KCET GETS TO THE POINTE!
A GRAND CELEBRATION SHOWCASES THE NEW KCET STUDIOS
GALA BENEFIT FEATURES MENU DESIGNED BY PATINA GROUP'S FOUNDER AND CHEF JOACHIM
SPLICHAL HIGHLIGHTING THE FLAVORS AND CUISINE OF
Attendees can mingle with KCET's on-air personalities including Val Zavala, Roy Firestone and Suzanna Guzman and experience a live, special taping of KCET's LA Tonight with Roy Firestone and his special guests Chef Splichal and Suzanna Guzman, all while touring the new facilities, and interacting with all the latest in studio technology.
place at KCET on June 16, 2012 at 6 p.m. (
Upon arrival, a selection of elegant wines will flow freely as guests savor culinary specialties influenced by the traditional foods of our region personally crafted by Chef Splichal. Named "Best California Chef" by the James Beard Foundation, Chef Splichal will leverage his unique understanding of fine California cultural cuisine to create delectable dishes including*:
- Nick and Stef's Steakhouse: Grilled beef béarnaise
- Ray's Farm to Table: Wood roasted chile
In to the
- Pico Pasta: Garganelli pasta with cherry tomatoes, olive oil and smoked mozzarella
- Desserts: Almond brittle, marshmallow stripes, peach and apricot cobbler, and more
In addition to an exceptional culinary experience, the special evening also includes the opportunity to view a live taping of KCET's LA Tonight with Roy Firestone with Roy's special guests Chef Splichal and Suzanna Guzman, from inside KCET's green screen virtual reality production studio. Guests will see first-hand how a TV show unfolds as Roy interviews the chef about his life as one of the region's most celebrated culinary icons and Ms. Guzman's experience as an international opera star and Los Angeles native. Large monitors located throughout the event will feature various vantage points into the production, including a live feed from the control room, and views of the set as the interview takes place with both the green screen background as well as the virtual 3-D backdrops.
will have a unique opportunity to tour KCET's new state of the art LEED Gold
facility, featuring wall-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of
highlight of the event will be a silent auction with packages, certificates to
top restaurants, and other unique must-have items such a specially designed
Patina Restaurant experience; travel getaways to Antigua and
is a perfect event to celebrate our arrival at The Pointe with our community
and showcase some of the facility's most cutting edge broadcast and production
technology," said Al Jerome, KCET President and CEO. "We are pleased to be able
to serve such a wonderful menu specially hand-crafted by the award-winning Chef
Splichal to reflect the
The evening's presenting sponsor is the Worthe Real Estate Group and Kristin and Jeffrey Worthe. Additional sponsors include: Union Bank, The Bubble Factory, HUB International, Loeb & Loeb, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Wells Fargo, CBRE, Manatt, Warner Bros., Genlser, Greenberg & Glusker and Ross Video Production technology.
Tickets to KCET CELEBRATION AT THE POINTE are $250 per person on Saturday, June 16 at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information please call (323) 953-5357, or visit http://www.kcet.org/about/specialevents/the-pointe-gala/
*Full menu available at www.kcet.org/specialevents by clicking on The Pointe Gala.
Patina Restaurant Group
Restaurant Group (www.patinagroup.com), a bi-coastal boutique company, is a
leader in the premium segment of the restaurant industry with over fifty
establishments. On the West Coast its
portfolio includes the renowned Los Angeles Times' four-starred and
Michelin-starred Patina Restaurant in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Nick and Stef's
Steakhouse, Café Pinot at the Maguire Gardens, and their newest addition, Ray's
and Stark Bar, recently honored by Esquire magazine as one of the "Best
New Restaurants 2011." Additional
West Coast establishments include Naples Ristorante, Tortilla Joe's, Catal, and
Uva Bar and Café located at