Octopus appetizer at Cliff's Edge
Octopus appetizer at Cliff's Edge
Besha Rodell

Community Mixer at Cliff's Edge in Silver Lake This Weekend

This Saturday, June 1, chef Vartan Abgaryan will help host a mixer at Cliff's Edge to benefit Micheltorena Street School in Silver Lake.

"The restaurant has been open for nine years in Silver Lake. For me, it's really important to be a part of the community. The school is right down the street from us. When I was approached to be a part of it, my first response was yes," says Abgaryan.

"We'll be doing a late lunch around 2 p.m. on Saturday. It will be a range of light appetizers just for the community to get together and meet each other."

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Each ticket will cover unlimited hor d'oeuvres. The appetizers include charcuterie and cheese platters; marinated beets with goat cheese on rye crisps; kale salad with sweet garlic vinaigrette, pickled raisins, and almonds; potato and goat cheese fritters; steak tartare with fennel salsa verde; and fava bean hummus with romesco, sweet garlic and a side of wafers.

"A small portion of the ticket [sales] will cover our food cost. Nothing will go towards labor," he says.

A ticket can be purchased online or at the door for $35. Half of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards building the school's computer lab; all proceeds from purchases of beer and wine by the glass will benefit the school.

And in related news:

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