Get Wined and Dined at Peterson Automotive to Help Family Farms

Wine glass at Doffo winery. Photo by Ed Simon for The Los Angeles Beat.

Magnums for Agriculture, with the catchy nickname Mags for Ag, will be holding a fundraiser on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at the Peterson Automotive Museum, one of the coolest event spaces in town. The idea is to sustain family farms, with the goal of adding 50,000 new farmers every year through GrowA’Farmer. More than a dozen of the country’s top winemakers and chefs will be discussing sustainable food during Host Chef Sean Dent’s “bacchanal feast.”

Guests will start the evening at 7 p.m. enjoying wine, Black River Caviar and passed canapés before sitting down to a selection of artisan cheeses from William Cofield Cheesemakers, which will be followed by a family-style feast prepared by Duskie Estes of Cochon 555’s 2011 King of Porc, Black Pig Meat Co.,(San Francisco), Joshua Whigham of Lapis (coming soon to L.A.) and Anthony Sasso of Casa Mano (NYC). Wine pairings will be provided by Lombardi Wines, Chenoweth Vineyards, Coursey Graves, Tongue Dancer Wines, Arista Wines, Ramey Wine Cellars, Lando Wines, Arcadian Winery, Davis Family Vineyards, Silver Oak Cellars, and Phifer Pavitt. Magnums will be poured tableside.

In addition to wining and dining, there will be a silent auction for packages provided by participating chefs and wineries. As well as raising awareness about family farming and sustainable food, the event will raise funds to benefit Piggy Bank with a portion dedicated to help a restaurant impacted by winter flooding in Sonoma County.

Tickets are $249. or $500 with a special 5:30 p.m. Vintner’s Magnum Collection reception included. TICKETS HERE.


Elise Thompson

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Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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