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I attended an event hosted by Litehouse Foods. I received dinner and a gift bag in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

I attended a special event held at Aggios Restaurant in Baltimore, MD and hosted by Litehouse foods where we got to not only network with other social media influencers, but also to chat with and meet some of the employees of Litehouse foods and a dietician, Rebecca. The night was complete with a delicious dinner, live cooking demonstration and interaction and chat with the others there.

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When we arrived at the restaurant, we were escorted upstairs to a beautiful room and offered a glass of wine. We then found our seats and took a seat to get ready for the event to start. I had the awesome opportunity to travel with Holly from I Like It Frantic and we had a blast chatting about life and blogging on the way up and back to Baltimore. What do you think of the adorable place settings? Yes, that’s a real pear and I was able to bring it home with me!

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Chris was a sommelier and was so kind to explain all the differences between the white and red including where they were made. I really enjoyed was hearing the complete story of the vineyards and how they chose to make the types of wines they do. Yum. 

We networked with each other and learned some about Litehouse Foods and why they were interested in hosting us for this event. We were then given a menu and offered the opportunity to choose one item from different categories for dinner!

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It was a hard decision to choose from the categories listed above. Thankfully, we started off with a delicious salad and dressing (none other than Litehouse) for the meal with some bread and homemade spreads.

#SeeTheLite Event with @LitehouseFoods | ThisNThatwithOlivia.comThis amuse-bouche is a savory funnel cake topped with Parmesan cheese and fresh cracked pepper! I’ve never had a savory funnel cake, I loved it.

I went with traditional Litehouse Ranch dressing for my salad but did give their Chunky Bleu Cheese a whirl. I am not usually a bleu cheese fan but oh my was this one delicious!

#SeeTheLite Event | ThisNThatwithOlivia.comThe salad had some surprising peppers in it which gave it a little spice, and some peas and green beans. What a delicious salad and the Litehouse dressings just made it all the more delicious!!

We had a wonderful guest with us at the event, Rebecca Scritchfield who is a registered dietician in the DC area! We had the fantastic opportunity to not only chat with her but to see a live cooking demonstration!! Check it out:

#SeetheLite Event with @LitehouseFoods | ThisNThatwithOlivia.comThe recipe pictured above is what Rebecca made for us. She used, of course, Litehouse Homestyle Ranch dressing, in the recipe and some other delicious and healthy items.

Live Cooking Demonstration with Rebecca at the #SeeTheLite Event | ThisNThatwithOlivia.comOh boy did these sliders look amazing. I’m always afraid to cook with chickpeas but Rebecca was so knowledgeable and shared with me some tips and tricks and gave me the confidence to try again for my family!

After that course and the food demonstration, my choices came in to play and I got the Fresh Beans!

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These beans were delicious! Crunchy and had great flavor. The ingredients, as shown on the menu above, are burrata, housemade bottarga, lemon, crispy garlic and smiked ricotta salata. Let me tell you, the crispy garlic has to be my favorite topping on these, it tasted like bacon ;).

Next up….. Capalletti!!

#SeeTheLite Event with @LitehouseFoods | ThisNThatwithOlivia.comIsn’t that dish pretty?? I am not a huge fan of beets but oh you’ve gotta try these! They’re beets with goat cheese and stinging nettle pesto! Delicious!!

Time for the main course…. let me tell you, we were all pretty full by this point in time but they kept bringing us food ;). I chose the halibut. Usually I would get chicken parm but I decided to switch it up and go for fish ;).

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I mean…..how does that look?!? The menu says it contains: peas, favas, mint, mustard green pesto, pine nut and citrus gremolata! Oh I ate every last bite of this course, delicious!!

Although the selections above were delicious, my favorite part of the meal (and pretty much any meal) was the dessert. There were 3 choices and although it was really hard to decide, I chose the Rhubarb Semifrotto and boy and I am glad I did!!

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This dish says vanilla cake, strawberry jam and whipped cream. Oh what decadence!! This was a delicious way to round out the evening.

Before we headed home, we spent some time networking and got to know the other influencers there. Then, we were sent home with a gift bag with some Litehouse Foods items and some coupons so that we can try their offered foods for ourselves.

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I had such a fantastic time and am excited to make Litehouse foods a part of our family’s diet! We were able to not only experience Litehouse dressings but we were able to hear the story of how Litehouse Foods began. It all started with a small family restaurant that made some delicious bleu cheese dressing. People would come to that restaurant with jars to take some home. Then, two brothers decided to make the recipe mainstream without losing the taste or freshness of a homemade recipe! Litehouse Foods is also 100% Employee Owned – how cool! Every employee from the janitor to the CEO has the same interest in the company!  They don’t just make salad dressing! Litehouse Foods has cheese, cider, Greek yogurt dips and herbs. I love the idea of the herbs as they are freeze dried and shelf stable for 3 years.

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