Johnny Iuzzini at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca; Photo courtesy of Johnny Iuzzini
Pastry genius and Top Chef Just Desserts judge Johnny Iuzzini is on a food-hunting road trip, riding his motorcycle from California to New York looking for some of America's best places to eat. Follow along with his travel journal here at foodandwine.com, and help Iuzzini find incredible food along the way by connecting with him through Twitter @Johnny_Iuzzini and @fandw using the hashtag #JIfoodride.
Since our bikes didn’t arrive by the time we got to San Francisco, we had to rent a car to drive to Monterey where the races Grand Prix races are. Damn.
Luckily for us, Ducati treats me like family and had provided us with a pair of superfast loaner Ducati Diavels for the weekend. We are having an amazing time at Laguna Seca, watching the races, getting some new gear, going on a private tour. Un-real. Meanwhile we tried to not think about the fact that our bikes were damaged and with someone in the middle of the country who has no idea how he is affecting my life’s dream. At the end of the day, we grabbed a couple Bar Gelato by Naia made with burnt caramel from genius confectioner Michael Recchiuti, and headed for the bus to get back to the hotel.