Sunday, July 22, 2018


Photos by Karen Ostlund  #CalSpirit
Chef Ming Tsai accepts 2018 Impact Award
 Celebrated chef and TV personality Tsai was honored last Sunday July 15th by the American Cancer Society, and accepted the 2018 Impact Award at the American Cancer Society’s California Spirit 33 Gourmet Garden Party for his work with Family Reach, an organization that provides financial assistance for under-served families facing cancer.                       
The garden party, took place on the Sony Studio's lot and was co-sponsored by media partners, KTLA-TV; Variety; Angeleno; The Hollywood Reporter; KJZZ Radio, and included  25 food and beverage stations, offering everything from Wolfgang Puck’s grilled ribeye cap, oysters by Prawn Coastal, seared albacore by The Bel-Air, paella del Mar by Fig & Olive to sweet cream ice cream by McConnell’s.
Host Chef Javier Plascencia
Honorary co-chairs Joy and Roger Davis w/Sherry Lansing (in red/black)
Sherry Lansing  (STOP CANCER, Stand Up 2 Cancer) served as honorary co-chair along with Phil Rosenthal (15-time Emmy Award-winning “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Spanglish,” “I’ll have What Phil’s Having; Netflix Season 2 of Somebody Feed Phil). Sherry Lansing is also known as former Chairman and CEO of Paramount Studios donated a private cocktail reception and film screening at her home for 12 guests to the live auction, which went for $6000.
Live auction with Andrew Firestone
The event was hosted by Chef Javier Plascencia, author and TV personality for cuisine of Baja California and Andrew Firestone presided over the live auction.                   
Wolfgang Puck: Grilled ribeye cap, yukon gold potatoes, peppers
Restaurants featured:*71 Above, Barbara Jean LA, The Bel-Air, BOA Steakhouse, Fig & Olive, Frida Mexican Cuisine, Guerilla Tacos, Kato, Life Energy Food,  Maple Block Meat Co, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Panini Kabob Grill,  Prawn Coastal, Takami Sushi & Robata, Sweet Lady Jane, The Wallace, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and Wood & Vine.                          
Organic white rum Drake's

Featured purveyors by: Ammunition Wine, Codigo 1530 Tequila, Danone Waters of America, Drake’s Organic Vodka & Rum, Golden Road Brewing, Hilltop Coffee, Lillet, Kikori Whiskey, Moraga Bel Air, Malibu Vineyards, and The Ojai Vineyard.

Chef Ming Tsa
The Band from TV concluded California Spirit 33 auction: Adrian Pasdar, Greg Grunberg and Scott Grimes

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