United Friends of the Children has partnered with Los Angeles’ most celebrated restaurants and chefs to present the 4th Annual Cultivate L.A. on October 13, 2012 at a historic private Bel Air estate. Guests will savor the food from over 40 restaurants of local chefs like Suzanne Goin of Tavern, AOC and Lucques, Susan Feniger of Street and Border Grill , Jeffrey Cerciello of Farmshop, Joachim Splichal of Patina, Brendan Collins of Waterloo & City, and David Lentz of Hungry Cat.
They will be joined by other celebrated LA Restaurants, local breweries, artisanal food producers and esteemed California vintners including Moraga Vineyards, Margerum, Cent ‘Anni, Frank Family Vineyards Silver Oak and JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, and one of the world’s most precious single malt whiskeys, The Macallan. Treats from the Best Desserts in L.A. table will feature Sprinkles, Magnolia, Duff’s Cakemix, Buttercake Bakery and Vanilla Bake Shop. VIP ticket purchasers will enjoy a reception including a private art tour of the estate and a special champagne and Petrossian caviar tasting.
Proceeds from the event support United Friends of the Children; “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. “Foster youth need the chance to build a strong sense of self that makes a successful adulthood possible.”
Admission to the event starts at $175, with ticket packages starting at $500 including raffle tickets for a chance to win an all inclusive family vacation to the exclusive year-round resort, Martis Camp in North Lake Tahoe. Cultivate LA features an exclusively large format wine auction offering rare and collectible bottles, as well as special wine trips to Santa Barbara, Napa, Sonoma and Paso Robles.