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IN LOS ANGELES! ALTAMED CELEBRATES THE DIVERSE AND FASCINATING LATINO FOOD SCENE AND THE SUCCESS OF LATINO-OWNED VINEYARDS IN CALIFORNIA WITH BACK-TO-BACK EVENTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA The 13th Annual ‘East LA Meets Napa’’ Food and Wine Festival at L.A. LIVE on Friday, July 27, 7-10 p.m.

Written By: Marcelle - Jul• 24•18

ALTAMED CELEBRATES THE DIVERSE AND FASCINATING LATINO FOOD SCENE AND THE SUCCESS OF
LATINO-OWNED VINEYARDS IN CALIFORNIA WITH BACK-TO-BACK EVENTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Exclusive Grand Tasting at the Crowne Plaza Ballroom on Thursday, July 26, 5-9 p.m.
The 13th Annual ‘East LA Meets Napa’’ Food and Wine Festival at L.A. LIVE on Friday, July 27, 7-10 p.m.


The 4th Annual ‘OC Meets Napa’ Food and Wine Festival at Historic San Juan Capistrano Landmark on Saturday, July 28, 7-10 p.m.

 AltaMed Health Services, the nation’s largest, independent federally qualified community health center, proudly presents its signature Food & Wine Festivals in Southern California: 
With the slogan
“Savor, Celebrate, Support AltaMed,” all proceeds from the events benefit AltaMed’s programs that provide access to health and
dental care, senior services, HIV treatment and prevention, teen mentoring programs, health education and more to families in Los Angeles and Orange County. A complete listing of participating restaurants, vintners and live entertainment at all events.

 See www.Altamedfoodwine.org for more information.

The AltaMed Grand Tasting is an exclusive formal food and wine pairing event where attendees will enjoy a rich and diverse five-course tasting with thoughtfully paired reserve wines from famed regions of Napa Valley and Mexico. Chefs participating in the event include: Chef Tati Polo, Chef Armando Tam, Chef Katsuji Tanabe, Chef Natalie Curie and Chef Mario Medina with MasterChef

Latino winner Chef Sindy Lazo emceeing the evening. Held at the Crowne Plaza Ballroom, individual tickets are $75 with a networking hour from 5-6 p.m. with the winemakers and chefs participating in the festival and the food and wine pairing dinner from 6-9 p.m.
Now in its 13th year, AltaMed’s East LA Meets Napa is a unique event that celebrates the richness of Latin food in Los Angeles and the success of Latino-owned vineyards in California. In 2018, East LA Meets Napa will take attendees on a wine tasting journey stretching from the famed Napa Valley, through many of Argentina’s vast wine regions; an exploration of wines showcasing and honoring the roots of so many vintners and families.

Showcased at L.A. LIVE, the epicenter of live entertainment and dining in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, live entertainment will grace the stage while patrons enjoy tastings from over 70 top LA restaurants
and premium vintners, including tastings from various regions in Argentina, presented by world-renowned celebrity chefs and vintners.

VIP tickets with celebrity lounge access are $300 each with a VIP reception from 6-7 p.m.; general admission tickets are $175, with early bird discount tickets available until July 20. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to AltaMed’s 50 accredited health centers and service facilities in Southern California to focus on eliminating barriers to primary care services, senior care programs and essential community services. AltaMed’s team of qualified multicultural and bilingual professionals strive to help every individual that comes through the door grow healthy by respecting each individual’s health needs and cultural preferences.

AltaMed’s “OC Meets Napa” takes place on Saturday, July 28, at a historical landmark in San Juan Capistrano from 7-10 p.m. Live entertainment will fill the stage while patrons enjoy tastings from over 50 top Orange County and San Diego restaurants, and premium vintners from California and various regions of Mexico. Against the magical backdrop of the landmark, the food and wine festival is the perfect evening for a one-of-a-kind tasting journey. Guests will have the opportunity to combine their favorite foods
and wines to discover their own perfect blend.

About AltaMed Health Services
AltaMed Health Services has provided quality care to the underserved communities of Southern California for nearly 50 years with approximately 50 locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. In addition to primary care, AltaMed offers dental care, HIV treatment and prevention,health education classes, and programs for at-risk youth. Designated by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH), AltaMed prides itself in the quality of its care delivered by its premier health care professionals. To learn more about AltaMed, visit: www.AltaMed.org.

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For more information please contact:
AltaMed – Christine Martinez – chmartinez@altamed.org
BLND PR for AltaMed – Britta Relyea – britta@blndpr.com

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