“Plate by plate” Annual Food and Wine


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“plate by plate” annual food and wine tasting event returns on August 14th


“Plate by Plate” Annual Food and Wine Tasting Event Returns on August 14th

Project by Project of Southern California (PbP So Cal) will host the 8th annual tasting benefit, Plate by Plate So Cal, on Saturday, August 14th, 2010 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm with a special VIP reception beginning at 6pm. Once again, the transformed, contemporary elegance of the California Science Center’s Wallis Annenberg Building in downtown Los Angeles will serve as the backdrop for this anticipated event. Attendees at Plate by Plate So Cal will have the opportunity to enjoy tantalizing samples from close to 30 savory and sweet food tasting stations from local Los Angeles restaurants and master chefs paired with over 20 premium brand alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. While relishing an evening of fine cuisine and live entertainment, attendees can immerse their philanthropic spirit by generously bidding on an array of premier items displayed at the silent auction.

More than a mere delectable night of exquisite food and drinks, Plate by Plate So Cal is a 100% volunteer-based event that has continually drawn the highly regarded attention and participation of a wide network of community members. Diverse talent from non-profit, private and public sectors, restaurant and beverage industries, celebrities, and media come together for one special evening to support a meaningful cause.

All net proceeds raised from event ticket sales and the silent auction from 8th annual Plate by Plate So Cal, will benefit the Health Justice Network (HJN), as well as the 50+ independent and collaborative health organizations comprising this expanding network. HJN is focused on supporting the communities of Los Angeles and Orange Counties with education, knowledge and resources around Asian Pacific Islander (API) health issues.

Plate by Plate So Cal is the annual marquee fundraising event for PbP So Cal, an event that features the cuisine, talent, and generous philanthropy of distinguished master chefs and restaurateurs throughout Los Angeles. At last year’s 7th annual Plate by Plate So Cal, the event garnered the support of over 500 guests in attendance and 100 volunteers.

Notable participating restaurants that will be returning to the 8th annual Plate by Plate So Cal event include Pasadena’s Maison Akira blending a unique and intimate fusion of Japanese and French flavors and internationally-acclaimed Roy’s restaurant, a blend of Hawaiian, European, and Asian taste and textures. Celebrated participants will also boast rising local favorites, contemporary Peruvian by returnee Mo-Chica and Vietnamese Asian fusion by new arrival, Starry Kitchen. New participants will also include trendy establishments such as Bistro LQ in West Hollywood and La Cachette Bistro in Santa Monica dazzling guests with rich, French bistro flair. Jitlada Thai Restaurant will be representing the Hollywood Thai restaurant scene with its fiery southern thai often touted by Food Writer, Jonathan Gold, in LA Weekly and listed as one of Los Angeles Magazine's best restaurants of 2010.

VIP and special guests will enjoy a unique reception in the company of JiRaffe, serving modern french-bistro fare and VeeV, pouring acai-liquor inspired cocktails.

For tickets and additional details regarding Plate by Plate So Cal, visit http://www.platebyplate.org/sc.

The 8th annual Plate by Plate So Cal event will also welcome the culinary artistry of famed establishments, which include Craft, owned by Food Network’s Top Chef lead judge, Chef Tom Colicchio, The Foundry owned by Chef Eric Greenspan, a fierce competitor on Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef, and world renown Nobu of Nobu Restaurants co-owned by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and celebrity restauranteur Robert De Niro. Guests will have the unique opportunity to experience the American culinary repertoire of executive chef/owner of Jar and Food Network’s Top Chef Masters competitor, Chef Suzanne Tracht, who will be in attendance to showcase her culinary mastery. To accompany the sweet and savory fare, sophisticated purveyors, which include Sapporo,


About the Health Justice Network (HJN)

The Health Justice Network (HJN) is a network of health organizations organized by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice. HJN serves as a community of collaborative Asian Pacific Islander (API) voices, which connects and empowers a continually expanding network of independent organizations focused on API health. HJN’s mission is to educate the community on health disparities and the right to quality health services. It strives to provide knowledge and resources to inspire action for prevention and legislative change.


About Project by Project (PbP)

Project by Project (PbP) is a national volunteer organization of social entrepreneurs that serves Asian American non-profits by raising public awareness, volunteerism and capital.  Every year, each local PbP chapter partners with a different Asian American community-based organization and tailors an eight-month long campaign according to the organization’s specific needs. By partnering with a different under-served non-profit each year and providing applied skills such as fundraising, marketing & PR consulting, event planning, strategic consulting, recruiting, and other assistance, Project by Project represents an innovative and uniquely valuable approach to community service. Project by Project is a 100% volunteer driven, 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

For additional information, visit http://www.projectbyproject.org


As a television personality, guest speaker, newspaper reporter and columnist and one of the social arbiters of Los Angeles, Marci Weiner has touched every aspect of entertainment journalism. She has appeared as guest reporter on TV shows including Joan Rivers shows, Eye on LA, and the USA Network. In addition, she has hosted her own segments on Soap Talk, Hollywood Style and Hotline after Dark. You may contact Marci for info and invitations at [email protected]