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Guest of Honor:

Tom Colicchio JBF Award Winner Tom Colicchio
Chef/Owner, Craft Restaurants and 'wichcraft
Head Judge, Bravo's Top Chef


Great chefs. Fine Champagne. High style. Now that's a party. For almost 20 years, the James Beard Foundation has hosted the celebrated Chefs & ChampagneSM party in the Hamptons, the Big Apple's playground for the rich and famous. This year, the Foundation is taking its delicious event west to showcase the extraordinary and diverse culinary talents of Los Angeles. Set amid the exclusive, ivied-walks of Melrose Place, Chefs & ChampagneSM Los Angeles brings together innovators and tastemakers from the worlds of cuisine, fashion and state-of-the-art design for a truly unique experience in a city known for its creativity.

Participating Los Angeles-Area Chefs:

Matthew Accarrino, Craft Los Angeles/ Gino Angelini, Angelini Osteria/ Govind Armstrong, Table 8/ Octavio Becerra, Palate Food and Wine/ James Boyce, Studio at Montage Laguna Beach/ Thomas Boyce, Spago Beverly Hills/ Pastry Chef Kristy Choo, Jin Patisserie/ Michael Cimarusti, Providence/ Josiah Citrin, Mélisse/ Neal Fraser, Grace Restaurant/ Hiroyuki Fujita, Kumo/ Eric Greenspan, The Foundry on Melrose/ Zov Karamardian, Zov's Bistro/ David LeFevre and Pastry Chef John Park, Water Grill/ David Lentz, The Hungry Cat/ Walter Manzke, Bastide/ Dennis Mejia, Republic/ David Myers, Sona/Pastry Chef Ramon Perez, Boule/ JBF Award Winner Michel Richard, Citrus at Social Hollywood/ Kristi Ritchey, Murano/ Steven A. Rojas and Pastry Chef Johnny Zepeda, Saddle Peak Lodge/ Marin Santos, Dolce Enoteca e Ristorante/ Bijan Shokatfard, Geoffrey's Malibu/ Kerry Simon, Simon L.A. at Sofitel/JBF Award Winner Joachim Splichal, Patina/ Mike Stern, Michael's/ Jason Travi and Pastry Chef Miho Travi, Fraîche

Event Location:
Melrose Place
Los Angeles

Date and Time:
Sunday, May 4, 2008
VIP Champagne Reception and Silent Auction Preview: 5:006:00 pm
Promenade of Chefs and Champagne: 6:00­8:30 pm

General Admission: Members $195, General Public $275
VIP Premium Admission*: Members $325, General Public $400
VIP tables of 10: $3,250

*VIP experience includes: VIP reception with tray-passed hors d'oeuvres; vintage Champagne; photo opportunity with chefs; silent auction preview; reserved table seating; and additional VIP gift bag.

For reservations, please call 212.627.2308.

Guest parking will be available at Pacific Design Center. Please use the San Vicente entrance.

Champagne Sponsors**:

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Au Bon Climat logo       Domaine de Canton logo        Evian logo        Illy logo        Lambertson Truex logo

LA Confidential logo        Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills logo       Sofitel LA log        TurboChef logo

Fashion Partners:
Carolina Herrera New York; Diane von Furstenberg; Frédéric Fekkai; Lambertson Truex; Mulberry

Cultural Partners:

Geffen Playhouse logo          LACMA logo              MOCA logo

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For sponsorship opportunities and silent auction donations, please call Julie Pfeiffer at 212.633.9145.