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September 24, 2010

SEP 25: American Wine & Food Festival Returns to Universal; Guests Will Enjoy Superb Food, Wine, Music, Dancing While Supporting Meals On Wheels

By Don Rose - Featured Weekend Event


The 28th American Wine & Food Festival Takes Place September 25, 2010 on the World Famous Universal Studios Backlot, Supporting Meals On Wheels Programs of Los Angeles; 2700+ Guests Expected for Annual Extravaganza


The American Wine and Food Festival (AWFF), one of LA's most treasured annual events, returns this weekend to its annual home with ticket holders anticipating another extraordinary evening under the stars for a great cause. One of America’s premier culinary events, AWFF will once again feature many of the world's top chefs and leading wine and spirit purveyors on the beautifully lighted backlot of Universal Studios. On the evening of September 25, 2010, a pantheon of food and beverage stars will exercise their considerable talents for the enjoyment of over 2,700 food and wine enthusiasts. The opportunity to sample exceptional dishes prepared by an internationally acclaimed group of chefs will be accompanied by live music, dancing, and a silent auction.

Festival attendees will taste some of the most exciting, unique and distinctive flavors found anywhere, complemented by the finest wines and spirits. The environment is electric, and the backlot is the perfect setting as the sun sets on Universal's sets and you meet fellow foodies and wine aficionados having the time of your life. This is hands down the best LA food and wine event each year. Don't miss it!

Those who attend this Los Angeles tradition will raise a celebratory glass in support of the Meals On Wheels Programs of Los Angeles. Since its inception in 1982, this Puck-Lazaroff Charitable Foundation event has raised more than $15 million for the Meals On Wheels Programs of Los Angeles, which serve thousands of meals each day to Los Angeles’ homebound, senior and disabled citizens.

You are cordially invited to join fellow Angelenos in support of a great cause and a most memorable evening.

For more information, see below and visit the official AWFF website at http://www.awff.org.

Saturday Evening American Wine & Food Festival
September 25 2010, 5-11 PM
*5:00 PM Wolfgang Puck VIP Cooking Demonstration
*VIP entrance available only with Festival Patron packages.
6:00 PM Festival Opens

Location: Universal Studios Backlot
3900 Lankersheim Blvd, Gate 3, Universal City, CA

Staged against the backdrop of movie sets, the signature Saturday night event returns, once again, to Universal Studios Backlot. As dusk falls, a spectacularly lit movie set provides the stage for a culinary scene like none other: An unrivaled epicurean feast prepared by world-renowned chefs, superb libations including fine wines and smooth spirits, and a silent auction filled with luxury items - all set to the sounds of live bands. Cap the night off in “Sherry Yard’s Sweet Sanctuary Champagne and Port Lounge” – an after-hours retreat. Kick back in cozy niches under the stars or dance the night away to a live band.

Tickets to this event are $300. For details and cost for VIP tickets, please call Joan Wrede at (310) 574-3663.


Bidding on the following ‘Spotlight’ Travel Experiences begins at the Saturday, September 25th Festival and will conclude at the Chefs Grand Tasting Dinner, Sunday, September 26th at Spago Beverly Hills.

For more detailed information on auction items or to arrange for bidding by proxy, please contact Patti Obermiller at pjobermiller@aol.com.


The Festival will be held on the backlot of Universal Studios
3900 Lankershim Boulevard, Universal City, CA 91608

From LAX/Westside Area
- Take 405-N to 101-S
- Exit at Lankershim Blvd.
- Right on Cahuenga Blvd.
- Right on Lankershim Blvd. (N)
- Right into Gate 3

From Pasadena Area
- Take 134-W
- Exit at Cahuenga Blvd.
- Left on Cahuenga Blvd.
- Left on Lankershim Blvd.
- Left into Gate 3

From LA/Hollywood Area
- Take 101-N (Hollywood)
- Exit at Lankershim Blvd.
- Right on Lankershim Blvd.
- Right into Gate 3

From Valencia/Ventura Area
- Take 5-S to 170-S
- Take 170-S toward Hollywood to 101-S
- Exit at Lankershim Blvd.
- Right on Cahuenga Blvd.
- Right on Lankershim Blvd. (N)
- Right into Gate 3

From Orange County Area
- Take 5-N
- Follow signs for 101 Hollywood Fwy. when approaching downtown.
- Stay on Hollywood 101-N (towards Ventura)
- Exit at Lankershim Blvd.
- Right on Lankershim Blvd.
- Right into Gate 3

Leave the driving to Integrated Transportation Services, the official limousine sponsor of the American Wine & Food Festival. For special Festival rates please call 800-487-4255.