Friday, June 4, 2010

6/7 - Tyler Florence, Allen Ruck

Chef  Tyler Florence - Summer Cooking
As the summer season quickly approaches, cooks across the country crave lighter, healthier meal options. Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence will show, tell and demonstrate his latest tips for summer fresh meals – from choosing seasonal ingredients to assembling the meal and adding the perfect finishing touch.  Tyler Florence is a celebrity chef and star of Tyler's Ultimate on the Food Network. He has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show and The View. Florence serves on the board of the national nonprofit Afterschool Alliance, an organization that works to promote and to support quality after school programs. In 2008 Florence was named the Dean of Culinary Education at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts.

Alan Ruck - "Persons Unknown"
Premieres Monday, June 7th (10-11 p.m. ET) on NBC  -  From Academy Award-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects”), who is executive-producing with Heather McQuarrie, and executive producer Rémi Aubuchon, comes “Persons Unknown,” a one-hour mystery drama in which a group of seven strangers must come together to solve the puzzle of their lives. All of the seven strangers have been taken from their everyday lives and have arrived in a deserted town with no recollection of how they got there.  The eclectic group of strangers are Charlie Morse (Alan Ruck, “Spin City”), Janet Cooper (Daisy Betts, “Shutter”), Joe Tucker (Jason Wiles, “Third Watch”), Bill Blackham (Sean O’Bryan, “Six Feet Under”), Moira Doherty (Tina Holmes, “Six Feet Under”), Sergeant Graham McNair (Chadwick Boseman, “Lincoln Heights”), Tori Fairchild (Kate Lang Johnson, “Days of our Lives”), Erika Taylor (Kandyse McClure, “Battlestar Galactica”), Mark Renbe (Gerald Kyd, “Casualty”) and Kat Damatto (Lola Glaudini, “Invincible”).

Steve Andrews - Villagio Inn & Spa

The Inn features 112 spacious guestrooms arranged in two story building clusters, swimming pool and jacuzzi, welcome bottle of wine, daily champagne breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, coffee and cookies, concierge and room service. Outdoor Temptations  Breakfast poolside. Stone columns and frescoes, Vineyard viewscapes. Golf, biking and tennis. Walking and jogging. Specialty shops, galleries,  wine tasting, country picnics, Hot air balloon adventures. A personal retreat.

Arlene Wszalek  Partner  SW14 Group

Saturday, June 12, 2010 -  Vintage Hollywood 2010 is shaping up to be a spectacular evening! Our event will take place at the Pacific Palisades home of Mr. Ray Leonard and Mrs. Bernadette Leonard (boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard). Our emcee for the evening will be KNX 1070 Newsradio on-air personality Jim Thornton, and our celebrity auctioneer will be actor/comedian Greg Proops. Winemakers and proprietors from two dozen prestigious producers will be pouring their wines, and a dozen of California's top restaurants will provide the food. Our live and silent auctions will offer dozens of amazing wine, food, travel and VIP items. We allow a maximum of 350 guests into Vintage Hollywood, so buy your tickets now before they sell out!  Proceeds from Vintage Hollywood 2010 will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Vintage Hollywood sponsorships start at $1,000 and offer unique extras including (depending on sponsorship level) a private Dinner with the Winemakers on Friday, June 11, signed bottles of wine, limousine transportation to and from the event, and more. Call Annie Aft at (310) 559-6325. To purchase individual tickets to Vintage Hollywood ($200 each).