Blog Post: Highlights from Beefsteak VIII

Highlights from Beefsteak VIII

Held at Vibiana on February 16, 2019, Beefsteak VIII brought back tradition in epic proportions with all proceeds from the event donated to the LA Food Bank. 

Almost 600 guests, dressed in their finest, donning custom Beefsteak aprons, feasted on 500 pounds of beef tenderloin, plus rib roast, Ora King salmon, fingerling potatoes, broccolini and parsnips, all prepared by Chef Neal Fraser and team, sans plates, utensils and napkins. In 1939, The New Yorker’s Joseph Mitchell wrote an article called, “All You Can Hold for Five Bucks,” describing a feast known simply as a “Beefsteak.” A rite of gluttony that waged war on the livers of politicians and gangsters alike, the Beefsteak thrived in the saloons and political halls of the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

See highlights below.

man wearing bacon costume and holding out tray of whisky bottlesMan in a bacon suit serving up bottled cocktails by Redbird | Vibiana Bar Director Tobin Shea.

six people posing while wearing Beefsteak 8 aprons and costumesBeefsteak Hosts: Eric Wareheim, Matt Selman, Cort Cass and Redbird | Vibiana Chef | Owner Neal Fraser. Beefsteak Producer: Redbird | Vibiana Owner | Operator Amy Knoll. Plus, emcee Billy Harris, in his meat puppet outfit.

woman squeezing condiment bottle onto a dirty wallGuest creating an art piece with food in the Vibiana courtyard. See more here

waitress serving tray of streak to man wearing arpon that says beefsteak 8The beef arriving to the table.

table filled with popcorn, bread, and sauceEnding the night with cracker jacks, ding dongs and maple bacon donut holes.

birds eye view of event tables filled with people and foodThank you to all for joining us at Vibiana for Beefsteak VIII.

Generous support for Beefsteak VIII provided by: Archive, Au Bon Climat, Brandt Beef, Broadside WinesCalifornia Olive Ranch, Campari, Champagne Bollinger, D’Ouro Vino, Dreyfus, Ashby & Co., Epic Wines & Spirits, Garber & Co., Grapevine Wine Brokers, H. Mercer, Hedley & Bennett, Kermit Lynch, La Crema, LA Specialty, Las Jaras, Lyft, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Noble Coyote, Ora King, Patreon, Rocker Farms, Rose Rock, Signature, Ace Hotel, Timbre Winery, Verve, Wine Hooligans, Wine Warehouse, WineWise and Young’s Market Company.

All proceeds from Beefsteak are donated to the LA Food Bank. More information about the LA Food Bank can be found here:

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