I'm so unbelievably psyched for this event because we're not just delivering great food and wine, we're including a musical component that's sure to bring down the house. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm an amateur musicologist, a KCRW devotee and a true believer that music provides an evocative soundtrack for our lives. There are always seminal albums (I still can't find a better word to describe a CD, a download, a playlist, etc...) that defined a certain period of time which, when heard again, takes us right back to that place. It's uncanny. Just like the aroma of baking pies takes me back to my grammies' kitchen instantly.
So needless to say, I'm truly delighted to host an event that showcases a lineup of really talented performers with completely divergent musical styles.
First on the list, and thanks so much to fellow chef, Amy Jurist, is Jimmy Lee. Jimmy's a classical Spanish guitarist whose rich and beautiful acoustic set will set the stage for the Spanish cuisine and wonderful Rosenthal wine. We may be in Malibu but Jimmy will help transport guests to the Costa del Sol. Jimmy will be followed by the darling J. Hunter Ackerman and his new blues rock band, Hunter Ackerman and the Dirty Jacks. Hunter and his band were recently at The House of Blues so we feel extremely fortunate to have them play at the beach and take us into the second hour of the event with a lively set. Last on the lineup is a new singer brought to my attention by good friend and fellow event planner, Lisa Gild, she is Danni Rouge. Combined with her soulful, urban, alternative hipster vibe, Dannie is the ultimate contemporary third act to an afternoon of live music.
As many of you may have seen, our event was first run as an Urban Daddy Perks ticket (thanks to Caroline Morici and her colleagues) and then a second hit by Pure Wow (thanks to Dana Dickey and her colleagues). The press has been great and continues to grow our mailing list so The Secret Table reaches intrepid foodies across greater Los Angeles.
As usual, I wish I were a guest at my own party instead of rushing around in order to make sure everyone is well fed and with a full glass of wine in their hands. And this time, dancing will be encouraged if the mood hits you. Tickets are still available so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in attending.