Leslie Durso Joins Top L.A. Chefs For 5th Annual Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting

Los Angeles— Vegan Chef and Television Personality Leslie Durso joins Los Angeles' most celebrated chefs for the 5th Annual Celebrity Chefs and Wine Tasting at the historic Casa Vertigo in Downtown Los Angeles. The event, sponsored by Bon Appétit Management Co. and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will be held on October 2, 2014 in benefit of Children's Bureau. The night brings together L.A.'s hottest culinary talent including Susan Feniger, Joachim Splichal, Karen Hatfield, Ryan Bergunio and Hiroyuke Naruke, to raise money and awareness for Child Abuse Prevention.

A regular speaker/chef at Green Festival, Food & Wine Festivals and on Hallmark Channel's Home & Family, Durso introduces mainstream diners to light and healthy plant-based cuisine, this time serving sliced Thyme-Balsamic Marinated Portobello 'Steak' atop Basil Mashed Potatoes. "It's an honor to be included with such incredible local talent to help vulnerable children and their families with the support and resources they need to thrive.” said Chef Leslie Durso.

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