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Friday, July 9, 2010

East LA Meets Napa 2010

Here are my photos taken about three weeks ago at this year's East LA Meets Napa event sponsored by AltaMed Health Services:

Here is the press release for the event:

Media Alert

Wine & Latin Food: They Said It Would Never Last

Fine Wine and Latin Cuisine Converge at East LA Meets Napa – a Benefit for AltaMed Health Services Corporation

What: AltaMed Health Services will host the Fourth Annual East LA Meets Napa celebration, featuring the diversity of Latin cuisine from Los Angeles area restaurants coupled with fine wine from Latino-owned or –operated Napa wineries. Attended by more than 1,000 wine and culinary enthusiasts, East LA Meets Napa speaks to the ongoing preference among aficionados to pair wine with Latin food instead of beer or margaritas. Attendees will also enjoy entertainment and wonderful conversation in one of Los Angeles’ most historic venues – Union Station. The first official event to celebrate the pairing of wine with Latin cuisine, East LA Meets Napa has historically been a showcase for emerging wineries and culinary talents. Many of the participating business owners share an immigrant experience, with some of the winemakers working their way up from the fields. The event provides these entrepreneurs with the opportunity to come together to support Alta Med’s mission – providing quality, culturally relevant health care to underserved populations throughout Southern California. This event will sell out.

When: Friday, July 10, 2009 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Union Station 800 N Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who: Castulo De La Rocha, CEO AltaMed Health Services Wine Industry Representatives Latino Winery and Restaurant Owners

Music by Jose Rizo and the Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars Participating restaurants include Rivera Restaurant, La Casita Mexicana, Phlight Restaurant, Hacienda de San Ysidro, Atilla the Flan, Casa de Moles "La Tia", Cook's Tortas, Dorados, El Tepeyac Café, El Portal, Teresitas, Tila's Kitchen Participating wineries include Cobblestone Vineyards, El Centauro del Norte, Elements of Sonoma, J Lohr Vineyards & Wine, Mi Sueno, Nevarez Vineyard, Renteria Wines, Robledo Vineyards and Ceja Vineyards Join the filmmaker and some of the cast of the movie Bottle Shock.

Visuals: More than 1,000 people, 40 wine and food tasting stations, live music, a Live Auction and festivities. How: The event is open to the public, $125 per person. To purchase tickets, call 323-889-7886 or e-mail: elromero@altamed.org or go to: http://www.altamed.org