Back in July, Audrey told you all about Plate by Plate in Los Angeles and in August, we previewed the annual tasting benefit in San Francisco. The time has come and passed, and this year’s event by the Bay fulfilled its promise of bringing together a terrific crowd to enjoy the company of each other, support the community, and of course, devour plenty of delicious tiny dishes!
The 3rd Annual Plate by Plate Tasting Benefit organized by the San Francisco chapter of Project by Project took place on September 22 at the spacious and gorgeous Bently Reserve near the Embarcadero Center. The evening attracted some hundred of finely dressed attendees to socialize and enjoy three rooms of food samples, desserts, and liquor. Actual Rafiq, Redstickman, Speakeasy Ray, and Big Sloppy of The Ambient Mafia provided the sounds for the event, and a silent auction for some fun items was also in place.
It was a classy and crowded evening of mingling, networking, and tasty cocktails by the pool at Chambers in San Francisco on August 1st, and for a great cause: Project by Project hosted a special preview event—a Happy Hour—for the San Francisco chapter’s 3rd Annual Plate by Plate Tasting Benefit on September 22nd at The Bently Reserve.
In addition to the tastings from the participants, a silent auction, music entertainment and a cooking challenge, this year’s event will also include a mixology challenge.
The mixologists competing in this event are Devon Espinosa, Gia St. George and Chris Hewes. Check out more details on each of these mixologist here.
Plate by Plate is an event that will feature some of the best of Los Angeles’ and Orange County’s culinary culture, making it a food lovers’ dream. Over 40 restaurants, wineries and beverage purveyors will participate in this year’s event, which will take place on August 4th in Downtown Los Angeles at the beautiful Vibiana Cathedral. Check out a few of the event’s participants here and to find out more about the special online offer on tickets for Audrey readers for this incredible event!
After moving back to Los Angeles from a long stint in San Francisco a couple of months ago, I’ve been anticipating my first summer back in SoCal for quite some time now. I’ve already embarked on weekend trips to Vegas and San Diego, planned future bbq’s and bonfires at the beach, and been enjoying the warm nights sipping cocktails with friends at our favorite outdoor/rooftop lounges. My calendar’s been filling up with plenty of fun activities, but what’s my top event of the summer? The 10th Edition of Plate By Plate Los Angeles!
Project by Project, a national 100% volunteer-run org. with chapters in LA, NY and SF, selected a beautiful summer Saturday evening to hold its 9th annual Plate by Plate Tasting Benefit.
Imagine the biggest potluck by some of the best chefs you’ll ever come across with plenty of ladies and gents dressed to the nines, a fun photo booth, an expensive entrance fee and you get Plate by Plate.
If you haven’t already heard of the annual Plate by Plate food tasting that’s going down this weekend at the historic Vibiana, that can only mean two things: one, you’re not in-the-know of the cool events in L.A.; and two, you haven’t been keeping up with Audrey’s Happenings event listings!
The event is hosted by Project by Project — an Asian American nonprofit comprised of social entrepreneurs dedicated to volunteerism, awareness, and fundraising within the Asian community — and is also benefiting Asian Youth Center (AYC). Aside from supporting a great cause, you’ll have the rare chance to sample culinary creations and sip on fine wine from some of L.A.’s and Orange Country’s top restaurants and wineries. Celebrated chefs like Seakyeong Kim (Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s) and Hisahiru Kawabe (Aburiya Toranoko) will be on hand for you to chat with, as well as award-winning wine sommeliers. There’ll be some stellar silent auction items, too.
We can’t believe it’s almost the end of June! Here are some cool events to tide you over until it’s time for some Fourth of July fireworks. You can treat your eyes and ears to some cool performances featuring traditional Asian dances or snag a ticket for a charitable event.
3rd National Asian American Theater Festival
When: Thursday, June 23-26, 7:00 pm
Where: Locations vary by performance
How: Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased at caata.net, by phone at (213) 625-7000, or in person at the East West Players’ administrative office located at 120 N. Judge John Aiso, Los Angeles 90012.
Whether you’re in the mood for a hip-hop musical, aerial art, or comedic storytelling, head to the Asian American Theatre Festival, starting tonight. The performers and storytellers are coming in from all over the country and the list includes performance artist Denise Uyehara, writer and performer May Lee-Yang, and East West Players. Can’t make it tonight or tomorrow? No problem—they have repeat performances throughout the weekend!