The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada is holding its popular annual Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting event on Sunday, Oct. 6 in Memorial Park on Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge. Over the past 10 years, this event has become part of the fabric of La Canada’s traditional soirees.
On Sunday afternoon visitors from the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys will come together to enjoy food and wine provided by local merchants. The tastings begin at 3 p.m. and are followed by the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation’s (LCFEF) premium wine auction from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mary Gant, past club president, and Clyde Hemphill serve as co-directors. The event, as mandated by law, is for adults only due to the presence of alcoholic beverages. Tickets are $50 and available
The monies raised are used to fund the ongoing work of Kiwanis Club Foundation; sponsor youth organizations including two Key Clubs at La Cañada High School and Flintridge Prep High School, a Builders Club at LCHS Middle School, and a Terrific Kids Program at two elementary schools. The club also provides annual scholarships to six high school graduates and donation of dictionaries and books to Union Avenue Elementary School in downtown Los Angeles as well as read with second grade students weekly. The club also provides financial support to a variety of organizations and causes.
LCFEF’s premium wine auction will feature more than 50 live and silent lots of premium and collector wines. All proceeds from the wine auction benefit the Foundation’s Endowment Fund.
Le Petit Vendome will furnish all of the wines and beers at the tasting as it has in the past years. Usually 80-plus wines are poured and about 20 beers. Twenty-five local restaurants, caterers and food purveyors will be offering tastes of their foods. Entertainment will be provided by the Blue Like Jazz, featuring Rita Chen.
Remedy Liquor in LCF will provide six bottles of premium wine to six lucky attendees who submit names and addresses (no purchase of raffle tickets required).
A commemorative wine glass and a buffet tray are given to each attendee as well as a program booklet with a listing of all beverages poured and food purveyors.
The presenters and partners for the event are The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, LCF Educational Foundation Endowment Fund, LCF Chamber of Commerce and Le Petit Vendome. It is expected that more than 800 will attend the event.