The 26th Annual Vintage Bouquet Food & Wine Event takes place Sunday, April 27th from noon until 4:00 pm! Hosted by the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the event will take place at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.

The BSun-April27-BHBA VIntage Bouquet 2-by Lee Salemeverly Hills Bar Association’s popular Vintage Bouquet has been serving up tastes of amazing wines, spirits and food to raise money for community based pro bono legal service programs for more than a quarter century. Each year delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by many of Los Angeles’ best restaurants and chefs are paired with tastings from California’s top wineries, spirit and beverage companies. The event also features live and silent auctions, exceptional musical entertainment and a VIP Cocktail and Martini Lounge.

Proceeds benefit the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation’s pro bono legal services, including free monthly legal clinics, programs for elementary school students to teach them about tolerance, feeding the homeless at Samoshel, and much more.

Wineries and beverage companies pouring include Stella Artois, Ahnfeldt Wines, Asahi Shuzo, Beekeeper Cellars, Bernardus Winery, Beverly Hills Drink Company, Cielo Farms, Ferrari-Carano Vineyard & Winery, Heitz Wine Cellars, Knights Bridge Winery, Hubert’s Lemonade, Landmark Vineyards, Lewelling Vineyards, Miner Family Winery, Moreno BHLV, Peju, Priest Ranch & Somerston Estate, Quady Winery, Stella Artois, Sunstone Vineyard & Farms, Tudal Family Winery – Napa Valley and Wicker Vineyards.

Among the many restaurants providing sweet and savory tastings are Bistrot Bagatelle, Brix Chocolate, Café Firenze, CHAYA Catering, Celebrity Cruises, Dandy Don’s HomeMade Ice Cream, Goldie’s, Il Fornaio – Beverly Hills, Lexington Social House, Napa Valley Grille, Nuovoterra Products, Phorage, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, STK, Taberna Arros y Vi, The Good Cookies & Beyond, The Ice Cream Lab, Velvet Rope Bake Shop and Wood & Vine.
Leigh Leshner, Barristers Past President, who is chairing the Vintage Bouquet for the tenth year, says, “There will be innovative dishes prepared with fresh locally-sourced food, award-winning wines, the opportunity to meet top chefs and winemakers and much more. I didn’t think it was possible to top last year but this one just might!”

The V.I.P. Martini Lounge features exclusive tastings from Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Broken Shed Vodka, Chakra Cuisine of Beverly Hills, Chareau Aloe Liqueur, Lawry’s Catering, Le Bon Garcon, Le Ka, Nekter, OMG Chicken and Waffles, Papa’s Pilar Rum, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, Tequila Partida, The Baltic Cupboard and Wasted Cupcakes. V.I.P. guests also receive a Cool Sack wine tote.

Wine Glass Sponsor is Elkins Jones Insurance Agency, Inc. Salmanazar Sponsor is Nemecek & Cole. Cask Sponsor is Fox Rothschild LLP. VIP Cocktail and Martini Lounge Sponsors are Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin and US Bank. Barrel Sponsors are Celebrity Cruises and Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Birnberg & Coleman, LLP. Magnum Sponsors are Reuben Raucher & Blum and Strategic Valuation Group, LLC. Jeroboam Sponsor is Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. Champagne Sponsors are Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz, LLP and Variety. Media Sponsor is 100.3 FM The Sound.

TSun-April27-vintagebouquet-by Lee Salemhe 55-room Greystone Mansion nestled in a 16-acre park was built by the Doheny family in 1928 and is the largest family estate in the history of Beverly Hills. It has been featured in such blockbuster films as There Will Be Blood, Nixon, X-Men, Ghostbusters, Spiderman III, Rush Hour, Air Force One, and many others.

Photos by Lee Salem

Admission: $150 in advance; $175 per person at the door; $225 VIP tickets (include entree to VIP Cocktail and Martini Lounge). For tickets and info, call Knock Out Productions at (818) 610-0300 or go to website.

What: Beverly Hills Bar Association’s 26th Annual “Vintage Bouquet” food & wine tasting event
Where: Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: Sunday, April 27, Noon – 4 pm
Phone: (818) 610-0300