Savor the Season takes place Sunday, September 21, at Vibiana, a former Catholic cathedral near City Hall. The prestigious food and wine event benefits Break the Cycle, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing support for teenage domestic violence victims. This year’s Honorary Chef is André Guerrero, who owns the recently revamped MAX in the Valley and The Oinkster in Eagle Rock.
Nine chefs will contribute dishes to the VIP Tasting Garden, including Aaron Robins of Boneyard Bistro, Michael McDonald (savory) and Renee Ward (pastry) of [email protected], Gerardo Ochoa of El Cholo, Gautam Ghaudry of Tanzore and Nano Crespo of Tasca Wine Bar.
You’ll also find cheese from fromager Andrew Steiner, who debuted Andrew’s Cheese Shop on Montana Avenue in August. Brian Scheiner will provide black, red and golden caviar from Beverly Hills Caviar. Joni Fay Hill and Denise Daclan of Saltistry will host an “extravagant sea salt tasting buffet.” Ke Lin Kay and father Carlos Molina of Tutti Gelati will scoop gelatos and sorbets.
To drink, expect find flavor-infused teas from Yosuke Sato of Mo dé Tea Café, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte from Bonnie Graves of Girl Meets Grape and limoncello courtesy of Manuela Zarette-Carling, with Ventura Limoncello Originale.
Savor the Season runs from 6 PM – 9 PM. General Admission is $100 per person and the VIP Package costs $250.
At 8 PM, there will be a drawing for a bamboo Shinto bedroom set from Maria Yee (valued at $7500), followed by a live auction. Prizes include a Salt Creek Grille cocktail party for 100 guests (normally $10,000) and a two-person bike tour through Siena, Italy (regularly $8596).