It was charming to meet Executive Chef Filippo Sinisgalli of Il Palato Italiano who provided guests with outstanding bites of authentic and delicious Italian cuisine to enjoy during the days activities. “I love cooking because it makes people feel good” said Chef Sinisgalli.
Il Palato Italiano is an exclusive club for food lovers, a venture committed to the discovery, promotion and dissemination of Italian culinary arts through a range of experimental and cultural activities, plus a painstaking selection of outstanding food and wine products available to members only. The founders of Il Palato Italiano, Nadia and Luciano Bertani, strive to keep Club members in tune with outstanding products and the natural rhythm of the seasons. Subscribers to their newsletter discover all the tailor-made Italian food and wine experiences they can offer.

Executive Chef Filippo Sinisgalli

Il Palato Italiano is more than a research institute, school, and virtual space. It is dedicated to preserving Italy’s culinary traditions, providing specialized cookery courses, in person and online, and providing a virtual presence for the authentic taste of Italy. For details visit:
Amazing new products were being gifted to a bevy of Oscar nominees, presenters and VIPs at the GBK Luxury Gifting Event on the grounds of an exquisite Beverly Hills estate. The 2017 pre-Oscar week included by invitation celebration red carpets, celebrity suites, private parties and delicious gatherings throughout the city and included health conscious items, state-of-the-art electronics, as well as exotic vacation destination trips. From skin, hair and dental care to designer clothes, shoes, bags and beautiful jewelry the gift items were amazing.

Burke Williams Spa welcomes Guests

GBK gift items included 4 Copas Tequilla, Aly Daly, Amerian Hat Makers, Bopulent, Burke Williams Spas, Celebrity Center, Credit Accelerator, Demure 31, Dr. Alberto Meza – Meza Dental, Earthwater, Guilty Soles, Hallmark, Heitz Vineyard, Il Palato, Karma Salon, Luseta Beauty, Luxury Timepieces, Inc., Maria Shireen, Moraga Vineyards, Pixels, The Retreat Cost Rica, The Rich Group, SoundBot, Snarky Tea, Swanky Retreats, and Tracey Keilly. Charities included Reach Up, Reach Out and Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation.
Gavin Keilly was greeting guests and assisting the with their needs. Anthony Anderson seemed to enjoy talking with the gift presenters, as well as a bevy of Oscar nominees, including Viola Davis. It was an amazing day on the estate grounds and a good time was had by all. Congratulations Gavin and the GBK Team on another great job!
About GBK:
GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO. GBK is widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the gifting lounge environment, offering clients a full range of marketing services. For more information visit

About Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since 1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll’s Life Bites News (, does travel, entertainment 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