Los Angeles CA, October 20th – Rudy Mancuso, Maia Mitchell, Trey Songz, Emile Hirsch, Sara Sampaio, James Kennedy and girlfriend Raquel Viss, Fred Durst, Diana Madison, Shai Gilgeous Alexander, Derek Warburton, Lady Victoria Harvey, Emmy nominees Kelly Jenrette and Melvin Jackson Jr., Bianca Blanco and John Savage, Jason Kennedy, Joy Love Ledger, along with sbe nightlife leaders Frankie Delgado, Dean May and Josh Richmond, and sbe’s Disruptive Group COO Sebastien Sylvestri, celebrated Taste of sbe’s Grand Dinner at Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles, one of sbe’s international award-winning venues and mainstay destinations. The evening was to benefit Make A Wish Foundation in partnership with Rolling Stone Magazine along with Lincoln, Evian Fever-Tree and Diageo.
Sbe’s renowned chefs on hand from all over the world, each featured with a course included: Martin Heierling, Katsuya Uechi, Danny Elmaleh, Makoto Okuwa, Jose Icardi, Yoshi Migita, Diego di Lao, Renata Ferraro
The Scene: Guests first began with a poolside cocktail hour under the stars at Skybar then made their way to the Grand Dinner candlelit setting. Vanderpump Rules Reality star James Kennedy attended with girlfriend Raquel Leviss, and were seen laughing and exchanging kisses all night long. Actor Emile Hirsch and his beautiful girlfriend Brianna Domont also enjoyed the lavish 7 course meal. Sara Sampaio enjoyed the private dinner in a gorgeous plunging red dress drawing all eyes on her. Trey Songz who performed at the after party at HYDE Sunset, and his crew enjoyed the performance at Mondrian by Rudy Mancuso, the musical guest as they sat overlooking the beautiful city E! host Jason Kennedy was all smiles talking it up with dinner guests throughout the night. Los Angeles Clippers player Shai Gilgeous Alexander showed up looking suave dressed in black and gold. To complete the evening, Rudy Mancuso captivated the audience with his acoustic set playing both the piano and guitar while his girlfriend Maia Mitchell watched in excitement. Olympic Swimmer Conor Dwyer joined the dinner arm in arm with model girlfriend Kelsey Merritt who arrived in a slinky yellow dress.
100 guests were in attendance at the epicurean showcase and enjoyed delicious plates courtesy of sbe’s incredible restaurant roster including Cleo, Katsuya, Carna, Umami Burger, Diez y Seis, Makoto, SLS, and Fi’lia. The team of renowned Chef’s presented an assortment of decadent dishes including Otoro Tuna Tartar with Imperial Caviar & 24 Karat Gold, Hand Folded Tortelloni with Celery Root And Black Truffle, Wagyu Gyoza, and ‘The Frenchie’ burger by Chef Daniel Boulud. Guests at the Grand Dinner sipped on a bevy of signature cocktails courtesy of Diageo as well as Daou Vineyard . Finishing the dinner, Chief Operating Officer of sbe, Sebastian Silvestri , and Mike Kallhoff, President of Make-A-Wish, completed the evening with a toast for the group. Following the Grand Dinner, guests headed to HYDE Sunset for an epic after party hosted by Trey Songz. New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton joined with a huge group for the celebrations.
The Grand Weekend kicked off with a Veuve Clicquot Rose and Whispering Angel Brunch at Cleo Third Street, attended by James Kennedy among others, followed by one-of-a-kind activities and events that included a private shopping experience with Harry Winston on Rodeo Drive, a cooking class and a Farewell Brunch at Doheny Room. A percentage of proceeds from all ticket sales benefited the local Make-A-Wish Chapter where sbe will grant a wish of a vacation for a few winning families to the Bahamas for an incredible experience at the new SLS Baha Mar resort. Lincoln escorted VIPS all weekend in their luxury fleet of vehicles.