Torrance, Calif., July 21, 2012 - Saxophonist Kenny G will conduct a special benefit performance at the 26th annual "Evening Under the Stars," Gourmet Food & Wine Festival Saturday, July 28. Hosted by American Honda at its Torrance campus, "Evening Under the Stars" celebrates the best in South Bay cuisine while raising funds for nonprofit Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
The annual Festival, presented in partnership with the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person or $200 per pair and can be purchased by calling the chamber at 310-540-5858, the Torrance Memorial Health Care Foundation at 310-517-4703, or by visiting www.TorranceMemorial.org.
Funds raised from the event will benefit Torrance Memorial's new Patient Tower and Pediatric Services. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Honda has chosen Torrance Memorial as the event's beneficiary. Last year more than 900 community members attended, with the evening's proceeds totaling $100,000.
To date, the following restaurants and beverage partners will be offering their fare and tastings at the Festival:
- Aimee's Bistro
- Athena's Confections
- BREWCO Manhattan Beach
- Costco Torrance
- Corner Bakery Café
- Creative Cuisine Concepts
- Chef Chafer's Depot and Buffalo Fire Dept.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay
- Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
- Fresh Brothers
- Gonpachi at Miyako Hybrid Hotel
- Gourmet Grindz
- Il Fornaio
- Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge
- Napa Rose Sommeliers
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Ortega 120
- Paul Martins
- Red Car Brewery & Restaurant
- Riboli Family Wine Estates
- ROCK & BREWS
- Rock 'N Fish
- Shade Hotel
- Sushi Boy
- Sushi Chef Institute
- Tony Roma's and Capricciosa
- Torrance Marriott South Bay
For an up-to-date list of participating restaurants, entertainment details and other event information, visit the Festival's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/eveningunderthestars.
Approximately 80 varietals of wine will be served and professional sommeliers from Disney Grand Californian Hotel's Napa Rose restaurant will be on hand to educate guests about wine.
American Honda created the Gourmet Food & Wine Festival in partnership with the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce in 1987 as a way to bring corporate business, residents, and local commerce together with city officials for a relaxing community celebration.
To date, Torrance Memorial has raised more than $121 million, more than half of its fundraising goal of $200 million, to construct the new Patient Tower. The $450 million, 398,250-square-foot Patient Tower is scheduled to be completed in November, 2014, with an opening in spring 2015.
About Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Founded in 1925 by Jared Sydney and Helena Childs Torrance, Torrance Memorial Medical Center is a locally governed, 401-bed, non-profit medical center established to provide quality healthcare services, predominantly to the residents of the South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities. Torrance Memorial seeks to offer the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in a compassionate, caring manner. For more information please visit: www.TorranceMemorial.org.
About American Honda
Honda is one of the world's leading producers of mobility products including its diverse line-up of automobiles, motorcycles and ATVs, power products, and marine engines. Over 80% of Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. are produced in North America, using global and domestically sourced parts. Honda is committed to supporting the communities where we work and live. Through a broad range of community initiatives, charitable giving, foundation grants, and volunteerism, we seek to create value for society and bring joy to people's lives.