Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 'Simply diVine' Returns to Hollywood Forever on April 27 - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 'Simply diVine' Returns to Hollywood Forever on April 27

February 21, 2019
Contact: Gil Diaz

Following its successful inaugural run at Hollywood Forever last year, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 14th annual Simply diVine will return to the fascinating landmark—best known as the final resting place to more of Hollywood’s founders and stars than anywhere else on Earth—on Saturday, April 27, from 6–9 p.m. Guests of the premier food and wine event for LGBT people and their allies will sample extraordinary food and drinks from L.A.’s most popular restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries, and more. All proceeds support the Center’s life-changing and life-saving programs and services.

“We couldn’t be more excited to showcase the best food, wine, beers, and spirits Los Angeles has to offer, especially when the Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary,” said event co-chair and celebrity chef Susan Feniger. “This year, we will be opening a new culinary arts training program at the Center’s new Anita May Rosenstein Campus, where LGBTQ youth can learn a truly marketable skill to help propel them to success in the professional world. In addition, the new kitchen will produce fresh meals for youth and senior residents as well as drop-in clients impacted by homelessness. Cheers to the Center—and to you—for building a world where LGBT people thrive! I want everyone to come out and support Simply diVine!”

Early-bird FOODIE tickets may be purchased now through Thursday, February 28, for $100 which includes general admission entry to the main event from 6 to 9 p.m. Beginning March 1, FOODIE tickets will increase to $150.

Those looking for a more intimate experience can get a one-hour exclusive early entry to the main event at 5 p.m. with a CLUP VIP Lounge ticket, which includes private bartenders; tastings of rare wines and Tito’s Handmade Vodka; live music; celebrity chef experiences; and more. Complimentary drive-on VIP parking included.

To date, some of the restaurant partners include Border Grill, Bourbon Steak, Gracias Madre, hinoki and the bird, Hock+Hoof, Huntington Dining, Jaffa, Kismet, Lovely Eats, Pizzeria il Fico, Rossoblu, and Salazar.

Wineries, craft beers, spirits, specialty coffees, and juicers include PRP Wine International, Seedlip Drinks, and Tequila Partida.

Sous Chef sponsors are Hollywood Forever and Wells Fargo; Sommelier sponsors are RideYellow and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

In addition to Feniger, Simply diVine will be helmed by returning co-chairs David Bailey (HGTV’s Selling L.A. and Keller Williams Beverly Hills)—who, like Feniger, also serves on the Center’s Board of Directors—and Laurie Deddens, beverage steward at Pavilions West Hollywood. Jory Burton from Sotheby’s International Realty returns as this year’s Host Committee Chair.

Music and entertainment at the main event will be provided by DJ SACCS.

For the latest news and updates about the event, follow @lalgbtcenter on social media and check simplydivinela.org for a complete list of participating food and tasting partners. Don’t forget to tag us @lalgbtcenter in your photos by using the hashtag #simplydivine.

WHAT: Simply diVine
The 14th annual tasting event benefiting the Los Angeles LGBT Center is a celebration of delicious food, wine, spirits, craft beers, and more!

Saturday, April 27
5 – 6 p.m.: CLUB VIP Early Entrance
6 – 9 p.m.: General Admission

Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

General FOODIE Ticket: $100 through February 28; $150 beginning March 1

CLUB VIP Tickets: $500 through April 27

To purchase tickets, visit simplydivinela.org.

NOTE: All online ticket sales end on April 27 at 5 p.m. Tickets available at the door ($160 per general FOODIE ticket) on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out.

All proceeds support the Center’s life-changing and life-saving programs and services.

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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