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Emmys 2015 Viewing Party with Patina Group

Emmys 2015 Viewing Party with Patina Group

IMG_8976Two years ago, I was on the scorching hot red carpet reporting at the Emmys. This Emmys, I'm was fellow awesome media influencers relaxing at Cafe Pinot at a Emmy viewing party. It's so much more fun watching the Emmys when you're not working in 103 degree weather. IMG_8992Patina Group has been plating the Emmys for the last 2o years and today, I was invited to sit back, relax, and enjoy myself. For those that haven't been to Cafe Pinot, it is located adjacent to Downtown LA's public library. They serve a contemporary Californian-French menu featuring seasonal dishes inspired by the farmers' market.IMG_8945How gorgeous was the setup? This was more beautiful than many of the weddings I've been to this year. Turns out, Cafe Pinot is actually a popular wedding venue. It showed because their table settings looked like a page ripped off Pinterest. 

IMG_8977So beautiful. I literally felt like I was at my wedding or something. Did Cafe Pinot sneak a peek at my secret wedding Pinterest board or something? How did they know?

IMG_8959Cafe Pinot's grilled peach and heirloom tomato salad with pomegranate vinaigrette. This was such a refreshing starter. It was 103 outside so this was very appropriate. I loved the grilled peach!IMG_8990For my entree, I had the beef tenderloin with caramelized Maitake mushroom, roasted summer squash, Japanese eggplant caviar, and red red wine bordelaise. The center was pink. Thank goodness! I always say if it doesn't look like it was just mooing, I don't want it. Overdone meat is the worse. IMG_8975For dessert, I licked my plate clean of the ganache brownie with caramel cracking and baby Bourbon caramel. Yummy!

Thanks for having us Patina! We had such a great time. I'll definitely be back soon. Congrats to all the amazing Emmy nominees and winners. I hope next year we can bring open up the door more for more diversity in Hollywood.

Café Pinot

700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

(213) 239-6500

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