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The Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten Comes to Segerstrom


In a sea of Food Network’s celebrity chefs, The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten is a standout. Why do I adore her so? Is it because she turned her passion for entertaining into a career and successful business? Is it because she makes cooking delicious meals look so effortless? Is it that that you don’t have to be a trained chef or even that experienced of a cook to make her recipes work? Is it her simple yet elegant style? Is it that watching her show is a calming escape into a perfect world of lunch in the garden with friends and romantic date nights with her husband, Jeffrey? Yes. It’s all of these!

Speaking of escaping, now I can escape into The Contessa’s world at The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa where she will appear in person, on November 5. And so can you! Ina will share stories, tips on entertaining, recipes and answer questions from the audience in a show moderated by cookbook author and host of CBS’s “The Five- Minute Cooking School”, Torie Ritchie.


In addition to learning more about Ina, if you’re looking to add to your collection of autographed cookbooks, pre-signed copies of her recently released “Make It Ahead” cookbook can be pre-ordered here for pickup at the event. In “Make it Ahead”, Ina shares her advice and instructions for prepping dishes in advance for no hassle dinners and entertaining. Imagine hosting a stress free dinner party where everything goes off without a hitch while you enjoy your guests! Supplies are limited so we recommend ordering in advance.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, May 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Single tickets are available on line at, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling (714) 556-2787. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa.

See you there!

Dana Wilde grew up playing “sous chef” for her father as he churned out one amazing meal after the next for family and friends. She inherited her father’s life long passion for cooking and has spent the past two decades studying, reading, practicing, experimenting, and creating in the kitchen.
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