Lunch like an Italian with Lucini

After a long two weeks of winter (sarcasm intended), the sunshine has returned in Southern California and there’s no better way to greet spring’s perfect temperatures than dining al fresco. A few weeks ago, Soda Pop PR and Lucini Italia gathered friends together at one of our favorite succulent sources – Rolling Greens Nursery – to enjoy a long, leisurely lunch in the spirit of the Italian concept of “Dolce far Niente”; the pleasure of doing nothing.

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The afternoon featured four courses of Italian-inspired dishes by La Femme Epicure alongside an epic Lady & Larder cheese and charcuterie board.

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Seasonal herb cocktails were shaken up by our friends at The Spirits in Motion who created photo-worthy signature cocktails unique to the event.

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It wouldn’t be an Italian feast without gelato and if you haven’t had Nancy Silverton’s Nancy’s Fancy gelato yet, we recommend the Butterscotch Budino gelato and Chocolate Fondente Sorbetto with a little Lucini olive oil and sea salt on top. Trust us.

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We hope our afternoon of lunching like an Italian inspires you to gather some friends and enjoy a beautiful homemade meal of your own. Buon Appetito!

Team Soda Pop PR

Happy 4th of July from SPPR!

To gear up for the holiday weekend, we want to share some of our favorite summer snapshots. These photos are inspiring us to kick back, relax and take time to enjoy long, sunny days. Wherever your travels may take you, we’re raising a popsicle and wishing you a safe and tasty 4th of July weekend!

Popsicle

(Housemade Popsicle from L & E Oyster)

BigSur

(Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur)

Venice

(Venice Beach)

Matador

(El Matador State Beach, Malibu)

EchoPark

(Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles)

PointDume

(Point Dume, Malibu)

Union

(Image credit @UnionWineCompany)

Connect with us on Instagram @sodapoppr to follow our summer adventures.