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Beefsteak 2017 at Vibiana

Highlights from Beefsteak | 2017

Beefsteak2017-Vibiana-11Our annual Beefsteak (#6!) was a smashing success. Beef and fun were had by all. Our gratitude to all who came out to support of the LA Food Bank. For more information on Beefsteak visit beefsteakparty.com

Beefsteak2017-Vibiana-5Beefsteak hosts Matt Selman, Eric Wareheim, Chef Neal Fraser, Emcee Billy Harris (as the Whirling Sirloin) and Cort Cass.
Beefsteak2017-Vibiana-1Guest Chef Steve Samson of Sotto serves up Beef Heart Cruda  in the East Room for VIP hour.

Beefsteak2017-Vibiana-3Beefette Tricia offers Bar Director Tobin Shea’s cocktails in a flask – Ivan the Terrible (Elijah Craig, Pama, Nocina, PX Sherry, Angostura Bitters) and Tuxedo No.2 (Beefeater, Lillet, Pernod Absinthe, Maraschino, Orange Bitters)

Beefsteak2017-Vibiana-4Chef de Cuisine Jason Bowlin and Sous Chefs Alex Guzauski and Shea Montanez making it all happen.

Beefsteak2017-Vibiana-2Chef Neal’s Bacin Chips with Tajin.

Beefsteak2017-Vibiana-7Beef is served!

Beefsteak2017-Vibiana-8Eric Wareheim and friends dig into the beef.

Beefsteak2017-Vibiana-9 copyChef Neal carves up the Steamship Round while the Half Moons serenade and these guys pose(?).

Beefsteak2017-Vibiana-10And they dance.

beefsteak-vibianaChris & Kate: Beefsteak Diehards.



Venue: Redbird | Vibiana
Food & Beverage: Chef Neal Fraser, Tobin Shea
Photography: L Marie Photo


Vibiana is a wedding, events and performing arts venue located in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles owned and operated by Los Angeles restaurateurs Chef Neal Fraser, Amy Knoll Fraser and their partners.

Originally the City’s first Archdiocese Catholic cathedral, Vibiana has been beautifully transformed into a stunning full service event facility with a state of the art lighting and sound system, high quality, custom rental equipment, a seasoned and talented event management staff, and an extensive dining and craft libations program.

With the Main Hall and Garden Courtyard, the versatility of Vibiana is endless, offering a beautiful customizable back drop for events of any style, including entertainment, corporate, non-profit, wedding, and performing arts.

Vibiana is honored to have received the following accolades:
The Knot: Best of Weddings 2011
The Knot: Best of Weddings 2012
The Knot: Best of Weddings 2013
California Wedding Day Best of Bride: Best Indoor Venue 2014
Event Solutions Spotlight Award : Event Site of the Year 2015
California Wedding Day Best of Bride: Best Indoor Venue 2015
Wedding Industry Professional Association Awards of Excellence : Venue of Excellence 2015
Bizbash Event Style Awards : Best Venue for Weddings and Events 2015
DTLA News – Best of Downtown: Best Wedding Spot 2015
DTLA News – Best of Downtown: Best Wedding Spot 2016
DTLA News – Best of Downtown: Fine Dining 2016 (Redbird)

Beefsteak 4 at Vibiana

Vibiana was thrilled to host the 4th Annual Beefsteak – a dinner reliving the all-you-can-eat soirees from the 19th century.  Beefsteak is an opportunity to eat lots of meat, have fun and give back, honoring the LA Food Bank.

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“For the fourth year, the organizers added roving magicians and a wine rave teepee in the former cathedral’s courtyard, not to mention acrobats in cow costumes gyrating on trapezes before hundreds of pounds of tender filet mignon arrived, to be consumed sans utensils or plates as Beefsteak tradition dictates.

Before the seated dinner, Wolvesmouth chef Craig Thornton offered aesthetically-pleasing appetizers in the former rectory while guests also sampled Fraser’s beef testicle-topped crostini and foie gras mousse with fig jam. Desserts included truffle macarons and more foie gras — now that it’s legal — sandwiched into raspberry petit fours. Vegetarians — yes, they were allowed — filled up on roasted parsnips and steamed broccolini.” – Variety

15746594893_0526470b93_k 15744128634_a71d6c0159_k15746589393_dffc170bf1_k15744130814_4b196754b2_k16178953218_5a615cbfe2_k16178953638_4f8c1221f0_k 16178960878_adceb12f0b_k16179192840_c34f169ee9_k16180364079_4a289e4445_k 16340615266_7679e33092_k 16340617096_54842a4432_k 16364857681_379a0fb471_k 16365687752_40bb9d14c0_k 16366576155_5d98857603_kPhotography: Gerry Duggan