Cultivate L.A. brought together our region's favorite restaurants, vintners, breweries and artisinal food producers in the garden of a historic Bel Air estate, raising $320,000 for foster youth. Over 600 guests enjoyed an evening under the stars while sampling L.A.'s finests tastes and mingling with celebrated local chefs including Susan Feniger of Street, Jeffrey Cerciello of Farmshop, David Lentz of Hungry Cat, and Brendan Collins of Waterloo & City.
Over 500 guests enjoyed an elegant evening under the stars at Colleen and Bradley Bell's historic Bel Air home and sampled L.A.'s finest tastes from the region's favorite restaurants, vintners, breweries, and artisanal food producers. The VIP reception featured special reserve wines from Robert Mondavi Reserve, Chateau Montelena and Capture Winery, complimented by food pairings from Brendan Collins of Waterloo & City.
Nearly 600 guests attended Cultivate L.A. this year and mixed and mingled with some of L.A.'s best food and wine vendors including celebrated local chefs like Eric Greenspan of The Foundry on Melrose and Michael McCarty of Michael's.
Heirloom guests were treated to a private cooking demonstration by Chef Brendan Collins of the exciting new restaurant Waterloo & City, wine tasting with vintners from the acclaimed Chateau Montelena Winery and conversation with noted wine expert Anthony Dias Blue.
On October 17, 2009, guests at the sold-out event sampled food, wine, beer, and other beverages in a beautiful backyard garden from Los Angeles’ top restaurants and vintners. A silent auction featured a dinner for ten at home from Wolfgang Puck Catering, an edible garden design, exclusive wines, and dinners at fabulous LA restaurants. Thank you to our wonderful vendors, auction donors, and guests for a successful event!
Photographs courtesy of Gold/Wong Photography.
Save the Date
September 28, 2013 - Beverly Hills Estate
Join local chefs and vintners to support local foster kids as you enjoy an evening under the stars while sampling L.A.'s finests tastes.
Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor:
2012 Special guests
Susan Feniger of Street and the Border Grill restaurants shared some of her fabulous food with guests while signing copies of her new cookbook, Susan Feniger’s STREET FOOD.
Christine Moore of Little Flower Cafe, signed copies of her book Little Flower: Recipes from the Cafe and shared some Little Flower treats with guests.
Sponsors / Supporters
Marianna + David Fisher
Friends of UFC
Toni M. Schulman
Cari Masuda Scherma
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