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Join us Sunday, November 14th for our Annual Member Meeting and New Member Induction at Cultivar - the new restaurant in the stunning grounds of Sherman Library & Gardens, Corona del Mar from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. This event is for members only and we can't wait to see everyone in person again!! We will start with a welcome Brut Rosé Reception, followed by our annual board reports, then a Q & A about chapter business and the year ahead. We will then induct our newest member - Dawn Blume Hawkes.

Executive Chef Jessica Roy brings her fresh interpretation and style to Garden-to-Table cuisine right inside the botanical oasis that is Sherman Library & Gardens. Lunch at Cultivar comes with sweeping panoramic views of the Central Garden (you'll want to explore after lunch). Two course luncheon includes choice of entrée (Chicken, Salmon, or Vegetarian Quiche) and duo desserts (Chocolate Tort and Lemon Tart). Beverage choices include Rosé, Chardonnay, or Cabernet Sauvignon, coffee and tea. Luncheon price is $65 all-inclusive of lunch, beverages, tax & tip.

Cultivar Restaurant is located at the Sherman Library & Gardens at 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA 92625. Phone: (949) 220-7229. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

On September 23, help us Invest in the Power of Women — and Les Dames d'Escoffier International — with a Toast to the LDEI Relief Fund! Join host Julie Hartigan (New York Dame), engineer-turned-chef and healthy cooking expert with sommelier, Veronica Hastings (Chicago Dame) for an evening of wine and cheese presented by LDEI, Wine Insiders, and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. Enjoy a chance to win a set of KAREN MACNEIL (ONEIDA) Flavor First™ glassware, a Le Creuset Enamel Cast Iron Signature 10 ¼” Skillet in Indigo or a Le Creuset Round Wide 6 ½ Qt. Dutch Oven in their sizzling new Cayenne as you sample three wine and cheese pairings specially curated for this event.

Order Wine & Cheese. Click here to order the wine tasting trio and cheese pairings by September 20. All wines are discounted for the event and proceeds will go directly to Les Dames d'Escoffier International. Wine Insiders delivers in 1-3 business days. All shipping and delivery alerts come directly from them. Connect. Your wine purchase or donation automatically enters you into the Investing in the Power of Women Virtual Wine Tasting. You will receive the event link and directions to access the virtual tasting prior to September 23rd. Event. During the virtual tasting, we'll spend 65 minutes together via Zoom Webinar as Julie Hartigan, Veronica Hastings, and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.CEO Jill Giacomini Basch guide you through three unique wine and cheese pairings (delivered ahead of time to your door), offering tasting notes, improving your tasting skills, and taking your questions.

Join us for TAMALES & MEZCAL Wednesday, June 16th at 5 pm hosted by the San Diego Chapter with our duo LA/OC members Maria Gomez-Laurens and Janet Burgess, along with our LDEI sister chapter in Mexico. In this delicious online cooking class guests will learn to make tamales with Traditional Oaxacan Cook Olga Cabrera and taste mezcal with Dame Araceli Ramos from Jose Cuervo. This is a one-of-a-kind event with some all-star experts in the culinary and beverage industries!!

**This event is open to the public so we encourage you to invite your friends as proceeds from the program will support women on both sides of the border - the Women of Oaxaca and the Kitchenistas of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. Tickets are $30 for General Class Admission, $60 for Class Admission & Ingredient Kit, and $80 for Class Admission, Ingredient Kit & Mezcal (SD only).

Note: A $15 shipping fee will be charged for ticket levels that include the ingredient kit. Unfortunately, the mezcal cannot be shipped outside of San Diego.

CLICK TO BUY TICKETS. Your Zoom link will be emailed to you once you purchase your tickets.

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