The West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center was completely transformed for the 66th Emmy Awards Governors Ball on August 25. The décor theme, “kaleidoscope of color,” fused modern optics and lighting technologies with creative color concepts, fine dining and electrifying entertainment for nearly 4,000 guests.

2014 Emmy Table Menu

2014 Emmy Table Menu

Those responsible for the magnificent 66th Governors Ball included Russ Patrick, Governors Ball Chair, Cheryl Cecchetto, Event Producer, Sequoia Productions; Alec Lestr, Executive Chef, Gregg Wiele, Corporate Executive Chef, and Carlos Enriquez, Pastry Chef, Patina Catering; Michael Patrick, Media & Entertainment Communications, Audi®, Jeffrey Stambor, Director of Winemaking at Beaulieu Vineyard®; Erika Chavez Graziano, Head Chocolatier at Cellar Door Chocolates,Extreme Beam, Governors Ball performers, and more.

Patina Chef Alec Lestr

Patina Chef Alec Lestr


First Course

Grilled Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Little gem lettuce, candy striped figs, burrata, honey vidalia, peppermint, basil, toasted Marcona almonds, fleur de sel

Main Course

Filet of beef, artisan grapes, Idaho 90 potato “bone,” zephyr squash, caramelized cippolini, crisp lacinato kale


Chocolate S’mores

Alunga™ whipped ganache, torched marshmallow fluff, graham crumble,

Inaya™ chocolate pop rocks


2013 Beaulieu Vineyard® Maestro Collection Sauvignon Blanc

2011 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet


2012 Beaulieu Vineyard Maestro Collection Napa Valley Port and NV Muscat de Beaulieu will be served at the bars.

By Bonnie Carroll