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KCET Gets to the Pointe! A Grand Celebration Showcases the New KCET Studios at the Pointe in Burbank

KCET
GETS TO THE POINTE!

 

A
GRAND CELEBRATION SHOWCASES THE NEW KCET STUDIOS

AT THE
POINTE IN BURBANK

 

UNIQUE
GALA BENEFIT FEATURES MENU DESIGNED BY PATINA GROUP'S FOUNDER AND CHEF JOACHIM
SPLICHAL HIGHLIGHTING THE FLAVORS AND CUISINE OF SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA

 

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.

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Los Angeles - June 6, 2012 - KCET, bringing Southern California great stories and
unexpected adventures through a distinctive independent public media voice,
will hold a grand celebration of its
arrival at The Pointe in Burbank,
featuring a custom menu of culturally diverse cuisine designed by award-winning
Chef Joachim Splichal and his acclaimed Patina Restaurant Group. The immersive
experience takes guests on a culinary adventure reflective of KCET's rich
cultural programming while allowing them to see exclusive behind the scenes
demonstrations of how television is produced and broadcast. 

 

Taking
place at KCET on June 16, 2012 at 6 p.m. (2900 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank),
tickets are $250, with proceeds benefitting the future
of KCET program development for its 2.8 million viewers in the 11 counties it
serves.

 

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 

-         
LA Chinatown: Charred chili-rubbed beef skewers,
chicken satay and mango salad

-         
Fairfax
Deli
: Minicraft
paper wrapped baguette sandwiches, Niçoise style

-         
In to the VegetableGarden:
Spring vegetables
with red quinoa, organic dried fruit, fennel pollen soil, morning herbs and
citrus dressing

-         
Malibu
Melts:
Grilled
cheese sandwiches accompanied with brandy wine tomato bisque

-         
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.

 

Attendees
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 Burbank. Along the way, guests can participate
in interactive demonstrations of KCET's broadcast operations alongside KCET on-air
personality Val Zavala.

 

Another
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 St. Lucia; unique dining and fine wine packages,
and more.

 

"This
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 Southern California
community's rich culinary traditions."

 

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.

 

 

ABOUT KCET

On-air, online and in the community, KCET
plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of
award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television
programs from around the world. 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.

 

ABOUT
Patina Restaurant Group

Patina
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 Anaheim's
Downtown Disney District®, Leatherby's Cafe Rouge at the SegerstromCenter
for the Arts, Pinot Brasserie in Las Vegas,
and catering and food service in museums and cultural centers throughout California
On the East Coast, its portfolio features New
York City
's world-famous Rockefeller Center Ice Rink, The
Sea Grill, The Grand Tier Restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera, La Fonda Del
Sol and Lincoln Ristorante, also honored by Esquire magazine as a 2011 Best New
Restaurants and named "The Best New Restaurant in America" by GQ Magazine.

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