The 67th Emmy Awards Governors Ball

IMG_7968The largest formal sit-down dinner is coming up on September 20 at the Los Angeles Convention Center after the 67th Emmy Awards show. The 4,000 nominees and winners will leave L.A. Live and walk inside a beautifully transformed ballroom by Sequoia Productions.

Guests will be handed a flute of Ferrari Brut NV Trento DOC Metodo Classico or a Emmy Cocktail made with Tequila Patron by mixologist David Alan and his team from the Patron Spirits Company.  Emmy guests will be led to their tables for a splendid three-course Patina Group sit-down dinner.

They will be entertained by International superstar Andrea Bocelli and 16 time Emmy and Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter David Foster.

This year’s theme of The Governors Ball is “Reigning with Radiance” offering spectacular shimmering hues and rich vibrant textures. It’s classic grandeur in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

IMG_7946This is the 16th year that the talented Cheryl Cecchetto of Sequoia Productions has designed the exquisite party  working her magic. They assembled 30 sparkling Swarovski crystal chandeliers that are 27-feet tall and drop down to the center of the tables. Over 45,000 Swarovski crystals were used to create 536 crystal strands.

The lavish table settings include linens with colors of rose gold, ivory, silver, amber blush, and champagne. There are 12,000 pieces of china, 11,400 wine glasses and 4,000 champagne flutes.

Kevin Lee of LA Premier is providing flowers again for the Governors Ball with 400 floral arrangements on the tables and around the room. Arrangements feature white roses, calla lilies, white cascading orchid stems and 2,500 flickering candles.

Chefs Alec Lestr and Gregg Wiele
Chefs Alec Lestr and Gregg Wiele

Patina Restaurant Group has designed an exquisite three-course gourmet menu created by esteemed chef and founder of the Patina Restaurant Group, Joachim Splichal, along with Chef Gregg Wiele the West Coast Culinary Director of Patina Restaurant Group and Alec Lestr Executive Chef of Patina Catering. It’s the 20th year that this catering team has created a one-of-a kind menu with a cooking production team of 18 executive chefs and 205 on-site cooks to prepare 4,000 dishes

Servers will deliver a wildflower honey poached forelle pear salad with lavender and fennel-scented Sonoma goat cheese, with fresh sliced figs, spiced walnuts and quince with a quince vinaigrette. It’s paired with a glass of Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay. This is the first year that Penfolds has been part of the Emmy team. They are so excited to be serving their South Australian wine and is offering a signature black wood wine box with a bottle of their Penfolds Bin wine.

After the salad, guests will be served a plate with filet of beef tenderloin with a red jus and béarnaise espuma. It is accompanied with a slice of herb-scented potato terrine, King trumpet IMG_7958mushrooms, yucca chips and roasted cherry tomatoes. Servers will pour glasses of Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz to pair with the filet.

Dessert is a single origin Ghana brownie with Zephyr popcorn Chantilly, Cara Crakine and baby bourbon caramel. It was created by the talented Patina Pastry Chef Frania Mendivil. Pots of tea and Groundwork Coffee Co. coffee will be poured at each table.

Throughout the evening guests can sip on Natural Artesian Water presented by FIJI Water.

For winners seeking more chocolate, there will be chocolate stations with over 1,000 pounds of Cellar Door Chocolates. Each station will offer a variety of of nine different chocolates for people to taste throughout the night. This is the second year that Cellar Door Chocolates owner Erika Chavez-Graziano has offered her Kentucky chocolates to the ultimate Emmy party.

Pastry Chef Frania Mendivil
Pastry Chef Frania Mendivil

For those who need a makeup touchup, celebrity makeup artist April Chaney and her team will be on hand with a L’Oreal Paris makeup area to make sure each guest looks their best.

Watch the Emmy Awards on September 20 at 8 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT.

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