In addition to Robledo Family Winery, other participating wineries were Alex Sotelo Cellars, Carneros della Notte, El Centauro del Norte, Frias Family Vineyard, J Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Karl Lawrence Cellars, Mi Sueno Winery, Renteria Wines, Ceja Vineyards, Sequoia Grove Vineyard and Two Wives.
"We are presenting guests an opportunity to try something that they perhaps have not tried before," said event co-chair Ricardo Robles, President of La Reina Inc. a manufacturer of Mexican food products. "Wine can be fantastic with traditional favorites such as ceviche and even tacos. We are trying to introduce people to something new, elevating great Mexican food so that it is on par with great French or Italian cuisine."
Several wonderful restaurants provided food samplings including East LA mainstays like Tila's Kitchen, Tacos Baja, Homegirl Cafe and El Siete Mares. Rounding out the list are the soon to open Rivera Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles by renowned Chef John Rivera Sedlar, La Casita Mexicana in the city of Bell, Phlight in Whittier, palate food + wine by Chef Octavio Becerra, Cook's Tortas, El Portal Yucatan cuisine in Pasadena, and chocolates by D's Delights.
Proceeds from the event benefit AltaMed Health Services. AltaMed Health
Services, a private nonprofit organization, is a major provider of health
and human services in the Greater Los Angeles area and the largest
Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the State of California. The
mission of AltaMed is to provide high quality, coordinated, comprehensive
health and human services to the underserved in Southern California, with
particular attention to Latino and multi-ethnic populations. AltaMed began
as the East Los Angeles Barrio Free Clinic in 1969, a
|SOURCE AltaMed Health Services|
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