Explore the culinary culture and discover the tradition of "Braai and Sundowners" (grilled meat with wine at sunset). This event combines wine, food and art - sample different wines, paired with 3 courses of cuisine (including grilled meat), all while enjoying the visually stunning wildlife and landscape photography of South Africa. It will be ALMOST as good as being there.

There will also be a silent auction of Wildlife/Landscape Photography to benefit The African Wildlife Foundation. Seating is extremely limited – only a few spaces left, so reserve now!

An Evening of Wine for Wildlife: Wine, Cuisine and Photography
A Benefit for the
Wildlife Foundation

Sunday, April 23
Event begins at 6:00 PM
Upstairs 2 Restaurant

$95 (all inclusive)
$45 is deductible as a
charitable contribution


Highlights of this event include:
  • Enjoy a variety of curated South African wines paired with a delicious three course dinner.
  • View stunning photography from various locations throughout Africa.
  • Learn about the African Wildlife Foundation's mission to ensure that wildlife and wild lands thrive in modern Africa.
  • Get an overview of real safari experiences and destinations.
  • Win fantastic door prizes.
  • Receive exclusive discounts on wines featured at the event.
  • Participate in a silent auction of African wildlife photographs.

2011 Graham Beck Brut Sparkling Rose

First Course

Peri-Peri Marinated Chicken Braai
(Chili Marinated Char-Grilled Chicken)
Artisan Mixed Greens
Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes
2014 Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc (91 Decanter)
2014 Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc  (94 Tim Atkin, 91 Wine Advocate)
2012 Delaire Graff Chardonnay (92 Wine Advocate)
2016 Warwick First Lady Rosé

Second Course
Minced Beef Bobotie
(Spiced Minced Beef, Savory Custard Topping)
Pap and Chakalaka
(Maize Porridge and Spicy Vegetable Relish)
2015 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir (93 Wine Spectator)
2014 Beaumont Pinotage
2014 Klein Constantia Estate Blend (Cab Sauv, Petit Verdot, Malbec)
2015 Savage Follow The Line (Cinsaut, Grenache, Syrah, 96 Tim Atkin)
2014 Starke-Conde Cabernet Sauvignon


Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Amarula and Toasted Almonds
(Crème Liqueur from South Africa)

Chef Maiki Le

Note: We can accommodate special dietary needs - please put your request in the "Special Instructions" box when making your reservation so that we can advise the Chef.

Upstairs 2 Restaurant is located above The Wine House (rooftop entrance)
2311 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Speakers and Featured Photographers:
Mark Seth Lender is the Explorer in Residence at Living on Earth (, the only nationally broadcast program about wildlife and environment on US Public Radio. The program is distributed by PRI and has a reach of 80% of the National Public Radio market, which is approximately 1,400,000 listeners a week. Lender brings an intimate view of animals and their uniqueness to his work.
Therese Peters is a WSET Diploma Candidate and a Graduate of WOSA's Master Class in South African Wines. She is an avid Safari enthusiast, photographer, wine traveler and consultant. She has been with The Wine House for 10 years and is a leader in sales and events. Her love affair with Africa and its splendor began in her youth as her Grandmother's friends returned from Safari with fascinating stories of their exotic adventures and wonder at the expansive landscapes, cultures and wildlife. She has traveled to over 6 African countries to date, has spent time in Capetown and The Winelands and is delighted to share her knowledge of the incredible Wines of South Africa and their history dating back to the 1600s.
Beverly Houwing has had a lifelong passion for photography and animals. At age eleven, on her first trip to Africa, she was "hooked" and has since been making regular trips there. She has traveled to over 60 countries on 7 continents capturing images of many unique places and the animals that live there. Her photography has been exhibited at the G2 Gallery, the Annenberg Space for Photography and featured in magazines. Beverly organizes photo-safaris in Africa. In 2016 she led trips to Botswana, Namibia & South Africa. She will present her wildlife photography and discuss places to visit in and near South Africa for a fantastic safari experience.
Jimmiel Mandima, a Zimbabwean native, is the Director of Program Design and Partner Relations at African Wildlife Foundation. Eighteen of his twenty-five years in conservation were spent working in the Zambezi Basin in Southern Africa. He started as a researcher with the University of Zimbabwe while simultaneously volunteering with a local NGO, the Wildlife Environment Zimbabwe where he championed a school-based environmental education program. He started working for AWF in 2002 as a program lead for the trans-boundary Zambezi landscape that straddles Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia. He also served as the technical focal point in AWF, facilitating the establishment of the transboundary Aquatic Resources Working Group to harmonize the management of shared fisheries of the Zambezi River. Jimmiel relocated to AWF's Washington D.C. office in 2010 where he serves as the organization's U.S. government liaison. He represents AWF in strategic international technical and donor forums to share AWF's best practices as the lead African-led conservation organization. Jimmiel is finalizing doctoral studies in Environmental Physics, Health and Biology at the University of Eastern Finland.
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2311 Cotner Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1877

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