This article originally appeared in the LAArtParty.com

UDec7-2014-300w-UpperWest-Miracleon34thpper West Restaurant presents Miracle on 34th Street….a toy drive and fundraiser benefiting Miracles for Kids. This holiday feast is prepared by Executive Chef Nick Shipp, and assisted by the “Miracle for Kids” children in the kitchen…the very ones who have been affected by serious illnesses.

Before the dinner, Chef Shipp will instruct the young chefs from the foundation – outfitted in their own chef coats provided by the Upper West a few tricks of the trade. Chefs form the Academy of Culinary Education (ACE) will also work with the young chefs decorating gingerbread cookies at the event, to be presented as gifts to young cancer patients at the Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center holiday party just down the street.

This four course Holiday Meal begins at 6:00 pm with cocktails and a silent auction. During the event the famous film, Miracle on 34th Street will be projected on the front room.

The event is perfect for singles (common table) and holiday group parties to start the season. Be sure to reserve your spot soon as Chef Shipp’s Pairing Dinners have sold out since they began in 2010.

Miracle on 34th Street MENU

PUMPKIN SOUP
ricotta crema / braised bacon / toasted sesame powder

YELLOWTAIL CARPACCIO
watercress pesto / smoked salt / meyer lemon

BRAISED SHORT RIB
goat cheese potato puree / truffle / thai basil

BUTTERSCOTCH CRÈME BRULEE
cassisa / espresso dust

Alowres UpperWest outsidebout Miracles for Kids (www.miraclesforkids.org): Miracles for Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving children with life-threatening illnesses and the families that care for them. By operating programs that provide financial aid, basic needs and wellness to patients and their families, Miracles for Kids creates stability when families are crumbling from the financial and emotional devastation of fighting for their child’s life. Founded in 2002, Miracles for Kids operates in offices in Tustin and Santa Monica, CA.  http://miraclesforkids.org/

ADMISSION: $120 per person (includes two glasses of wine). Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped toy.

What: Miracles for Kids Fundraiser & Toy Drive
Where: Upper West Restaurant, 3321 W. Pico Blvd. (33rd Street), Santa Monica, CA
When: 6:00 pm – cocktails & silent auction; 7:00 pm dinner
Phone: (310) 586-1111
Website: https://www.theupperwest.com/