This weekend, for the 25th year, the Beverly Hills Bar Association brought together food, wine, and live jazz at Greystone Mansion--all in the name of providing pro bono legal services to the community.
On Sunday, attending Angelenos enjoyed a perfect foodie afternoon in the sun at the epic LA mansion (once home to the Doheny family) for the Annual Vintage Bouquet Food & Wine Extravaganza. The scene seemed to set the tone for summer picnics to come.
Restaurants like Crustacean, Napa Valley Grille, Lexington Social House, Livello, and STK furnished the hors d'oeuvres. Some inventive highlights included STK's Earl Grey macaroons and Livello's tofu parfait dressed with pesto olive oil, topped with tofu purée, radish and key lime pop.
Wineries such as Astrale e Terra Vineyards, Beekeeper Cellars, and Grassini Family Vineyards were pouring along with other spirit providers like Shuzo Sake.
The pièce de resistence of the afternoon's silent auction was an elegant-looking black guitar autographed by The Black Keys.
The event featured a nice mix of laymen locals and of course a decent swath of the LA legal community--judges, lawyers, partners, etc. All enjoyed the springtime fete for a good cause.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Beverly Hills Bar Association's pro bono legal services (free wills for firefighters and emergency responders), and to Public Counsel, the largest pro bono law firm in the U.S.
For more information on pro bono legal services visit the Beverly Hills Bar Association website and Public Counsel's website. For additional info on the food and wine suppliers visit the Vintage Bouquet website.
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Photo and Reporting by Miranda Chiu