Everybody wins at L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade, Suzanne Goin, David Lentz, and Caroline Styne’s annual chef’s cookout and fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, the non-profit battling against childhood cancer. From the first year, the benefit proved itself as one of L.A.’s paramount food events, standing in as a strong replacement for Wolfgang Puck’s bygone Meals on Wheels benefit, offering a mission guests can feel great about supporting, alongside the added blessing of remarkable chefs from L.A. (like Jon Shook, Neal Fraser, Michael Cimarusti, Michael Voltaggio, Nancy Silverton) and across the nation (April Bloomfield, Marc Vetri, Jonathan Waxman, Michael Tusk, Chris Bianco), as well as thrilling celebrity sightings, wine, cocktails, and beer. When a happening is organized by a chef like Goin, you can expect the best, and her assembled village prepared excellent eats and drinks all around with a surfeit of good vibes, including a titanic fried chicken leg from Animal, “culo de pollo” from Sotto, and a preview of Cimarusti’s rabidly anticipated Connie & Ted’s. Come take a peek at what the crowd of Hollywood heavies sampled on Saturday, as Goin, Lentz, and Styne rallied forces and raised ammo for a cause worth fighting for.
Suzanne Goin with Laura Dern