10.24.2011

Win Tickets To See Giada de Laurentiis!

The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show is returning to DC Nov. 5-6 with a star-studded line-up of chefs including locals like Mike Isabella and national stars from Jacques Pepin to Paula Deen and Guy Fieri.

Giada de Laurentiis will host a VIP Meet. Greet, Front Row Seat event Nov. 6 and one lucky Metrocurean reader will score a pair of tickets to attend for free! That's a $150 value.

To enter, please leave a comment by Friday at 10 a.m. I'll announce a winner in the comments on Friday, so be sure to check back.

Metrocurean caught up with Giada to get a few party planning tips, so be sure to check out what the pro entertainer recommends here: Giada's Party Planning Tips.

87 comments:

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

that would be so fun! I wonder if she's as tiny in person as she appears on TV

Danielle Omar said...

Would love to see Giada up close and personal! I hope I win. :-)

Leran Minc said...

She is definitely one of my favorites... that smile gets me every time

Bethany said...

As a young Italian girl, I love the simplicity and deliciousness of Giada's recipes!

Audrey S said...

Love her! One of my favorite chefs on Twitter. She's always behind the best recipes on the Food Network!

Anonymous said...

I love Giada's cooking style! She makes everything seem so effortless, and effectively translates how to make her dishes at home - I've definitely had good results following her recipes and instructions. Italian is my favorite food and I'm obsessed with Everyday Pasta; my guilty pleasure is her carbonara :) But even her healthier options are tasty (I love the seafood conghilie). Seeing Giada in person would be amazing - she is so charismatic and obviously passionate about her work. Love her!

Dave said...

She's the best, I would love to take my fiance to see her in person

CB said...

My wife & I have been fans of her show(s) for a long time. And this would make an excellent surprise anniversary gift!

Anonymous said...

I just got married and this would be the perfect surprise for my wife for her birthday in November! We love Giada.

Christa Del Signore said...

Ohhh, would just love to see her. That would be just so exciting. What a great opportunity. Pick me, pick me!!

Helen said...

OOOH I just got her book as a present for my birthday. I'd love to have her sign it!! :)

MEMcDaniel said...

Can't wait for this year's show - seeing Giada would be the best!!

Bill_G said...

Sounds fun and delicious. We'd love to go! Thanks Amanda.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win these tickets! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Molly O'Boyle said...

Giada seems like she is everyone's best friend! She cooks as if she is doing it for ME!! It would be just awesome to talk with her about her techniques and what makes a family meal special to her! Thank you.

MrsTDJ said...

Would love to attend the event.

Brent said...

Fantastic giveaway! Thanks!

Alex said...

I learned how to cook from watching her show! Would love to meet her!

Jessica said...

I would love to meet Giada! My Italian boyfriend just proposed to me after making me our favorite meal: Giada's Steak Carpaccio and Red Wine Risotto with peas. We had just registered for her new cookbook this weekend so it would be serendipitous to win these tickets and be able to meet her and get a signed copy of her cookbook. Thank you for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I am dying to win tickets to the Metropolitan Cooking Show. And to win tickets to see Giada would be amazing!! I love to watch her on tv and in person would be even better. I hope luck is on this Mama's side!
@cookwith5kids

Anonymous said...

This would be a fantastic gift for my pregnant wife! She love's Giada!

Mary said...

I would love to go! :D

Anonymous said...

Giada is an angel, sent to better the world with her culinary talents...

Arielle said...

Giada is the greatest, this would be awesome!

kdnole said...

I wish I could eat like she does and look like that!

Ashlie said...

Love her! You can see how passionate she is about food. Her recipes are fresh, seasonal, and always come out delicious. Buon Appetito!

Gaynor Bretherton said...

Would love to win these tickets! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to go, please!

carrie c said...

That would be FUN!

Axel said...

Giada is awesome. Thanks for the contest opportunity.

Kelly said...

Whoa - this is awesome. And the 6th is my birthday - the last of my 20's (tear!) Pretty sure it would be icing on the (birthday) cake to meet Giada!

LILY said...

That would be my first LIVE meetup with a celebrity chef!

ccc said...

I'd love to win these tix!

Molly said...

Every recipe of hers that I've tried has been a hit -- would love to go!

Anonymous said...

me me me!!

Amanda W said...

I would love to see Giada in person from the front row, just to hear her say parmesan reggiano or mozzarella.

ADR said...

Giada and I have one thing in common: The same birthday! Destiny.

Anonymous said...

love giada! have tried so many of her recipes.

Katie said...

I love Giada's recipes!

Dori said...

What a cool opportunity...love her!

Carolina said...

This would be so amazing! Giada's recipes and focus have evolved with her life, I have loved seeing her on TV on Everyday Italian and also enjoy hearing her ideas for how to prepare recipes for kid's birthday parties, friends, holidays. All her ideas are always fresh and simple and elegant. Meeting her is something I have always wished for as I am a Food Network and cooking aficionada!

Anonymous said...

i would love the opportunity to meet and hear her speak!

Kate said...

I'm obsessed with Giada. All of her recipes are delicious and easy to make and she seems so relatable. I would love a chance to get to see her in person!

Martha Logemann said...

WOW! Giada is the best.

jman said...

I just made one of her recipes last night! I hope I win!

ARG said...

Giada is my eight-year-old daughter's absolute favorite. Would love to take her!

Elyse G. said...

I would love to see her in person. Her cookbooks are my absolute favorites!

amy k. said...

Sounds like fun...

Alex C. said...

so fun!

Anonymous said...

Sounds fun!

Beth said...

It would be so much fun:)

NeilB said...

I would love attend this event!

Anonymous said...

Love to give this as a birthday present to my 11 year old daughter who's a big Giada fan!!

Jonny Barclay said...

I have always wanted to see Giada in person!

Laura G said...

Totally fun & fabulous! would love to win!!!

Robert M. said...

She is the best of the Food Network.

jenn h said...

Giada always has fun when she is cooking up a storm-it would be great to see her in person

Chuck & Mary said...

we are foodies and love her cooking style, It would be great to see her in person!

BDR45 said...

Giada is my GO TO for Italian recipes or homey meals everyone will love. I love the way she teaches her recipes and would love the chance to meet her in person. Thanks for the opportunity!

Matthew said...

My girlfriend is her BIGGEST fan. It would be the surprise of the lifetime if we were able to attend!

Melissa L. said...

It would be great to meet Giada! Her recipes are simple yet always delicious. Here's hoping...

Ayumi said...

I would love to see Giada. I love her cooking style!

Lee said...

Her style is so effortless and easy-going. I'd love to take my Italian boyfriend to meet her! Thanks for a great giveaway, Amanda!

Ragu said...

I'm Lee's bf, she just told me she entered this contest... yes, I would LOVE to meet Giada!

Olivia C said...

LOVE Giada,would LOVE this event - fingers crossed!

David D said...

A Haiku....

Giada! Giada!, Yay
Italian is so tasty
Pasta on the Wall

Amanda S. said...

She's my favorite!!

Calla said...

That would be awesome!

Anonymous said...

Quanto entusiasmante!

Shelton said...

Her recipe for turkey meatballs is phenomenal. I'd love to attend!

Christie said...

Wowsers! What a great giveaway. Her recipes are amazing and I would love to see her. :-)

Tita said...

My husband and I just returned back from a trip to Italy in August. We had a chance to try a variety of cuisene, ranging from our start in Sicily with fresh fish and almond wine, pizza in Naples, and fabuloous pasta and sardines in Florence. Would love to meet Giada and see her cook in person. We're big fans of Everyday Pasta. A favorite is Swordfish and Spaghetti with Citrus Pesto.

Anonymous said...

Cool

amy said...

Would be fun!

Cook in a Bar said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway...I'd love to Giada in person!

Catherine said...

I would love to go! The whole having a job thing really hampers my Food Network viewing...

Anonymous said...

Oh Giada!! What a contagious smile and fabulous way of saying everything in her Italian accent! I would love to meet her! :)

Giada fanatic! said...

Giada is my favorite person to watch on tv. bubbly personality, great mom, and wonderful cook - what else could a woman be?! Her cookbooks are phenomenal, too!

Araceli said...

I would love to meet Giada and hear her say my name in that Italian accent she uses to say spaghetti.

Jessica said...

I want to go! (And my husband is a big fan - so I'll bring him if I win!)

Shari said...

I'd love to meet Giada in person. Her recipes always turn out fantastic!

Julie said...

That's a great prize!

Ashley said...

Spa-gee-ti! This would be awesome and would make my mothers day!

Anonymous said...

I love her show and smile! :D

Carrie said...

I was just looking at this event today only to find it sold out :(
We would love to go see Giada in person. It would be great primer for our return trip to Italy this summer!

Amanda @ Metrocurean said...

And the WINNER IS .... Jessica who just got engaged!

Thanks to everyone who commented, and Jessica, shoot me an email at metrocurean AT gmail.com to claim your tickets! Congrats!

Lily said...

I just saw that this giveaway is over :( But there are great row 2 Giada tickets available through CherylStyle! Cheryl, the CEO of CherylStyle, is introducing Giada on Nov. 6! See her post on CherylStyle's Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/cherylstyle