LA Magazine Food Event at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu on October 25, 09 (Preview and Tickets)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT:       Steve Valentine President, Valentine Group L.A.

(323) 801-0014 steve@valentinegroupla.com &  June Miller Richards      Vice President, Marketing Los Angeles Magazine jrichards@lamag.com

               Los Angeles magazine presents The Food Event: From the Vine 09

Sunday, October 25 at Saddlerock Ranch in the Malibu Hills

Features Top Chefs from TV and Los Angeles Restaurants

Culinary Event, Celebrating Magazine’s November Food Issue,

           Set in the Majestic Vineyards of Saddlerock Ranch,

                         Benefits the American Heart Association and

Kids Courage Foundation HOSTED BY CINDY DOLE of KFWB-AM’s  HOME WIZARDS SHOW, JEFFREY SAAD of THE NEXT  

                  FOOD NETWORK STAR, and MERRILL SHINDLER, ZAGAT EDITOR

 What:              Los Angeles magazine’s The Food Event: From the Vine 09, the fourth annual culinary extravaganza, featuring celebrity chefs, top restaurants and a focus on California wine.  High-profile chefs, sommeliers, restaurants and wineries will show and tell plus offer samplings of their most famous dishes and wine varietals. 

When:             Sunday, October 25, 2009                   Hours: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Where:            Saddlerock Ranch in the Malibu Hills, the magnificent vineyard home to Malibu Family Wines and producers of Saddlerock and Semler wines

Price:              Tickets are $95, $100 with subscription (all demonstrations, food, beverages, parking, ticket processing fees included) A portion of the proceeds will benefit The American Heart Association and Kids Courage Foundation

 

 To purchase tickets and for more information:

www.lamag.com/thefoodevent

21+ only, absolutely no infants, children or pets allowed

 

 PARTICIPANTS AND SPONSORS AS OF OCtober 1, 2009

WHO:              Andrew Kirschner (Wilshire Restaurant)

Ludo Lefebvre (Ludobites

David Myers (Sona, COMME ÇA)

John Sedlar (Rivera)

Suzanne Tracht (Jar)

                        Fabio viviani (Top Chef season 5)

                        Betty Fraser (Top Chef Season 2)

                        Ilan Hall (top Chef Season 2 WINNER)

                        marcel vigneron (Top Chef season 2 runner up) Los Angeles magazine Food Event 09

Activities:        Celebrity Chef Cooking Demos:  Learn recipes, tips and techniques from today’s brightest culinary stars.  Meet them up close and personal in the Snyder Diamond/Sub-zero/wolf kitchen. Andrew Kirschner (Wilshire Restaurant), David Myers (Sona, Comme Ça), John Sedlar (Rivera), Suzanne Tracht (Jar), Ludo Lefebvre (LudoBites)

 Conversation Lounge:  Listen and join in on conversations with the experts about chocolate and wine pairings, selecting the perfect beers and wines, cuisine trends, and more

 Restaurant samplings:  Sample cuisine from 27 of L.A.’s best restaurants including BESO, Café Firenze, Charlies, Ivan Kane’s Café Was, Chocolatebox Café, Dakota, Dominick’s/ Little Dom’s, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Gelato Bar, Tra Di Noi, Gordon Ramsay at The London, Lemonade, Loteria Grill, Mar’sel at Terranea Resort, Napa Valley Grille, Noir Food and Wine, On Sunset@ Luxe Hotel, Petrossian, Riva, Swirls Cupcakes, Takami Sushi & Robata, Terra, The Foundry on Melrose, The Hitching Post, Westside Tavern, Wilshire Restaurant.

 Wine tastings: Enjoy vintages from Artesa Winery, Byron Vineyards and Winery, Cambria Winery & Vineyards, Foley Family Wines, Hammersky Vineyards & Inn, Merryvale Vineyards and Starmont Winery, Pedroncelli Winery & Vineyards, Raymond Napa Valley Reserve, Saddlerock, Semler, Terravant Wine Company, The Brander Vineyard, Vina Robles Winery, Wally’s Wine & Spirits Selections, Wente Family Estates.
Gelato Bar by Gail Silverton & Joel Gutman

 Hosts: Cindy Dole, KFWB-AM’S HOME WIZARDS SHOW, Jeffrey Saad, THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR, Merrill Shindler, ZAGAT EDITOR

 Also Featuring:  REUNION PANEL WITH TOP CHEF CONTESTANTS, Alan Jackson

(JACKSON CATERING & LEMONADE), Ian Blackburn (LEARNABOUTWINE.COM), Bridget Bueche (SUB-ZERO/WOLF EXECUTIVE CHEF), and more

 Kitchen trends:  See the latest trends for outfitting your home kitchen from Snyder Diamond. Specializing in kitchens for 50 years, the company features Sub-Zero and Wolf

                        Live Entertainment:  DJ Richard Blade and The Foundry’s Three Jazz Trio

 Sponsors:                    Synder Diamond, Sub-Zero/Wolf, Eternal Artesian Water, Karma Tequila

 Partners:                      California Wine, Dine LA, Gelson’s, The Grove, Jamie Hastings of ChurchHill House VIP Events, Malibu Family Wines,

Beneficiaries:             American Heart Association and Kids Courage Foundation

 Press Contacts:          Steve Valentine

                                    President, Valentine Group L.A.

(323) 801-0014 

steve@valentinegroupla.com

 June Miller Richards

Vice President, Marketing

Los Angeles magazine

(323) 801-0022

jrichards@lamag.com

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