Out and About

30 Years of California Spirit For American Cancer Society

As a cancer survivor myself, I was beyond overjoyed to see so many Angelenos out and about this weekend to support the American Cancer Society at Cal Spirit 30 – hosted by award-winning chef Rocco DiSpirito of Extreme Weight Loss. Eating for a good cause?! – count me in!

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Sony Pictures Studios was packed with foodies, philanthropists, and even Allison Janney of West Wing sampling bites from some of LA’s most noteworthy eateries. Grilled pork chops from Redbird, lobster rolls from Knuckle + Claw, and freshly baked donuts from ICDC were just a few of the scrumptious samplings from the evening – can you say YUM?! Not to mention, expertly crafted cocktails by renowed mixologist Julian Cox.

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Snacking is one of my favorite pastimes, so getting the opportunity to try small bites from such a plethora of restaurants was such a great experience! I’ve definitely gotten the inspiration for lots of new summer recipes – stay tuned for those!

Needless to say, I left this event with a full belly – as well as a full heart! Check out all of my pictures below for more details on the event!

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Allison Janney with Chef Thomas Keller – of Bouchon Beverly Hills, & Phil Rosenthal gracing the Cal Spirit 30 red carpet.
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Ceviche Kokoda with Sea Bass, Shrimp, & Sea Urchin courtesy of Picca.
Delectable Porcini Rubbed Short Ribs with Salsa Verde and Scallions from Spacca.
Delectable Porcini Rubbed Short Ribs with Salsa Verde and Scallions from Spacca.

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Moroccan couscous, French feta pistachio salad, sesame ginger braised duck by Lemonade.
Moroccan couscous, French feta pistachio salad, sesame ginger braised duck by Lemonade.

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Unbelievable seafood bar featuring fresh oysters, mussels, and shrimp - brought to you by Bouchon Bistro.
Unbelievable seafood bar featuring fresh oysters, mussels, and shrimp – brought to you by Bouchon Bistro.
Full house at Cal Spirit LA!
Full house at Cal Spirit LA!
Vanilla Cherry Sky cocktail with Green Bar Distillery White Whiskey & Vanilla Vodka - mixed by Julian Cox.
Vanilla Cherry Sky cocktail with Green Bar Distillery White Whiskey & Vanilla Vodka – mixed by Julian Cox.
Simple & fresh banana pudding from Barrel & Ashes.
Simple & fresh banana pudding from Barrel & Ashes.
Vanilla Cream Cheese Donuts, Salt and Pepper Caramel Mini Donuts, & Mayan Chocolate Mini Donut by ICDC. DELISH!
Vanilla Cream Cheese Donuts, Salt and Pepper Caramel Mini Donuts, & Mayan Chocolate Mini Donut baked fresh by ICDC. DELISH!

Head over to A Girl & A Garnish on Instagram to see more pictures from the event and don’t forget to search #calspirit30 on Facebook & Instagram!

XO,
G&G

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