Los Angeles

Chef-Farmer Series: McGrath Family Farms & Mélisse

melisse.jpgJoin us for the first event in our 2007 Chef-Farmer Series as farmer Phil McGrath of McGrath Family Farms teams up with Chef Josiah Citrin of Mélisse in Santa Monica for an extraordinary evening dedicated to the spirit of Terra Madre.

While we enjoy the bounty of McGrath’s winter harvest prepared by the hand of a true master of the finest culinary traditions, Phil will share his phenomenal experience as a Delegate to the 2006 Terra Madre in Turin, cosponsored by the Ojai and Los Angeles convivia.

For those who are familiar with the work of Chef Josiah Citrin, there can be no doubt the evening’s fare will be prepared in a manner that both embraces and honors the deep commitment Josiah has always held for those who toil to grow and bring to market the finest produce of our region. We are honored that Josiah and Phil have agreed to participate in the first dinner of Slow Food Los Angeles’ 2007 Chef-Farmer Series.

Where: Mélisse, 1104 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica 90401
When: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 6:00pm
Cost: $60.00 per person for Slow Food members; $70 per person for nonmembers. Price includes dinner, tax, and tip, but does not include wine or other beverages.
For Reservations: Email Jordan Vannini at jordan_vannini [at] hotmail [dot] com.
Confirmation: Make your check payable to Mélisse and mail it to:
Chef-Farmer Series
P.O Box 91536
Pasadena, CA 91109

Your check must be received before your reservation can be confirmed. For more information: visit the site for Terra Madre 2006, and read recent articles about McGrath Family Farms at: the Los Angeles Times website; the California Heartland website; Whole Life Times.

About Mélisse: Located in Santa Monica, Mélisse combines the sophistication of traditional French cuisine with contemporary American sensibilities, resulting in a truly extraordinary experience. The menus reflect seasonal and specialty items, carefully selected and intricately prepared by Chef Josiah Citrin and his experienced kitchen staff. Mélisse has been a Mobil Travel Guide 4-star recipient four years running, and Zagat has rated Mélisse the #1 American-French Restaurant in Los Angeles.

Buon Gusto and Bon Appétit!