Great view of the Hollywood sign from Sunset Gower Studios
Individual cocktail tables were situated between booths for guests to make temporary base campsIf you haven't seen these, I firmly believe everyone should have these plates for cocktail parties. It's not just a plate, not just a wine glass holder, it's an incredible yet simple invention that allows you to have one hand free to eat, shake people's hands, and try other snacks while holding your plate. Finally, your plate and wine glass are no longer your cocktail party ball and chain.
Plate + Wine Glass Holder = Free hand to take a photo
While I photographed food, Bryan planted himself at the Angel City Brewing Company's booth :)
Halfway throughout the evening, there was a cooking demo by JAR's Suzanne Tracht
Summer Slaw from JAR
Duck Taco & Garbanzo Salad from Momed (Modern Mediterranean)
Grape, Goat Cheese & Candied Pecans Pops from Long Beach's The Sky Room
Crunchy Salad from Susan Feniger's STREET
Vegetable Lasagna from Angelini Osteria
Beef Yakitori from Chaya Downtown L.A.
Ahi Tuna & Short Rib Tacos from Far Bar
Salmon in Crispy Potato Cups from Bon Appetit/Restaurant At The Getty
Hungarian & Black Forest Brats from Brats Brothers
Short Rib Sliders from BOA
Rose Petal Petit Four from Valerie Confections
Decadent Chocolate Trifles from Delphine at the W Hollywood
While all the food and wine were fantastic, after an hour-plus of grazing nothing sounded better than an ice cold bottle of water. Luckily, FIJI was there to save the day (or night).