Top Chef Contestants and Cali Wines Unite in Malibu

Photo: L.A. Magazine

Los Angeles magazine is inviting food and drink lovers to Malibu’s Saddlerock Ranch this Sunday for “The 4th Food Event 2009,” which will make up in L.A. restaurants and Cali wineries what its name lacks in imagination. Some real heavies are featured in the chef department, with Suzanne Tracht, David Myers, John Rivera Sedlar, Andrew Kirschner, and Ludo Lefebvre popping up to offer personal demonstrations and a reunion of Top Chef contestants which will include Marcel, Fabio, Betty, and Ilan, so far. Food Network’s Jeffrey Saad will help host, along with critic Merrill Shindler.

Meanwhile, 25 restaurants, including The Foundry, Tanzore, Gordon Ramsay, Westside Tavern, and Noir will set up with samples to match 25 wineries like Brander, Firestone, and Cambria. While the day is planned to let guests enjoy the beauty of Saddlerock’s acres, part of the $95 entrance fee will go to American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Kids Courage. Tickets can be purchased on Food Event’s website and has a $25 discount for its subscribers.