FROM THE WIRE: And the Category is…Simply diVine!  Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Premier Food and Wine Event Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary on April 18

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LOS ANGELES, February 3, 2020— Celebrating its 15th delectable year, the premier food and wine event in Los Angeles for LGBT people and their allies known as Simply diVine takes over the iconic Hollywood Forever on Saturday, April 18, from 6–9 p.m. Guests will sample extraordinary food and drinks from L.A.’s best food, wines, craft beers, cocktails, juices, specialty coffees, and much more at the fascinating landmark best known as the final resting place to more of Hollywood’s founders and stars than anywhere else on Earth.

All proceeds support the Center’s vital programs and services.

“It’s just so incredible to me that Simply diVine gets bigger and bigger each year—more people, more vendors, more event space—as we eat, drink, and dance out under the stars!” said Event Co-chair and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger. “When I became co-chair with David Bailey 15 years ago, it was our goal to transform this event into something spectacular and unforgettable for our community. Now, it’s the only food and wine event in Los Angeles for LGBT people and their allies. Join us as we toast to another 15 years of this fabulous celebration!”

Early Bird FOODIE tickets may be purchased now through Friday, February 14, for $125 which includes general admission entry to the main event from 6 to 9 p.m. Beginning February 15, FOODIE tickets will increase to $150.

Guests looking for a more intimate experience can enjoy a one-hour exclusive early entry to the main event at 5 p.m. with a CLUP VIP ticket which includes access to the CLUB VIP Lounge all evening with private bartenders; exclusive acoustic live music; tastings of rare wines; celebrity chef experiences; and more. Complimentary drive-on VIP parking included.

To date, some of the restaurant partners include Bourbon Steak; Crossroads Kitchen; Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt; Friends and Family; My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream; Nomad Ice Pops; Rao’s Hollywood; Red Bird; Salazar; Salt’s Cure; and Valerie’s Confections.

Current beverage partners include Austin Cocktails, J. LOHR Vineyards and Wines; Kikori Whiskey; MiddleBar; Obvious Wines; Rekorderlig Cider; Wooler Brands, Inc.; and Zonin Prosecco.
 
Sous Chef
sponsor is Hollywood Forever; Sommelier sponsors are idobi Network, RideYellow, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Pastry Chef sponsor is Keller Williams. Media sponsor is The Fight Magazine.

In addition to Susan Feniger and David Bailey (HGTV’s Selling L.A. and Keller Williams Beverly Hills), Simply diVine will be helmed by Amy Gordon Yanow—all of whom serve on the Center’s Board of Directors—and Laurie Deddens, beverage steward at Pavilions West Hollywood. Jory Burton from Sotheby’s International Realty returns as Host Committee Chair.

Music and entertainment at the main event will be provided by The Brandon Brown Collective and DJ Asha.

For the latest news and updates about the event, follow @lalgbtcenter on social media and check simplydivine.org for a complete list of participating food and tasting partners. Don’t forget to tag us @lalgbtcenter in your photos plus the hashtag #simplydivine.

WHAT:
Simply diVine
The 15th annual tasting event benefiting the Los Angeles LGBT Center is a celebration of delicious food, wine, spirits, craft beers, and more! 

WHEN:
Saturday, April 18
5 – 6 p.m.:   CLUB VIP Early Entrance
6 – 9 p.m.:   FOODIE General Admission

WHERE:
Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

TICKETS:
FOODIE General Tickets:      $125 through February 14;  $150 beginning February 15
CLUB VIP Tickets:                   $500 through April 18

To purchase tickets, visit simplydivine.org.

NOTE: All online ticket sales end on April 18 at 5 p.m. Tickets available at the door ($170 per FOODIE general ticket) on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out.

All proceeds support the Center’s life-changing and life-saving programs and services.

 

 

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