The American Cancer Society gathered top LA restaurateurs and California vintners for its 2018 California Spirit 33 gourmet garden party at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. The annual event honored Chef Ming Tsai with the 2018 Impact Award for his inspiring work in the fight against cancer through his leadership in the national non-profit Family Reach.
Hosted by Chef Javier Plascencia, guests enjoyed offerings from LA’s top restaurants including 71 Above, Barbara Jean LA, The Bel-Air, BOA, Fig & Olive, Frida Mexican Cuisine, Guerilla Tacos, Kato, Life Energy Food, Maple Block Meat Co, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Panini Kabob Grill, Prawn Coastal, Takami Sushi & Robata, Sweet Lady Jane, The Wallace, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and Wood & Vine. Libations were poured by Ammunition Wine, Codigo 1530 Tequila, Danone Waters of America, Drake’s Organic Vodka & Rum, Golden Road Brewing, Hilltop Coffee, Lillet, Kikori Whiskey, Moraga Bel Air, Malibu Vineyards, and The Ojai Vineyard.
Funds raised through California Spirit supported the Society’s groundbreaking research, free patient and caregiver services, and early detection and prevention education programs.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY