Tables of Ten: Dining for a Cause


At the end of May, world-renowned designers, showrooms, restaurateurs, and chefs will once again unite to raise funds for the betterment of the Los Angeles community. The 4th Annual Tables of Ten: Dining for a Cause will take place on May 29 at the Pacific Design Center’s plaza, which was designed by the unmatched talent Cesar Pelli. Proceeds from funds raised during the evening from ticket sales and sponsorships will support Inner-City Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing artistic opportunities to children whose art instruction programs have been cut from Los Angeles public schools.

The cause is a fitting one; Inner-City Arts strives to teach children the universal language of art, and the Tables of Ten event combines the work of culinary and interior artists to create one memorable evening. The setting is apt as well. Pacific Design Center is the West Coast’s leading resource for interior design trades, with more than 130 showrooms and 2,200 interior design lines.

The event works like this: 15 of the area’s most talented chefs will prepare a unique meal for the guests, who will be delighted by the culinary prowess of the likes of Neal Fraser of Grace, Evan Kleiman of Café Angeli, David LeFevre of Water Grill, and Andy Cook of Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood. These delectable creations will be served to diners seated at unique tabletop exhibits created by leading designers and showrooms, including Warren Sheets, Peter Dunham, David Dalton, Elad Yifrach, and others. The lucky guests will be joined at the table by both the chef and the designer, who are on hand to enhance the evening’s unique appeal and encourage lively conversation. At press time individual tickets and tables are still available, but they aren’t expected to last long.

The special event will kick off the Avenues of Art & Design’s 12th annual Art & Design Walk, the adjacent Pacific Design Center’s festive district-wide open studio tour. The tables will be on display during the walk, much to the delight of those who were not able to participate in the exclusive Tables of Ten evening.

Who: 4th Annual Tables of Ten:
Dining for a Cause
When: May 29, 2009
Where: Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood
For More Information:; 310.289.2534