Evening Under the Stars: 28 Restaurants, 80 Wines, and The One and Only Kenny G.

Take us home, Kenny!
Take us home, Kenny! Photo: Micah Sittig via Flickr

Shhhh, be vewwy, vewwy quiet, it’s tasting event season! This Saturday, Torrance will mark the spot for “Evening Under the Stars,” a South Bay-based food and wine tasting with local restaurants including Ortega 120, Gonpachi, and Aimee’s Bistro, among the 28 participants, running from 6:00 to 9:30 P.M. on July 28, with funds from the $125 ticket benefiting Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s construction of a new pediatric patient tower. While there will be more than 80 wine varietals on site, the clear highlight of the evening is no doubt a performance by the one, the only, the head-bangingest rocker of all time, Kenny G., he of the curly locks seducing you with his smooth adult contemporary jazz (as heard on The Wave). See the full list of participants below (not that Kenny G. and his sax aren’t enough) and find tickets online.

Participating Restaurants

Aimee’s Bistro
Athena’s Confections
BREWCO Manhattan Beach
Costco Torrance
Corner Bakery Café
Creative Cuisine Concepts
Chef Chafer’s Depot and Buffalo Fire Dept.
DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fresh Brothers
Gonpachi at Miyako Hybrid Hotel
Gourmet Grindz
Il Fornaio
Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge
Napa Rose Sommeliers
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Ortega 120
Paul Martins
Red Car Brewery & Restaurant
Riboli Family Wine Estates
Rock ‘N Fish
Shade Hotel
Sushi Boy
Sushi Chef Institute
Tony Roma’s and Capricciosa
Torrance Marriott South Bay

Evening Under the Stars: 28 Restaurants, 80 Wines, and The One and Only Kenny G.