L.A. Weekly is proud to present the final lineup for Sips & Sweets 2016! In its third year, our now annual holiday party will feature 21 of the city’s top bakers and 24 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 confirmed dessert lineup features sweets from: Alexander’s Steakhouse, Bearclaw Kitchen, Beverly Hills Beignet, Choctál Single-Origin Ice Cream, Cobblermania!, Copenhagen Pastry, Crème Caramel LA, Enjoyer, Mascarpone Cheesecake, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Mercedes Binge Desserts, Nickel Diner, Ococoa, Red Bread, Salt & Straw, Street Churros, The Broadway Baker, The Gourmandise School, Waffling Around, Westbound and WP24 by Wolfgang Puck.
Confirmed hand-crafted cocktail samples include: 1886 Bar at The Raymond, 71ABOVE, Bar Toscana, Birch, Broken Spanish/BS Taqueria, Chaya. E.P. & L.P., Guelaguetza. Hinoki & the Bird, House of Punch, Hyperion Public, Lock & Key, Lost Property, Miro, Otium. Red O Santa Monica, Sassafras, Seventy 7, Sonny’s Hideaway, Sotto, The Bar at Belcampo Santa Monica, The Lincoln, The Lucques Group and The Roger Room.
General Admission tickets include: entry into the event and museum, unlimited food samples from over 20 LA pastry chefs, beer, wine and artisanal cocktail samples from over 20 mixologists 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, Amoeba, Angel City Brewery, Aquafina, Brew Dr. Kombucha, Beautiful Things LA, Califia Farms, Dave & Busters, DIABOLO Beverages, DRY Sparkling, Firestone Walker, Gelsons, KIND, Negra Modelo, Southern California Buick GMC, Spearmint Rhino, WVapes, Farm Fresh to You, Destiny Candle, London Manori and Panache Jewelry 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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