LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barcelona Enterprises announces the return of Los Angeles Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show, which will take place on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 3-6pm at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The event offers guests a luxurious way to sample an array of the world's most decadent desserts. This year, the “Alice In Wonderland” themed-event will feature James Beard Award Winner and Chef of The Year Francois Payard, Chef Celestino Drago and Chef Juan Pablo Colubri. The Los Angeles “Laker Girls” will be there in support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which will benefit from the proceeds of the festival. Tickets range from $49 - $75 and can be purchased at IndulgeLA.net.
“We’ve been producing this event for 7 years now and there is nothing else like it. I’m honored to create such an entertaining and intimate setting for chocolate and pastry lovers to taste the newest dessert creations while meeting the talented chefs that make them,” said Alan Semsar, CEO of Barcelona Events.
James Beard Award Winner and Chef of The Year, Francois Payard is the creative visionary behind Payard Patisserie & Bistro, as well as Payard Bakery. Chef Payard comes from a renowned family of French pastry chefs and has dedicated his life to creating edible masterpieces worthy of his lineage.
Chef Celestino Drago has been touted as the foremost master of traditional Italian cuisine and is the creative force behind revered Southern California eateries Drago Bakery, Drago Centro and the elite Beverly Hills restaurant, ilPastaio. Rounding out the trio of headliners is Chef Juan Pablo Colubri, Executive Pastry Chef for the Hakkasan Group. Passionate and driven, Chef Colubri has demonstrated a natural mastery in the art of pastry, and has won the coveted title of Pastry Chef of The Year.
The Los Angeles Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show will offer patrons an opportunity to sample decadent creations from these celebrated chefs and others. Specialty drinks will also be available along with live music. Several vendors will be on hand for patrons to also purchase sweets and wines. Proceeds from this event will go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.
About Barcelona Enterprises
Barcelona Enterprises is a Los Angeles-based premier experiential marketing company with event properties spanning across the U.S. For more than fifteen years, the company has delivered entertaining and innovative events in destinations such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. Our clients include some of the most prestigious brands in financial services, automotive, beverage and consumer products sectors. For more information, visit www.barcelona.la.