Damn, this year went by pretty fast, huh?
Well, its that time of year again for everyone’s favorite food and wine event! The 6th annual East L.A Meets Napa celebration is happening this Friday evening at Union Station! From 6-9 PM, get drunk and full as f*** for a good cause!
And I’m not just using “everyone’s favorite” as a generic term foo. For some reason, everyone–Eastsiders and Westsiders alike–tend to dub this event as their “favorite” every time they they meet me. Compared to the rest of these traditionally stuffy, snobby food and wine events I guess? It must be out latin passion eyy! haha.
No but seriously, this event is pretty fun. It wrangles together most of the cities current top Mexican restaurants and some pretty top-notch latino-owned wineries. Also, its pretty funny to see all the powerful brown politicos dancing salsa and grown up hoochie-mama’s taqueando and getting all barras! Support the cause ese!
I’ve been covering this pachanga for the past three years and trust me, this shit cracks!
Check out my past coverage.
Here is the info, I know the ticket is a little pricey but its worth it! I promise. C’mon its for a good cause!
(taken from the email they sent to me)
Carnitas and Cabernet Converge as East LA Meets Napa Celebrates
the Cuisine of Michoacán
What: AltaMed’s Sixth Annual East LA Meets Napa celebration returns to Union Station to pay tribute to the regional cuisine of Michoacán – considered by some to be Mexico’s soul food. The event will feature the diversity of Los Angeles’ Latin cuisine and fine wine from Latino-owned or -operated Napa Valley wineries. A total of 60 wine and food pairing stations will feature the best wine and food Southern and Northern California has to offer.
East LA Meets Napa showcases the contributions of Latinos to California’s multi-billion dollar food and wine industry. The event provides culinary enthusiasts with the opportunity to support AltaMed’s mission – increasing access to quality and culturally relevant health and human services to underserved communities in Southern California. AltaMed provides quality care without exception.
When: Friday, July 8, 2011
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Union Station
800 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Who: Cástulo De La Rocha, President and CEO of AltaMed
Wine Industry Representatives from Napa Valley and
Latino Winery and Restaurant Owners
Music by Jose Rizo’s Mongorama
Visuals: 1,400 guests enjoying fine wine, fantastic Latin food, and dancing to live music amidst the backdrop of historic Union Station.
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