LA Wine Fest is the beginning of this lovely city’s stuff-your-hole-for-a-good-cause season. While Project By Project’s “Plate By Plate” [I love a good meme] is relatively new after a few seasons of giving, the eighth iteration promises a better, bigger, and tastier event.
photo courtesy of Project by Project.
So far, confirmed participating restaurants as follows:
Hot Stuff Cafe
La Cachette Bistro
Thompson Hotel Bond St.
LA blogosphere faves — Jar, Valerie Confections, Mo-Chica — are expected among a typical charity sponsorship list, but surprising attendees — Hot Stuff Cafe, Charlie Palmer, & Starry Kitchen — will also be present to serve up unexpected grub. Plate by Plate will be supporting Health Justice Network, and hence a slight Asian twist can be seen in the beverages available for tasting:
Peter Franus Winery
Robert Oatley Vineyards
Stone Brewing Co
The thought of Mo-Chica’s flavors paired with sake should be enough to lure one to California Science Center on August 14, 2010. If that’s not enough, PBP‘s throwing a party just to get the party started. On July 7th, yes, that’s TOMORROW! Wednesday! Soi 7 will host a ticket kickoff and offer all visitors $89 event tickets, a $36 savings. Complimentary appetizers and live music will be served up, and drink specials will be on hand all evening long.
The selection of restaurants so far is extremely well curated: Jar is a constant Los Angeles fixture, Craft is one of the most underrated LA restaurants, and La Cachette has served classic French fare since the dinosaurs roamed near tar pits. Of course everyone should remember Bistro LQ is one of the 2 LA restaurants to carry monstrous dessert-centric degustations. At over 500 attendees in 2009, Plate by Plate offers a smaller, more intimate environ for festival attendees to mingle, and, naturally, the bites per visitor ratio is higher relative to the larger events such as Taste of the Nation. On a personal note, I’d like to mention Jimmy Tsai, the main actor from Ping Pong Playa, will be attending the event as a “sous chef”. This movie single-handedly salvaged a monotonous flight to Costa Rica. Thank you sir.
Ticket sales kickoff Party!
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
518 W 7th Street
LA, CA 90014
Also, the short lived but much loved Freight by Night is back for 1 evening only:
Freights Annual Summer BBQ Extravaganza
Please join us on July 17th for an afternoon of Food, Music, and Old Time Bourbon Cocktails in the beautiful garden.
The afternoon will begin at 4pm and proceed with passed appetizers, live music from RT n’ the 44$ and a Family Style Feast. Cost per person will be 35$. The address will be provided upon RSVP.
– Blackberry Lemonade
– Old Fashioned
– Mint Julep
– Whiskey Daisy
– Shrimp Po Boy Lollipops in Puff Pastry
– Barbacoa over Picadillos with Molcajete Salsa and Carrot Escabeche
– Pulled Pork Sliders on Brioche with Apple Slaw and Pequin Hot Sauce
– Smokey Baby Back Ribs with Peach and Bourbon BBQ Sauce
– Black Eyed Peas and Hamhocks
– Braised Greens
– Buttermilk Cornbread with Roasted Shallot and Ancho
– Fried Okra
– Pickled Watermelon
– Blackberry Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream
The best way to RSVP for this shindig is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org