8730 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
On Sunday, December 8th, some of LA's top chefs / restaurants and Filipino-American bartenders will come together for #LALovesPI a very special food and cocktail event in support of the Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts. #LALovesPI will be held at The Church Key (8730 Sunset Blvd), and will raise funds for the Gawad Kalinga, a Philippine-based grassroots organization and non-profit who is currently assisting relief efforts on the front lines of Typhoon Haiyan disaster sites.
Participating chefs and mixologists include Eric Greenspan, Kris Morningstar, Ray Garcia, Anthony Carron, Steven Fretz, Steve Samson, Devon Espinosa, Ken Baranda, Nick Meyer, Joey Bernardo and more, with additional participants to be announced shortly.
General Admission tickets ($100 + service fees) include an all-inclusive food and cocktail reception and silent auction.
VIP tickets ($150 + service fees) add on a private champagne reception from 5-6pm, exclusive tastings and a gift bag of treats courtesy of Sherry Yard (Helms Bakery).
100% of the proceeds from #LALovesPI will be donated to relief efforts in the Philippines. All ingredients, gifts and staffing are being graciously donated for the event.
8284 MELROSE AVENUE, Los Angeles, CA
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Critically acclaimed neighborhood hotspot Crossroads announces the launch of their Sunday Suppers series starting Sunday, December 8, 2013, kicking off with Executive Chef Scot Jones who will create his own Italian-themed menu inspired by his family roots and culinary ties to Italian cooking. The series will also feature celebrated visiting chefs from around the country as well as prominent local chefs, each showcasing a distinctly themed Sunday dining experience.
Guests taking advantage of these Sunday exclusive menus, will be able to savor cocktails from renowned mixologist Jeremy Lake, wine pairing suggestions from the knowledgeable staff, or indulge with a vegan dessert from Executive Pastry Chef Serafina Magnussen.
COST: $80 (plus $30 for wine pairings)
1014 Wilshire Boulevard , Santa Monica, CA
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Brooklyn based Chefs Eli & Max Sussman come to Huckleberry for one night this Sunday to cook from their new cookbook Best Cookbook Ever. For $70 you not only get dishes like Roasted Winter Squash with Chestnut, Lamb Shanks with Duck Fat Potatoes and Zoe's interpretation of a couple of their comfort food desserts, but also a copy of their fantastic new cookbook. There is only one seating at 7:30 and less than 40 seats available for the dinner.
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
Rusty is a very special little lion. He has a big brown nose and beautiful black eyes and if he stretches way up to the very tips of his toes he stands just two feet tall. You would think everyone would see how lovable he is. But no one has kissed his nose or looked into his eyes--not even once! Rusty longs so much for a family to love him. It’s Christmas Eve and he is all alone... Cuddle up with a child you love and share Rusty’s story. Together, you just might help Rusty find a Christmas miracle.