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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.

 

ABOUT KCETLink

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.