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IT’S BEGINNING TO SOUND A LOT LIKE KISSMAS AT ROCK & BREWS

rock-and-brewsRock-Inspired Restaurant Co-founded by Rock Icons Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Will Offer Menu Specials, Holiday Music & Décor for 12 Days in December 

LOS ANGELES (December 6, 2016) – Jingle bells are rockin’ and KISSmas is rollin’ at Rock & Brews locations throughout Los Angeles, Orange & Riverside Counties this holiday season. The rock-inspired restaurant, co-founded by KISS front men Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, will share in the spirit of giving with their annual 12 days of KISSmas specials. Guests can revel in the festivities with special offers on brews, delicious appetizers and Rock & Brews’ merchandise from December 12-23 at participating Rock & Brews locations. 

Featured KISSmas menu specials include: 

  • Free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult entrée
  • Three free pizza toppings
  • Free onion rings with the purchase of an entrée
  • Free garlic cheese fries with the purchase of an entrée
  • Free jalapeño poppers with the purchase of an entrée
  • Free Bavarian Pretzel with the purchase of an entrée
  • Free purple rain drops with the purchase of an entrée

To compliment the festivities, KISSmas beer and cocktail specials will include half-off select draught brews, $4 local beer flights, 2-for-1 select draught brews and 2- for-1 Bloody Mary’s. And for those looking to share the gift of rock and roll, Rock & Brews will offer $10 t-shirts. 

For more information about KISSmas at your local Rock & Brews location:

About Rock & Brews:

Rock & Brews is a one-of-a-kind, rock-inspired restaurant and entertainment concept designed to engage people of all ages with quality comfort food and local favorites, a broad selection of craft and international beers, and an energized environment that is reminiscent of being at a family-friendly music event.  Founded by rock icons Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS, along with partners, restaurateur Michael Zislis and concert industry veterans Dave and Dell Furano, the first Rock & Brews opened near Los Angeles International Airport in Southern California in April of 2012.  Each of the brand’s 20 locations in the United States and Mexico boasts a “Great Wall of Rock,” iconic rock art, concert trusses and lighting and multiple flat screens sharing some of the greatest rock concert moments of all time.  Most offer a play area for kids and many are dog friendly.  For more information, please visit www.rockandbrews.com.

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Actor Edgar Ramirez brings “Joy” to Gran Centenario Tequila’s Angels on Earth

Last night, Actor Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Joy, Zero Dark Thirty) hosted the kick off of Gran Centenario Tequila‘s Angels on Earth 2017 at Sunset Tower Hotel in Hollywood alongside insiders and industry influencers.

The UNICEF goodwill ambassador and He for She partner helped encourage guests to sign up for a volunteer beach cleanup initiative with Heal The Bay onFebruary 18, 2017, giving them the chance to become “Angels” themselves. The intimate event was able to recruit 80 people to donate 1-3 hours of their time to the project. https://healthebay.org/

The “real angels are those amongst us who make a difference in the lives of others, no matter how small the deed.” Said the award-winning actor as he took multiple photos with adoring guests. 

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Guests For The Holidays? Simple Recipes Could Elevate Your Hosting Reputation

wilsonThe holiday season has arrived, which means it’s that time of year when guests expect you to bring them some figgy pudding – or any type of pudding for that matter.

After all, those guests likely subscribe to the idea that grabbing an extra slice of ham or overindulging in that box of chocolate-covered cherries couldn’t hurt the waistline all that much.

“Luckily, it’s also oversized sweater and sweatpants season,” says Chef Blakely Trettenero, who knows a thing or two about holiday main courses and desserts, and writes about her culinary adventures on her blog, Everyday Gourmet with Blakely (www.gourmetwithblakely.com).

And if you’re just as inclined as your guests to sneak yourself an extra helping of whatever delicious dish you dream up – well, she can relate. Continue reading “Guests For The Holidays? Simple Recipes Could Elevate Your Hosting Reputation”

FOOD NETWORK STAR MANEET CHAUHAN COOKS UP A STORM FOR PROJECT ANGEL FOOD

 

maneetCelebrity chef Maneet Chauhan will prepare a gourmet feast for the Board of Directors of Project Angel Food and a group of food bloggers on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the kitchen at 922 Vine Street in Hollywood.

The cooking demonstration will include a new take on Indian cuisine featuring:

  • Katsu Burger
  • Nasi Goreng (Traditional Basmatic Dish)
  • Hummingbird Cakes

Maneet, star of the Food Network’s Chopped, will be assisted a group of culinary students from LA Kitchen who will learning some of her cooking secrets. Maneet is a graduate of the Welcome Group School of Hotel Administration, India’s top culinary and hotel management school. After interning at India’s finest hotels and kitchens, Maneet came to the United States and was the only woman beating 40 male chefs for an executive chef position at the prestigious Vermilion Restaurant in Chicago. She later launched the restaurant in New York and after eight years founded her own company Indie Culinaire, an avant-garde culinary and hospitality company. Continue reading “FOOD NETWORK STAR MANEET CHAUHAN COOKS UP A STORM FOR PROJECT ANGEL FOOD”

Los Angeles Rams at Cut 360

The Los Angeles Rams stepped out for their weekly “family dinner” Wednesday night at Cut 360, a Brazilian Steakhouse in Westlake Village and favorite among Hollywood insiders.

The new L.A. based football team enjoyed filet mignon, Chilean sea bass and house specialty tempura fish with mango salsa among other fusion dishes.

Cut 360 is located at 101 S. Westlake Blvd Westlake Village, CA and is open daily from 4:30-9.


Vicki Gunvalson star of reality series The Real Housewives of Orange County was also in attendance Wednesday night, enjoying a night out with executives from TLK Fusion.

Nigel Barker Debuts World’s Best Gin & Tonic w/ AC Hotels + Bombay Saphire Gin During Art Week 2016

Nigel Barker and friends at the AC Hotels and Bombay Sappphire Gin & Tonic Launch
Nigel Barker and friends at the AC Hotels and Bombay Sappphire Gin & Tonic Launch

Last week during Art Week 2016, Bombay Sapphire and AC Hotels debuted ‘The Journey to Discover the World’s Best Gin & Tonic’ with celebrity photographer Nigel Barker. Evoking AC Hotel’s Spanish roots, Bombay Sapphire’s North American Brand Ambassador, Gary Hayward, teamed up to help develop an exclusive Earl Grey ACGTrecipe to be launched nationwide at the hotels. As the G&T is one of the world’s most popular cocktails, Global Brand Ambassador and renowned photographer Nigel Barker will be unveiling the world’s first Gin & Tonic glass this 2017 – heightening the classic cocktail’s taste, aroma, and trigeminal effects. Continue reading “Nigel Barker Debuts World’s Best Gin & Tonic w/ AC Hotels + Bombay Saphire Gin During Art Week 2016”

Guests For The Holidays?

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Elevate Your Hosting Reputation

The holiday season has arrived, which means it’s that time of year when guests expect you to bring them some figgy pudding – or any type of pudding for that matter.

After all, those guests likely subscribe to the idea that grabbing an extra slice of ham or overindulging in that box of chocolate-covered cherries couldn’t hurt the waistline all that much. Continue reading “Guests For The Holidays?”

The Human Rights Campaign’s 5th Annual Chefs for Equality

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Washington, DC (The Hollywood Times) 10/27/16 – Just two weeks before a divisive national election that will greatly impact the future of LGBT rights, one might expect palpable stress at an HRC event. Yet if the DC politicos attending the event were carrying the weight of the election, it dissipated quickly. Chefs for Equality was a moment of unrepentant joy in the midst of election gloom, celebrating the artistry of D.C.’s foodie culture and the strength of D.C.’s LGBT community. Continue reading “The Human Rights Campaign’s 5th Annual Chefs for Equality”

2016’s Best Cities for Coffee Lovers

coffe-world-traveler-tabletAhead of National Coffee Day tomorrow, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2016’s Best Cities for Coffee Lovers. In addition, WalletHub compiled a list of top retailers offering the best discounts on their coffee during the holiday.

To determine the best cities for partaking in America’s coffee culture, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the 100 largest cities across 12 key metrics, ranging from “number of coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés per capita” to “average price of a coffee pack.”

Top 20 Cities for Coffee Lovers
1 Portland, OR 11 Oakland, CA
2 Seattle, WA 12 St. Louis, MO
3 Minneapolis, MN 13 Tampa, FL
4 Pittsburgh, PA 14 Atlanta, GA
5 Orlando, FL 15 Boise, ID
6 San Francisco, CA 16 Anchorage, AK
7 New Orleans, LA 17 Denver, CO
8 Madison, WI 18 Reno, NV
9 Cincinnati, OH 19 Honolulu, HI
10 Scottsdale, AZ 20 Miami, FL

Best vs. Worst

  • Louisville, Ky., average price for a cappuccino, $2.83, which is 1.7 times lower than in Honolulu, the city with the highest, $4.69.
  • Hialeah, Fla., has the lowest average price per pack of coffee, $3.47, which is 2.2 times lower than in Honolulu, the city with the highest, $7.56.
  • Portland, Ore., has the most coffee shops, coffeehouses and cafés per 100,000 residents, 101.71, which is 32.5 times higher than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the fewest, 3.13.
  • Portland, Ore., has the most coffee and tea manufacturers per 100,000 residents, which is 38 times higher than in Riverside and San Bernardino, Calif., the cities with the fewest.
  • Orlando, Fla., has the most donut shops per 100,000 residents, 18.46, which is 18 times higher than in Anchorage, Alaska, the city with the fewest, 1.00.

Andy Roddick Mixes Grey Goose Honey Deuce for Fans at U.S. Open

Former professional tennis player, Andy Roddick mixes the iconic Grey Goose Honey Deuce cocktail for fans at the 2016 U.S. Open in New York.
Former professional tennis player, Andy Roddick mixes the iconic Grey Goose Honey Deuce cocktail for fans at the 2016 U.S. Open in New York.

Last night at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, Andy Roddick took a swing at mixing the Official Cocktail of the U.S. Open – the iconic Grey Goose Honey Deuce – and serving it up to a few fans. Broadcasting his guest Bartending appearance on Periscope and Twitter, Roddick has also been sighted walking the grounds of the newly renovated BJK Tennis Center shooting a series of segments from his own phone that give expert perspective on the matches and share the retired tennis star’s newfound experience at the U.S. Open as spectator.

As the Honey Deuce cocktails flowed, Roddick chatted with onlookers about playing at the U.S. Open during his career, and the “magical” culture around the stadium grounds. When asked about his post retirement schedule, he shared that it’s just “hard to be on the road when someone is home missing you,” and that he and Brooklyn now love living in Austin, Texas with their little one – mostly because of the amazing music and food scene.

Kanye West, The Kardashians, Emily Rata, Alessandra Ambrosio, Mary J. Blige & More

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian West
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian West

Tonight in NYC, fashion and Hollywood’s elite gathered during NYFW to celebrate this year’s Harper’s Bazaar ICONS event presented by Moët & Chandon.  The exclusive black tie celebration, held at the legendary Plaza Hotel, drew an illustrious crowd of well-heeled guests who were treated to a special live performance by Kanye West as they mingled, danced, and swilled flutes from Moët & Chandon’s newly-redesigned Moët Minis —the hottest accessory of NYFW.

Kim Kardashian West, clad in Givenchy, was center stage during the performance, accompanied by Kris, Kourtney, Tyga, and Kylie & Kendall (who were not drinking). Continue reading “Kanye West, The Kardashians, Emily Rata, Alessandra Ambrosio, Mary J. Blige & More”

MAS2TV Announces its Premiere Cooking Series in Partnership with Gourmand Award Chef – Chris De La Rosa

chris-de-la-rosa-cookbook-authorEver wondered what it would feel like to climb and sit on the Blue Mountain Peak; on a warm sunny morning in Jamaica and enjoy fresh cup of home brewed coffee grown from these mountains? Or witness the magnificence of the world’s widest single drop waterfall in Guyana? Or perhaps the sit in the only “drive-in” volcano in the world and enjoy a hot sulphur bath in the piton mountains of St. Lucia. Yes, the Caribbean is much more than sea, sand and sun.

Our newest television series takes you around Caribbean, South and Central America via the culinary skills of one of the most eclectic chefs from the region; “his unconventional style of cooking combined with his vast knowledge of the region and add in some entertainment, health and wellness makes this series a must see” said Dianne Bissoon, EVP/CCO, of MAS2TV. Chris’s down to home approach doesn’t just make you want to visit any of the islands, but rather makes you feel you were in someone’s kitchen on island.”

Host and creator Chris De La Rosa is a self-taught chef originally from the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago who now resides in North America. However, his reach is far more global that one would expect. Caribbean Pot was born out of the need to not deprive global cultures of Caribbean flavors, combined with preserving recipes and traditions handed down to him from his ancestors and eventually ensuring that his daughters would inherit such traditions. Family is everything to Chris and now he gets to share both with viewers.  Continue reading “MAS2TV Announces its Premiere Cooking Series in Partnership with Gourmand Award Chef – Chris De La Rosa”

CANTINA LA VEINTE HOSTED A MEMORABLE PARTY LAST NIGHT WITH MORE THAN 600 CELEBRITIES, DIGNITARIES AND SOCIALITES TO CELEBRATE ITS TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Adriana de Moura
Adriana de Moura

MIAMI,FL. (September 1, 2016)  – On August 31, more than 600 VIP guests gathered at Cantina La Veinte – South Florida’s most upscale Mexican waterfront restaurant & bar – to celebrate its two-year anniversary.

The Brickell Avenue restaurant was filled with celebrities, socialites, Mexican dignitaries, and foodies alike. Owners Alberto Cinta, Inigo Domenech and Ramon Perez flew in from Mexico for this special soiree, mingling with guests throughout the night. Famed invitees walked the red carpet and posed for photo opps, including Janice Combs; Romero Britto; Adriana de Moura; Lisa Hochstein; Marysol Patton; Alexia Echevarria; Periko y Jessi Leon – Singers/Latin Grammy Nominees; Maahez and Sebastian Arango; Jenny Lopez; Alex y Katy Ospina(TeAmoHijoTv); Alexandra Pomales (Telemundo); Andrea Minski (Telemundo); Carlos Calderon (TV Host Univision, Sal y Pimiento, El gordo y la Flaca); Carolina Sandoval (Telemundo);Danela Urbay (Univision); Emilio y Luifer – Los Cadillacs (Singer/Duo); Farruko (Singer); Fuego (Singer); Gabriel Coronel (Actor Telemundo, singer); Gabriel Parisi (Singer); Jessica Cerezo (Telemundo); Jonathan Moly (Singer); Los Cadillacs (Singers); Los Pichy Boys (Influencers); Luis Alfonso Borrego (TV Host Telemundo, Suelta la Sopa/ Editor People en Espanol); Maffio (Singer); Magic Juan (Singer); Maritza Bustamante (Telemundo); Mathew Windey (infuencer); Natalija Dedic;  Oscar Carvallo (fashion designer); Sammy Gicherman(Fashion Designer); Sixto Rein (Singer); Stephy Carrillo (CNN); Victor Drija (Singer);  Wanda Disidoro (Telemundo); William Valdes (TV Host Univision, Despierta America) and Fabrizio Cocchi (interior designer).

As the night continued, a mariachi band entertained the crowd as guests experienced a menu of traditional Mexican cuisine, including signature ceviches and tostadas thanks to Cantina’s Executive Chef, Santiago Gomez. An assortment of specialty cocktails including spicy margaritas flowed all night long and guests stayed till wee hours. In ode to beloved Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, who died earlier in the week, Cantina played a tribute on its big TV screens throughout the massive restaurant; it was quite a moving moment as over 600+ guests sang along and teared up as his hit songs was played.   Continue reading “CANTINA LA VEINTE HOSTED A MEMORABLE PARTY LAST NIGHT WITH MORE THAN 600 CELEBRITIES, DIGNITARIES AND SOCIALITES TO CELEBRATE ITS TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY”

California-Based Popcorn Company Introduces New Fusion Flavor

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 Gaslamp Popcorn Brings New Malibu Mix to California Popcorn Fanatics 

Riverside, CA  (August 8, 2016) – Riverside, California based Gaslamp Popcorn has announced the release of a new fusion flavor, Malibu Mix, which combines the company’s signature Sea Salt & Olive Oil, White Cheddar and Kettle Corn flavors. This popcorn combination will hit store shelves this fall in retailers across California. Malibu Mix puts the beach in reach no matter where you are and offers a gluten-free, anytime snack experience for those craving a way to escape the daily grind for a few moments.

Malibu Mix popcorn is ideal for consumers looking for a light, flavorful and delicious snack that delivers a sweet, salty and savory treat containing half the calories typically found in traditional popcorn mixes. Gaslamp Popcorn’s signature Sea Salt & Olive Oil, White Cheddar and Kettle Corn make a delightfully flavor-packed snack. Each batch is made with non-GMO corn that stands on the promise of being gluten-free, no exceptions.

With only fifty calories per serving, Gaslamp’s newest addition to its popcorn family allows consumers to satisfy their snack food cravings without a shred of guilt. Sea Salt & Olive Oil delivers the subtlety of authentic California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil and White Cheddar offers bright notes of savory white cheddar cheese while Kettle Corn contributes the sweet flavor profile of pure cane sugar. Embracing the combination of fun, sand and surf of the beaches lining Malibu, Malibu Mix gives California popcorn fans a new way to enjoy Gaslamp Popcorn.

“We’re excited to shake up the flavor of popcorn combinations everywhere by introducing our Sea Salt & Olive Oil, White Cheddar and Kettle Corn popcorn as a completely new way for Gaslamp Popcorn fanatics to enjoy our classic flavors with a twist for their taste buds,” shares Marty Neumann, Director of Sales for Gaslamp Popcorn. “In addition, this new flavor mix meets gluten-free consumers’ demand for dietary conscious food that tastes great.”

Gaslamp has four popcorn varieties at major retailers across California, including Safeway, Vons, Winco, Ralphs and Albertson’s. Current flavors, including Sea Salt & Olive Oil, Kettle Corn, Cinnamon Caramel and White Cheddar, have been the premier popcorn snack options for American snackers since 1998 and remain a California favorite.

About Gaslamp Popcorn

Gaslamp Popcorn was established in 1998. Since the company’s early days in the Gaslamp District, it has remained a favorite among Calfornians and families throughout the state. Gaslamp Popcorn has expanded into major retailers from Sacramento to San Diego, expanding with tried and true flavor profiles as well as “limited edition” flavors. More than just popped corn, Gaslamp Popcorn is Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free, handmade locally in small batches and every kernel is popped by popcorn experts.  For additional information visit:

GaslampPopcorn.com

Twitter.com/GaslampPopcorn

Facebook.com/GaslampPopcorn

Pinterest.com/GaslampPopcorn

Instagram.com/GaslampPopcorn

Plus.Google.com/GaslampPopcorn

LinkedIn.com/company/Gaslamp-Popcorn-Company

AN EVENING OF GASTRONOMY AND FRENCH ART DE VIVRE

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After two successful editions in New York and Miami, hundreds of Francophiles and Fine Cuisine lovers will gather this time in Los Angeles for an evening to discover the city’s best baguette and interact with the bakers in the elegant Beverly Ballroom, which will be transformed into an expansive boulangerie with baguettes and breads of all sizes and flavors along with exceptional French wine and cheese.
9 finalists will compete for bragging rights in front of a jury of professional chefs and celebrities.
Follow the jury’s deliberations as well as tasting all the baguettes and breads yourself and talking to the bakers. All bakers will display their baguettes and other breads for the public to sample before the audience chooses their favorite.
Tickets include bread tasting and a selection of cheeses (Ile de France) and charcuterie + 1 glass of wine (Château d’Esclans). $40 per person. Early bird tickets are $20 for the first 50 tickets sold.Tickets include bread tasting and a selection of cheeses (Ile de France) and charcuterie + 1 glass of wine (Château d’Esclans). $40 per person. Early bird tickets are $20 for the first 50 tickets sold.
Valet is $10. Uber or Lyft is highly suggested.

8555 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles – California – 90048 – USA
Phone:(+1)310 278-5444  Fax:(+1)310 657-2816  www.sofitel-los-angeles.com

Good Housekeeping Celebrates 2016 Awesome Women Awards

The Awesome Women honorees with Good Housekeeping Editor in Chief Jane Francisco and Co-host/honoree Rebecca Minkoff
The Awesome Women honorees with Good Housekeeping Editor in Chief Jane Francisco and Co-host/honoree Rebecca Minkoff

Last night, Good Housekeeping held its first Awesome Women Awards event. Co-hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jane Francisco and designer Rebecca Minkoff, who was also an honoree, the evening featured a night of cocktails and conversation among the Awesome Women honorees and inspiring influencers at the Rebecca Minkoff Flagship Store. As one guest said, “This was the most organic networking event I’ve ever been to. I’ve made so many amazing connections tonight with such talented women.”

Guests enjoyed cocktails by Made Real Vodka, Chandon champagne and popsicles by Chloe’s.

 

Talent:

Awesome Women Honorees

Rebecca Minkoff  Continue reading “Good Housekeeping Celebrates 2016 Awesome Women Awards”

Celeb Spotting: Jeremy Piven joins the band!

PivenLast night, August 24th, Jeremy Piven was spotted at Santa Margherita’s She Shed Event which took place at the Mar Vista Art Department in Los Angeles.

Italian wine brand, Santa Margherita unveiled its eco-sustainable “She Shed,” while guests enjoyed refreshing Santa Margherita Prosecco and Rose cocktails, re-purposed decorations made using old wine bottles and corks, along with a silent auction where all proceeds benefitted charity partner, Recycle Across America, a charity Jeremy is a big supporter of. Jeremy mingled with guests, even jumping in with the band to play back up on the cajón!

Mayakoba Residences Hosted an Exclusive La Ceiba Dinner & Clase Azul Tequila Tasting Prepared by Executive Chef of Rosewood Mayakoba, Juan Pablo Loza 

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Luxury Mexican resort Mayakoba Residences’ Managing Director Carlos Orozco hosted a private dinner party on Thursday, August 18th, 2016, featuring an extravagant La Ceiba Dinner and a special tasting of ultra-premium tequila Clase Azul. The sumptuous dinner was prepared by Executive Chef of the award-winning Rosewood Mayakoba, Juan Pablo Loza, along with Union Cantina’s Executive Chef Scott Kampf. Guests were treated to an extraordinary 8 course authentic Mayan tasting menu, replicating a dining experience that is exclusive to guests of Rosewood Mayakoba resort, located in the idyllic Riviera Maya. The event was coordinated by the leading Sroka Worldwide marketing team, headed by industry veteran and company founder Neal Sroka. 

Notable attendees included: Carlos Orozco, Neal Sroka, Juan Pablo Loza, Howard Lorber, Star Jones, Amir Korangy, Richard Johnson, Jason Binn, James Lipton, Kedaki Lipton, Ian Duke, Scott Kampf, Susana Cardona, Thom Felicia, Ed Burke Jr and Tricia Burke. Continue reading “Mayakoba Residences Hosted an Exclusive La Ceiba Dinner & Clase Azul Tequila Tasting Prepared by Executive Chef of Rosewood Mayakoba, Juan Pablo Loza “

  Sun’s out! China Fun is IN this Summer 2016  

 

china funThis summer China Fun delivers tasty twists on traditional Chinese cuisine. Visit New York’s Upper East Side, on the corner of 64th and Second Avenue, to experience delicious new menu items. Ample sidewalk seating allows guests to enjoy delectable food and sunny weather. Diners at China Fun are greeted with a wide array of options, perfect for dining out or in this summer. The entire menu is available for delivery or takeout for those nights when your kitchen table is already set.

Plan a night out and experience what it truly means to be China Fun this summer. The succulent Peking Duck tastes like perfection with every bite.  Chicken in Peach Sauce is served with a sesame seed garnish which tantalizes the palate with its combination of sweet and savory flavors. Have your choice of pork or pork and crabmeat in the Soup Dumplings, unconventionally served all day long. Be sure to request – 24 hours prior – China Fun’s succulent Red Cooked Pork Belly which is available all year round, but only on the menu during the Chinese New Year. It is China Fun’s signature secret, shhh! Continue reading ”  Sun’s out! China Fun is IN this Summer 2016  “

FROM SOUTH OF FRANCE TO TORONTO,

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CELEBRATES THE 2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WITH THEIR INAUGURAL POP-UP LOCATION

TORONTO, ON – Stemming from the south of France and established in famed South Beach Miami, renowned restaurant & lounge, Villa Azur will take location at The Spoke Club (600 King St W, Toronto, ON) for their inaugural pop-up location from Thursday, September 8th to Sunday, September 11th from 11am to 4am and is set to delight the quintessential gourmand’s palate, transporting one into a world of European elegance at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.

Located in the heart of Toronto’s bustling king west strip, The Spoke Club, will see Villa Azur officially open it’s pop-up location on Thursday, September 8th with its famous “Thursday Night Dinner Party”, encompassing their acclaimed “ALL WHITE AFFAIR” theme featuring resident DJ Stephan M, welcoming guests into a glitzy and glamorous scene while the festival’s elite dazzle all night in white.

Friday & Saturday, both day & night will host unmissable luncheons and evening receptions boasting the impressive charisma, astounding entertainment and enticement reminiscent of the French Riviera. A lineup of special hosts and DJs from both the Canadian and the international scene will soon be unveiled.

Villa Azur’s spectacular Sunday Champagne Brunch on the rooftop of the Spoke Club will assuredly be one event not to miss, bringing the much-anticipated Film Festival to a close with one final yet undoubtedly festive bazaar.

Villa Azur’s Executive Chef Erwin Mallet will lead the enthusiastic culinary team on their relocation to Toronto, reproducing the signature menu to create the perfect blend of flavours, intermingling of avant-garde flair and traditional authenticity, bound to please every gourmand’s palate. The menu will feature classic French-Mediterranean courses as well as gastronomically creative dishes inspired by the cinematography of the 2016 Toronto Film Festival.

From the French Riviera to Toronto, Villa Azur will transport festival-goers to a world of European elegance, creating that je-ne-sais-quoi feeling that makes a restaurant pop-up so unforgettable.

The Spoke Club compliments this stylish environment and superior quality with the energy and atmosphere expected from Villa Azur. Dining, sultry, celebrity, entertainment, fashion & art awaits you at Villa Azur. Deriving from a long-term and valued friendship between the partners of Villa Azur and Pierre Jutras, the Director of the esteemed Spoke Club in Toronto, the culmination of this unique partnership is set to provide a winning formula for a Pop-Up venue for the Toronto Film Festival, providing exquisite food, a celebrated beverage program, attentive service and an inviting and tantalizing atmosphere.

Villa Azur’s pop-up location is open for lunch and dinner from Thursday, September 8th – Saturday, September 10th & for Brunch on Sunday, September 11th, at The Spoke Club (600 King St. West, Toronto). For reservations, please call 416.368.8448 ext 221 or email, VillaAzur@thespokeclub.com

Connect with Villa Azur:
Facebook: Villa Azur
Twitter: @VillaAzur
Instagram: @VillaAzurMiamiBeach
Hashtag: #VillaAzurTO
Website: www.villaazurmiami.com

ABOUT VILLA AZUR MIAMI

Since the spring of 2012, Villa Azur, has been serving up delectable South of France cuisine in an inviting and admirable atmosphere seldom found in South Beach. Located at 309 23rd Street, just off Collins Avenue on Miami Beach, Villa Azur features a stunning 6,000 square foot dining room reminiscent of the French Riviera. Perfect for Miami Beach, the charming yet festive restaurant & lounge accredits particular homage to its globally recognized, weekly signature soirée “Thursday Night Dinner Party” which has become the place-to-be-seen by the U.S.A’s finest socialites and high profile celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mel Gibson, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ivana Trump and Victoria Silvstedt.