Morton’s Wine Locker Event

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘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.


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Am I the only person who has never heard of wine locker?!? Well, apparently, Morton’s has a special Wine Locker Program, which gives customers an exclusive way to purchase and store their unique wine selection. These wine lockers are extremely limited and only available VIPs. Pretty fancy-schmancy, huh?

I’m not sure a wine locker is in my future anytime soon, but it was still pretty cool to be invited to Morton’s wine event this evening. These events are typically reserved for Morton’s wine locker holders, so I felt sort of special participating in such an upscale tasting.


At the event, there was a wonderful spread of food and passed appetizers from Morton’s famed kitchen.


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I tried on all sorts of goodies.


I especially LOVED the sliders! They were cooked to perfection. The meat wasn’t over- or under-done and the bun was soft and buttery. I ended up eating two over the course of the evening.


The event also featured a silent auction and a raffle.


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Mal and I purchased a bunch of raffle tickets with the hope of winning the gift certificate to KO Prime (because we’re obsessed), but we went home empty-handed. Oh, well. 😕



The wine tasting featured a number of high-quality (aka fancy-schmancy) wines from six vendors: M.S. Walker, Harborside Wine Company, Boston Wine, Ruby Wines, Horizon Beverage, and Martignetti. (M.S. Walker had a single bottle of wine that cost $1,476! Obviously, I bought two. 😉 )



I tried many wines that I enjoyed, but I only took photos of my favorites.

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Over the course of the evening, the venue really filled up!


More favorites…

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When Mal and I returned home from the event, we dug into some Cookie Friday cookies from one of my favorite bloggers: VeggieGirl! :mrgreen: I’m convinced that she is the sweetest person ever! (She also sent Murphy his favorite toy: Big Bone!)


I’m not sure who was more excited about these cookies– Mal or me. He saw the box and immediately said: “I’m having some of those as soon as you open it!” 😆

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Inside was a variety pack of the softest, most delicious cookies I have ever tasted.


Mal and I devoured two packages immediately. Yay for Cookie Friday!!! :mrgreen:


Thanks, VeggieGirl! You are the BEST!!!!!

Now that we’re home, I’m pretty sure we’re going to dig into the cookies again for dessert! 😉



  1. Wow what a cool event!! That looks so fun. And Chalone Vineyards makes one of my favorite wines – – Their Pinot Noir is affordable and delicious! I haven’t had it in a while but now I’m craving it. I had an incredible cookie today, too – a chocolate cookie with caramel crunch through it. I didn’t even realize I was celebrating Cookie Friday with you!

  2. Very cool wine event, I love Morton’s. Many fancy schmancy restaurants have wine lockers, I always look for famous names on them. One restaurant I went to in West Palm Beach included Celine Dion’s wine locker! Lucky you received an invite to the event!

  3. I’ve never heard of a wine locker either! I love your blog. And I love dogs, so your pictures of Murphy always make me smile. I have a basset hound. 🙂

  4. My friend’s brother is the chef at Morton’s here. I’ve heard it’s the best restaurant in Portland and I’ve yet to go there!

  5. I wanted to let you know that I tried your squash fries recipe of olive oil and flaxseed meal on roasted broccoli and it was GREAT! I love crispy veggies but I usually have a problem getting them perfectly roasted. The flax on these formed a wonderful crust– will definitely be using this method again and again!

  6. I love Foxen – it’s one of my favorite vineyards in the Santa Barbara area. Sadly, I can’t afford more than a bottle or so a year of their wonderful wine!

  7. Wow, that auction does look fancy! That’s awesome. 🙂
    I’m not a huge fan of wine but I’d go anyway ahah
    Hmmmm cookies 😉

  8. That’s a fun looking evening! How do you eat one of those sliders, standing up in public? I would be terrified of dripping it down my chin 😉 I love that they have an array of veggies too. Very cool.

  9. That burger looks amazing. A bit difficult to fit in your mouth though!!! That event looks great, shame you didn’t win what you wanted to. Cookie Friday sounds great especially when you have those cookies, what a beautiful box!

  10. i didn’t know there was such thing as a wine locker either!!! And seriously..I use to be obsessed with Mrs. Field’s cookies…they use to tell boxes of them at Target and they were sooo soft and TODIEFOR.

  11. Tina, have you ever tried Cheryl’s cookies? I’m pretty sure they are a central Ohio based company, but if you liked Mrs. Fields .. you would LOVE Cheryl’s! Yum .. love cookie Friday! Too bad I celebrate most days of the week hehe

  12. That looks like such an awesome event, I’m jealous just looking at all the pictures!! I forgot to celebrate cookie friday…maybe I’ll just have to compensate with cookie Saturday instead!

  13. Mrs. Fields cookies are amazing. I totally forgot about her delicious cookies-I guess you can order them online now! There used to be a Mrs. Fields right by my high school. Everyday after school we would head there for a few warm cookies and/or a milkshake. Oh to have the metabolism of a high school student again!

  14. I’m so glad you liked the Foxen wine. I visited that winery on a road trip up the CA coast and it’s the cutest little winery with a great product. I have not seen it in any stores around here.

  15. That looks like so much fun! I went to Morton’s for a birthday party last weekend, and it looks like we got a similar spread. I loved those chicken fingers! And I agree that the sliders were good… but kind of hard to eat while standing.

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