L.A. Weekly is proud to present Sips & Sweets 2016! In its third year, our now annual holiday party will feature over 15 of the city’s top bakers and over 20 of LA’s most respected mixologists. Join us Friday, December 2nd from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and sample delicious confections, sip on handcrafted cocktails and shop for amazing holiday gifts and trinkets. Curated by the L.A. Weekly’s own food critic Besha Rodell and food editor Katherine Spiers, this eating, drinking and shopping extravaganza is one not to be missed.
This year’s dessert lineup features sweets from Crème Caramel LA, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Copenhagen Pastry, WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, Bearclaw Kitchen, The Gourmandise School, Choctál Single-Origin Ice Cream, Westbound and Red Bread with more to come!
Hand-crafted cocktails will be prepared by Matt Wise of The Roger Room, Joshua Goldman of The Bar at Belcampo Santa Monica, Adam Nystrom E.P. & L.P., Gabriella Mlynarczyk of Birch, Robin Chopra of House of Punch, Christiaan Rollich of The Lucques Group, Chris Whelan of Sassafras, Ben Scott of Miro, Mike Lay of Broken Spanish and BS Taqueria, Jeremy Lake of Lost Property, Gregory Westcott of Hinoki & the Bird, Darwin Manahan of 71ABOVE, Derek Lyons of Sonny’s Hideaway, Brynn Smith of Sotto, and Chris Amirault of Otium with more to be confirmed!
All pastry chefs will offer tasty samples of their famous sweet and savory treats, while each bartender will present sips of their signature holiday drinks.
Tickets go on presale Wednesday, September 7th at 10 a.m. and on sale to the general public on Monday, September 12th at 10 a.m. at http://ticketf.ly/2bUoaqn.
General Admission tickets include: entry into the event, unlimited food samples from over 15 LA pastry chefs, beer, wine and artisanal cocktail samples as well as access to our handcrafted vendor village with 20+ vendors. VIP Admission ticket includes: all of the General Admission perks plus 1 hour early entry into the event and a special VIP Gift Bag.
Sponsors of this year’s event include: Hendrick’s Gin, Tullamore DEW Whiskey, Reyka Vodka, Milagro Tequila, Sailor Jerry Rum, Monkey Shoulder, Aquafina, Spearmint Rhino, Hustler Hollywood, Beautiful Things LA, Califia Farms, DIABOLO Beverages, DRY Sparkling, KIND, Farm Fresh to You, Destiny Candle and London Manori with more to come.
A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Food Forward. Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.
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We hope to see you there!
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L.A. Weekly, and more recently LAWeekly.com, has Los Angeles covered, with investigative reporting, comprehensive calendar listings and forward-thinking cultural coverage, including daily blogs like the highly regarded Squid Ink, which covers the city’s food scene. We keep our readers loyal with stories by some of the country’s finest writers—now accessible through our mobile platforms. In 2007 L.A. Weekly was the first newspaper to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for its food criticism. This year, restaurant critic Besha Rodell was honored with a James Beard Award, widely considered food writing’s top prize.