The ultimate summer evening returns with the seventh annual An Evening on the Beach, presented by Audi, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Held each year to benefit St. Vincent Meals on Wheels of Los Angeles, this year the charity is proudly celebrating the 40th Anniversary. The oceanside celebration is a truly unique food and wine experience, allowing guests to enjoy an evening of delicious dishes, glass in hand and toes in the sand.
LA’s best chefs present decadent bites, served alongside vintner tastings, specialty cocktails, and great live music for guests to enjoy while the summer sun sets over the ocean. Dress is casual, shoes are optional, and proceeds will help to provide nearly 4,000 meals needed to feed homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across the Los Angeles area every day.
This year’s chef line-up includes Gino Angelini of Angelini Osteria, Genevieve Gergis of Bestia, Jonathan Grahm of Compartes Chocolates, Denis Crutchfield of Craft Los Angeles, Hilary Henderson of CUT Beverly Hills, Mimmo Bruno of Di Stefano Cheese, Matt Molina of Everson Royce Bar, Evan Funke of Felix Trattoria, Jose Fernandez of Four Seasons Westlake, Frank Ostini of Hitching Post, Jason McClain and Adina Rivera-Schaefer of The Jonathan Club, Miles Thompson of Michael’s Restaurant, Enrique Cuevas of Mikkeller DTLA, Dahlia Narvaez of Pizzeria Mozza, Osteria Mozza and Chi Spacca, Alex Ageneau of Petrossian, Mark Peel of Prawn, Charles Olalia of Rice Bar, Chris Phelps of Salt’s Cure, Craig Towe of Sotto, Bruce Kalman of Union & Knead & Co., and Micah Wexler of Wexler’s Deli.
Specialty cocktails will be served by Ryan Wainwright of Bombet Hospitality Group and Shawn Lickliter of Republique, in addition to a martini bar. A group of guest vintners will showcase a number of their wines, including Ascension Cellars, BeeKeeper Cellars, Bonaccorsi Wine Company, DemiJohn Imports, Dr. Loosen Wines, Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Winery, Kalin Cellars, Malibu Vineyards, Melville Vineyards & Winery, Navarro Vineyards, Nellcote, Palmina Winery, Revenant Winery, Workman Ayer, and with many more to come.