Okay, so I have been accused of not letting people know about events early enough, so here is the next one more than a month in advance! This one is kind of high-falutin, and not all about beer, but I'm thrilled to be included and to introduce a whole new group of people to the wide world of beer. I'm still figuring out what I'll be doing in my tasting garden area, but it will be cool, and I will keep you updated.
Here's what was written about the event in gayot.com.
Break the Cycle, an organization protecting the rights of teens experiencing dating violence, is celebrating more than a decade of work with Savor the Season 2007 - a grand tasting gala showcasing Los Angeles' top culinary talents for a night of food and wine, exclusive "tasting experiences," live and silent auctions, music and more. This year's lineup of chefs includes Michael Bryant, Bin 8945; Gautam Chaudhry & Mikel Mark Kim, Tanzore Restaurant & Lounge; Sal Marino, Il Grano; Bijan Shokatfard, Geoffrey's; Jared Simons, Violet; and Suzanne Tracht of Jar, among others.
VIP guests will relish in the Tasting Garden Experience in the Bamboo Garden, led by five culinary experts - Christina Perozzi, The Beer Chick; Barrie Lynn, The Cheese Impresario; Bonnie Graves, founder of Girl Meets Grape; Hasty Khoei, Madame Chocolat; and Joni Fay Hill & Denise Daclan of Saltistry.
General admission is $100; VIP package costs $250 and includes admission to the cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception, early admission and silent auction preview, exclusive access to the Tasting Garden Experience, reserved seating and hosted parking, and gift bags with keepsake cookbook.
The VIP reception begins at 5 p.m. and the main event begins at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, call Break the Cycle at 310-424-2805 or visit www.savortheseason.org. Wallis Annenberg Building at Exposition Park, 700 State Dr., Los Angeles.