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The 68th Emmy Adventure in Food, Beverage & Style did not disappoint! It was yet another amazing celebrity and VIP luncheon honoring the 2016 Emmy Award nominees at Fig & Olive Restaurant in West Hollywood. The Seventh Annual Style Lounge & Celebration of Emmy® Season is a coveted, and by invitation only event. Fig & Olive on Melrose in West Hollywood, the popular dining venue to the stars, was overflowing with Emmy nominees, former Emmy & Oscar nominees, past winners, Emmy presenters, series’ regulars and media who all thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic luncheon items, while perusing the amazing celebrity Style Lounge in the outdoor patio. 

Fig & Olive Restaurant on Melrose

Fig & Olive Restaurant on Melrose

Sponsor beverages including Josh Wines were flowing, as well as lovely Cosmo cocktails made with Royal Elite Vodka. The fully Swedish Rekorderlig Strawberry Lime Hard Cider was also a hot weather hit with event attendees. 

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Josh Wines

This very special event was hosted by Ein Drink and presented by Dioo Audio, featuring the latest in electronics and mobile applications from across the globe, an incredible array of fashions for him and her including couture gowns, bespoke tuxedos & suits, the finest in beauty, skin & hair care, stunning jewelry collections, gorgeous accessories, sexy lingerie, fabulous fragrance, gourmet cuisine, unique spirits, delectable sweets and much more!

Chef de Cuisine Sam Jung

Chef de Cuisine Sam Jung

The Mediterranean luncheon prepared under the direction of Fig & Olive Chef de Cuisine Sam Jung included chicken with apricots, figs and vegetables, couscous, Fit & Olive signature green salad with fluffy bread and assorted oils was outstanding. The coastal cuisine and flavors from the Riviera and Coastal regions of the South of France, Italy, and Spain are the highlight of the West Hollywood venue. The invite list included Primetime Emmy Winner, Patrika Darbo, Best Actress for a short form (“Acting Dead”), Primetime Emmy Nominees, Jane Lynch (“Hollywood Game Night”), Ariel D. King (“Peopel vs. O.J. Simpson”, Jeffrey Bower Chapman (“UnREAL”), Marsai Martin (“Black-ish”), Tye White (People vs. O.J. Simpson”) all jolined Damien Whitewood, Edyta Sliwinska & Alan Bersten (“Dancing With The Stars”), Naomi Grossman & Jamie Brewer (“American Horror Story”), Jason Ritter (“Another Period”), Kim Kimberly Elise (“Hit The Floor”), Dot Marie Jones (“Glee’), Hollywood Icon Diedra Hall, Lydia Cornell, Areva Martin (TV Legal Analyst, Tony Denison (“Major Crimes”), Tasha Smith (“Empire”), Stephen Kramer Glickman (“Big Time Rush”), Michael Campion & Soni Bragas (Choice Teen Comedy/FOX Comedy/ FOX Teen Choice Awards “Fuller House”), Charlie Koontz (“CSI:CYBER”), Darius McCrary (“Transformers”, John Savage, Kelsey Scott (“12 Years A Slave”), Eric Millegan (“Bones”), & Lucy Butler (“The Last Ship”), to name a few, were among the cadre of celebrities and industry VIPs who were treated to the best of the best.

Primetime Emmy Winner, Patrika Darbo

Primetime Emmy Winner, Patrika Darbo

In the spirit of giving back, Wednesday’s Child was the official charity and was on-site collecting new, unwrapped gifts – clothing, accessories, sporting equipment, monetary donations, etc., for a Pre-Holiday Gift Drive. Guests brought items for teens in foster care to lend a helping had to these young people to help them have a spectacular Holiday Season! http://www.foxla.com/wednesdays-child.

It was another amazing and delicious celebrity event presented by the brilliant Doris Bergman that people will be talking about until next year’s invite arrives. Bravo to Doris and her fantastic team!

 

By Bonnie Carroll

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Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since 1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll’s Life Bites News (www.lifebitesnews.com), does travel and food reporting on local Radio/TV, and contributes to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle publications. She is a member of IFWTWA and NATJA. Contact her at writebc@aol.com.