KCET Celebrates Its New Home at the Pointe with Exclusive Fundraising Dinner at Bouchon | KCET
KCET Celebrates Its New Home at the Pointe with Exclusive Fundraising Dinner at Bouchon
CELEBRATES ITS NEW HOME AT THE POINTE WITH EXCLUSIVE FUNDRAISING DINNER AT
Attendees will experience an elegant
meal personally crafted by award-winning chef Thomas Keller and chef de cuisine
Rory Herrmann, with special wine selections from renowned Rusack Winery
ANGELES, May 4, 2012--KCET, the nation's largest independent
public television station, will host an elegant evening at Bouchon Bistro in
Beverly Hills, offering attendees an intimate multi-course dinner crafted by
award-winning American chef Thomas Keller and his team on May 15 at 6:30
p.m. The cost is $2,500 per person.
The event will celebrate the opening of the new KCET Studios at
The Pointe in Burbank with presenting sponsors Kristin and Jeffrey Worthe and
Geoff and Alison Rusack and featuring the world-class wines of Rusack
Vineyards. Additional sponsors of the celebration include John J. Agoglia, Carol and Warner Henry, Channing and Debra Johnson, Loeb & Loeb, Joanne and Roger Kozberg, Hub International, Ronald S. Lushing, Wells
Fargo and Mary L. Naff
enjoy an exceptional culinary
experience prepared by Chef Keller and his team. The Rusacks have specially
selected a wine pairing from their Santa Barbara winery for each course.
Throughout the evening, Chef Keller, named "America's Best Chef" by Time magazine, will join each table of guests for conversation and insights into
his cuisine, and open his acclaimed kitchen for a unique behind the scenes tour
of the Bouchon operation.
In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to bid on
exceptional items and experiences during a special live auction that includes a Bouchon Dinner
Party and a trip to Istanbul, Turkey.
As a thank you,
each guest will receive a signed and personalized first edition of Chef Thomas
Keller's upcoming Bouchon Bakery Cook Book when it is
released later this year, featuring recipes from Bouchon Bakery. In addition, a parting gift of handmade
Bouchon Bakery chocolates will be presented to guests upon departure for
immediate gratification along with a copy of Chef Keller's Finesse Magazine.
About Chef Thomas
Author of four culinary
Keller is renowned for his culinary skills and his exceptionally high personal
standards. He has established a collection of restaurants that set the standard
with the hospitality industry. He began his career at a young age, working with
his mother in a Palm Beach restaurant. In 1994 he took ownership of The French
Laundry in Yountville, California, quickly garnering nationwide acclaim. His
French bistro Bouchon debuted in 1998, with Bouchon Bakery following five years
later. He now has eight restaurants and five bakeries in the United States. In
November 2009 he opened Bouchon in Beverly Hills. He is the author of the
award-winning The French Laundry and Bouchon cookbooks, as well as Under
Pressure, on sous vide cooking. His most recent release is a book of family-style
recipes titled Ad Hoc at Home. The book has received awards from both the IACP
and the James Beard Foundation. In the Spring 2011, French President Nicolas
Sarkozy designated Chef Thomas Keller a Chevalier of The French Legion of
Honor, making him just the third American culinary figure to be so honored.
About Rusack Vinyards
esteemed Rusack Vineyards, established in 1995 by Geoff and Alison Rusack, has
garnered numerous accolades from Robert Parker and The Wine Enthusiast, and its
Syrah was ranked by The Wine Spectator as 27th in the world for 2011. Featured
wines at this event are from the unique terroirs of Ballard Canyon, in the
center of the Santa Ynez Valley, and El Rancho Escondido, in the middle of
Santa Catalina Island. The Rusacks are excited to serve these fruits of their
labor, including their first vintage of Chardonnay from Catalina - one of the
most geographically distinct places on earth.
On-air, online and in the
community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment
of Southern and Central California. KCET currently produces the Emmy®,
duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting
prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues and people
of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds
of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming,
its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family
and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website,
kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional
information about KCET productions, Web-exclusive content, programming
schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.
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