Sunday, March 01, 2009

Food Fare 2009



LA’s Premiere Culinary Celebration Offers a Sampling of the Region’s Finest

Restaurants, Wineries, and Gifts as Well as a Taste of Stardom.

Los Angeles, CA - - More than 150 of LA's best restaurants, caterers, wineries, florists and entertainers will gather at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Thursday, March 12, 2009 for Planned Parenthood LA's renowned Food Fare.

Started in 1979 with a cooking demonstration by Julia Child, Food Fare has become the oldest and most celebrated culinary event in Los Angeles. Food Fare 2009 offers guests a unique opportunity to sample the finest food and drink that the city has to offer. Some of the participating restaurants include: A.O.C., Ammo, Border Grill, Clementine, Lucques and Drago. Famed Los Angeles chefs Suzanne Goin of Lucques and AOC, Nancy Silverton of Osteria Mozza/ Pizzeria Mozza, and Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (otherwise known as "The Food Dudes") of Animal, will be at the event signing their cookbooks from 11:30 am -1:30 pm.

In addition to savoring the delights prepared by participating chefs, all ticket holders will be automatically registered to win a walk-on role on the hit television show Brothers & Sisters, a private tour on the set of the popular series Private Practice and the chance to win a scrub top autographed by the cast of Grey's Anatomy. Food Fare will also feature a silent auction of prizes ranging from vacations to entertainment event tickets to gift certificates to area restaurants. Silent auction prizes include a trip to Los Cabos, Mexico, a Caribbean Cruise, and a week's stay for ten at Mammoth Mountain.

Kate Walsh, Actor and long time FOOD FARE attendee said, "Safe sex, Planned Parenthood, and great food. Nothing beats shopping and eating for a good cause! Join Planned Parenthood Los Angeles at FOOD FARE!"

Advance tickets for Food Fare are $125 for the daytime session (10:30 am to 2:00 pm) and $175 for the evening session (6 pm to 9:30 pm). Tickets can be purchased at the door for $150 for the daytime session and $200 for the evening session. Tickets are available online at or by calling (310) 395-0098.

Food Fare is produced by the Planned Parenthood Guild, a group of 200 women dedicated to providing financial and volunteer support for Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles (PPLA). PPLA is the largest provider of essential reproductive health care services in Los Angeles County.

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