Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Great Chefs of Los Angeles

We interrupt this blog to bring you news of a cool event happening this Sunday, November 8 -- The 23rd Annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles!
glass of chardonnay
What's better than an afternoon of food, wine, and music? An afternoon of food, wine, and music that benefits the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California! This year's theme is eco-conscious living and sustainability. Go green! Go organic!

Featured chefs include:

        Adam Horton, Saddlepeak Lodge

        Akasha Richmond, Akasha

        Andrea Cavaliere, Cecconi's

        Benjamin Ford, Ford's Filling Station

        Bob Lynn, La Grande Orange

        Brain Moyers, BLT Steak

        Calogero Drago, Celestino Ristorante & Panzanella

        Celestino Drago, Drago Restaurant, Enoteca Drago, Il Pastaio, Drago Centro

        Chris Moran, Events D'Elegance

        David Linville, Charlie's Malibu

        Frank Leon, LaLoggia Ristorante & Bokado

        Keven Alan Lee, EAST Restaurant & Lounge

        Giacomino Drago, Il Pastaio

        Govind Armstrong, 8 oz.

        Jason Johnston, Dakota

        Jesse Perez, Fuego at Hotel Maya

        Jimmy Shaw, Loteria Grill

      • Joachim Weritz, Moonshadows

        Jonathan Burrows, Mr. Cecil's California Ribs

        Jorge Chicas, The Bazaar – SLS Hotel

        Josie Le Balch, Josie Restaurant

        Margarito Cid, Harry's Oklahoma Style Smokehouse BBQ

        Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger, Border Grill & Ciudad Restaurants

        Michael Fiorelli, mar'sel

        Neal Fraser, Grace & BLD

        Paolo Sicuro, Via Alloro

        Roberto Maggioni, Lago

        Sam Marvin & Christopher Goossen, Bottega Louie Restaurant & Gourmet Market

        Simon Dolinky, BLVD 16 at Hotel Palomar

        Steven Fretz, XIV

        Tanino Drago, Tanino Ristorante & Panzanella Ristorante

        Yoji Tajima, SHU – Sushi House Unico

        Leyna's Kitchen

In addition to all the delicious food prepared by these chefs, guests will receive reusable gift totes stuffed with $250 worth of green and eco-friendly goodies.

Sunday, November 8
12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Drive
Studio City, CA 91604

Buy tickets directly from the National Kidney Foundation or get them for half price ($75) on Goldstar.

Tasting Table, Urban Daddy, and GrubStreet LA also have special discount codes for 30% off tickets for their readers.

Follow Great Chefs of LA on Twitter! There are deals and contests there, too!


  1. Wow - this sounds like a great event. I wish I had known about it before I made plans. M would have loved the green and organic component of it too.

  2. ditto D. We have plans already. Are you going Weezer?

  3. You totally solidified my lunch plan for next weekend....

  4. $250 of swag in the bag? tempting! but I dunno. It's a maybe baby.

  5. I'll be there! Love that Goldstar!

  6. This sounds far more fun than the plans I already have for Sunday.

  7. Celestino Drago is one of my favorite Chefs and a super nice man. I will be there!

  8. Sounds like fun! I wish I knew about it earlier though!

  9. Hi weezermonkey,

    Oh no. :( I didn't see this post until now. I look forward to seeing your thoughts on this event, hopefully you had a good time. :)

  10. I'm sad that I just saw this. I would have totally gone.


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