Taste of Larchmont Gets Cooking on Monday, August 27

On Monday, August 27, the 27th Annual Taste of Larchmont – one of the Boulevard’s signature events – will bring together more than 500 local residents, government officials, celebrities, and more for great food from more than 20 local eateries, and one of the year’s biggest local raffles.

The event benefits Hope-Net, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization committed to eliminating hunger and homelessness in the Metro Los Angeles area (including Wilshire Center, Koreatown, Greater Wilshire, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Rampart, Los Feliz and Silverlake), and offering individuals and families facing food insecurity access to free, healthy foods and vital resources. Each year, Hope-Net’s 12 food pantry sites distribute more than 2.6 million pounds of food to 300,000 persons.

This year, for just $40, participants’ pirate-themed Taste passports will allow them to stroll up and down the Boulevard while enjoying food and drinks prepared by more than 20 of Larchmont Village’s most prominent eateries, including:

Burger Lounge
Chan Dara
El Cholo
Erin McKenna’s Bakery
Fancifull Foods
Go Get ’em Tiger
Jeni’s Ice Cream
Kiku Sushi
Larchmont Village Wine & Cheese
La Brea Bakery
Le Pain Quotidien
Le Petit Greek
Louise’s Trattoria
Muraya
Peet’s Coffee
Prado
Salt and Straw
Sweetfin Poke
The Ebell of Los Angeles
Village Pizzeria
…and Yogurtland.

The event also includes a very popular raffle, which is generously supported by the local business community. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The first prize is dinner for two at 12 eclectic restaurants, this year including:

Dinner for two with wine pairing from James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin at Lucques
Barbareno in Santa Barbara
Salt’s Cure
Marino’s with Chef Sal Marino
Vernetti
Odys + Penelope
Preux & Proper
Jaffa
The Village Idiot
Black Cat
…and more.

Other raffle prizes include fabulous gifts from:

Landis Gifts and Stationery
Diptyque
Malin +Goetz
Jessica’s from Sunset
Village Heights
Alegria Bazaar by Paula Carlotto
Larchmont Traditional Medicine
Larchmont Village Florist
Peet’s Coffee
Le Pain Quotidien
Larchmont Beauty Center
Universal Studios
The Autry Museum
Rhodes School of Music
…and more.

Finally, there will also be a very special Silent Auction prize this year, courtesy of Trina Turk:  a$250 Trina Turk Gift Card, with a private shopping party with up to 10 of your friends in Trina Turk’s Larchmont Boutique. Enjoy champagne and “lite bites” as you shop…with each guest receiving a shopping card good for $50 off their purchase of $200 or more.

For more information call 213-389-9949.  Taset of Larchmont event and raffle tickets can be purchased at http://hopenetla.org/tol/purchase-tickets/ or at the event. Tickets are $40 (or you can be a HopeNet “angel” and purchase two for $100). Raffle tickets are $5 each, or five tickets for $20.

Event sponsors include:

Paramount Studios
Wilshire Rotary Club
Ritz Dry Cleaners
Islamic Center of So Cal
City Council Member David Ryu

Coldwell Banker
Laurie Brown
Tom Patterson and Kelly Martin
Susan and Bill Ehrlich
PHD Fitness
Mercury insurance
Ellen and Steve Sletten
Andy and Jill Nieman
Pacific Union
Solari Enterprises
John Welborne
Marlborough School
Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Jane Gilman
Chevalier’s Books
Loveland-Carr Properties
Woodward Team
Hollywoodland Realty
Immanuel Presbyterian Church

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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