Pancakes, Mimosa and more .. OH MY I’ve never attended the Brunch at the Races but this year the restaurants have me salivating and planning to wear a super cute hat!
L.A. Weekly has added new restaurants to the fall foodie events on October 15th at Santa Anita Park. This year’s Brunch at the Races is having signature brunch bits from over 30 Los Angeles breakfast, brunch and lunch spots! I can’t wait to get my munch on from 11AM – 2PM with tastes from: AR Cucina, Pez Cantina, Fred 62, Myke’s Café, Kobawoo House, Jones Coffee Roasters, Monkey Bar,McConnells, Chez Tex, Poppy + Rose, Red Herring, Cindy’s Eaglerock Restaurant, Pono Burger, Little Dom’s, Sweet & Savory, Mascarpone Cheesecakes, La Huesuda Tacos, Tavern, and even more to come!
Sponsors of this year’s event include: Beam Suntory’s Effen Vodka and Maker’s Mark, The Dude’s Brewing Company, Angel City Brewery, Bai, Cacique, Rita’s Italian Ice, Zico, Hubert’s, Imperfect Produce, with more to come.
The 2nd Annual Brunch at the Races General Admission tickets start at $40 and include: entry into the event, full day admission to Santa Anita Park, unlimited food samples from 30+ restaurants, beer/wine/cocktail samples from our
partners, access to entertainment and a vendor village. A limited number of VIP admission tickets start at $60 (limited availability and WILL sell out). VIP Admission tickets include all general admission perks plus access to an exclusive VIP lounge and VIP gift bag.
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Don’t miss out on our second annual Brunch at the Races!
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Jaded by EJ Johnson $14.00
It’s such a pleasure to see someone use their fame to leverage it for good and EJ working with Chrome Girl makes perfect sense as the stylish young man is in charge of using fashion for self expression! I LOVED the camouflage style he and his crew were rocking that compliments this limited edition color.
It was fun and so individual reflecting each personality! I might have go pick up a pair of camo pants to freshen up my wardrobe for the summer!
Cherry Davis, Steve Gallindo, the Style Guyd and Pia Gladys Perey, Fashion Designer
Steve Gallindo, the Style Guyd and Pia Gladys Perey, Fashion Designer came and tried out the new polish at the Nail Bar & Beauty Lounge with the entire cast of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills supporting their friend. Steve, Pia and I went green and have to say that it’s NOT just for St. Patrick’s Day! This color complimented all three of our skin tones so don’t hesitate to support LGBT kids to get off the street AND be fashionable! I especially loved Steve’s French Manicure for those who just want to test such a vibrant rich shade. The Nail Bar & Beauty Lounge staff manicurist even suggested great ideas to keep my manicure looking my best! I will have to go back before Wondercon at the end of the month for some geek nail art using EJ’s ChromeGirl Jade Polish. I LOVED the yummy food and the Sprinkles cupcakes with the ChromeGirl polish on it <yummy>. Refreshments included champagne with H2Rose that comes in Apple, Wild Berry, Peach and Mango. All ending with my fingers dancing on the red carpet AND a lovely goody bag from Chrome Girl that has their Genie Remover Pads Piña Colada scent so the party doesn’t stop when I change nail color! You might even see me dancing on a show!
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It’s time to stock up at my yearly favorite sale … Wally’s Winter Tent Sale! I try to go every year to enjoy the wonderfully curated selection of wine and spirits they have in stock with up to 80% for this one winter weekend! This year the winter tent sale starts on Friday, January 23 – Sunday, 25 9am – 5pm.
I always go for the entire weekend to check out the deals. It’s always a great idea to go on Saturday for tasting and the opportunity to talk with reps about their wine. The opportunity to talk with sommeliers and staff has enabled me to buy great wines over the years that I might have missed. Two years ago I got the best French Rose that tasted of summer from the scent of flowers to fruit that danced on my tongue .. perfect for a picnic or a concert at the Hollywood Bowl!
Make sure you head to their Cheese Shop for delicious food to go with your new beverages!
This year am hoping for wine perfect for a spring party at my apt welcoming all the changes that 2015 will hopefully bring (new job, new boyfriend/love, new body as I get in shape) into my life.
What’s the best deal you’ve gotten at Wally’s Tent Sale over the years?
2007 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 750ML
On Sale For:$60.00
1997 Isle of Jura Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky (112 proof)
On Sale For: $99.99
2010 Sunset Ranch Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 750ML
On Sale For: $4.99
Posted in Los Angeles, tasting, tent sale Tagged with: champagne, Los Angeles, online sale, rum, Tasting, tent sale, Tequila, Vodka, Wally's Tent Sale, wallys, West Side, wine, Wine & Spirits, wine taste
Come spend your weekend with me enjoying great food, wine, spirits and entertainment DTLA! Check out my schedule from tasting to champagne my weekend is going to be exciting with world class chefs titillating my taste buds! But don’t despair LA Food & Wine Fest has events going on simultaneously in Hollywood, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills with a selection of events over four days. If only I could be in four places at once since I’d love to check out these events as well!
So come on and buy a ticket for the events and make sure to say ‘HI’ while we are wined, dined and get to enjoy great music! Leave a note below to say what events you’ll be attending!
EVENT DETAILS Perhaps most recognizable as the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars, Richard Blais is a successful chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Blais went on to train at French Laundry, Daniel, Chez Panisse, and el Bulli. This is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with this young star and let him share some of the talent which has made him a successful restauranteur, chef and TV personality. 8/23/14, 10:30a – 11:45a DOWNTOWN: LA Center Studios Price: $50.00 $45.00
EVENT DETAILS A rare opportunity to recognize a woman who is acknowledged by her peers as a culinary icon. The recent recipient of the James Beard Outstanding Chef award, Nancy Silverton has delighted diners through many years of her ingredient inspired life. Very few seats are available to join us for an extravagant champagne reception followed by a five-course meal paired with exceptional wines. The chefs for the evening are Joachim Splichal of Patina in LA, Hiro Sone & Lissa Doumani of Ame in San Francisoco, Michael Chiarello of Bottega in Napa, Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto in New York and Michael Tusk from Quince and Cotogna in San Francisco. 8/22/14, 6:30p – 10:30p DOWNTOWN: Dining Room – Vibiana Price: $350.00 $315.00
EVENT DETAILS This year for the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, we’re planning an afternoon for a select group of diners to experience an unparalleled lunch with Chef Sven Mede & a Celebrity Guest Chef Presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred. Lunch at One Pico will feature a reception with passed hors d’oeuvres and bubbly, followed by a four-course meal with hand-selected, artisanal wines. 8/22/14, 12:00p – 2:30p SANTA MONICA: Dining Room – One Pico Price: $125.00 $112.50
EVENT DETAILS Thursday night brings together chefs from Downtown, Westside, Hollywood and MidCity/Beverly Hills – to participate in the “Ultimate Bites of LA” walk-around tasting event presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred. Event guests will have the opportunity to sample dishes from several of the city’s most exciting culinary neighborhoods. VIP Access – Gets you early access a full 30 minutes before the General Admission and access to a VIP only cooking demonstration with Celebrity Chef Graham Elliot. Very Limited quantities are available. 8/21/14, 7:00p – 10:00p DOWNTOWN: Grand Avenue Price: $195.00 $175.50 VIP: $250.00 $225.00
EVENT DETAILS The Asian Night Market will feature an abundance of unique tastings using Asian-inspired ingredients from some of the nation’s most influential chefs hosted by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Join us as we re-invent the classic Night Market into a multi-sensory street food experience that brings the flavor of Asian night markets from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur to Grand Avenue! Serving up traditional as well as interpretive Asian street grub from both established restaurants and mom-and-pop joints, the Night Market recreates the celebratory chaos and delicious energy of the quintessential Asian Night Market experience with a distinct West Coast flavor. Along with tastings of street food from over 25 participating restaurants and eateries, admission includes custom cocktails, sake, shochu, beer and free-flowing wine. VIP Access – Gets you early access a full 30 minutes before the General Admission and access to a VIP only cooking demonstration with event host Iron Chef Morimoto. Very Limited quantities are available. 8/22/14, 7:00p – 10:00p DOWNTOWN: Grand Avenue Price: $125.00 $112.50 VIP: $175.00 $157.50
EVENT DETAILS In addition to being a James Beard award-winning expert on cheese, Laura Werlin also has to be just about the nicest person in the food business. She’s published six books on cheese and her most recent entitled “Mac & Cheese, Please!” will have you rethinking this classic American staple in no time. A long-time friend of Pebble Beach and Los Angeles Food & Wine, Laura returns for our Fourth Anniversary to help you understand the world of cheese in a way that is informative and fun. Oh yes, there will be champagne, paired with Laura’s hand-picked cheese selections in a seminar that sells out each year. 8/23/14, 10:30a – 11:45a DOWNTOWN: Fifth Floor, Salon A – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Price: $75.00 $67.50
EVENT DETAILS The Lexus Grand Tasting at Los Angeles Food & Wine is the most spectacular opportunity to enjoy over 300 wines from some of the world’s most prestigious wineries. 25 Celebrity Chefs will showcase their culinary skills and provide delicious and decadent tasting samples of their cuisine. During this remarkable strolling event you will have access to book signings and photo sessions with some of the weekend’s biggest chef celebrities. Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience food and wine at its best. VIP Access – Gets you early access before General Admission and access to a VIP only Cooking Demonstration before the Grand Tasting. Very Limited Quantities are available. 8/23/14, 12:00p – 3:00p DOWNTOWN: LA Center Studios Price: $150.00 $135.00 VIP: $195.00 $175.50
EVENT DETAILS Lexus presents an unbelievable strolling reception, capped with an extraordinary musical performance by multi Grammy Award winning artist COMMON! 25 chefs and 200 wineries will serve up delicious tastings for you to enjoy while enjoying the Cityscapes of one of the greatest cities in the world. This is the culmination of a city-wide celebration of all things Food, Wine, Celebrity, Music and Los Angeles. VIP Access – Early access to the event. A private cooking demonstration and reception with Chef Michael Chiarello. Very Limited Quantities are available. 8/23/14, 7:00p – 10:00p DOWNTOWN: Grand Avenue Price: $250.00 $225.00 VIP: $350.00 $315.00
EVENT DETAILS The Lexus Grand Tasting at Los Angeles Food & Wine is the most spectacular opportunity to enjoy over 300 wines from some of the world’s most prestigious wineries. 25 Celebrity Chefs will showcase their culinary skills and provide delicious and decadent tasting samples of their cuisine. During this remarkable strolling event you will have access to book signings and photo sessions with some of the weekend’s biggest chef celebrities. Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience food and wine at its best. VIP Access – Gets you early access before General Admission and access to a VIP only Cooking Demonstration before the Grand Tasting. Very Limited Quantities are available. 8/24/14, 12:00p – 3:00p DOWNTOWN: LA Center Studios Price: $150.00 $135.00 VIP: $195.00 $175.50
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Nacho Figueras (Argentinian, you’ve seen him—the face of Ralph Lauren’s Polo fragrances) and his team, Black Watch, take to the field to play and sip at this second annual event. Reasons to go? Fantastic champers, good-looking folks on pretty ponies, and the money goes to the park. Even better? You are encouraged to dress in 1920s and ‘30s attire. We are so there.
Schedule of Events
10am: Public check-in begins at parking lots
10:30am: Shuttle transportation from parking lots to event site begins
11am: Gates open to the public. Champagne bars and food trucks begin serving.
1:30pm: Match Begins
3pm: Match Ends and Awards Ceremony
4pm: Event Ends
*Please note only ticketholders will be admitted into the event*
On Sunday, October 9, 2011, the 2nd annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles, will return to the beautiful Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades for one of the most highly anticipated and stylish events of the season.
Angelenos are invited to watch world-renowned polo player and event co-host Nacho Figueras and his team, Black Watch, go head-to-head against some of the best polo players in the world, all while sipping Veuve Clicquot and enjoying fare from some of Los Angeles’ most beloved gourmet food trucks. Bleachers will be provided for watching the match, and there will be plenty of room for picnicking on the grounds.
Set on the idyllic grounds where Hollywood celebrity and polo connoisseur Will Rogers used to play polo himself, this historic site is located just outside Rogers’ former private home. In reverence to the gaiety of the sport’s 1920s and 1930s heyday, guests are encouraged to don fashions inspired by that era, as well as traditional polo looks including daring hats for women and daytime suits for men.
Tickets to attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic are $15, with the event benefiting the Will Rogers State Historic Park. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold onsite. There is a limited quantity available – so get yours today! CLICK HERE to purchase.
The event will support the preservation of the Will Rogers State Historic Park. Faced with narrowing state budgets and staff reductions, the park depends largely on public and private partnerships like The Will Rogers Ranch Foundation and The Will Rogers Polo Club, as well as private contributions, for financial support of preservation efforts.
Parking and Transportation on Event Day
- Given the expected number of attendees, there will be no parking available at the Will Rogers State Historic Park and Will Rogers State Park Road will be closed to traffic on event day.
- However, convenient parking will be available for ticketholders nearby, and complimentary shuttles will be running nonstop from the designated parking lots to the Will Rogers State Historic Park.
- You will receive detailed parking instructions when you purchase your tickets HERE.
- There will be a $10 charge per car for parking.
- Check-in starts at 10am and shuttle buses run from 10:30am until 4:30pm
Toast, Savor and Shop
Spectators can expect numerous Veuve Clicquot champagne bars onsite to keep them refreshed while watching the match.
Premium bites from some of Los Angeles’ most famous food trucks will be driving in specifically for the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles, including:
In addition, Veuve Clicquot shopping boutiques will dot the event grounds and offer a variety of picnic essentials, including blankets, hats, polo shirts, umbrellas, sunglasses and more.
Posted in Good Cause, tasting Tagged with: Argentina, champagne, food trucks, horses, Nacho Figueras, Polo, ponies, ralph lauren, Veuve Clicquot
Hmm should this be added to my list of places to go (men in attendance)? On one hand allergies on the other hand hot polo players and horses (Flicka, Velvet, Black Beauty, etc) from my childhood horse phase. It might be fun till i have a major attack! I’ve convinced myself this is a good idea and just need to drag two of my friends and get a bottle of allergy pills.
Champagne and Polo at Will Rogers Park
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Champagne and Polo at Will Rogers Park
You’re invited to the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles, a unique day for oversize hats, tipping back bubbly and rubbing celebrity elbows—all with a ’20s and ’30s theme—taking place on October 9 at the Will Rogers State Historic Park. Tickets are $15. You can thank us later.
Oct 9, gates open at 11am, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles, Will Rogers State Historic Park, tickets here
Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles, a unique day for oversize hats, tipping back bubbly and rubbing celebrity elbows—all with a ’20s and ’30s theme—taking place on October 9 at the Will Rogers State Historic Park. Tickets are $15. You can thank us later.
Oct 9, gates open at 11am, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles, Will Rogers State Historic Park, tickets here
Posted in Dating, Food Tagged with: champagne, pippa, Polo, Veuve Clicquot, will Rogers
Have you ever been to Wally’s Wine Store? They have the most knowledgeble staff, great selection and the tent sale has the best deals in TOWN! If you only get one chance to stock up your larder this weekend is the time! I went over the summer and got the most delicious wine ever!
Posted in festival, Food, tasting, tent sale Tagged with: alcohal, champagne, cheese, drinks, food, licquer, mixers, sale, snacks, wine