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18

Jul

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Bella Lantsman, general manager Chinois on Main, Barbara Lazaroff, Sophie Gayot

by Sophie Gayot

 

For this dinner, we have joined forces with Barbara Lazaroff and Sherry Lansing, the founders of California Spirit. Since 1984, this organization has been raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Over time, fifteen million dollars have been distributed for research, education, advocacy and patient services in Los Angeles County and beyond.

 

For California Spirit XXIX, some of the best chefs in Southern California will be cooking and offering dishes that you will enjoy on the plaza of the Pacific Design Center, on Sunday, July 28th, starting at 4 p.m. Participating restaurants include:

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14

May

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Singer Margo Rey will be performing at The Blvd on May 18th 2012

by Sophie Gayot


The next GAYOT Dinner Series will be a musical one. Join me at THEBlvd, at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, on May 18th.


The dinner is priced at $185, and will be well worth it. The evening will start at 7 p.m. with a red carpet entrance. The meal includes a Champagne toast and a special Black Grouse cocktail to finish the soirée. Don’t worry, you will not have to change seats during the four-course dinner prepared by the hotel’s executive chef Gilles Azur. The entertainment will come to you! At 9:30 p.m., singer Margo Rey will perform her songs in the dining room.


To purchase tickets, go to https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/249766. Pricing doesn’t include tax and gratuity. I hope to see you there!



07

May

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From left to right: Joe Panarello, Kevin Meehan, Shigefumi Tachibe, Paul Shoemaker, Calvin Holladay, Mirko Paderno (front), Sophie Gayot, Collin Crannell (front), Larry Nicola, Jeremy Berlin, Jean Francois Meteigner

by Sophie Gayot


Once again, I have been honored by being asked to serve as the Honorary Chair of the annual Flavors Culinary Gala of the Los Angeles Division of the American Liver Foundation. The sixth edition of the fundraiser will be held on May 20th at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, starting at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and a silent auction, followed by a sit-down dinner. The worthwhile gathering will also be the tenth GAYOT.com Dinner Series.


This culinary event is unique, as the chefs are actually cooking right in front of you at a table of only ten guests. It’s like enjoying your own private chef for the evening. You can ask them all the questions that you want, learn a few tricks and get some recipes, all while supporting a true cause.

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30

Apr

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by Sophie Gayot


Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, which opened in November 2011, is spearheaded of course by chef Michel Richard, one of GAYOT.com’s Top 40 U.S. chefs. The restaurant is so well-regarded that it made GAYOT.com’s 2012 Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S. and is also one of our Las Vegas Top 10 24-hour restaurants.


May I suggest two ways to discover the restaurant: watch my exclusive video interview above with executive chef Todd Harrington, or, better yet, join me at the GAYOT Dinner Series to be held there on May 10th. I will be there along with the debonair Michel Richard.

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03

Apr

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Bruno Serato and his "kids"

 

by Sophie Gayot


Chef/owner Bruno Serato of the Anaheim White House restaurant and I are joining forces for the next event in the GAYOT Dinner Series on April 26th to benefit Caterina’s Club.


Caterina’s Club is a non-profit organization, founded by Bruno Serato in 2005, that focuses on feeding the youth of America. Serato’s mission has expanded to feeding nearly 300 kids, 7 nights a week, 365 days a year. More than a quarter of a million meals have been served to date in Orange County. His dedication earned Serato the honor of being named one of the CNN Heroes 2011. Each year only ten people, selected from more than 4,000 candidates, are awarded this prestigious recognition.

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27

Apr

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The chefs who participated in the 4th Annual Gala of Flavors with Honorary Chair Sophie Gayot

by Sophie Gayot

 
The fifth annual Flavors Culinary Gala of the Los Angeles Division of the American Liver Foundation will be part of the GAYOT.com Dinner Series as it was last year. The fundraiser will be held on May 22nd at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, starting at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and a silent auction, followed by a sit-down dinner.


The participating chefs are: Jeremy Berlin, Church & State; Collin Crannell, The Lobster; Calvin Holladay, Flemings LA Live; Kevin Meehan, Café Pinot; Jean-François Meteigner, La Cachette Bistro; Larry Nicola, Nic’s Beverly Hills; Mirko Paderno, Oliverio; Keith Roberts, Ocean & Vine; John Sedlar, Rivera and Playa; Paul Shoemaker, Savory; and Shigefumi Tachibe, Chaya.
 


27

Aug

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Craft Los Angeles chefs Anthony Zappola and Shannon Swindle with Sophie Gayot

by Sophie Gayot


The 6th GAYOT Dinner Series will be in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Signature Chefs Auction for the March of Dimes Greater Los Angeles Division held at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. The lead chefs of the event will be chef de cuisine Anthony Zapolla and pastry chef Shannon Swindle from CRAFT Los Angeles.
 
 
During the evening, ten chefs from the greater Los Angeles will be presenting tasting portions in the private courtyard of the SLS Hotel. As the honorary chair, I will be in the crowd mingling with the chefs and attendees, so you can ask me any question you have about food and I will be happy to answer. Continue reading “Sixth GAYOT.com Dinner Series” »


04

May

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2010 Flavors of Los Angeles Culinary Gala

by Sophie Gayot

 

 

I attend fundraising dinners quite often, but the one being held on May 23rd, outdoors at City National Plaza in downtown Los Angeles, is my favorite. Not because I am the Honorary Chair, nor that it will be the fifth GAYOT Dinner Series, but because of its unusual format.

 

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02

Mar

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Chef Jelle Vandenbroucke with Sophie Gayot

By Sophie Gayot

 

 

Valentine’s Day over? Mother’s Day too far away? St. Patrick’s Day not your cup of tea? Why not indulge yourself with some rest and restaurant fun at the Four Seasons Westlake Village? The fourth GAYOT Dinner series will be held at the signature restaurant Hampton’s on Saturday, March 13th.

 

 

 

Chef de cuisine Jelle Vandenbroucke has prepared a special five-course menu for the occasion, priced at $85, with optional wine pairings:

 

 

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Third Gayot Dinner Series

on December 01st, 2009
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01

Dec

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Chef Gordon Ramsay with Sophie Gayot

by Sophie Gayot

 

On Wednesday, December 9, 2009, the third GAYOT Dinner Series comes to Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood. Join Executive Chef Andy Cook for an evening of festive food and wine, as the GAYOT Dinner Series showcases Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood.

 

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