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Current Event


Girls for Grains + Grapes III, is an annual seven course brunch benefit for the Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project and EmpowHer.  This is a female driven brunch with seven top Los Angeles Chefs & Vintners at Plumcot Farm, Malibu.  Join us, see the link below for tickets:


Past Events


A Toast to the Holidays, Gather for Good to benefit the Sadalsuud Foundation.  The Sadalsuud Foundation was founded by Brant Stew in 2017.  The objective, to teach Arabic literacy course for girls in Tripoli, Lebanon with a primary focus on empowering women and girls by providing education and awareness in gender-based violence issues, social and emotional intelligence, as well as other core school subjects such as science and mathematics. 

The Sadalsuud Bakery is an endeavor focused on providing economic opportunities and building community through crafting beautiful naturally-leavened bread.  


Girls for Grains + Grapes, is a six course brunch benefit for the Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project and Rebuild Wine Country.  Action packed female driven brunch with seven top Los Angeles Chefs, five Vintners and two Sommeliers!  



CONFLUENCE Food and Drink and the Ace Hotel DTLA are joining together in support of our favorite farmers, Alex Weiser and Jon Hammond in their efforts to build an heirloom grain belt here in Southern California by creating the Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project.

Taste the heirloom grain difference in this collaborative menu from our Chef, Ella Freyinger, and Ace Hotel Chef, Sean Heller, that highlights the beauty and vast variety of these flavorful grains.

Elaina has curated a special selection of small production, naturally fermented, mindfully produced wines. We are grateful to these grower-producers that continue to lead in their industry, as well as supporting others with the same commitment to heirloom varieties and non invasive growing practices. 


CONFLUENCE Food and Drink at Hayley Star with Nicola Vruwink & j. brix wines

Join us in celebrating the beauty our 34th parallel has to offer during our favorite time of the year -- SPRING!  A bounty of produce from our favorite farmers will be served alongside beautiful, naturally fermented wines by j. brix.  Artwork by Nicola Vruwink.


Chef Ella Freyinger and Elaina Leibee, owner of Mago are relaunching their collaboration of pop-up dinners as Confluence Food and Drink!  We will be serving up our best dishes from this past year of pop-ups as small bites! Cocktails will be made by our dear friends from Calwise.  Join us, we will be celebrating at Big Red Sun, on Rose Ave. in Venice.


A Venice Pop-Up at The Quest, will include beautiful live music by KT Tunstall and stunning new artwork by Lorien Haynes.  Our profits for this dinner will be donated to our dear friends, Christine and Julien, to support their upcoming trip to Ethiopia -- with Imagine1day.


A Holiday Pop-Up Dinner, with artwork by Lorien Haynes and a live performance by Ileina.  


A Venice Pop-Up with Chef Ella Freyinger, Habit Wine Co.,

and Swiss Water Process to benefit Grounds for Health


Kiss the Ground Donor Appreciation Dinner


Mago and Hedley & Bennett Present: Girls For Grains to benefit 

The Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project


Mago Presents a Summer BBQ & Boil with Hatchet Hall and J. Brix Wines

to benefit The Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project 


Summer Canyon Supper with Chef Josh Gil and Winemakers Blake Sillix

and Ryan Stirm


Autumn Supper with Chef Josh Gil and Los Pilares Winery