Meet the Team: Chef Neal Fraser

Chef Neal Fraser is the chef/owner of two of Los Angeles’ best loved restaurants; the former Grace and BLD. Redbird, his follow up to Grace, will open in the Rectory building of Vibiana in the fall of 2014. Also in the works are a BLD at LAX and ICDC, an ice cream/doughnut/coffee shop, both slated to open mid 2014. Fritzi Dog, his healthy hot dog concept with partner John Moshay, is located in the Original Farmers Market.Chef-Neal-Fraser

In late 2012, Chef Fraser and his partners Amy Knoll Fraser and Bill Chait took over operations at Vibiana. The Los Angeles restaurateurs have successfully merged their years of restaurant hospitality experience with the splendor of the Vibiana venue to create a full service event facility like no other in the city.  Fraser’s talent at the stove lends itself to the versatility events demand.

Known for his take on New American cuisine, Chef Fraser has consistently garnered critical praise and is acknowledged as one of the city’s premier chefs for his masterful approach to any ingredient from wild boar to tofu.

Chef Fraser’s accolades include Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot Tables,” Los Angeles Magazine’s “LA’s 25 Best Restaurants” and Angeleno Magazine’s “Chef of the Year” in 2007. In addition, Fraser battled Iron Chef Cat Cora in 2006 on Food Network’s widely popular series “Iron Chef America” and became the first California chef to win the culinary competition. He most recently appeared on BravoTV’s Season 5 of “Top Chef Masters” and was victorious on the Esquire Network’s “Knife Fight.”

Vibiana Featured on Aisle Planner!

Chic Ambiance Events did an incredible job planning and designing this gorgeous Vibiana wedding!  The Aisle Planner feature shows off the sophisticated all-white theme  that gave this wedding it’s timeless style.

Sticking to a classic palette of grey and white, Jenna and Adam worked with Chic Ambiance Events to plan their timeless affair, captured by Studio 7 Photo.” Aisle Planner

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Aisle Planner Venue: Vibiana Wedding Planner: Chic Ambiance Events Photographer: Studio 7 Photo Floral Designer: Blossoms Rentals & Draping: Amber Event Productions Lighting: Elevated Pulse Productions Bakery: King’s Hawaiian Bakery Entertainment: Elevated Pulse Productions Cinematographer: Gremly Media Photobooth: Photobox Memories LLC

Verve Coffee Roasters at Vibiana

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Verve Coffee Roasters supports the producers and exporters, roasters and baristas who are paying attention—who are invested in making each cup an authentic, quality experience. They wake up our palates every day to what is possible.

Aside from their 3 Santa Cruz locations, the newest Verve space will be coming soon to West Hollywood and is expected to bring the “full Verve retail experience.”  In the meantime, if you are eager to experience the delicious coffee sooner, we are thrilled to host Verve’s elegant, airy pop-up in our very own downtown Vibiana courtyard!

Vibiana-Julie-1310743-640x427Verve Coffee is available at Vibiana Monday through Friday from 8AM to 3PM.