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Taste of Larchmont Tonight – Participant Lists Growing!


The 24th annual Taste of Larchmont Festival – a major fundraiser for the local food and shelter programs of HopeNet – kicks off tonight, and – as usual – the list of participating restaurants and raffle prizes has increased significantly since the event was first promoted earlier this month.

Your $40 ticket, available at or at the event, will now get you delicious tastes from the following restaurants:

  • Burger Lounge
  • Cafe Gratitude
  • California Roll & Sushi
  • Chan Dara
  • The Ebell of Los Angeles
  • El Cholo
  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery
  • Fancifull Foods
  • Go Get ‘Em Tiger
  • Kiku Sushi
  • Larchmont Village Wine & Cheese
  • Le Pain Quotidien
  • Le Petit Greek
  • Louise’s Trattoria
  • Nature’s Bakery
  • Peet’s Coffee
  • Prado
  • Salt & Straw
  • Village Pizzeria
  • Yogurtland

Your raffle tickets ($5 each, or five for $20, available at the event or the link above) will put you in the running for goodies including:

  • City Hall tour with City Council Member David Ryu
  • $200 in lotions & perfumes from Diptyque
  • Round the World coffee tour – 12 months of Peet’s Coffee & Bokka Nails Gift Certificate
  • Dr. Pilates five classes , Larchmont Florist Gift Certificate
  • Fancifull Gift Basket and Larchmont Traditional Medicine
  • Waterford Clock & Jessica from Sunset beauty treatment + Healing Hands Certificate
  • Hollywood Costume book from Academy Museum and Prospr Candle from Randy Esada
  • Larchmont Beauty Supply and Larchmont Traditional Medicine
  • Ebell wine basket and Landis Gifts and Stationery wine set
  • Hollywood Costume book from Academy Museum &Malin & Goetz candle
  • Le Pain Quotidien and Larchmont Traditional Medicine
  • Au Cou-rant Boutique, Village Heights gift certificate and Jessica from Sunset nail package
  • Flicka, Sprouts and Chevalier’s gift certificates and Jessica from Sunset beauty treatment>
  • Landis Gifts and Stationery candle, Jessica from Sunset nail package and Larchmont Traditional Medicine

And the raffle’s Grand Prize is dinner at 12 – yes, a full dozen – of the area’s best restaurants, including:

  • Lucques (dinner for two, with wine pairing)
  • Barbareno
  • Beachwood Cafe
  • Black Cat
  • Marino
  • The Dresden
  • The Larchmont
  • Canele
  • Salt’s Cure
  • Vernetti
  • Village Idiot
  • Kali (chef’s tasting menu, with wine pairing)

Finally, last but in no way least, there will also be both a live and silent auction, with prizes including:

  • Lunch with Councilman David Ryu (confirmation pending) – Priceless
  • Facial from Christine Freitas – 90 Minutes….Fabulous….Value $175
  • Fancifull Foods Private Wine Tasting for 8 Value $400
  • 4 Tickets to LA Rams vs Miami Dolphins Football Game on Nov 20 . Value $400
  • Golden Globes and Industry Swag Bag..Value $600
  • Los Angeles Rams Commemorative Football signed by quarterback Jared Goff, 1st pick of the 2016 NFL Draft Value $225
  • Silver Navajo Bracelet from Rudy Gintel and Brothers Collateral Value $300
  • House Spiritual Cleansing & Blessing by Lisa Derrick….Practicing Witch and Occult Expert….Value $222
  • Two Night Stay at the Wyndham Santa Monica at the Pier …Value $800
  • From OSH….A Dewalt Drill Value $200.

(Note that silent auction winners do not need to be present to win.)

It should be a great way to spend your Monday evening – see you on the Boulevard for dinner tonight!

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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