The Food Event 2021


In November, attendees ventured to the breathtaking Hummingbird Nest Ranch in the Santa Susana Mountains to indulge in delectable tastings from L.A.’s iconic restaurants. Pours from boutique wineries, craft brews, spirits, and beverages complemented the gourmet samplings. The Demonstration Stage presented by Mountain Valley Spring Water was hosted by Jessica Vilchis of NBC4’s California Live and featured renowned chefs – Moises Placencia of Theia, Cameron Slaugh of Nonna Mercato, Raphael Lunetta of Lunetta All Day and Sandra Cordero of Gasolina Café – each sharing recipes and preparing seasonal dishes.

The culinary-focused day was complete with unique experiences including:

  • 2021 Cadillac Escalade and CT4-V Blackwing vehicle displays and Cadillac Lounge featuring an engraving station where attendees personalized their wine glasses
  • Sips of wines from California’s coolest wine growing region at the “Taste of Pismo Beach”
  • Refreshing cold brews from Stella Artois and Michelob ULTRA Organic Seltzer
  • Creative cocktails from House of Suntory, Maker’s Mark, St~Germain, Santa Teresa Rum, and TrueRoots Brew
  • Microdosed cannabis beverages from Cann and Pamos
  • Plus Jiant Kombucha, Yishi, Suja Juice, and Don Francisco’s Coffee

Photo Credit: Kiernan Michelle Photography and Devin Burko

Thank you to our participants:

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Austin Hope Winery

Bernardus Winery

Brander Winery and Vineyard

Brick Barn Wine Estate

Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard

Diniz Cellars


Kimsey Vineyard

Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits

Miami Cocktail Co.

NABU Wines

Nectar of the Dogs

O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery

Pope Valley Winery

Ranchos de Ontiveros

Ryder Estate Wines

Thacher Winery and Vineyard

Warson Wine Company



California Live on NBC4

Get Hooked Seafood


J’Adore Les Fleurs

Kids Courage

Off the Menu Club

The Art of Caramel