Last week, I had the honor of attending The Infatuation’s AmexGold Dinner at chi SPACCA by Chef Ryan Denicola. The delicious dinner event kicked off The Infatuation’s first EEEEEATScon Food Festival in Santa Monica on May 20. Award-winning owner and chef Nancy Silverton hosted the dinner last night for the Hollywood elite including: Jeannie Mai (Co-Host of The Real), Martin Starr (Actor in Silicon Valley), Chris Geere (Actor in You’re the Worst), Nick Kroll (Actor in The League), Jordan Horowitz (Producer of La La Land), and Barry Jenkins (Director of Moonlight).
I sat by Geere, who was very kind, gregarious, and super funny — and I had no idea Kroll was sitting directly behind me until Geere pointed him out. That’s Los Angeles for you! Across the room, Jenkins and Horowitz had a good laugh about, you know, that little mix up at the Oscars that happened earlier this year. No big. I also got to meet and chat with one of my favorite writers around, Brant Cox of The Infatuation. His restaurant reviews are the funniest and liveliest around; check them out on The Infatuation LA and you won’t regret it!
The menu of the dinner included the following:
- Little gem lettuces with bacon vinaigrette, sieved egg, scallions & herbed breadcrumbs
- Whole branzino with herb salad & olive oil
- Gold-dusted tomahawk pork chops with fennel pollen
- Roasted baby savoy cabbage with caraway & lemon vinaigrette
- Mini meyer lemon and mini cocoa nib caramel tarts
Check out the video above for a food recap of the dinner!
— Barry Jenkins (@BandryBarry) May 20, 2017