Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Vintage Bouquet food & wine event in Beverly Hills April 28


Sunday, April 28, 2013, Noon – 4 P.M.,
at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills

Popular Tasting Event, Open to Public,
Benefits Beverly Hills Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Legal Services Programs

Proving that good food and wine never go out of style, or demand, the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Vintage Bouquet celebrates its 25th anniversary with a very special “edition” of the al fresco food and wine tasting event on Sunday, April 28, 2013, from noon to 4 pm, at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.  Unlimited tastings of exceptional wines and mouth-watering dishes from some of the most renowned restaurants in the area, paired with live and silent auctions and exceptional musical entertainment, are the cornerstone of this signature event hailed by food critics as “enticing,” “fabulous,” “serious fun” and “not to be missed.”  Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation’s pro bono legal services, including free wills for firefighters and emergency responders and Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm.

“We are pulling out the stops for the Vintage Bouquet’s 25th Anniversary thanks to the generosity of the restaurants and wineries that partner with the BHBA,” says Leigh Leshner, Barristers Past President and event chair for the ninth year.  “There will be innovative dishes prepared with fresh locally-sourced food, award-winning wines, the opportunity to meet top chefs and winemakers and much more.  We have also expanded the ever-popular V.I.P. Martini Bar to include a variety of specialty cocktails and fabulous tastings.”

Featured restaurants providing sweet and savory delectables are Bistrot Bagatelle, Brix Chocolate, Cookie Casa Bakery, Crustacean Beverly Hills, Dandy Don's HomeMade Ice Cream, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Il Fornaio- Beverly Hills, Lawry's The Prime Rib, Lazy Ox Canteen, Lexington Social House, Livello @ L'Ermitage, Momed, Napa Valley Grille, Palomino Restaurant, Ruth's Chris Steak House, STK, The Palm Restaurant and Wood & Vine.

Wineries, spirits and beverages being pouring include Asahi  Shuzo Sake, Astrale e Terra Vineyards, Beekeeper Cellars, DRY Soda Co., Grassini Family Vineyards, Hubert's Lemonade, Lewelling Vineyards, Miner Family Winery, Moreno BHLV, Peju, Palazzo Wine, Quady Winery, Spring Mountain Vineyard, Stella Artois, The Switch, VOSS Water, Whetstone Wine Cellars, Wind Gap and Wicker Vineyards.

The V.I.P. Martini Lounge features exclusive tastings from Bedford & Burns, Bow & Truss, Cooper Spirits, Fever Tree Mixers, Mixology 101, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, Planet Dailies, Nekter Juice Bar, OMG Chicken and Waffle, Tequila Partida and Wasted Cupcakes.

Wine Glass Sponsor is Elkins Jones Insurance Agency, Inc. Digital Sponsor is, a Media Temple company.  VIP Martini Lounge Sponsors include Nemecek & Cole, Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin, Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills and Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Gold, Birnberg & Coleman LLP.  Cask Sponsor is Rosen Saba, LLC.  Magnum Sponsors are Reuben Raucher & Blum, Strategic Valuation Group, LLC, and US Bank.  Jeroboam Sponsor is Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce.  Champagne Sponsors are AKA Beverly Hills, A Treasured Nurse, Inc., Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz, LLP, Mehry Ziai - Keller Williams Realty and Navigant Consulting, Inc., PMA Dispute Resolution and Variety.  Media Sponsor is 100.3 FM The Sound.  Official Airline Sponsor is American Airlines.

The 55-room Greystone Mansion nestled in a 16-acre park was built by the Doheny family in 1928 and is the largest family estate in the history of Beverly Hills.  It has been featured in such blockbuster films as There Will Be Blood, Nixon, X-Men, Ghostbusters, Spiderman III, Rush Hour, Air Force One, and many others.

Tickets to the 25th Annual Vintage Bouquet are $150 per person if purchased in advance and $175 per person at the door.  A limited number of VIP tickets ($225) are also available and include entree to the V.I.P. private martini bar. Sponsorships are available.  Greystone Mansion is located at 905 Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills, CA 90210.  For tickets and information, please call Knock Out Productions at (818) 610-0300, or visit

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