kid many people around me considered me a dreamer, an open eyes dreamer to be exact. Which is not a bad thing, since many of the important discoveries started by dreaming first. :)
So, I will tell you a short story. It will be longer I hope in the part 2, for I hope I will have many things to tell you.

One day in December last year, I received an e-mail from one of the Managers of Electrolux Romania. She was letting me know that a contest was about to be launch by this company, and food bloggers are allowed to participate with very sophisticated and as original as can be recipes.

The prize they said, will be a dinner at the new pop-up “Cube Electrolux” restaurant and 3 days spend in the very beautiful city of Milan. Some Italian great chefs will prepare extraordinary dishes in the most modern way (molecular kitchen and other new culinary concepts). I was reading this with my eyes as big as... onions!

What a great opportunity to meet some chefs in person and to taste some culinary masterpieces! I was more than thrilled! As the term to publish the recipes was the 10th of January 2012, I started to think about and write down all crazy ideas of dishes I could. In the end, there were 10. I prepared a dessert. A chocolate and exotic fruits dessert, as I call it in my site post.

I made it with an open heart, helped by my precious man, post it on my site and waited... for two weeks of public voting and jury analyzing. And the day when I was feeling the worst, trying to wake up after a surgery, I found out that I am the forth in the group of five winners. I cried like a big kid and called my mom and my best friend and send a message to my boyfriend.

I’m going to Milan baby! So keep dreaming folks, but help your dreams come true, for there is not wining the lottery without playing :)

Comments (17)

Posted by Calyx22 on February 13, 2012
Fantastic! You must be SO excited!! Congratulations for winning and I love your images. Have a wonderful time and show us Milan when you get back! Enjoy!
Posted by Waihs on February 10, 2012
Congratulations! Very beautiful pictures!
Posted by Jdanne on February 10, 2012
Congratulations! Very delicious! Your photos make me feel hungry!
Posted by Ciska76 on February 10, 2012
Beautiful photos, congratulation and good sales!
Posted by Ninuscha on February 10, 2012
Enjoy! Show us some pics of Milan later!
Posted by smartview27 on February 10, 2012
Have a beautiful trip !
Posted by 19838623doug on February 09, 2012
Have a great time!!!
Posted by Neirfy on February 09, 2012
wow! congats and happy italian vacation
Posted by Aviahuismanphotography on February 09, 2012
Great news!! Congratulations!! :-)
Posted by Picstudio on February 09, 2012
Posted by Egomezta on February 09, 2012
That's great, congratulations, enjoy the trip.
Posted by FabioConcetta on February 09, 2012
Congratulations ^_^
Posted by Catarii on February 09, 2012
Thank you! :)
Posted by Baldas1950 on February 09, 2012
Congratulations! Enjoy your trip and italian foods!
Posted by Clearvista on February 09, 2012
Congratulations-love this, very pleased for you. Hope you are recovering well and you enjoy your special trip. Good to see somebody so happy. :)
Posted by Dark3y3s on February 09, 2012
Congratulations! :)
Posted by Jianbinglee on February 09, 2012
I really appreciate these beautiful pictures.

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