Celebrity Chef Lovely Jackson has made her rounds as a finalist on Food Network’s “Food Network Star” season 9, a finalist on Fox’ “Hell’s Kitchen” season 6 and Chef Ambassador for Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign. For a couple of days, I anxiously anticipated undergoing the “Le Chef Lovely Experience.”
I paced myself as I stepped into NIBIRU, one of the sites on the LA Art Walk downtown Los Angeles, the venue where Le Chef Lovely held her “Lovely Eats” event. I was greeted at the door by hosts that gave me the cutest little wooden spoon that had my initials, “bj” engraved on it. It made me feel like I was one of her celebrity guests. As I walked, just a little bit more into the gallery; I was met by the smell of food, glorious food.
I hurriedly got to tasting whatever the waiters had to offer on their hors d’oeuvre trays, veggie wraps with kale, pineapple and green peas, beef dumplings that melted in your mouth and, let’s just say that everything was well worth the wait. As my taste buds savored the moment, I had the opportunity to take in the atmosphere. I’d never heard of NIBIRU before Chef Lovely invited me to the event but I was pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem. It’s a great venue for small parties and I recommend checking it out.
I made my way upstairs and it was there that Chef Lovely made her warm appearance, thanking everyone for coming out to experience her Lovely Eats. She announced that the flavor of the evening was “Caribbean.” I like Caribbean food but I wanted to experience Chef Lovely’s spin on the jerk chicken that the country is known for. I’ve never been to the Caribbean before but I took a bite of Lovely’s chicken and thought, this must be what it tastes like. The more I chewed, the lovelier it got.
I do not claim to be a food critic; I’m a just everyday person that knows what I like and what I don’t like. The overall meal was filling and delicious. I look forward to tasting more of Chef Lovely’s eats.
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