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All-Star Chef Classic Nyesha Arrington
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Time Out says

One of the food world's biggest L.A. events is bringing some of the city's most famous chefs into your living room. The Lexus All-Star Chef Classic normally takes over Downtown's L.A. LIVE, but this year the mega food event is going digital with delivered meals, virtual demos and full-on fine dining experiences at home.

The new format involves four-course meals delivered to you—provided you live in L.A. County, Ventura County or Orange County—and the dishes will come prepared and/or curated by the chefs in this year's lineup. Most of the meal will arrive ready to plate and serve, but there'll be a few opportunities to cook along with the demos that you'll be able to access with a ticket.

This year's lineup includes chefs Dominique Crenn (of San Francisco's Crenn Dining Group); Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook (of L.A.'s Animal, Son of a Gun and Jon & Vinny’s); Ludo Lefebvre (of Petit Trois and LudoBird) and master sommelier Carlton McCoy (the president and CEO of St. Helena's Heitz Cellar), and it's all hosted by chef Nyesha Arrington (formerly of Native).

The standard dinner pack ($500) includes a four-course meal for two; two bottles of wine; two beers; two sodas; two Stella beer chalices; access to the broadcast; and access to the chefs' recipes. Want to really make a night of it? The "at-home services for two" package includes all of the above, plus delivered plateware, glassware, silverware and napkins, not to mention servers who'll arrive, set your table, prepare and serve your meal, pour your drinks and clear the table when you've finished for $1,200.

If it sounds a bit steep for an at-home affair, just know that you'll also be helping others: After the event, $20,000 will be donated to Food Forward, while another $20,000 will benefit the Independent Restaurant Coalition.

Written by
Stephanie Breijo


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