Taste of Larchmont Tonight Features Fun Raffle Prizes

This year’s Taste of Larchmont theme is “A Day at the Beach”

If you haven’t made plans yet to attend tonight’s 28th annual Taste of Larchmont festival, benefitting HopeNet, the non-profit agency that operates 13 local food pantries, you might want to consider that in addition to wonderful food from more than 20 local restaurants, the event also includes a huge raffle with great prizes donated by local merchants, along with a some cool silent auction prizes…which for some people might be just as enticing as the food.

Here are the raffle and auction prizes we know of so far.  See something you’d like?  Stop by tonight and pick up a raffle ticket – or 10! – and enter some auction bids.

Raffle prizes include items donated by:

  • City Council Member David Ryu
  • Alegria Bazarr by Paula Carlotto
  • The Autry Museum
  • Breakfast by Salt’s Cure
  • Buck Mason
  • Chevalier’s Book Store
  • Chris Devlin Photography
  • Diptyque
  • The Ebell of Los Angeles
  • Elan Hotel
  • Fancifull Foods
  • Flicka
  • Healing Hands
  • Helene Siefer
  • Hotel Wilshire
  • Landis Gifts & Stationery
  • Larchmont Beauty Center
  • Larchmont Traditional Medicine
  • Larchmont Village Florist
  • Malin + Goets
  • Peet’s Coffee
  • Pickett Fences
  • Randy Escada/Prospr
  • Rhodes School of Music
  • Topikal on Larchmont
  • Trina Turk
  • Universal Studios
  • Village Heights
  • …and dinner for 2 at 12 (yes, 12!) fabulous restaurants:
    • Lucques
    • Antico
    • Musso & Frank
    • Babareno (in Santa Barbara)
    • Fin
    • Black Cat
    • Marnino
    • Salt’s Cure
    • Vernetti
    • Village Idiot
    • Le Petit Marche
    • …and, to top it all off, Food Network stars The Grill Dads will grill in the winner’s back yard!

Silent auction items include:

  • $500 gift certificate from Trina Turk
  • Wine tasting for 8 from Fancifull Foods
  • Vintage doll house from Ted Russell at Tedland
  • Family portraint from photographer Chris Devlin
    …and more!

Raffle tickets are $5 each, or five for $20, and – like the event tickets ($50 each) – are available at http://www.hopenetla.org/taste-of-larchmont or at the registration table tonight, starting at 4 p.m. in the municipal parking lot on the 100 block of S. Larchmont.

Taste of Larchmont sponsors include:

Riding the Waves
City Council Member David Ryu
Paramount Pictures
Ritz Dry Cleaners
Wilshire Rotary Club

Making Sandcastles
Bret Parsons Real Estate
Coldwell Banker of Hancock Park
Larchmont Buzz
Larchmont Chronicle
Laurie Brown
Mercury Insurance
PhD Fitness
Susan and Bill Ehrlich

Hollywoodland Realty
Dr. James Gibbons
Jane Gilman
Pickett Fences
Jill and Andy Nieman
Loveland-Carr Properties
Marlborough School
Park La Brea
Solari Enterprises
Stephen Yeazall

And, finally, participating restaurants, at which you’ll be Tasting tonight, include:

El Cholo
Erin McKenna’s Bakery
Fancifull Fine Foods
Go Get ‘em Tiger
Good Goose
Jeni’s Ice Cream
Kiku Sushi
La Brea Bakery
Larchmont Village Wine & Cheese
Le Pain Quotidien
Le Petit Greek
Louise’s Trattoria
Peet’s Coffee
Salt and Straw
Sweet Fin
The Ebell of Los Angeles
Trader Joe’s

See you at the Taste!

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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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