Wine Tasting and Fundraiser for Los Angeles Youth Network

May 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
TART Restaurant
115 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 556-2608

The Fairfax District’s iconic Farmer’s Daughter Hotel and TART restaurant team with longtime friends and local nonprofit the Los Angeles Youth Network to host “TART Uncorked.” Hosted by Event Chairs Ellen Picataggio and Ann Marie Spinelli, the one-night-only wine tasting and fundraising event takes place on Thursday, May 29 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets, available for $150 per person, include pours of over six California wines curated by General Manager and Sommelier Mary Thompson, seasonal small bites from Executive Chef Nick Erven, and the opportunity to bid on an exclusive selection of silent auction items-from an overnight getaway for two at Jordan Vineyard and Winery and a $500 gift card to Bliss Spa, to a raffle of the event chair’s favorite wines. Tickets may be purchased at All proceeds from the event will go to support the non-profit organization, which assists homeless youth in Los Angeles by providing housing and teaching independent living skills.

Guests will enjoy the sounds of Flamenco guitarist Walter Molina while sampling a selection of wines from Jordan Winery, Chandon Winery, Club W, and Gallo Wines. Paired small bites will include Watermelon, Tomato, and Jicama Skewers with harissa and mint; Bay Scallop Ceviche on a crispy rice cracker; and Oysters on the Half Shell with pink peppercorn mignonette. Silent auction items from Taschen Books, Clare Vivier, Kim White Handbags, Lindy & Grundy, Maya Brenner, Adam Silverman’s Atwater Pottery, Monsieur Marcel, Nespresso, and Modern Multiples Fine Art Studios, among others, will be available for bid. Sponsors for the event include The Wine House, E & J Gallo Winery, Jordan Vineyard and Winery, Heffernan Insurance Brokers, and The Original Farmers Market.

About Los Angeles Youth Network: Since 1985, Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN) has served runaway, foster, and other youth experiencing homelessness ages 12-21 that includes emergency, group, and long-term housing. LAYN provides comprehensive programs and services teaching independent living skills and resources necessary for youth to lead productive lives, while offering a wide array of educational and enrichment programs. For more information, visit

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