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dineLA's LA Chef Family Tree

DineLA launched its winter 2010 run with a red carpet affair at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel last night. Nearly 100 of LA's top chefs were in attendance, including Wolfgang Puck, Alain Giraud, and Joachim Splichal. To mark the event, dineLA also introduced a family tree of chefs, a sort of restaurant genealogy. The LA Chef Family Tree, available for all to view on its website, includes the names of chefs that have marked LA's dining landscape either after having worked at one of the 20 most noted restaurants in LA (past or present) or for their food-related accomplishments and connections. Evan Kleiman, Hans Rockenwagner and Nobu Matsuhisa are at the tree's core, while Karen and Quinn Hatfield, David Myers, and John Sedlar - their roots traceable to Bastide, Patina and L'Orangerie - make up the growing crop of chefs who have learned from masters and subsequently struck out on their own with continuing success. It's a novel way to express the history of LA's cuisine, especially at a time when East Coast transplants are making their way into town.

Winter 2010 dineLA Restaurant Week takes place January 24-29 and January 31 –February 5. For a final list of restaurants head here.
·New Restaurants Added to Winter dineLA [~ELA~]
·dineLA Winter Dates Announced [~ELA~]