Friday, October 5, 2012

Sunday Funday Tapas & Rosenthal Wines

On October 14th, 2012 from 3pm to 7pm Secret Table and Rosenthal Wines will host their second collaboration at the The Tasting Room on PCH in Malibu.  It's an afternoon of tapas and free flowing wines...

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 if you're interested in attending. 

Until Sunday...



1 comment:

  1. I bought two tickets for this event for $100.00 each. We thought it was expensive for a wine tasting and dinner but we were intrigued by the description of this event and we decided we should splurge and just go for it. We did. The wine was good and the setting was beautiful. The rest was disappointing, to put it nicely. The event felt amateurishly organized, uncoordinated, the food was insufficient and mediocre at best, the music was possibly good but we wouldn’t know because the sound was terrible, and … portable restrooms, yeah, we spent $200.00 to use a port-a-potty (I understand sewer regulations but charge accordingly). We got there excited and ready to be floored. We left disappointed ( I was offended actually )and had to stop for diner in our way home. So, to end this in a positive note… the wine was good and the setting was beautiful.