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MODERN LUXURY and Lexus teamed up for a Culinary Series to feature some of the most celebrated and well-known chefs working in our city's today. Matthew Briggs, Executive Chef of Mastro's Ocean Club, was the second master chef selected to participate in the program. Learn more about how his culinary style relates to the all-new Lexus LS in this custom designed video and be sure to find him in Riviera Orange County’s October issue. Briggs will host an exclusive dinner at Mastro's, where MODERN LUXURY and Lexus will invite 10 of their top VIPs to experience a culinary event like none other.
Four San Diego Game Changers use their BlackBerry® devices to battle it out on Verizon 4G LTE for the chance to win $10,000 for their charity of choice. Be sure to also check out these local entrepreneurs in RIVIERA SAN DIEGO's October issue and vote for them at gamechangers.modernluxury.com/san-diego.
The Party | Riviera's second annual To Dine For event was a drop-dead stunner of high design and four-start fare, with 400 guests at the La Jolla Farms manse of Bill and Michelle Lerach. The Scene | Set on lush grounds featuring an aviary and sweeping views of Black's Beach below, guests perused the To Dine For tables and tasted the delectable fare. The concept? Partner S.D.'s top chefs with the city's best interior designers, let them dream up a theme, and go wild creating tabletops and menus to match. The Highlights | Our favorite tipple artists from Snake Oil Cocktail Co. doled out signature cocktails. Meanwhile, a massive four-tier "fountain" of cupcakes - courtesy of Lerach's Cups Organic in La Jolla - held center court. After falling prey to a few beguiling lemon mascarpone baby cakes, we should've jogged home. Proceeds from the auction benefited The American Institute of Wine & Food. The charity dedicated to culinary education and the celebration of gastroculture.
The Party | The stunning light exhibit by artist Jennifer Steinkamp provided precisely the fireworks needed to celebrate Riviera's seven-year anniversary party at MCASD downtown. The exhibit in the Jacobs building is part of Pacific Standard Time, an unprecedented collaboration of SoCal cultural institutions honoring the region's art movement from 1945 to 1980. The Scene | Neiman Marcus Fashion Valley provided a steady stream of inspiration thanks to a catwalk frozen in time, where models acted as pieces of art alongside Steinkamp's digital wizardry. Designers in the house: Valentino, Victoria Beckham, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Prada, to name a fab few. The Highlights | Guest indulged in treats aplenty courtesy of the newest catering game in town, Campine + Snake Oil Cocktail Co., which doled out snazzy sips and elevated tray-passed fare. Meanwhile, dandy chef Brian Malarkey was in his pegged-pants glory, plating morsels including pork belly and a mean crudo. Heres to year seven, people! - The Editors