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LA’s Most Anticipated Food and Wine Event, “Cultivate LA,” Takes Place September 28, 2013 at a Breathtaking New Beverly Hills Estate with Special Guest Chef Curtis Stone

September 23, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

United Friends of the Children is partnering with Los Angeles’ most renowned culinary talent to present the fifth annual Cultivate LA.

The premier food and wine event, hosted this year at a private hillside estate that boasts breathtaking views of the LA skyline, will take place on the evening of September 28, 2013, to benefit local foster youth.

Cultivate LA showcases signature dishes from more than 40 of Los Angeles’ most celebrated chefs002SteveCafe&Cuisine250x250 and restaurants, including Brendan Collins (Waterloo & City), Thomas Keller (Bouchon), Josiah Citrin (Melisse), Joachim Splichal (Patina), Laurent Quenioux (Bistro LQ) and Vartan Abharyan (Cliffs Edge).

This year, the event also welcomes Curtis Stone, an internationally known chef, TV host of Bravo’s popular culinary competition Top Chef Masters, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author. Curtis published his fifth cookbook, the New York Times bestseller What’s for Dinner?: Recipes for a Busy Life, in April 2013.

Locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of Los Angeles’s culinary scene within this spectacular event setting, paired with some of the best California wines including Margerum Wine Company, ZD Wines, Justin Vineyards, Landmark Vineyards, Pali Wines, Rangerland Wines, Inman Family Wines and a special pouring selection from the famous Hitching Post Restaurant in Solvang, CA.

Rounding out this exciting event will be a silent auction showcasing an incredible once-in-a-lifetime trip to New Zealand, staying at two breathtaking resorts, Kauri Cliffs and Huka Lodge, with first-class airfare provided by Delta Airlines. In addition there will be more than 30 rare large format wines, a selection of incredible gourmet dining experiences and special one-of-a-kind trips throughout California wine country.

General Admission tickets ($175) and VIP ticket packages, which offer VIP Reception admission and a range of gifts and amenities, are on sale now.
United Friends of the Children empowers current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency through service-enriched education and housing programs, advocacy, and consistent relationships with a community of people who care.
“UFC’s mission is to expand opportunities for LA’s foster youth — help them find jobs, rent their own apartment, attend and graduate from college, and to have meaningful relationships with others,” adds Polly Williams, President of UFC. “The support generated at Cultivate LA helps us provide our life-changing education and housing programs to more than 1,200 current and former foster youth right here in our city.”
To purchase tickets to Cultivate LA or learn more about United Friends of the Children, visithttp://www.UnitedFriends.org, call 213-580-1850 or visit their page on Facebook at facebook.com/ufcfans.

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