“Vintage Bouquet” Charity Food and Wine Event/Auction in Los Angeles on (6/03/07)

VINTAGE BOUQUET, A CHARITY FOOD AND WINE TASTING AND AUCTION

HOSTED BY BEVERLY HILLS BAR ASSOCIATION BARRISTERS,
DISHES UP EPICUREAN DELIGHTS AND FINE WINES IN RELAXED SETTING

Sunday, June 3, 2007, 12 Noon – 5 P.M.,

at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills

Proceeds Benefit Beverly Hills Bar Foundation

Enjoying great wine and food in a picturesque outdoor setting is an experience like none other. The Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers hosts the 19th Annual Vintage Bouquet charity food and wine event at the magnificent Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 3, 2007, from noon to 5 p.m. On the menu are fine wines from top California vintners, spectacular epicurean delights courtesy of some of LA’s leading restaurants and unparalleled views of the City of Angels. In addition, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, with Bonhams & Butterfields providing auctioneer services, and tours of the historic mansion, normally closed to the general public, add a festive air to the relaxing afternoon. Proceeds from the Vintage Bouquet benefit the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation’s pro bono legal services, including Public Counsel.

This is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon,” said Vintage Bouquet Chair Leigh Leshner. “With the gorgeous setting, amazing wine and incredible food, it feels like you’re in another country. It has become one of the most popular food and wine events of the year with good reason! Even the gift bags are memorable.”


Among the wineries featured are Andrew Lane Wines, Bouchaine Vineyards, Carneros della Notte, Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery, Cobblestone Vineyards, D’Argenzio Winery, Domenico Wines, Graeser Winery, Hagafen Cellars of Napa Valley, Leonesse Cellars, Mumm Napa, Pedroncelli Vineyards, Peju, Quady Winery, Saint James Spirits, and St. Supéry Vineyards and Winery.

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This year’s featured chef is Leslie McKenna of Chefs, Inc. Cooking School. Southland restaurants providing delectable dishes include the Bird Cage Restaurant, B&L Gourmet Pastries, Chaya Brasserie, Chefs, Inc. Cooking School, Dandy Don’s Home Made Ice Creams, Encounter Restaurant, Il Fornaio–Beverly Hills, La Brea Bakery, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Ortolan Restaurant, Tanino Ristorante, The Palm, Tokyo Table and XA Vietnamese Kitchen. Also serving beverages are Fiji Water, ITO EN tea and Peet’s Coffee & Tea.

Special VIP tickets, available for the first time, include entree to a private martini bar hosted by Nic’s Beverly Hills and The Foundation Room from The House of Blues.

Event sponsors include Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills; KKGO-FM; Cobblestone Vineyards; The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce; Alschuler Grossman LLP; Browne Woods & George LLP; Cassie Kang – MetLife Financial Services; ISI Pacific Insurance Specialists, Inc.; Nemecek & Cole, A Professional Corporation; Reuben, Raucher & Blum; Skorheim & Associates, An Accountancy Corporation; Danning Gill Diamond & Kollitz, LLP; Enterprise Rent-A-Car Luxury & Entertainment Division; Deloitte Financial Advisory Services; Marc Sallus, Esq. and Mestel & Company.

Greystone Mansion, nestled in a 16-acre park, was built by the Doheny family in 1928. The 55-room English Tudor mansion, with its dramatic setting, courtyard gardens and views, has been featured in numerous film and television programs.

The Beverly Hills Bar Association, founded in 1931, is the sixth largest bar association in California with 4,000 members. Its mission is to serve its members, to lead the legal profession and to advocate for justice in the community. Its wide range of community outreach programs includes Citizens Law School, an annual, free, one-day seminar to help laypeople understand their legal rights; Roxbury Park, a monthly program providing free legal work to the elderly; The Blue Car Project, a program for high school students to teach them about the law; Committee for the Arts, which provides legal and business programs for artists, musicians, and the arts community; “And Justice For All,” a series of programs covering a variety of topical legal issues; Tax Court Pro Se Assistance, in which BHBA members volunteer to assist tax payers – at no cost – who are representing themselves before the Tax Court; the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, which matches individuals with specific legal matters with qualified attorneys with appropriate specialties; and the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program, which resolves fee disputes between clients and attorneys.

Tickets to the 19th Vintage Bouquet are $100 per person if purchased in advance and $125 per person on the day of the event. VIP tickets are $150 (only 100 will be sold). Dress is casual. The Greystone Mansion is located at 905 Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills. For tickets and information, please call Knock Out Productions at (818) 610-0300.

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