Local to Global: KCETLink Celebrates Annual Fundraiser Dinner at Bouchon Beverly Hills

Acclaimed Avant Garde Orchestra MUSE/IQUE to Draw Inspiration from Award-Winning Summer Menu


Burbank, Calif. - May 30, 2013 - In celebration of KCETLink, the recently formed national independent public media organization, dedicated supporters, special guests and the KCETLink Board of Directors will gather for an annual fundraiser dinner at Thomas Keller's award-winning Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills on Monday, June 3, 2013.


"We are pleased to celebrate with Thomas Keller and his distinguished team for a third consecutive year," said Al Jerome, President and CEO of KCETLink.  "We are excited to bring together some of our most loyal supporters to foster the development of independent public media on our new journey as KCETLink."


Inspired by world-renowned chef Keller and chef de cuisine David Hands, the award-winning menu selections reflect authentic French country fare and unsurpassed culinary mastery. Wine pairings from the Chanin Wine Co., owned by 27 year-old Gavin Chanin, a Los Angeles native who was named one of Forbes' "30 under 30" in food and wine, and Lutum Wines, a partnership between successful entrepreneur and winemaker Bill Price and Chanin will complement the summer menu. Moët & Chandon will generously provide champagne for the occasion. 


In addition, the avant garde orchestra, MUSE/IQUE, led by artistic director and visionary Rachael Worby, will provide an original curated musical experience for guests, drawing inspiration from each menu course.


Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in an exquisite live auction, with proceeds benefitting new program development at KCETLink. A sampling of some of the luxury auction items include:

·         Two-night stay at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado in Santa Fe, N.M., including dinner at the award-winning Geronimo Restaurant and Bouche Bistro;

·         Three-night stay at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea in Hawaii;

·         A once-in-lifetime cooking lesson and dinner with Bouchon's top chefs;

·         A day with winemaker Gavin Chanin at his Santa Barbara vineyard, including a private dinner.


Generous event sponsors include: John J. Agoglia, Gordon and Lucie Bava, Richard Cook, Roger Kozberg, Loeb & Loeb, Mary L. Naff, BNSF Railway, Wells Fargo, CARS, Inc., Michele and Al Jerome, William H. Kobin, Ron Lushing, John and Mary Mazur, Sid and Lorraine Sheinberg, Union Bank and David and Claudia Zuercher.



KCETLink, formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media, is a national independent, nonprofit, digital and broadcast network that provides high-quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media. A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink content is distributed via satellite on DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410, in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery systems. KCET and Link TV are services of KCETLink. For additional information about KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.




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