Cooking for Love: Savor the Season 2011 Benefiting “Break the Cycle” of Teen Dating Abuse and A Story in Pictures:

I met people from Break the Cycle a few years ago, at a private locally-held event, and learned about what they are working to accomplish.  By educating young people about abusive relationships, via school lectures, their hope is to “Break the Cycle” of domestic abuse. 

“At Break the Cycle, we work every day to prevent abuse. Cooking for Love inspires our entire community to celebrate healthy relationships with us.” Marjorie Gilberg, Executive Director of Break the Cycle.

This was the third time I was invited to attend “Cooking for Love” as media, and, as I don’t get to go to many foodie events, I love this one.  Here was an opportunity for many guests to try fare they have never had before.  And though I visited many tables, and did enjoy wine as well, the pics I chose to share were the highlights for me.  (But a note on the wine: Shai Cellars was my favorite, followed by Martian Ranch and Vineyard and Le Grande Courtage.

Story in Photos

Bittersweet treats - yes, we took some home!

Global cuisine by Gary Arabia featured an oustanding Miso Glaze...

John Dickey and Denise Lowe, the Goddess of Wine was the event sommelier!

The finished red wine and vanilla ice cream "lollipop"!

Malibu's Beachy Cream ice cream sandwiches, framed by a real beauty!

Me and the "Oyster Gourmet", master ecailler Christophe Happillon


Stefan's restaurants, making red wine & vanilla ice cream lollipop - it's a menu item!

The Foundry was voted best grilled cheese!

l-r: Tiffany Coffey, Stacy Mears, Kathy Millenberge, COC culinary student volunteers

The Full line-up

Beachy Cream, Ann Ryan and Debbie Kimble, Bittersweet Treats, Danielle Keene Boneyard Bistro, Aaron Robins, Chateau Ste. Michelle, City Sip, LA Collier, Falls Winery Curasé Choclate, Jessica Erler, Elixir G, Farmscape, Firefly Bistro, Paul Rosenbluh Jar, Suzanne Tracht, Jenkins Jellies, Laura Ann’s Jams, M Café de Chaya, Shigefumi Tachibe Martian Ranch and Vineyard, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Gabino Avila, The Naked Grape Oyster Gourmet, Christophe Happillon, Patel Winery, POM Wonderful Reservoir, Gloria Felix, Roadhouse Winery, Shai Cellars,, m Stefan’s at LA Farm, Stephan Richter Tender Greens, Elderoy Arendse, Truly Raw Gourmet, Kippy Miller, Upstairs 2, Todd Barrie Van Dorn Gourmets, Brian Van Dorn, VeeV

ABOUT BREAK THE CYCLE: Break the Cycle believes everyone has the right to safe, healthy relationships. As the leading voice for teens on the issue of dating violence, Break the Cycle advocates for policy and legislative changes that will better protect the rights and promote the health of teens nationwide. Engaging, educating and empowering youth through prevention and intervention programs, Break the Cycle helps young people identify and build healthy relationships. Visit or call 310.286.3383 for more information.

“They raised $50K in the raffle, the silent auction and the regular auction, and a donor who didn’t want any spotlight added another $25K when they reached the $50K mark. It was amazing!” Denise Lowe, Event Sommelier.


  1. says

    Thanks for the coverage, Eve. It was an honor to be associated with everyone on this amazing team. The food and wine rocked. DJ Danny Farrell kept everyone moving. And the guests all behaved admirably! Truly a wonderful event.

    • says

      It was an honor to be invited, I welcome marketing anything wine related – but having an event benefit such a worthwhile cause is twofold! You did an excellent job Denise!

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