Building on Five Decades of KCET: KCETLink Celebrates Annual Fundraiser at Bouchon Beverly Hills | KCET
Building on Five Decades of KCET: KCETLink Celebrates Annual Fundraiser at Bouchon Beverly Hills
50-Year Legacy in Southern California Honored at Dinner
Burbank, Calif. - May 5, 2014
- In celebration of KCET's 50th anniversary, dedicated supporters,
special guests and the KCETLink Board of Directors will gather for an annual
fundraiser at award-winning Chef Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bistro in Beverly
Hills on Monday, May 12, 2014.
"As we begin to
celebrate our 50th anniversary, we're grateful to be able to
commemorate our achievements and milestones with loyal supporters and friends
at Thomas Keller's Bouchon once again," said Al Jerome, President and CEO
Chef Keller and
Bouchon's Chef de Cuisine David Hands have created an exceptional five-course
menu that will be paired with wines from Chimney Rock Winery and Sanford Winery
& Vineyards. Chimney Rock winemaker
Elizabeth Vianna, featured on the public television series Vintage,
along with Sanford's general manager and winemaker Steve Fennel, will share
their wine expertise with the guests. Curated music by film and television
composer Daniel Licht and vocalist Jessica Fichot along with a gifted trio,
will also enhance the night's festivities.
Guests will also
have the opportunity to participate in a live auction, conducted by Scot Levitt
from Bonhams. A sampling of some of the luxury auction items include:
An exclusive Bouchon Bistro dining experience in
Private wine experiences at Chimney Rock Winery in
Napa Valley and Sanford Winery & Vineyards in Santa Barbara.
An Audi sports car experience at Audi's exclusive
Napa Valley racetrack.
A dream vacation for two to Monte Carlo, Monaco -
includes a four-night stay at the prestigious Fairmont Monte Carlo, with
roundtrip helicopter transportation between Nice and Monte Carlo airports,
sumptuous spa treatments and gourmet dining experiences. Courtesy of the Monaco Government Tourist and
An autographed copy of famed publisher Benedikt
Taschen's limited edition book set, National Geographic: Around the World in
100 years, which includes a private behind the scenes tour of National
Geographic's archives in Washington D.C. and first-class airfare provided by
sponsors include: Audi, Gordon and Lucie Bava, Richard Cook, Debra and Channing
Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Loeb & Loeb, Ron Lushing, Mary L. Naff,
Helen Pekny, Sid and Lorraine Sheinberg, Joyce White, David and Claudia
Zuercher, BNSF Railway, Margaret Black and John Ptak, Lynda and Stewart
Resnick, Don Buder and Cheryl Vohland, CARS, Inc., Danny Glover, Michele and Al
Jerome, William H. Kobin, John Sotoodeh and Wells Fargo.
KCETLink is the
national independent public transmedia organization formed by the merger
between KCET and Link Media. A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its
content is distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV (375) and DISH
Network (9410), in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as
through various digital delivery systems. The combined organization reaches a
wide audience that includes Link TV's 33 million satellite subscribers and
KCET's 5.6 million households in Southern and Central California. As new
technologies continue to make dramatic changes to the media landscape, KCETLink
is committed to driving public media innovation with smarter ways to access
content that engages all audiences. For additional information about KCET and
Link TV productions, web-exclusive content and programming schedules, please
visit kcet.org or linktv.org.
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