The red-carpeted "Spectacular Event" at Recess Eatery equaled anything Hollywood could turn out. The restaurant on North Brand was bathed in klieg lights and scurrying paparazzi.
Last Wednesday, more than 50 hungry visitors acted like Hollywood VIPs as they sipped and supped on the unique appetizers by Recess proprietor Chef Sevan Abdessian.
The fare included succulent lamb chop lollipops, ahi tuna sashimi sticks, mini-vegetable quiches and truffle popcorn, all topped off by rich chocolates from Glendale's Mignon Chocolate. The hazelnut cups were to die for. Guests munched on the Recess patio under a full moon.
The purpose of the event was to show off five celebrity chefs, all of whom have been on Food Network shows "Chopped" and "Cutthroat Kitchen." Chef LaLa (her stage name) led the pack. She has also been a guest chef on "The Doctor Oz Show." The four other chefs introduced at Recess were Hiroki Ohata, Aaron Williams, Rahm Fama and Penny Davidi.