|The Club Culinaire of French Cuisine will hold its annual Picnic des Chefs on Sunday, May 20 at Vasa Park in Agoura Hills at 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, where 4 acres of lush mountain side await us. LA’s top chefs will create authentic dishes from various regions of France. Participating chefs (partial list): Marius Blin (Hotel Sofitel); Michel Blanchet (Michel Cordon Bleu); Joe Miller (Joe’s Restaurant); Josie LeBalch (Josie Restaurant); Neal Fraser (BLVD); Yvan Valentin (Sweet Temptation); and Christian Kaufmann (Emil’s Swiss Pastry). The party starts at 11:30am until 4:30pm.
Chefs will cook up over 700 lb of meat, poultry and fish, 500 lb of vegetables, 200 lb of cheese and 500 baguettes, 50 artisan breads and much more. Over 50 wineries will be pouring their favorite selections.
The event is extremely kid-friendly (including a moon bounce paradise, heated swimming pool with a giant waterslide, rock climbing wall, drawing competition, and games). Adults can play pétaque, (win your weight wine), soccer, volleyball and badminton. Raffle prizes include two roundtrip tickets to Tahiti or Paris on Air Tahiti Nui, a weekend at The Ritz Carlton Laguna Nigel, Porsche knives, gourmet dinners, and shopping certificates. Musical entertainment will be provided by a French DJ.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Concern Foundation and the HOPE Program at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.