HOLLYWOOD - Nationally renowned restaurateur, television chef and cook book author, Paula Deen, is one of the most recognizable and popular in the group of those who can be called "celebrity chef."On March 4, Hollywood's famed Pantages Theatre will host a one-night-only event, "An Evening With Paula Deen and Family," in which Deen and her family will give each audience member a rare opportunity to share a delicious evening with the icons that they have come to know and love on television. In addition to the live stage event at the Pantages, a limited number of tickets are being offered for a pre-show dinner taking place at 6 p.m. at nearby Citizen Smith, where guests will share in a rare opportunity to enjoy a special dinner with Paula Deen and family prior to their show. Deen is best known for her "down-home" personality and traditional Southern cooking. For this special on stage event, Deen and Family will present an evening of cooking demonstrations, story-telling, and Q and A. This staged event will be fully equipped with big screens to ensure that all audience members receive a clear view of the on stage demonstrations. Deen has authored nine cookbooks, publishes the magazine "Cooking with Paula Deen", and stars in three TV shows on the Food Network, "Paula's Home Cooking," "Paula's Party" and "Paula's Best Dishes." Jamie and Bobby Deen were once well-known as the sons of Paula Deen, but today they are stars in their own right. Having made many appearances on their mother's Food Network show, they currently star on their own Food Network show "Road Tasted." Paula and her sons own and operate the popular restaurant, The Lady & Sons, in Savannah, Georgia. Along with traditional theatre seating at the Pantages, there are two special seating options. A limited number of premium on-stage seats will allow some guests an up-close-and-personal experience, just feet away from the action. Tickets for "An Evening With Paula Deen and Family" go on sale Sunday at 10 a.m., and will be available for purchase online at www.BroadwayLA.org or by phone at 1-800-982-ARTS(2787). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Pantages Box Office and all Ticketmaster ticket outlets. Tickets range in price from $35 - $200.
********** Published: February 5, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 42