Project by Project (what is Project by Project?) is hosting its 11th annual fundraising tasting event this Saturday, Plate by Plate. Located in downtown’s Vibiana (the former cathedral), the event brings together heavy hitters in the world of LA food & drink for an all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink fest.
Net proceeds go to a partner charity each year; this year, the charity is Asian American theater organization East West Players. The food-fest isn’t exactly cheap ($150 GA & $250 VIP), but I have an opportunity to give away two free VIP passes ($500 retail value) to Saturday’s event to one lucky reader. The exhaustive list of participants is below.
|Bestia||1886 (VIP only)|
|Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s||Asahi Beer|
|Chaya Downtown||Boutique Sake|
|Chef Jet Tila||Bird Pick Tea & Leaf|
|Church & State||Boba 7|
|Kali Dining (VIP only)||Joto Sake|
|Lazy Ox Canteen||Kettle One|
|Lexington Social House||Kirin Beer|
|Lukshon||Off the Vine|
|Mills + Co.||PIL Sake|
|Paiche||San Vicente Cellars|
|The Park’s Finest||VeeV|
|Patina/Patina Pastry||Ventura Limoncello|
|Petty Cash Tequeria||Voss Water|
|Redbird (VIP only)|
|Saddle Peak Lodge|
|Seoul Sausage Co.|
|Stella Barra Pizzeria|
|Taberna Arros y Vi|
For a taste of what to expect, see a recap of the event I attended in 2011: http://darindines.com/2011/08/08/plate-by-plate-2011-los-angeles/
And also see a thorough recap of the 2012 event: http://www.kevineats.com/2012/08/plate-by-plate-2012-los-angeles-ca.html
To enter, please comment with your name and a valid e-mail address and tell me which vendor (food or drink) you’re most looking forward to trying…and why! Again, it’s two VIP tickets for one winner. Deadline is 10pm Wednesday evening, winner will be selected randomly and notified that same night. In the event that the chosen winner cannot attend, tickets will be re-allocated (non-transferable).
As for me? There’s a bunch, but I’m curious to see a preview of Neal Fraser’s Redbird (soon to open at the Vibiana) as well as to try Petty Cash Taqueria. I love Bestia and Lukshon and will likely eat whatever they are serving. For drinks, I thoroughly enjoy 1886’s cocktails and The Bruery’s beers…I have a feeling I’ll be stopping by those tables multiple times.
What: 11th Annual Plate by Plate Los Angeles.
Where: Vibiana. 214 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
When: Saturday, August 3rd. 6pm VIP entry, 7pm general admission.
How: I just told you! Or to guarantee admission, buy your tickets here.
Thanks for playing!
UPDATE 7/31 10:10pm: Thank you to all that participated! It was fun seeing what everyone’s looking forward to – it seems like Oinkster, Bestia and Paiche may be some of the most popular tables on Saturday. An Excel random number formula was used to choose a number between 1 and 61 with the result being comment #22. Congratulations to Marcus! If positive confirmation of acceptance is not received within 24 hours, I will draw another number. Thanks again.