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Food Flaunt

Food Flaunt

Food Flaunt

To kick off the 66th annual Emmy weekend, Mark Ballas performed at OK! TV’s Pre-Awards Party, at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The national syndicated television show honored Emmy nominees and presenters and highlighted each celebrity’s personal charity, raising awareness for their causes. The star-studded, glamorous evening not only celebrated Hollywood’s favorite talent and shows on television, but also the inspirational, philanthropic work that often goes unrecognized when helping those in need. Guests were treated to Esterel Restaurant bites such as crispy thyme tuna tartare cones, flat bread Provençale, spring roll provencale, and roasted fennel shrimp skewers by Sofitel Hotel, Executive Chef, Marius Blin. (Pictured specialty cupcakes by Sprinkles) Guests also sipped on specialty cocktails from Jose Cuervo, Three Olives Vodka, Freixenet Cordon Rosado sparkling wine, Heineken beers, and Hint flavored wine. Topping off the Pre-Awards celebration, Emmy-nominee and singer-songwriter, Mark Ballas, best known as a double-time champion on Dancing With The Stars, gave an exclusive performance as he gears up to release his debut EP, “Kicking Clouds,” September 16.

Here are few recipes to keep in hand when planning your next red carpet private party with the delights we had at this star studded Emmy event!


El Diablo

  • 1 1/2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tradicional® Reposado
  • 1/2 oz. black currant liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2–3 oz. ginger beer
  • 5 fresh blackberries
  • Ice cubes


Special tools: fine strainer

  • Glass: highball
  • The Perfect Martini
  • 3 parts Three Olives Vodka
  • Pour vodka into a shaker filled with
  • Ice & shake vigorously. Strain into a
  • Chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with three olives


The Freixenet Sunshine Crush

  • 1 wedge Orange
  • 1 wedge Lemon
  • 1 wedge Lime
  • 1 Raspberry
  • 1 Strawberry
  • 1 Sprig Mint
  • 25ml Raspberry Liqueur
  • Freixenet Cordon Rosado

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  • Luis says:

    It’s funny, I was so in camp Ryan when he had his first date with Emily on Episode one. But, he clearly is a meat head. If she’s alrdeay feeling belittled by him, that will not change. I like Arie. And, don’t even get me started on creepy Kalon!

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