L.A. Weekly is excited to announce a new holiday event to finish 2014 on a sugar-filled note. Sips & Sweets is an eating, drinking and shopping event featuring desserts from some of the city’s top pastry chefs, holidaycocktail samples shaken by L.A.’s most respected mixologists and bartenders, and handcrafted gifts made by the city’s best artisanal vendors. Curated by Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County alongside L.A. Weekly’s award-winning editorial staff, this is a holiday event not to be missed.
This year’s pastry chef and baker lineup features sweets from Mariah Swan of bld; Annie Miler of Clementine; Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County; Shannon Swindle of Craft LA; Nicole Mournian of Gjusta; Clemence Gosset of the Gourmandise School; David Rodriguez of Heirloom LA; Sarah Lange of Ladies Gunboat Society; Ann Kirk of Little Dom's; Christina Olufson of Lucques, A.O.C. and Tavern; McConnell's Ice Creams; Dahlia Narvaez of Mozza; Na Young Ma of Proof Bakery; Rose Lawrence of Red Bread; Sharlena Fong of Semi Sweet Bakery; Kei Okemura Sugarbird Sweets & Teas; The Patina Group; Barbara Monderine of The Village Bakery & Café; Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections; and Hans Röckenwagner.
Hand-made cocktails will be prepared by 1886 at The Raymond, Karen Grill of The 1933 Group, Christiaan Rollich of A.O.C., Danielle Crouch of Caña Rum Bar, The Chestnut Club; Robin Chopra of Corazón y Miel, Beau du Bois of The Corner Door, Chris Amirault of Harlowe, François Vera of Pour Vous, Darwin Manahan of PUNCH, Ben Scott of Sassafras and John Kelly O'Hare of Sonny's Hideaway.