Wine & Latin Food: They Said It Would Never Last

Wine & Latin Food: They Said It Would Never Last


Fine Wine and Latin Cuisine Converge at East LA Meets Napa – a Benefit for AltaMed Health Services Corporation


What: AltaMed Health Services will host the Fourth Annual East LA Meets Napa celebration, featuring the diversity of Latin cuisine from Los Angeles area restaurants coupled with fine wine from Latino-owned or -operated Napa wineries. Attended by more than 1,000 wine and culinary enthusiasts, East LA Meets Napa speaks to the ongoing preference among aficionados to pair wine with Latin food instead of beer or margaritas. Attendees will also enjoy entertainment and wonderful conversation in one of Los Angeles’ most historic venues – Union Station.

The first official event to celebrate the pairing of wine with Latin cuisine, East LA Meets Napa has historically been a showcase for emerging wineries and culinary talents. Many

of the participating business owners share an immigrant experience, with some of the winemakers working their way up from the fields. The event provides these entrepreneurs with the opportunity to come together to support AltaMed’s mission

– providing quality, culturally relevant health care to underserved populations throughout Southern California. This event will sell out.

When: Friday, July 10, 2009

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Union Station

800 N Alameda St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who: Castulo De La Rocha, CEO AltaMed

Health Services

Wine Industry Representatives

Latino Winery and Restaurant Owners

Music by Jose Rizo and the Jazz on

the Latin Side All Stars

Join the filmmaker and some of the

cast of the movie Bottle Shock

Visuals: More than 1,000 people, 40 wine and food tasting stations, live music, a Live Auction and festivities.

Info: Individual tickets are $125. To purchase tickets for the event, please visit

SOURCE AltaMed Health Services

Wine & Latin Food: They Said It Would Never Last