5th and Wine

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

I absolutely loved 5th and Wine!! What a cool place! I could totally see Mal and I hanging out there, drinking wine, and chatting away. But, spending time there this evening actually made me miss my husband (and dog) quite a bit. As much fun as I am having in Scottsdale, I can’t wait to see their adorable faces tomorrow night!


Anyway, enough about my guys! πŸ˜‰

I really had a great time tonight. I love these blog trips because I get to meet so many wonderful bloggers and learn so much from them. Everyone seems to have their methods for blogging and doing “business,” so it’s interesting to compare notes and take away pieces that will improve my own blog. It’s also helpful to bounce ideas off one another since we all seem to understand what each other is going through. Plus, it’s an amazing support system. Everyone wants to share ideas and help each other out.


Speaking of wonderful bloggers, here are Jenna and I at dinner! πŸ˜‰


And here are a couple of our fabulous dinner companions: Katie and Maria! I love these ladies! πŸ˜€


I really enjoyed tonight’s dinner, which was lots of small plates— my favorite! :mrgreen:

We started with an Antipasto Plate with prosciutto, Italian ham, salami, Coppa ham, roasted olives, marinated grape tomatoes, roasted peppers, Brie, Cambozola, aged white cheddar, goat cheese, Grana Padano, and ciabatta bread.


Cheese plates are basically the love of my life (besides my husband), so, of course, I dominated them. I’m surprised anyone else at the table had a chance to eat any cheese! πŸ˜‰


The next course was a Veggie Salad, which was made with avocado, white and green beans, grape tomatoes, jicama, mozzarella, and herb vinaigrette. It was very similar to last night’s Chopped Salad, but much fresher.


Then, we had a Bruschetta Duet, which was prosciutto, Mascarpone cheese, figs, and tomato jam as well as apples, brie, fig jam, honey, and agave nectar. So delish! I love all things bruschetta.


We also enjoyed Sliced Herb-Crusted Chilled Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream and Shrimp Scampi with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce.


The tenderloin was excellent– flavorful and tender– but I never had a chance to try the shrimp.


After filling up (on cheese), I didn’t have much room for dessert, but I managed to fit a piece of New York Style Cheesecake into my stomach. (If you didn’t realize by now, I have extra stomach for dessert! πŸ˜‰ )


My car to the airport leaves at 6:30 tomorrow morning, so my bed is calling my name. Good night!

P.S. I’m hosting a feta giveaway, which includes coupons, a recipe booklet, water bottle, 1-month membership Life Time Fitness, salad container, and a Built NY lunch bag. You can enter here! πŸ˜€



  1. That looks like so much fun! Oh, no doubt, my stomach could be bursting at the seams…and I’d still find room for dessert. πŸ˜€

  2. I remember reading a few years ago that we actually have a different neurological receptor for sweet after savoury–so you can have a meal and feel full for real… but still totally have room for dessert. I dig it when science backs up something we all knew to be true already! πŸ™‚

  3. I would so happily skip all the middle stuff and eat nothing but the cheeseplate and the cheesecake plate! YUM! Hope you had a wonderful trip!

  4. wow, that food all looks amazing! I used to spend a lot of time in scottsdale, my parents own a house and rent it out long-term there, so now I don’t go as often! But never did try that place.. Tina if you have a chance you MUST, MUST try Flo’s Chinese there!!!! Not a huge chinese food fan but their food is seriously amazing, so fresh and delicious!!

    Anyway glad you’re having a great time! Take care!

  5. All of the food looks so delicious! You really take excellent photos. Enjoy the rest of your trip! πŸ™‚

  6. It’s so nice to see that you and Jenna are friends. I read both of your blogs religiously and you were two of my very first blogs that I followed. This just confirms for me that if I lived near either of you, we would be friends. πŸ™‚

  7. What an amazing dinner! You’re so lucky, you get to meet bloggers like you over great food! I’m insanely jealous that I’m not living in the US πŸ™


  8. Looks like a great time. It’s always great to hear what other people are doing with their blogs. What are some of the most valuable tips you’ve learned since starting your blog?

  9. So glad you are having a great trip! That restaurant looks great and filled with pretty women!! (no intention for that to make it sound like I’m calling you ladies prostitutes)! And what a fun idea for a dessert! I love the smaller pieces!

  10. That restaurant looks so awesome. I love wine! I also love cheese. That plate would have been gone in less than a minute if I was there.

  11. This trip featured some amazing food! I’m inspired to try and recreate that Bruschetta Duet… maybe even make it into a trio. =]

  12. Beautiful ladies and a wonderful dinner πŸ™‚ Glad you all are enjoying yourselves – and small plates are always just right. I love the desserts, especially πŸ™‚ My fave, and I’m sure you’d agree.

  13. I live right down the street from 5th and Wine, and have never heard of it. Judging from your review, and from the looks of there website I am definitely going to have to check this place out. This excites me!!

  14. Aww, that picture of you and Jenna is great! I love anything bruschetta too!! Looks delish! Safe trip back to Boston!

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