The 14th annual tasting event benefiting the Los Angeles LGBT Center is a celebration of delicious food, wine, spirits, craft beers, and more!
Following its successful inaugural run at Hollywood Forever last year, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 14th annual Simply diVine will return to the fascinating landmark—best known as the final resting place to more of Hollywood’s founders and stars than anywhere else on Earth—on Saturday, April 27, from 6–9 p.m. Guests of the premier food and wine event for LGBT people and their allies will sample extraordinary food and drinks from L.A.’s most popular restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries, and more. All proceeds support the Center’s life-changing and life-saving programs and services.
“We couldn’t be more excited to showcase the best food, wine, beers, and spirits Los Angeles has to offer, especially when the Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary,” said event co-chair and celebrity chef Susan Feniger. “This year, we will be opening a new culinary arts training program at the Center’s new Anita May Rosenstein Campus, where LGBTQ youth can learn a truly marketable skill to help propel them to success in the professional world. In addition, the new kitchen will produce fresh meals for youth and senior residents as well as drop-in clients impacted by homelessness. Cheers to the Center—and to you—for building a world where LGBT people thrive! I want everyone to come out and support Simply diVine!”
To date, some of the restaurant partners include Border Grill, Bourbon Steak, Gracias Madre, hinoki and the bird, Hock+Hoof, Huntington Dining, Jaffa, Kismet, Lovely Eats, Pizzeria il Fico, Rossoblu, and Salazar.
Wineries, craft beers, spirits, specialty coffees, and juicers include PRP Wine International, Seedlip Drinks, and Tequila Partida.
Sous Chef sponsors are Hollywood Forever and Wells Fargo; Sommelier sponsors are RideYellow and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. THE FIGHT magazine is the media sponsor.
In addition to Feniger, Simply diVine will be helmed by returning co-chairs David Bailey (HGTV’s Selling L.A. and Keller Williams Beverly Hills)—who, like Feniger, also serves on the Center’s Board of Directors—and Laurie Deddens, beverage steward at Pavilions West Hollywood. Jory Burton from Sotheby’s International Realty returns as this year’s Host Committee Chair.
Music and entertainment at the main event will be provided by DJ SACCS.
For the latest news and updates about the event, follow @lalgbtcenter on social media and check simplydivinela.org for a complete list of participating food and tasting partners.
Simply diVine takes place on Saturday, April 27, 6pm-9pm at Hollywood Forever, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038. To purchase tickets, visit simplydivinela.org.