Sixth Dinner Series | March of Dimes Greater Los Angeles Division

By Sophie Gayot

September, 2010

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.

Featured chefs include: Alex Becker, executive chef of Nobu West Hollywood; Jorge Chicas, executive chef of The Bazaar by José Andrés; Dana Dare, executive chef of The Capital Grille; Walter Eckstein, chef of Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Beverly Hills; Lincoln Fuge, executive chef of Beso; Sascha Lyon, executive chef of Delphine Eatery & Bar; Alex Moreno, executive chef of CASA; Larry Nicole, chef/owner of Nic’s Beverly Hills; Alex Reznik, executive chef of Ivan Kane’s Café Wa s; Paul Sidoti, executive chef of Maggiano’s Little Italy; Michael Stern, executive chef of Michael’s Restaurant Santa Monica; and Joshua Smith, executive chef of Church & State. Wash down their dishes with fine wines from Frank Family Vineyards, Grgich Hills Estates, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, Patz & Hall, Trefethen Family Vineyards, and many more.

Later in the evening, there will be a live auction that includes items like an Omakase Dinner & Sake Pairings for eight people at Nobu West Hollywood and a dinner at Craft Los Angeles with a flight to New York, which includes a two-night stay at the Andaz 5th Avenue plus dinner for two at CRAFT New York.

I hope you can join me.

Here are the details:
March of Dimes Greater Los Angeles Division 3rd Annual Charity Auction
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
Monday, September 27, 2010
5:30-7:15 PM Food & Wine Tasting, Silent Auction
7:15-9:00 PM Dessert, Evening Program, Live Auction
Tickets are $250. For tickets, contact Debbie Martin, Director of Fundraising, March of Dimes Greater Los Angeles Division at 213.637.5041 or email: [email protected].

The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Every year, more than 255,000 babies are born in Southern California but far too many come into the world too soon. Signature Chefs events have raised almost $100 million, for March of Dimes programs for research, community service, education and advocacy for babies since its conception in 1989.