Jade restaurant anyway. It wasn't at the small restaurant on Griffith Park Blvd. but at the groovy Silver Lake Yards salvage and antique depot which is kind of under the 4100 Club on Manzanita. The party was full of raw food aficionados and assorted hipster types nibbling on endive with vegan cream cheese while lounging on carefully aged vintage lawn furniture. I didn't spy much food the whole time -- I heard about some shitake hors d'oeuvres, but I never saw them, and I had a taste of a raw eggplant slice rolled around more cream cheese. Not bad, although generally I think eggplant benefits from cooking. The blonde woman in the photo above said she's been raw for three years, and it cleared up her skin and numerous other problems.
I guess I'll have to wait until the restaurant opens to have my first real raw meal -- I've heard the chef, Lesa Carlson, is quite good. Perhaps I'll try a Tibetan Magic tonic ($6), said to increase physical endurance and improve sexual performance, and some Squash Hash Brown Stacks ($16) , finished off with Apricot Chiffon Cream for dessert ($5). Or perhaps I'll flee across the street to Malo for some carne asada tacos and a stiff margarita.