2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills, 91301
CLUB CULINAIRE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PRESENTS NEW THEME “TASTE OF THE CLUB CULINAIRE” FOR ITS 33RD EDITION OF THE PICNIC DES CHEFS FUNDRAISER HELD ON SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013 AT VASA PARK IN AGOURA HILLS
WHAT: 33rd Edition of the Picnic des Chefs Fundraiser
WHEN & WHERE: Sunday, June 2nd @ Vasa Park – 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Media check-in at 10 a.m
WHO: Club Culinaire of Southern California
About Club Culinaire of Southern California:
The mission of Club Culinaire of Southern California is to provide a platform for the exchange of information and ideas within the food service industry with a focus on French cuisine. The Club strives to bring together chefs, restaurateurs and purveyors of fine food and beverages to offer its members and the public exceptional culinary experiences and networking opportunities. Club culinaire also offers educational opportunities relating to the food and beverage industry for all ages, as well as raising funds in order to support regional outstanding charities.
About Picnic des Chefs:
Entering its 33rd year, the Picnic des Chefs is the best food and wine experience in Los Angeles. Over 20 chef members will showcase their favorite picnic dish, preparing delicious creations from their kitchens with the beautiful products from the club’s generous vendors. Gourmands and gourmets will stroll four acres of lush mountain side, rubbing elbows with the top chefs, wine makers and purveyors of fine gourmet products, all while savoring a variety of delicious foods, each paired with a wine from our vintners. The event is extremely kid-friendly (including a moon bounce paradise, heated swimming pool with a giant waterslide, rock climbing wall, drawing competition, and games). Adults can also relax and play pétanque, soccer, volleyball, badminton and enter the raffle for a chance to win fun prizes.
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, 90027
Summer is the perfect time to come together to celebrate the cultivation of crops. The Natwani Coalition, a group of Hopi organizations committed to sustaining their farming traditions, will demonstrate how Hopi meals are made using a combination of preserved and fresh ingredients. Taste piki bread, watch other delicacies being made, and try your hand at preparing some of them yourself.
1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA
4:00pm to 8:00pm
CATCH RESTAURANT AND CHEF SVEN MEDE HOST “SUDS & SHELLFISH” – A ONE-DAY-ONLY SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA TAKING PLACE SUNDAY, JUNE 2
A four-course tour of regional seafood favorites, guests are encouraged to get messy with Maryland Soft Shell Crab Rolls, Louisiana “Peel ’n’ Eat” Shrimp, Santa Barbara Spot Prawns, and more
On Sunday, June 2, from 4-8 p.m., Catch restaurant and Managing Chef Sven Mede invite seafood lovers to indulge in “Suds & Shellfish,” a one-day-only dining event, taking place inside the ocean-adjacent restaurant and featuring a four-course menu of regional seafood favorites. Set against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, guests will receive complimentary bibs, dine atop newspaper-clad tables, and are encouraged to eat with their hands as they enjoy Mede’s limited-time-only, seasonal seafood dishes. Tickets must be purchased in advance ($45 per person) with an optional craft beer pairing available ($15 per person). To purchase tickets, guests can call the restaurant directly at 310.581.7714.
The “Suds & Shellfish” menu includes:
· Grilled Santa Barbara Spot Prawns with romesco and shaved asparagus salad
Beer pairing: Lagunitas India Pale Ale (Petaluma, CA)
· Maryland Soft Shell Crab Roll and Louisiana “Peel ‘n’ Eat” Shrimp (family style)
Beer pairing: Old Speckled Hen English Pale Ale (Suffolk, UK)
· Catch “Clambake” with Local Dungeness Crab and White Wine & Garlic Broth
Beer pairing: Allagash Belgian White (Portland, ME)
$45, four course dinner
$15 additing craft beer pairing
1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
David Iserson works as a film and television writer and currently writes for Fox's New Girl. He has also written for Saturday Night Live, NBC's Up All Night, and Showtime's United States of Tara and has several screenplays in development. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and her terrifying collection of taxidermy. Firecracker is his first novel.
1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Director Kenneth Branagh updates Shakespeare's classic to the second half of the 19th century and presents it in all its unedited glory in this epic treatment, screening in a 70mm print! Co-starring Julie Christie, Sir Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet, Rufus Sewell, Charlton Heston, John Gielgud ... and even Robin Williams and Billy Crystal! Not to be missed on the big screen.
6703 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, CA
C-CAP LA invites you to indulge in the most delectable savory and sweet creations imaginable, complemented by select Bonny Doon Vineyard wines. Come and discover why Hatfield's was named one of Bon Appetit's "10 Best New Restaurants in the Country," received a coveted Michelin Star and is listed in "Top Ten Restaurants of the Decade" by Los Angeles Zagat.
The evening will also include special coffee service by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Company and a select auction.
Proceeds will enable us to expand our programs, scholarships and career opportunities to at-risk high school students in the Los Angeles area.
8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
It's 1930. The stock market crashed. The Great Depression is beginning. Hollywood is starting to rot underneath its glamour and lights. Nobody knows this better than producer Paul Russell. He has to save a movie studio from financial ruin. All he has at his disposal are a stack of horror scripts, some old sets, and unknown actors. The Hollywood pecking order applies to people as much as studios. Actress Lillian Nelson learned this lesson shortly after arriving in Los Angeles. Although she is dating Paul, she refuses to let him give her parts at his studio. She wants to make it on her own. Her attempt to overcome obstacles in order to insert herself into the public's heart is the stuff dreams and nightmares are made of in Hollywood. James Cagney, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Louis Brooks, and Jack Warner act as your guides while Take Her for a Ride peels back the skin of Hollywood's most glamorous age to reveal a core of talented businessmen, competent directors, and radiant stars. (Crucson Publishing)