To tuxedoed people, velvet ropes are common banisters and champagne fountains are lawn sprinklers. Strap on some fancy pants in preparation for today's deal: for $49, you get one admission (a $100 value) to the Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival, which takes place on Saturday, June 19, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Calabasas Inn. Proceeds from the festival will go to benefit the Alzheimer's Association and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
This year marks the fourth anniversary of the Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival, a celebration of all things gustatory and gourmet in life. This philanthropic feast allows visitors to nosh from start to finish, sampling cuisine from the highest browed of local kitchens, including L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, Gladstone's Malibu, Patina, and the Calabasas Country Club Restaurant. Foodies will also appreciate live cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs Joachim Splichal, Tommy Tang, and Frania Mendivil. Sip vino from the spouts of more than 100 international wineries, including California wine lines Barefoot Wine, Cycles Gladiator, and Ravenswood, to name just a few. Twenty breweries and numerous distilled beverages will be on hand as well, providing enough alcohol-enhanced variety to make the thirstiest of cows moo with delight. Improve wrist agility and reaction time while betting on auction items including wine, art, and sports memorabilia, with the full knowledge that money spent will go to a good cause.
In addition to benefiting two worthy charities, the Food & Wine Festival makes for a stellar romantic outing, a chance for friendly bonding over shared comestibles, and a tasty place to fill your 200-gallon wineskin. Event producers Barcelona Enterprises have also worked hard to make the festival a green event by minimizing paper use, procuring supplies locally, buying reusable products whenever possible, hiring Captain Planet as head event coordinator, and investing in biodegradable disposables for after-party composting, among others.
From intimate VIP dinners to pro-football events for thousands of people, the team behind Barcelona Event Planning has the experience to coordinate a successful gathering of any size. A division of marketing virtuosos Barcelona Enterprises, they can create lighting designs and special effects, custom chuppas, and floral centerpieces that make parties both personalized and glamorous, much like a red carpet woven out of the guest of honor’s hair. Their event expertise has fueled shindigs ranging from St. Patrick’s Day festivals and pirate festivals to charitable events that benefit animal shelters and children’s hospitals, including the Beverly Hills Wine Festival and the Indulge Los Angeles Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show.
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