Speakeasy in Wonderland with Guest Chef, Andrés Dangond.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Santa Monica, CA
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" Alice asked.
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don’t much care where--" said Alice.
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"--- so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you’re sure to do that," said The Cat.
- Alice in Wonderland
There is no reason the weekend should have all the fun! Tonight we invite you to have a little fun with some cocktails and a tasting that will open up your palate and invite you to explore, including a "Wonderland" culinary creation by a superbly talented Guest Chef,Andrés Dangond.
With the intrigue of Pre-Prohibition, you will feast your ears on the musical whimsy of Sadie & The Blue eyed Devils, and do all of this while enjoying the gorgeous Penthouse Suite at Hotel Shangri-La overlooking the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Santa Monica:
Welcome to a new kind of adventure.
THEME: SPEAKEASY meets WONDERLAND
WHERE: The PENTHOUSE (Private - not open to the public)
WHAT: COCKTAIL PAIRINGS | 3 COCKTAILS + 4 BITES (Non-Alcoholic Also Available)
GIVEAWAYS including incredible gourmet goodies, wines, Dinner for 2 (Restaurants TBA), and more...
MUSICAL GUESTS: Sadie & The Blue Eyed Devils
DATE: Wednesday, November 14th
TIME: 5-10pm | 6-9PM PENTHOUSE (Closed to the public)
8-11PM SUITE 700 + THE DINING ROOM
TICKETS: $110 PER PERSON | $120 AT THE DOOR | ($95 Non-Alcoholic Pairing)
COCKTAILS SERVED AT EVENT WILL BE ALSO AVAILABLE in SUITE 700 + THE DINING ROOM
AT HAPPY HOUR RATES UNTIL CLOSE
Chapter 1: The Little Glass Box - An Adventure Begins
Drink Me - Lavender Lush
Eat Me - TBD
Chapter 2: Curioser and Curioser! Shall we play?
Drink Me. - Paradisi
Eat Me. - TBD
Chapter 3: Whoooo Are YOU? Live with a little whimsy.
Eat Me: TBD
Chapter 4: Welcome to Wonderland!
Drink Me: Berry Apropos
Eat Me: PRESENTED BY GUEST CHEF, ANDRES DANGOND
And a little something to take home ...
CHEF ANDRES DANGOND
ANDRES DANGOND graduated as an ‘Honorary Student’ from Le Cordon Bleu and has been working in the restaurant industry for over 11 years. Chef Dangond has worked along side some of the best chefs in the world, training in Colombia, Spain and the US. He remembers his apprenticeship under Grant Achatz at 'Alinea' and Laurent Gras at 'L20' as two of the most influential and inspirational experiences for him in his career and life.
Music by Sadie & The Blue Eyed Devils
When & Where
Dawn Garcia, Editor: ATOD Magazine™, Screenwriter, Journalist
Event Organizer: Dawn Garcia
ATOD Magazine's Motto: LIFE IS SEXY. Live it well.™
Touch | Taste | Sight | Sound | Living Passionately
The Magazine is about everything good in life. Living every moment, awakening every one of your senses, never missing an opportunity to tap into your passions. Our goal: to find the sexy in everything ... Life is far too beautiful not to.
HOW IT STARTED - in Editor, Dawn Garcia's words
"In childhood, we grow up eating a plethora of things. Food becomes a means to getting the "ok" to play or run free with friends or the remedy for not "growing fast enough". Eating out when we were kids was an absolute TREAT! We would get so excited if we knew we were going to a restaurant. Something about knowing we could order whatever we wanted seemed like Christmas come early.
As we get older, "Eating Out" takes on an entirely different meaning. Food becomes our escape, a memory made or shared with friends and people we love, it becomes the catalyst in an important business meeting, or even the excuse we need to have a little abandon. However I believe there is still a kid within us all. The little voice that sees a menu and secretly gets excited that the possibilities are endless and our saving grace is, we actually know what's good. Eating out is simply life's way of presenting us with yet another reason to engage our senses.
Much like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, food really is taking us on an extraordinary adventure. "A Taste of Dawn" began because I sat down to write the story of a dinner I had. The smells, the sounds, the feeling I got when the food hit my lips and my taste buds were aroused; the entire process was worth interpreting. I realized then that story has always played a rather significant role in my dining experiences. In essence, eating out has become the catalyst behind many endearing adventures.
HOW IT EVOLVED
As a natural consequence, my love of art, photography, film, philanthropy, and travel becaome at the forefront of this adventure. No longer is the focus just on food and wine, it has transformed to also be about Lifestyle as a whole.
ATOD Magazine is simply my invitation to you to pick up that little piece of "Wondrous" thing in life and take a bite. See what happens. See what adventure awaits your imagination... And then - play.
Every person, at some point in our lives is an unknown but their gift can be so exquisite it can open up our eyes to an entirely new kind of living. ATOD Magazine is precisely that.
Here is to SAVORING LIFE in every possible way!"
- Dawn Garcia, Founder | Editor, ATOD Magazine: A Taste of Dawn
Savoring life one moment at a time.