The Daily Truffle is teaming up with our friends at Angeleno Magazine to send a Truffle reader and a guest to their 9th Annual Restaurant Awards / LIVE & DINE LA benefiting P.S. ARTS (in conjunction with Angeleno’s restaurant issues out on newsstands now) next Sunday, July 24th, 2011.
How to enter:
Email email@example.com to enter. Use subject heading: Angeleno Magazine: LIVE & DINE LA, If you don’t win the tickets, Angeleno is offering the rest a “Friends and Family” rate at $65 (regularly $95) for the general event.
Go to http://liveanddinela.
Los Angeles’ greatest chefs and restaurateurs will descend under the iconic Moreton Bay Fig Tree at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows on Sunday, July 24 for Angeleno’s LIVE & DINE LA and 9th Annual Restaurant Awards—the longest-running chef awards in Southern California.
Paying tribute to Angeleno’s top picks for Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Best Pastry Chef, Best New Restaurant and more, the awards will be handed out by Angeleno’s President and Group Publisher Alan Klein and Editor-in-Chief Lesley McKenzie at the VIP reception preceding the Grand Tasting event.
Guests attending the VIP Award reception are invited to toast the winners and mingle with the chefs prior to the Grand Tasting. This year’s award winners…Best New Restaurant: A-Frame, Best New Dish: Porcetto from Sotto, Best New Restaurant Design: Lukshon, Best New Sommelier: Helene Johannesen at Son of a Gun, Best New Chef: Jordan Kahn at Red Medicine, Best New Mixologist: Julian Cox at Playa, Best New Hidden Gem: Robata Jinya, Best Service at a New Restaurant: Scarpetta, Best Atmosphere: Eveleigh, Best New Pastry Chef: Joshua Graves at Ray’s and Stark Bar, and more!
The Grand Tasting kicks off immediately following the VIP presentation of awards, and includes culinary demonstrations by 20 of L.A.’s most celebrated chefs, along with samplings of award-winning wines and spirits. Our famous silent auction will benefit P.S. ARTS, a non-profit improving the lives of children by bringing arts education to underserved public schools and their communities.
Special guest host Chef Ray Garcia of FIG Restaurant located at Fairmont Miramar will bring together a unique collaboration of local farmers from the famous Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, which is celebrating its 30th Anniversary.
Chef Garcia’s committed approach to sustainable cuisine has made him a leading proponent in this arena and has placed him as one of Los Angeles’ most renowned chefs at this year’s LIVE & DINE LA.
Acclaimed chefs participating in this year’s Grand Tasting include …
Victor Casanova, Culina
Roy Choi, A-Frame
David Féau, The Royce Spice Table
Ray Garcia, FIG Restaurant Santa Monica
Suzanne Goin, Tavern
Tim Goodell, Public Kitchen & Bar
Yuji Iwasa, First & Hope
Romuald Jung, Bagatelle
Jordan Kahn, Red Medicine
Chris Morningstar, Ray’s & Stark’s Bar
Bryant Ng, Spice Table
Zach Pollack, Sotto
Paul Shoemaker, Savory
Kris Yenbamroong, Night + Market
And more still to be announced!
General admission tickets for the Grand Tasting are $95. VIP tickets cost $150 and include access to the exclusive awards reception.
A percentage of ticket sales proceeds will benefit P.S. ARTS.
Angeleno’s annual restaurant issue, on newsstands now, highlights the best of the best in today’s local culinary scene.
“For this year’s awards, we chose to focus on the newcomers to L.A.’s restaurant world and honor those who have truly stood out with their achievements,” says Editor-in-Chief Lesley McKenzie.”
We also decided to have some fun highlighting a few of the trends we’ve seen—from unusual wines appearing on sommelier’s lists to the multitude of wood-burning pizza ovens popping up around town.
“In the spirit of Wells Fargo’s long history of giving back to the community, Wells Fargo will present the 1st Annual “Pioneering Spirit” award at Angeleno’s LIVE & DINE LA event. The “Pioneering Spirit” award honors a Los Angelesbased chef that has had an important impact on the community and demonstrated extraordinary efforts to give back. The “Pioneering Spirit” award is another example of Wells Fargo’s ongoing commitment to support the vital needs and interests of non-profits in our community.
Audi, another proud sponsor of Angeleno’s LIVE & DINE LA event and 9th Annual Restaurant Awards, will showcase their latest models including the Audi A7, A8 the R8 Spyder and R8 Coupe.
For more information and tickets, visit Modernluxury.com/liveanddinela
About Modern Luxury Media
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Modern Luxury Media is the country’s largest publisher of citymagazines, publishing 28 titles in the top 12 U.S. luxury markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, SanFrancisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Miami, San Diego, Orange County and Hawaii.
About P.S. ARTSP.S. ARTS’ mission is to improve the lives of children by bringing arts education to underserved public schools and their communities. P.S. ARTS recruits, hires, underwrites and trains professional artists to develop curriculum and teach classes in Title I schools during the regular school day. The organization also works to educate and empower classroom teachers through arts-related workshops that demonstrate how to integrate creative expression and the arts into core academic subjects. Finally, in an effort to make our programs sustainable, P.S. ARTS organizes community outreach efforts.
About FIG Restaurant Santa MonicaFIG, an active part of the Santa Monica community, is located on Second Street between Wilshire Blvd. and California Ave. at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. With complimentary valet parking for diners, FIG is open daily from 7 a.m.-11 a.m. for breakfast, lunch Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dinner Tuesday to Saturday 5p.m. to 10 p.m. and brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For reservations call (310) 319-3111, or visit FIGSANTAMONICA.COM.
About Fairmont Miramar Hotel & BungalowsAt Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows (www.fairmont.com/santamonica <http://www.fairmont.com/santamonica> ), 302 elegant guest rooms <http://www.fairmont.com/santamonica/Accommodations/GuestRoomsIndex.htm> and suites <http://www.fairmont.com/santamonica/Accommodations/SuitesIndex.htm> offer a unique experience. The ten-story Ocean Tower reveals spectacular views of the Pacific and Santa Monica Beach, while the six-story historical Palisades wing has traditional guest rooms. Nestled among tropical flowers, palm trees and tranquil waterfalls, the 32 luxurious secluded garden bungalows feature exquisite rooms with French doors that open onto private patios. All Santa Monica accommodations have also been designed to have the lowest impact on the environment and have received the Green Hotel Certification. For more information and reservations, please call: (310) 576-7777