Today is: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
15th Annual Taste of L.A. Shanti Benefit
will recognize three Honorees
Michael Cimarusti, Terri Decker and Shelley Morrison
(Hollywood, California May 3, 2006) On Saturday, June 3, 2006 the 15
th Annual Taste of L.A. Shanti will take place at the legendary Hollywood
Palladium. This annual fundraiser, benefiting L.A. Shanti, is a festive
culinary evening that plays host to dozens of well-known, trendy
restaurants as well as some of the finest vineyards in California.
A Taste of L.A. Shanti is an all-you-can-sample tour that will take your
palate from a shrimp ceviche sushi roll at Sushi Roku to exotic cuisine
from Providence, Crustacean's, Sonora Cafe, Blue Palms and many of the
other fine restaurants serving their exquisite culinary delights. To
tantalize the taste buds even further guests will sample wines poured from
some of the most premiere vineyards in California including Honig,
Raymond, Napa Cellars, Oakville Ranch, Rubissow's
Sargent, Ruston, Vina
Robles and countless others.
As guests stroll through a dressed up Hollywood Palladium, they can bid on
any of the hundreds of silent auction steals, including movie memorabilia,
jewelry, dinner packages, fine art, theater tickets and gifts galore.
Then there's the live auction: an exciting ping-pong game of bidding,
where dream vacations and TV walk-on roles are awarded faster than you can
say Will & Grace.
Now in its 15th year, Washington Mutual and Food & Wine Magazine are the
presenting sponsors of A Taste of L.A. Shanti, on June 3rd, 6-10pm at the
This year, L.A. Shanti will proudly recognize three
individuals whose many contributions and talents have made a difference to
the community. The Presenting Chef is Michael Cimarusti, owner and chef
of Providence, the elegant fine-dining establishment on Melrose who was
just nominated for the coveted James Beard Foundation Award. Honorary
Chair, Shelley Morrison (Will & Grace's infamous razor-tongued Rosario),
was chosen for her endless enthusiasm and as a long time friend to L.A.
Shanti. The 2006 Heart of the Community Award will be presented to Terri
Decker, First Vice President of Washington Mutual, in recognition of her
ongoing and generous support to the community.
Tickets for A Taste of L.A. Shanti are $95 per person. VIP table seating
for 8 is available at $1500. To purchase tickets or view the full list
of participating restaurants and wineries, visit online at
ShopLAShanti.com or call L.A. Shanti at 323-962-8197, ext 328.
Proceeds from the event will benefit L.A. Shanti. For over twenty years,
this nonprofit organization has provided free emotional support and
education to people facing HIV-related challenges and other
life-threatening illnesses. Their unparalleled programs, volunteers and
donors breathe compassion into the community.
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