Teen Choice Awards 2014: The After Party

August 21, 2014 1 comment


The spirit of youth was in bliss at the FOX Teen Choice After Party on August 10th, 2014.  All around fun was had with Pinball, Pingpong, and Photo Booths. Party goers rode waves through the party each one bringing them to a dock of deliciousness. Guests surfed from the Killer Taco Bar to the Pi Pizza and Pasta Station to the Cowabunga Burger and Fry Bar. Others boogie boarded directly to the Endless Candy Bar, The Cotton Candy Station, or the Cupcake Design Station.

At last the dance floor awakened and the party lived on into the night. The Shrine Auditorium had become our beach for one night.

Machinima Inside Gaming Awards 2013

January 13, 2014 No comments yet



We had a great time working with Machinima this year at  the Inside Gaming Awards. It was sponsored by I, Frankenstein and dressed up as the party of the future with glowing red globes spread out amongst darkness and internally illuminating tables.  Yes, the party was in full Machinima chic but the food was in full Epicurean glory with hors d’oeuvres like Crab & Mango Empanadas, Pistachio Lamb Meatballs w/ Pomegranate Glaze, Curried Spring Rolls, and Savory Black Bean Cupcakes w/ Sweet Potato Frosting. When will there be an award for best food at an award show?

Saks Fifth Avenue

June 28, 2013 No comments yet


We are happy to be apart of the wonderful and fashionable Saks Fifth Avenue. If you haven’t gone please go and shop till you drop. You might even get to try some of our food. Such as our artisan cheese platters, apple pear ginger, Oreo cheesecake and raspberry fudge brownie bites. They get tray passed around for their exclusive customers so head over to Beverly Hills and become one too!!!

Inspiration for “HER” baby shower

June 28, 2013 1 comment

I have one word for you when it comes to planning your little girl’s baby shower….. PINK!!! I know it seems redundant and of course why not pink? its a girl not a baby blue boy. Duh! Well Instead of just having a pink banner or pink balloons why not think outside the box. Here are some pics from past baby showers that can give you a little inspiration to create a pinktastic party!!!june-pics-2013-124

Now-a-days you can just go on your computer and find candy companys and get candy in specific colors such as PINK!



Baby stroller sugar cookies in a pink woven basket, Vanilla bean cake with white poke-a-dot fondant on outside and pink poke-a-dot balls on the inside.



Personalize your pink fans and water bottles  for those hot summer days with you and your spouses name to commemorate the special occasion.



Pink rubber bracelets from the Made with Love in Africa Foundation. Made from recycled rubber all proceeds go to the support of homeless mothers and making sure their kids get to go to school. such a great thing to give back and still add a nice little twist of party favors to the party.



when labeling your candy or food why not bling it out! everything can be found at Michael’s arts and craft stores.



White and dark chocolate dipped strawberries with pink sprinkles.


Pink red velvet cake pops with silver sprinkles.


Twitch TV Celebrating E3 2013

June 11, 2013 No comments yet

If you haven’t heard of E3 then you probably don’t play video games. To give you an Idea E3 is the Electronic Entertainment Expo and it is the annual video game conference and show at the Los Angeles Convention center. Its a huge event and we were given the privilege to work with Twitch TV who hosted a party at The Belasco for E3 2013. AS you know what goes great with playing video games?……Eating Food!!!! so why not eat with Epicurean Events. Cheers!

Check out some pics of the wonderful appetizers we served for Twitch TV’s awesome party.


Shaved beef on herbed crostini with roasted red pepper relish and artichoke pesto.


Mango lobster tartlet.


Sweet scallops with apricot chutney, applewood bacon and sprouts.


Making Every Part of Your Event Count

June 4, 2013 No comments yet

When creating that perfect wedding, corporate luncheon or party for any type of gala there are a lot of variables to make sure that everything goes well. From choosing the menu to the entertainment when does one make sure they have all the decorations needed for the party. That’s why we go to JC Party Rentals. They have a wide selection to choose from to supply your special occasion needs. If you cant find that specific glass you want, they will find it and their prices are great! so next time you need a party rental service call JC Party Rentals.




Gatsby Does Great Things at Brooks Brothers

May 6, 2013 No comments yet


What a “Great” evening Hosted by Project Angel Food and Brooks Brothers for a private screening of The Great Gatsby. After the screening all guests were invited to the Brooks Brothers on Rodeo drive for drinks and food provided by Epicurean Events Los Angeles. F. Scott Fitzgerald was not only one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century but was also a loyal customer to Brooks Brothers as well. When designing all the clothes you see in Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby, costume designer Catherine Martin teamed up with Brooks Brothers to recreate this beautiful era in fashion. They still have records of what clothes Fitzgerald bought from Brooks Brothers during that time period and used those specific styles to recreate the suits you see worn by Leonardo Dicaprio and Tobey Maguire in the film.

To Keep the theme rolling our bar served classic cocktails, such as Blood Orange Manhattans and a Ginger Fizzes. Executive Chef Joe Melillo kept it classy too with a menu that was timeless and unforgettable. With petit beef wellingtons and lemon caper salmon that just melted on your fork, there was not an empty mouth. Yukon gold potato cakes topped with Gorgonzola crumble, braised artichokes with a sherry gastrique, grilled asparagus with hollandaise sauce and you can’t forget about our traditional Caesar salad tossed on the spot by our Chef Max. With delicious food, refreshing drinks and classy fashion, you could imagine that Gatsby himself had something to do with this swanky soiree.

Check out some highlight pictures courtesy of Howard Wise Photography



Chef Joe Melillo ( front right ) , event coordinator – Spark O’Connell ( front left ) with EELA staff.


Chef Max preparing a traditional Caesar salad on the spot for our guests.


What a great centerpiece for a buffet. Flowers courtesy of Muguet Florist


These bouquets of white orchids and white roses were scattered throughout the entire party. Flowers courtesy of Muguet Florist.


Don’t forget Dessert!!! Gourmet coffee service with Lemon Chiffon Cake……


Fruit Tarts……


and Roy Rogers Strawberry Shortcake. Yum!!!


As you enter Brooks Brothers you are invited by this beautiful installation of costumes that were actually worn in The Great Gatsby.


The New Girl Q & A – Season 2

April 30, 2013 No comments yet


What a pleasure it was to cater a second year in a row for Fox’s The New Girl starring Zoe Deschanel. It was a full house at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences , to watch a an episode of the hit show followed by a Q and A with the entire cast. Afterwards all the guest enjoyed appetizers designed by our executive Chef Joe Melillo. We would also like to send a shout out to one of our outstanding employees Chris Wallinger who was actual cast with a guest star roll on The New Girl. Not only is he one of our great servers but an outstanding actor as well. We at EELA wish him the best of luck in his ventures and cant wait to see what he does next.

click here to check out our  menu from this evening….


Adding THEME to your birthday party

March 1, 2013 No comments yet

These days it seems like you cant just have your friends, some food, a cake and call it a Birthday party. It always has to be themed. Take this beautiful Hello Kitty party designed by Bea Landers of BeatrixPHOTOGRAPHY. Her attention to detail is like no other. She works with the client (no matter what the age) and helps create your fantasy party into reality.  Bea Landers is also a wonderful photographer for any event you might have in mind, her personality works so well with others and it really gives her a niche for capturing those wonderful “Kodak moments”. Don’t waste a moment and check out her website!

click BeatrixPHOTOGRAPHY to check out Bea’s website and book for future events.


Head of the table for the birthday girl!



Each crown was hand made and has every guest’s name embossed in gold. what a cool idea!



Putting Hello Kitty stickers all over the tablecloth and adding little jewels to all the flatware, what a great touch!



what a wonderful and fun activity for everyone to take part in, Hello Kitty snow globes.



I want one!



parfaits made in mini mason jars and pink bows tied around to add a little flair.



Hello Kitty cupcakes



What a beautiful cake to tie the whole theme together.



65th Anniversary

February 25, 2013 No comments yet

If 65 years of marriage doesn’t say true love I don’t know what does. We had the opportunity to work with the wonderful team of Style Firm out of Beverly Hills for this beautiful event. They are a full service boutique company specializing in event and fashion production. Its always great to have these opportunities with some of the most professional, efficient and creative people you could ever work with. We look forward to more and more amazing events with them in the future.

When you have the chance to celebrate such a momentous milestone, nothing is too small to make a memorable evening. Serving a five course meal designed by our Chef Joe Melillo, wine paring, specialty cocktail and a Frank Sinatra singer to top it off we definitely can say that everyone in attendance had an unforgettable time. Here are some pictures courtesy of Vincent Sandoval Photography.



I don’t think you could fit any more flowers on the table but it sure is beautiful!


table setting courtesy of  Town & Country Event Rentals.


we served a specialty cocktail called the wicked apple. Includes Absolut Pear, Magners Cider and garnished with a think slice of a Granny Smith apple. Delicious!


Tomato soup shooters topped with a mini grilled cheese sandwich.


Herbed cream cheese pastry puffs.


Epicurean team prepping Caesar salads.


Lemon chiffone and molten chocolate cake. These people know how to eat dessert!


At the end everyone walked home with these beauiful eddible glitter chocolates.