2nd Annual LA Food & Wine Fest

The second annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival will be held August 9-12 throughout Southern California and once again, it features a mouthwatering serving of culinary events and delectable presentations by both acclaimed local and celebrity chefs, including Wolfgang PuckGuy Fieri and Giada De Laurentiis.

The festival offers an array of gourmet  lunches and dinners at some of the area’s finest restaurants, including Cut, ink., and Street.  It also offers a variety of presentations with tempting names like Swine & Wine: The Marriage of Pigs & Pinot, Cooking with Cheese, and The Southern Bunch, Perfected. Take a peak at last years amazing event that had any foodie coming back for more.

Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels. Last year, the chefs raised $400,000.  For more information on Los Angeles Food & Wine, click here.

Make it a Weekend

The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is a three day event. Why not stay close to the action and enjoy all three days. Make the most of your weekend and book a Bed & Breakfast package which includes overnight accommodations, and complimentary breakfasts for two – from healthy to decadent – our Bed & Breakfast packages are the perfect way for you to relax, recharge and stay close to all the delicious action. Book your weekend escape today http://bit.ly/HUCBBPkge.

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And The Award Goes To…


The stage was set, every glass sparkled, and the red carpet rolled out as our Sierra Ballroom had the distinguished honor to welcome the who’s who in Daytime television at the 42nd Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards hosted by Florence Henderson and Alex Trebek. As each nominee took their place on the Red Carpet, they were welcomed with interviews and photographers trying to snap the perfect shot. Once they reached the end, they were escorted into our Sierra Ballroom where an evening of reception and awards awaited.

In addition to the evening’s famous hosts, an illustrious group of presenters for the evenings awards included Darin Brooks and Lawrence Saint-Victor of “The Bold & the Beautiful” (CBS), Laura Wright and Chad Duell of “General Hospital” (ABC), Hunter King and Lachlan Buchanan of “The Young & the Restless” (CBS), Casey Moss and Jen Lilley of “Days of Our Lives” (NBC), Judge Marilyn Milian of “The People’s Court” (Syndicated), John Tesh of “Intelligence for Your Life” (Syndicated) along with many others all gathering to honor those that work tirelessly behind the scenes to make our favorite daytime line-up happen each day.

The attendees reception started with white glove butler passed appetizers which included; Beef Carpaccio Canapes, Balsamic Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Miniature Fried Wanton Cups and Ahi Poke. Once the awards began, attendees dined on a three course dinner created by our Executive Chef, George Sit. The champagne flowed as the awards were given to each lucky recipient.

Lifetime Achievement for Craft was the final evening’s award going to Producer/Director Michael Gargiulo. Mr. Gargiulo is known for producing iconic shows like “Password,” “Match Game,” “I’ve Got a Secret,” “To Tell the Truth,” “The Price is Right,” and directing  “Jackpot” on NBC, and later, the “$10,000 Pyramid.” It was a great evening for Daytime television and a shining event for Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City Hotel.


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Celebrate The Moon Festival 2014

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as The Moon Festival is a popular harvest festival dating back over 3,000 years. The Moon Festival is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese Calendar.

The festival is full of legendary stories. Legend says Yi (or Houyi) was very good at archery. There were once ten suns in the sky, which made plants wither, and fierce beasts run wild to imperil people. It was too hot to live under the suns. To save the people, Yi started to shoot the suns. He shot down nine of them one by one, and he might have shot the last one if it was not called off by others. Thus the severe drought was gone. He also got rid of those fierce animals for the people.

It is said Yi’s wife was Chang’e, a legendary lady in the famous story, “Chang’e flying to the moon.” Chang’e swallowed the elixir stolen from her husband, and she flew to the moon and became the goddess of the moon, who has lived in the palace on the moon ever since. You may see Chang’e dancing on the moon during the festival.

The Moon festival is also an occasion for family reunions. When the full moon rises, families get together to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes, and sing moon poems.

Cafe Sierra

Join us September 28th for a specialty dinner buffet. Bring the whole family to this annual event with instrumental entertainment from live Chinese musicians. Enjoy chef specialties and featured items, including the following: Seafood soup – abalone – Chinese cold cuts – lobster & prime rib carving stations– assorted sushi & sashimi – fresh seafood selections – authentic Chinese entrees – honey walnut shrimp – Live stir fry Mandarin action station-Whole BBQ roasted pig-Peking duck – Alaskan wild snails – salt & pepper shrimp – Chinese egg custard-assorted fresh pastries & desserts – chocolate fondue fountain – cotton candy – authentic moon cake.

Saturday, September 7th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday, September 8th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Adults $56 / children (3-10) $28

Make your reservations today by calling (818) 509-2030 or clicking this link http://bit.ly/CafeSierraReservatons

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Night After the Tonys with Linda Eder

Linda Eder - Lo ResCelebrate one of the biggest nights in theatre with award winning Broadway star Linda Eder. This songstress’ diverse repertoire spans Broadway, pop, country, jazz and the Great American Songbook. As the tragic character “Lucy” in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde, from composer Frank Wildhorn, Eder blew the roof off New York’s Plymouth Theatre each night! Accompanied by a live band and a few of her fellow Broadway comrades, the evening will feature music from Eder’s fourteen solo albums, as well as signature songs from Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Civil War. With special guest Tony Award-nominee Constantine Maroulis and the Company Men, America’s First Mashup Group. This one night event at the Ford Theater is a “Must See”. Book you tickets today!

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LA Laughter

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They say that laughter is just what the doctor ordered. Los Angeles is the home of many historic comedy clubs that have launched may famous comedy careers. From Lisa Kudrow to Howie Mandel, countless comedians have stood up night after night to entertain the masses. Add some laughter into your vacation and plan on seeing at show at one of these comedy clubs.

Jon Lovitz Comedy Club

1024xY-TheJonLovitzComedyClub_UniversalCity_CA_comedyclub_P33530The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club features live stand-up comedy by some of the hottest national headlining comedians, as well as a full bar and gourmet menu.

The Groundlings

the-groundlingsThe Groundlings is an improvisation and sketch comedy theatre that has been entertaining LA audiences for over 36 years. The alumni from this theatre includes Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow,  Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, … just to name a few.

The Improve

Hollywoodimprov12The Hollywood Improve is one of the oldest and most Historic comedy clubs in Los Angeles. The club features the well known comics and drop ins from celebrity comedians as well. It’s a great intimate showroom that comics and customers mingle.

The Comedy Store

hollywood-comedy-clubThe World famous Comedy Store is where comic icons were discovered. From Dave Letterman and Jay Leno, “Comedy Store Regulars” is a title not easily achieved.  Experience comedy in its simplest form. On any given night you can see fresh faces, and comedy legends all in one place.

The Laugh Factory

downloadIn a building formerly owned by Groucho Marx, the Laugh Factory is located on the iconic world famous Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Catch your favorite standup comedians in action nightly. They are in the business to make you laugh!

Stay Close to the Comedy

HH_bbnoggJust minutes away from the laughter is Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City. Stay conveniently close by the comedy and save 15% when you plan ahead. Book our Advanced Purchase Package today. http://bit.ly/Zl92bA