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A Chef's Night Out: Part One

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Angeleno Magazine's "Chef's Night Out" last Sunday offered too many spectacular dishes to be contained in one post. This explosion of gastronomic goodness will have to be presented in two parts, so as not to overwhelm your culinary synapses.

The evening began with the cool breezes of Santa Monica blowing through the courtyard of the Fairmont in Santa Monica, causing Chinese lanterns to sway and swaths of white fabric to billow gently. Colorful tequila "mischief" cocktails were served on silver trays as hors d'ouvre after hors d'ouvre appeared seemingly out of thin air. I tried to discover the source for the tiny bites, but was informed they came from "all of the restaurants". As I subtly wandered past the prepping chefs, though, I did not see the hors d'ouvres, so for the moment we will assume they were provided by the Fairmont.

Chefs, bartenders, writers and philanthropists mingled and enjoyed wine and spirits tastings under the giant tree that anchors the patio. After awards were presented in categories including "Best Chef of the Year" and "Best Service" the crowd was allowed to descend upong the chef's tables. But that is another post entirely. Stay tuned tomorrow for extreme deliciousness.