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Gastronimique in Griffith Park

by Bonnie Carroll

The Los Angeles French Chef’s Picnic was again a smashing success, complete with delicious foods and wines from various regions in France, and wonderful French music that inspired everyone, including the dancing chef, who encouraged everyone to get up and get sexy.

Chef and restaurant owners Jean Mettinger, Chef Jodi Le Balch and more were among the many gift sponsors who generously donated prizes for the annual drawing, and a lucky winnertook home two Air France tickets to Paris. Hotel Bristol in Paris donated a gift certificate as well. This is an event that offers the best French food in America at one sitting, and I just adore the people who participate. Bon Appetit is the word of the day at this tasty gathering.

The weather in Griffith Park was beautiful, and this year there were lots of games and amusements for children at the picnic, including trampolines, and pony rides. Chef Cullinaire is an organization that assists French Chefs and their families through their fundraising efforts. For information please visit: www.chefcullinaire.com


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