The last Elite event of the year proved to be a spectacular evening thanks to the talented team at Crateful, who commandeered the gorgeous lounge/kitchen at new lifestyle apartment complex, The Brand in Glendale. The Italian crew masterfully executed a festive tasting of their organic, whole, locally sourced fully prepared Michelin star meals, created by Chef Cristina Bowerman. The bountiful feast consisted of zucchini-made spaghetti, focaccia with roasted figs, seasonal vegetables, tiramisu, and cream-stuffed mini beignets! To top it off, Chef Cristina did a live cooking demo of a pumpkin risotto that instantly warmed the soul. In between noshing, guests enjoyed Cherry Lime Rickey and egg nogg punchbowls from The Famous, as well as Strongbow Hard Apple Cider. Tours of the property offered an inside peek at the state-of-the-art amenities available at The Brand, as well as a surprise close-up magic show from Brian Gillis. He wowed guests with his fast hands and sharp wit! A few of us shopped locally for a mystery gift swap, because, let’s face it…it’s as fun to give as it is to receive! Reviews found here and photos from Kevin Pong Photography here!
Thanks to these folks for making it all happen: