Not all food fund-raisers are created equal, and next Sunday's second L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade benefit looks like it could land near the top of local tasting events. Because it's hosted by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne of Lucques, AOC and Tavern and David Lentz of The Hungry Cat, there's a stellar group of chefs from around the country attending. Find ticket info here for the Sunday afternoon benefit at Culver Studios.
Locals we love: Michael Cimarusti, Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook, Neal Fraser, Zoe Nathan, Nancy Silverton and Sotto's Steve Samson and Zach Pollack are among L.A. chefs providing tastes at the event.
Farther afield: Gabrielle Hamilton of New York's Prune; April Bloomfield of New York's Spotted Pig; Maria Hines of Seattle's Tilth; Paul Kahan of Chicago's Avec; Michael Tusk of San Francisco's Quince and Jonathan Waxman of New York's Barbuto are just of the big names attending.
silent auction items, including dinner on a farm for 15 cooked by Neal Fraser; dinner for 10 at Tim Mondavi's house in Napa cooked by A16; or how about having Suzanne Goin, Giada de Laurentiis, Nancy Silverton, Alice Waters and Sherry Yard whip up a meal for you and your friends?