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In Santa Monica….

Upper West Restaurant presents Miracle on 34th Street….a toy drive and fundraiser benefiting Miracles for Kids. See my Huffington Post article about this event.

TDec7-2014-300w-UpperWest-Miracleon34thHIS IS A GREAT Cause….and a way to give back while enjoying an AMAZING mea. Chef NIck is a brilliant chef. 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.

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.

For more information about Miracles for Kids, check the website.

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: http://www.theupperwest