Past Events 2022

2022 Past Events



Here are some of the events that Barbara Lazaroff helped with, spoke at, or supported in 2022.


Persian-American Cancer Institute (PACI) presents…
Evening of Fashion & Comedy

PACI logoEnjoy a special night of fashion, laughter, support, and unity and you help support the work of PACI.

Join PACI, the Iranian Student Group at UCLA (ISG), with Barbara as Cancer survivors and patients of all ages as well as college students mode clothing designs by Ralph Lauren, Sophia Nubes ALANGOO, and NICNAK.

In 2006, Mrs. Hoori Sadler established the Persian American Cancer Institute, a non-profit, non-denominational organization. Mrs. Sadler, a cancer survivor, and her organization aim to reduce the impact of cancer today and eliminate the threat of cancer tomorrow. In the Persian culture, cancer is looked upon as a taboo, a shameful death sentence. The physical survival of cancer is only part of the battle; there is also an emotional, torturous, lonely journey that one usually has to endure.

Saturday, May 14, 2022
5:30 p.m.

Ackerman Grand Ballroom at UCLA
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024

UCLA students: free with Student ID and a reservation
General Admission: $50
VIP: $200.00, VIP Seating by The Runway, Drinks & Appetizers
VIP Table of 10: $2,000.00, VIP Seating by The Runway, Drinks & Appetizers
To learn more, visit paci.org/tickets.

Proof of vaccination required.


Mother’s Day at Spago Beverly Hills

Enjoy a special MOTHER’S DAY event in Spago’s 6500-square-foot Garden Pavilion. Executive Chef Ari Rosenson is creating a tasteful 3-course menu for moms, families, and friends. Then Chef Della tops it off as you select a dessert from her Pie & Cake Pop Up Shop.

Spago Beverly Hills for Mothers Day, info

Sunday, May 8, 2022
This menu is available from noon to 8 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills logoSpago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-0880

$175.00 per person
Children (10 & under) $75
(excluding beverage, 9.5% tax, and gratuity)

The Menu Noon to 4
Choice of…
Toasted Oat & Flax Granola Parfait
Farmer’s Market Berries | Orange Blossom | Wild Flower Honey | Strained Yogurt

Kona Kampachi & Santa Barbara Uni Sashimi
Myoga | Shiso | Diakon | Avocado | Coriander Blossoms | Sudachi Citrus & Cherry Ponzu

Hearts of Palm & Watercress Salad
Fava Beans | Cherry Tomatoes | Basil | Sicilian Olive Oil

Jumbo White & Green Asparagus
Meyer Lemon | Easter Egg Radishes | Pea Shoots | Pink Peppercorns

Hand Made Agnolotti Pasta
Spring Peas | Parmigiano Reggiano | Mascarpone | Burgundy Truffles Add Shaved Burgundy Truffles 65

Alaskan King Crab & Prawn ‘Louis’ Cocktail
Remoulade | Horseradish Panna Cotta | Endive – Herb Salad

Carnaroli Risotto with Morel Mushrooms
Melted Leeks | Confit Tomato | Sage

Choice of…
Wood Oven Baked Shakshuka
Golden Fertile Eggs | Stewed Peppers | Coriander | Spring Onions | Feta | Grilled Sourdough Bread

Maine Lobster Cobb Salad
Point Reyes Blue Cheese | Chopped Organic Egg | Smoked Bacon | Cherry Tomatoes | Avocado | Arugula

Bincho Grilled Ora King Salmon Salad
Hijiki Seaweed | Petite Greens | Korean Chili | Marinated Bean Sprouts | Spinach

Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut
English Peas | Wild Ramps | Gremolata | Preserved Lemon Butter | Piment d’Espelete

Steamed French Sea Bass “Hong Kong” Style
Bok Choy | Lotus | Ginger | Garlic | Toasted Chili Soy | Jasmine Rice

Grilled Snake River Farm’s New York Sirloin Steak
Sacramento Delta Asparagus | Red Torpedo Onions | Green Pepper – Armagnac Emulsion

Grilled USDA Prime 8 Ounce Hamburger
Aged Vermont White Cheddar | Red Onion – Jalapeno Marmalade | Apple Wood Smoked Bacon | Brioche Bun

Crispy Veal Weinerschnitzel
Marinated Fingerling Potatoes | Cucumbers & Caraway | Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pan Roasted Half Jidori Chicken
Wild Field Mushrooms | Goat Cheese | Yukon Gold Potatoes | Weiser Farm’s Carrots | Natural Jus
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Some more of mom’s favorites
Fresh Baked Bakery Basket 18
Petit Baguette | Rosemary Butter Buns | Whole Wheat Lavash | Cultured Vermont Butter
One Ounce Keluga Caviar
Creme Fraiche | Chives | Eggs | Toasted Brioche
Chilled Kusshi & Agate Pearl Oysters on a Half Shell 32 half Dz | 58 one dz
Red Wine – Ginger Mignonette | Horseradish Cocktail Sauce | Lemon
Pizza with Apple Wood Smoked Salmon 38
Dill Creme Fraiche | Salmon Roe | Chives

The Menu 4 to 10
Choice of…
Spring Pea Soup
English & Sugar Snap Peas | Mint | Preserved Lemon | Maine Lobster

Kona Kampachi Sashimi
Myoga | Shiso | Diakon | Coriander Blossoms | Sudachi Citrus & Cherry Ponzu

Hearts of Palm & Watercress Salad
Fava Beans | Cherry Tomatoes | Basil | Sicilian Olive Oil

Tempura Maryland Soft Shell Crab
Korean Chili Aioli | Sesame | Scallions | Cucumber – Napa Kimchi

Jumbo White & Green Asparagus
Meyer Lemon | Easter Egg Radishes | Pea Shoots | Pink Peppercorns

Hand Made Agnolotti Pasta
Spring Peas | Parmigiano Reggiano | Mascarpone | Burgundy Truffles Add Shaved Burgundy Truffles 65

Pugliese Buratta & Prosciutto San Daniele
Rhubarb Compote | Aged Balsamic | Budding Basil

Carnaroli Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms
Melted Leeks | Confit Tomato | Sage

Choice of…
Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut
English Peas | Wild Ramps | Gremolata | Preserved Lemon Butter | Piment d’Espelette

Steamed French Sea Bass “Hong Kong” Style
Bok Choy | Lotus | Ginger | Garlic | Toasted Chili Soy | Jasmine Rice

Pan Roasted Half Jidori Chicken
Wild Field Mushrooms | Goat Cheese | Yukon Gold Potatoes | Hungry Garden Farm’s Carrots | Natural Jus

Lacquered Liberty Farm’s Duck Breast
Easter Egg Radishes | Onion Soubise | Thyme – Sour Cherry Reductions

Roasted Rack of Colorado Lamb
Fava Beans | Confit Tomato | Sweet Pepper Romesco | Saffron | Black Olives

Crispy Veal Weinerschnitzel
Marinated Fingerling Potatoes | Cucumbers & Caraway | Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil

Grilled Snake River Farm’s New York Sirloin Steak
Sacramento Delta Asparagus | Red Torpedo Onions | Green Pepper – Armagnac Emulsion

Grilled 36 oz USDA Prime Cote De Boeuf (for two)
Pommes Aligot Armagnac – Green Peppercorn Sauce

Some more of mom’s favorites
Spicy Big Eye Tuna Cones 34
Scallions | Masago | Chili | Tosa Soy | Bonito

One Ounce Keluga Caviar 79
Creme Fraiche | Chives | Eggs | Red Onion| Toasted Brioche

Fresh Baked Bread Basket 18
Petite Baguette | Rosemary Butter Buns | Whole Wheat Lavash | Fava Bean Hummus | Cultured Vermont Butter

Chilled Kusshi & Agate Pearl Oysters on a Half Shell 32 half Dz | 58 one dz
Red Wine – Ginger Mignonette | Horseradish Cocktail Sauce | Lemon

Pizza with Apple Wood Smoked Salmon 38
Dill Creme Fraiche | Salmon Roe | Chives

Reservation website: opentable.com/spago-beverly-hills


Aviva’s Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration

Celebrate with Barbara and a lot of other great people at Aviva’s annual fundraising event under the beautiful oaks and stars in Malibu

Featuring
Tiffany Haddish, Emmy and Grammy Award Winner and
Recipient of the Community Ambassador Award

Honoring
Regina Bette, Kaiser Permanente and Justina Duran

You and your guests will enjoy the Art of Cuisine by Chef Nancy Silverton and the Art of Drink by master mixologists. You will experience the lost Art of Japanese Candy Making, The Art of Musical Performances, Photography, and the Art of Live Painting, to name a few! Come bid at the Silent and Live Auctions, and join us for a wonderful sit-down dessert and moving presentation.

The Art of Performing Arts will be represented by the talented Tiffany Haddish, who advocates for homeless youth. Don’t miss her, as she surprises us and accepts a very special award.

Aviva logo

Saturday, May 7, 2022
4:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Saddlerock Ranch
31727 Mulholland Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

RSVP to 323-574-6580 or at Aviva.org/artofgiving by April 22, 2022.

And… a silent auction

We have many items available, including jewelry, signed memorabilia, and travel packages! Visit zoomgive.com/4007/c/ArtofGiving.


Fulfillment Fund’s annual fundraising event, Sip & Celebrate

Fullfillment Fund logoIn Los Angeles, tens of thousands of students lack the resources they need to make it to and succeed in college. Fulfillment Fund works to make college a reality for many such students. Last year, 100% of our high school students graduated. Of these promising students, 95% went on to enroll in college as compared to 67% of students from low-income communities nationally.

Come enjoy a fun-filled evening outdoors with a delicious, seated dinner and exciting program. This will be the first time since April 2019 that Fulfillment Fund’s community will be gathering in person. We look forward to an uplifting celebration of all that we accomplish together!

Honoring The Gitnick Family
The Kenny Washington Memorial Scholarship Presented by the L.A. Rams
Hosted by Michaela Pereira, Anchor of Good Day LA on Fox 11

Thursday, May 5, 2022
6:00 p.m. Cocktails
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program

SoFi Stadium
1001 Stadium Dr, Inglewood, CA 90301

Dress is California Cocktail Attire

For ticket information, visit fulfillment.org/sipandcelebrate.
For additional inquiries or to purchase sponsorships, please contact Carole Crone at 323-900-8789 or CCrone at fulfillment.org.


Project Angle Food logoGarden Party
in support of Project Angel Food

Barbara is a long-time supporter of this great non-profit initiative which prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed men, women, and children throughout Los Angeles County who are impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day.

Grammy and Tony nominee Megan Hilty “wowed” the almost 200 Project Angel Food supporters who gathered for this event. “The only thing bigger than Megan’s talent is her heart,” Project Angel Food CEO Richard Ayoub said. She’s a Project Angel Food volunteer who delivers meals with her daughter Viola.

Sunday, May 1, 2022
4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

At a home in Hancock Park

You can read about this event on their website.

For information about Project Angel Food, please visit its website at AngelFood.org.


Spago’s 38thAnnual Seder Dinner
hosted by Barbara Lazaroff

Spago Beverly Hills Passover Seder 2022 web posterBarbara and Spago Beverly Hills invite you to the 2022 back-to-in-person Passover Seder Dinner — An Interfaith Gathering Welcoming All — hosted by Barbara Lazaroff.

This year, Barbara and Spago chose to hold their Passover Seder Dinner on the third night of Passover, a first for Spago.
As always, proceeds from this evening benefit MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger— a national nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger among all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.
However, this year’s proceeds will be shared with HIAS, helping to provide humanitarian aid to refugees in Ukraine.

Officiated by Rabbi Arnold Rachlis and Cantor Ruti Braier, both of the University Synagogue.
Also featuring the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir.
Plus live Klezmer music.

Executive Chef Ari Rosenson and Executive Pastry Chef Della Gossett and their talented staff prepare an exquisite menu of holiday specials.

Chef Ari’s homemade gefilte fish, chicken and vegetable matzo ball soup, roasted wild Alaskan King Salmon, braised Beef Short Rib “Flanken,” Vegetable Ratatouille & roasted Moroccan Carrots.

Chef Della’s gorgeous dessert buffet ranges from Matzo Toffee, Fromage Blanc Cheesecake, Passover Puffs with Caramel Sauce, sorbet, a variety of fresh fruit, and more.

Each guest also receives Spago’s oven-baked Matzah and Macaroons packaged to-go.
Wine Director Benjamin Chesna will offer a variety of refined Kosher wine pairings.

Barbara's 38th Annual Seder at Spago Beverly Hills, all singingBarbara's 38th Annual Seder at Spago Beverly Hills, singing Dayenu

“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.” ~Barbara Lazaroff

Sunday, April 17, 2022
5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Service begin promptly at 6

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

$225.00 per adult and $80.00 per child under the age of 12 (plus 9.5% tax & 20% Service)


American Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Western Region
Women of Achievement Luncheon

American Friends of Sheba Medical Center logo

Barbara was honored to attend this event which honored:
Beverly Cohen with the Marjorie Pressman Legacy Award
and
Yifat Oren with the Women of Achievement Award

Thursday, April 7, 2022
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Four Seasons Hotel
300 Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90048

For information and tickets visit this event page at AFSMC.org.


Celebrate Love at Chinois on Main this Valentine’s Day

Chinois on Main logoChinois On Main is open and decorated for celebrations of love this warm Valentine’s Day weekend.

Friday evening February 11, dine amidst Valentine’s decor.

Saturday evening, February 12, enjoy a meal to the music of Sebastian outdoors.

Monday, February 14, 2022
Treat yourself and those you care for to an evening of exquisite cuisine by Chef Rene, amidst romantic decorations, serenaded by music played by Vadim Brunell to make your heart swoon.

Chinois On Main Restaurant Valentine's Evening

♥ Valentine’s Day Evening Menu ♥
Spicy Tuna Tartar and Seared Dive Scallops

on crispy rice, yuzu glaze

Maine Lobster Spring Rolls
with baby greens and 10 spice ginger sauce

Loup de Mere en Croute
with spicy Vietnamese sauce

Oven Roasted Wagyu Rib Eye
cauliflower puree and warm ponzu

Cupid’s Sweet Treats

$150 per person (menu only – tax, tip and beverage additional)
For reservations please call Chinois on Main at 310-392-9025

Chinois on Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-392-9025


Celebrate Lunar New Year — 2022 — The Year of the Tiger

Chinois New Year 2022 Logo
May the tiger’s growl scare all of the misfortune in this year of the tiger.

Chinois On Main celebrates 2022, the year of the Tiger
We will have music and dancers from DanzaFusion group entertain you while you dine, as well as party favors and stunning decorations.

Wednesday & Thursday, February 2 & 3, 2022

Chinois on Main
2709 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Shima Ahi Sashimi
Passion fruit truffle oil and sweet potato fries

Chinois Chicken Salad

Roasted Seabass
Seafood fried rice spicy black bean sauce

Wagyu Rib Eye
Wasabi potato puree, stir-fried broccolini

Long Life Noodles

Tiger’s Sweet Temptations

$145 per person (menu only)
For reservations please call 310-392-9025