Monday October 12, 2009
On Monday, October 19, 2009, the James Beard LA Chef and Cocktail Invitational will be presented at The Foundry on Melrose. This culinary showcase is hosted and presented by Chef Eric Greenspan, Executive Chef/Owner of the Foundry on Melrose. The event will feature 5 of America's finest young chefs working together in the creation of an exceptional 5-course, seated, culinary experience for 80 people from 6:45 pm to 10:30 pm.
In addition to the dinner, there will be an After Dinner Cocktail Party from 10:30 pm to 1:30 am. Each course will be paired with a specialty cocktail by some of America’s most talented mixologists. The After Dinner Cocktail Party will feature hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails, and jazz by The Foundry Three. Tickets for the dinner are $200 per person. Tickets for the After Dinner Cocktail Party are $75 per person.
Participating chefs: Eric Greenspan, The Foundry on Melrose, Los Angeles; Walter Manzke, Church & State, Los Angeles, Zoe Nathan, Rustic Canyon & Huckleberry, Los Angeles; Jason Neroni, Blanca, Solana Beach; and Doug Psaltis, New York. The Mixologists include: Eric Alperin, Varnish, Los Angeles; Richard Boccato, Dutch Kills, New York; Jeff Hollinger, Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, San Francisco; Michael Madrusan, Milk & Honey, New York; and Dan Bayha, The Foundry on Melrose, Los Angeles.