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Parties: The Los Angeles Epicurean Festival Brings Gourmet Goodies to Vibiana Cathedral

Most food, booze, and wine events in Los Angeles feature highly regarded restaurants offering generous samples from their menus. The Los Angeles Epicurean Festival changes things up by bringing together some of the gourmet vendors that supply many of those top restaurants, as well as retail shops and discerning consumers. They also feature a wide variety of premium wineries and spirits. The event was held on Sunday, August 26, 2012 in the majestic Vibiana Cathedral in downtown LA and attendees browsed through booths featuring gourmet foods, boutique wines and high end liquors over the course of two sessions. [...]

Parties: The Luckyrice Asian Night Market is a success in Culver City

New York City based marketing and media company Luckyrice held an Asian Night Market themed event in Culver City on August 4, 2012. The night of star chef food creations and mixologist designed custom cocktails was sponsored by Bombay Sapphire EAST with Sang Yoon (Father’s Office and Lukshon) hosting. It was the inaugural event in Los Angeles after three years of successful events in New York. The sold out food and booze extravaganza was a smashing success that will hopefully launch a series of events in LA. [...]

Spirits: Partida Tequila Dinner event at Rosa Mexicano

Life is rough. Attend a special event where great premium tequila is paired with delicious, gourmet Mexican food in the private room of a classy restaurant in West Hollywood. Someone has got to do it and yes, I took the hit and volunteered. Partida Tequila, makers of fine, tasty elixirs produced from the Weber Blue Agave plant partnered with Rosa Mexicano restaurant to host a special pairing dinner for some lucky guests. The entire evening was elegant, educational, tasty and highly satisfying. [...]

Parties: Mardi Gras at Glow in Marina Del Rey Marriott

Los Angeles party people celebrated Mardi Gras on Saturday February 18, 2012 at Glow, the nightclub in the Marina Del Rey Marriott. The club and hotel put together a classic New Orleans styled party with music, booze, food and a crowd of attractive attendees. Special menu items and cocktails were created for the evening. Glow was transformed with special lights, decorations and beads. [...]

Parties: Los Angeles Magazine’s 2011 Food Event a Big Success

Los Angeles is definitely a foodie town, and there are many events throughout the year that celebrate the diverse culinary skills available in the Southland. One such event is highly anticipated for its unique combination of great chefs, excellent wine, top shelf liquor and beautiful setting. It was a sunny day in the Malibu Hills where about 2500 guests enjoyed Los Angeles Magazine’s annual Food Event at Saddlerock Ranch. The October 23rd, 2011 event featured amazing food, great wine, and fine spirits that kept the crowds happy. The picturesque setting added a magical aura to the culinary extravaganza and made it an extremely enjoyable Sunday afternoon. [...]

Events: Concern Foundation’s “Dancing in the Streets” Block Party

On a balmy summer evening in July, Paramount Studio’s “New York” back lot in Hollywood was the scene of the Concern Foundation’s Dancing in the Streets block party. The event was an over the top extravaganza with some of the best restaurants in the LA area serving samples, multiple stages of live entertainment, a casino area, and free flowing adult beverages. Nearly four thousand food, wine, and spirits enthusiasts enjoyed an evening of indulgence with an altruistic purpose. Over $1.5 mm dollars was raised for cancer research from ticket sales, silent, and live auctions. [...]

Events: The Island Style Cook-off at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel

In a creative flourish, the circular driveway of a Santa Monica hotel was transformed into a tropical island inspired site for a cook-off between local celebrity chefs on June 29, 2011. The theme was Hawaiian style pupu, and the island appetizers were interpreted by chefs Mark Gold and Neal Fraser. [...]

Wine: The Naked Grape Wine Dinner at Rustic Canyon

A new winery, The Naked Grape in Modesto CA, recently hosted a special dinner that paired their wines with the fresh, sustainable foods of Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen in Santa Monica. The winemaker, Hillary J. Stevens, is a big supporter of locally grown, organic produce. Rustic Canyon's Executive Chef, Evan Funke, sources all of his food from farmers and ranchers that practice sustainable agriculture. It was a perfect marraige of flavors and philosophies. [...]
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