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2018 Past Events


logoAmerican Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA/LA)
Restaurant Design Awards
at Dwell on Design LA 2018

Barbara Lazaroff continues as the annual emcee presenting these awards, which honor excellence in the design of restaurants, cafes, bars, lounges, and nightclubs.

Dwell on Design logoFriday April 6 , 2018
4:00 p.m.

LA Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

These awards are a part of Dwell on Design, a 3-day event which gathers architects and designers with industry tastemakers. Dwell on Design runs Thursday, April 5 to Saturday April 7, 2018.

Boutique Design West logoBoutique Design West
Hospitality Legends Panel

Boutique Design West, a Boutique Design Trade Fair is a two-day event April 4 & 5.

Barbara Lazaroff will be participating on the Legends Panel:
Meet the titans who revolutionized the industry. From groundbreaking designs to seismic-shift operational concepts, these are the minds responsible for ideas that propelled hotels and restaurants into the creative stratosphere.

Thursday April 5 , 2018
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

LA Convention Center
Theater A on the show floor
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Learn more about this panel on the BD West's agenda page.

The Easter Bunny at Spago's Easter lunchCelebrate Easter
at Spago Beverly Hills

The Easter Bunny made a special appearance to join guests as they dined on select options from Spago's 3-course Easter menu and visited the Champagne Cocktail and Tincture Bar.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Brunch: 10:30 a.am. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$145.00 per adult and $65.00 per child under the age of 12)

Spago Beverly Hills & Barbara Lazaroff
Spago's 34th Annual Seder
benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger

This year, Barbara hosteds her 34th second night Passover Seder. As always, this special seder is for the benefit of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger — a national nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger among all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel. The dinner raises funds that help families in Los Angeles.

Mazon logo

“I created this event at the original Spago in Hollywood when I realized there were others like me who felt detached from their families as life had become more fragmented,” Lazaroff said. “Over the years this festive event continues to be a heartfelt and delicious tradition that brings together guests of all ages.”

In addition to the spirited service, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier, the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir  joined the evening event to sing two specially prepared songs.

Each year Chef de Cuisine Tetsu Yahagi and Executive Pastry Chef Della Gossett prepare an exquisite menu of holiday specials including chef Tetsu’s home-made gefilte fish, and chicken and vegetable soup with Judy Gethers’ matzo balls, and chef Della’s gorgeous dessert buffet ranging from matzo toffee, fromage blanc cheesecake, Passover puffs with caramel, and more. Each guest also receives Spago’s oven-baked matzah and macaroons packaged to-go. (Guests say they look forward to those macaroons all year.) Wine Director Phillip Dunn will offer a variety of wine pairings indigenous to Israel.

Over the years, seder guests have included entertainers such as Rita Moreno, Melissa Manchester, Lainie Kazan, Carol Connors, Max Ehrich and Gregg Sulkin, as well as studio heads and directors.

“I feel if you open your traditions and celebrations to all, no matter your religion, background or customs, it fosters tolerance, greater harmony and closer understanding among all people.”

Saturday, March 31, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$195.00 per adult and $80.00 per child (12 and under)

HD Summit logoHospitality Design Summit
(HD Summit)

HD Summit is designed to sharpen the leadership skills executives need daily-and to provide the big ideas needed to stay ahead of the competition.

17 years of networking focused on ideas outside hospitality the industry’s only such summit — because everyone needs fresh thinking and new sources of inspiration.

HD Summit is presented by Hospitality Design (HD) magazine.

Wednesday, March 7 through Friday, March 9, 2018

Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA

To learn more please visit HDSummit.com.

90th Academy Awards & Governors Ball

Barbara Lazaroff behind the scenes at the Oscars

First, America and the world of Hollywood celebrate the Academy Awards, the Oscars, then the industry celebrates at the Governor’s Ball and Dinner —the official Academy Awards celebration.

Did you know that this spectacular Governor’s Ball and Dinner has been catered by Wolfgang Puck Catering for over two decades? This year, Barbara's son, Byron Lazaroff-Puck joined his father and Chef Eric Klein, Vice President of Culinary, to help create the event's magic.

Sunday, March 4, 2018
5:30 - 11:00 p.m.

Dolby Theater
Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood, CA

US Holocaust Memorial Museum
“What You Do Matters”
25th Anniversary Los Angeles Dinner

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites you to celebrate its 25th anniversary — and to honor Vera and Paul Guerin, their family, and the memory of Lilly and Nathan Shapell z”l as they receive the National Leadership Award.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum logoThursday March 1, 2018
6:00 p.m.  Reception
7:00 p.m.  Dinner

The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Individual tickets are $500. Sponsorship and tribute opportunities are available. For more information, contact the Museum’s Western Regional Office at 310.556.3222 or western@ushmm.org. For more information, please visit this page at USHMM.org.

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtags: #WhatYouDoMatters #AskWhy #USHMM

Careers Through Culinary Arts Program
C•CAP 2018 Annual Benefit

C-CAP logoBarbara is looking forward to this NYC event, C-CAP's annual benefit which this year honors José Andrés.

Chef José Andrés is internationally recognized as a culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, and humanitarian. He is chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup and minibar by José Andrés.

Enjoy a grand walk-around tasting of culinary creations from over 30 of New York’s best-known chefs who will be assisted by talented C-CAP students and alumni, while sipping superb wines and cocktails. The evening will also feature a live and silent auction with once-in-a-lifetime culinary, culture, and travel packages.

The event raises funds to support C-CAP, a national non-profit that provides underserved high school students with education and career opportunities through the culinary arts. Your support is instrumental to transform lives of C-CAP students. VIP Tix $1,000 & General Admission $600

Read Chef Andrés’ thoughts on mentorship in this special Q&A.

Tuesday, February 27 2018
5:45p.m. VIP Admission
6:30 p.m. General Admission

Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
West 23rd St. & the Hudson River
New York City, NY

For more information and to support the event, please visit this C•CAP page.

Chinois logoChinese New Year!
  the Year of the Dog
    at Chinois on Main

It's the Year of the Dog and we're celebratiing.
Spectacular menus, stunning decorations & fabulous entertainment for a special night.Year of the Dog

Sunday, February 18, 2018

2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, Ca 90405
310 392 3037

Special Chinese New Year Menu
Chinois chicken salad

Pan roasted crispy sea bass with crab fried rice; lobster lemongrass sauce

Cantonese duck with fresh plum sauce & bao

Charcoal grilled prime New York steak with stir fried baby bok choy; red wine citrus sauce

Doggy’s dessert delights

$135 per person (menu only)

Modern Luxury logo
Angeleno Magazine’s
Icons of Beverly Hills Event

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills — Astor Ballroom
9850 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA


Chinois logoValentine's Romance...
    at Chinois on Main❣

Ah, the romance of Valentine's Day. Ooh, the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Spectacular menus, stunning decorations & fabulous entertainment to help make those special nights memories you will cherish always!

❧Wednesday, February 14, 2018☙

2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, Ca 90405
310 392 3037

Special Valentine's Day Menu

Napoleon of blue fin tuna tartar with avocado & black caviar

Lobster spring rolls with crisp lettuce & spicy cream sauce 

Loup de mer wrapped in wonton with sautéed baby carrots & beets; Riesling jalapeno sauce

Pan roasted American Wagyu rib eye & potato dauphinoise

Cupid’s sweet treats

$125 per person (menu only)


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