The official after-party for EMMY Award winners, celebrities, entertainment moguls, and guests, the Governors Ball presents “Reigning with Radiance”, the theme for this year’s ball.
Glimmering crystal chandeliers, cascading orchid flower designs, lavish dining, premiere cocktails, wines and award-winning entertainment greet the 4,000 guests into the beautifully transformed West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, September 20 immediately following the 67th EMMY Awards airing on FOX at 8pET / 5pPT.
Cheryl Cecchetto and her team at Sequoia Productions are in their 21st year designing and producing this famed event.
Working together with Geriann McIntosh and Barbara Cassel, the Governors Ball committee co-chairs, Sequoia Productions is the mastermind behind the décor, entertainment,
and overall presentation of the Governors Ball from the details of the grand entry to the Winners Circle – where EMMY winners have their statuettes personalized on site – to the details of the staff wardrobe.
What is one of the design secrets of this year’s “Reigning with Radiance” theme? Over 45,000 Swarovski crystals shine in over 530 hand-crafted strands together weighing nearly 450 pounds. Now that’s a lot of bling!
When it comes to entertainment, internationally acclaimed Andrea Bocelli and multiple Grammy® and EMMY Award-winning producer and songwriter, David Foster take center stage at this year’s Ball. Special dance performances by Maksim Chmerkovskiy formerly of Dancing With The Stars and opening musical guests JB Project and WCM Strings will have guests awe-inspired throughout the evening.
Helmed as one of the largest formal sit down dining experiences in the United States, Patina Restaurant Group returns for the 20th year as the premiere caterer for the Governors Ball. Executive Chef Joachim Splichal and his go-to Chef, Alec Lestr, will prepare a delectable and elegant 3-course dinner for the 4,000 guests.
Prepared a-la-minute (meaning prepared fresh on-site), behind the floor to ceiling drapes in the West Hall is the enormous staged kitchen where nearly 200 chefs man row after row of plates, ingredients, cooking and plating each of the delicious courses including:
o FIRST COURSE is a Wildflower Honey Poached Forelle Pear Salad
o MAIN COURSE is Filet Of Beef Tenderloin with herb-scented potato terrine adorned with king trumpet mushrooms, yucca chips, roasted cherry tomatoes, red wine jus and béarnaise espuma
Accompanying the 3-course menu are carefully prepared selections offered by Penfolds wines, the Official Wine Partner of the 67th Emmy Awards season, with their Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz and Bin 311 Chardonnay to pair with the Ball’s three-course meal.
DLynn Proctor, winemaking Ambassador for Penfolds was on hand to share the expertise of the wines and offer selections for EMMY Award telecast viewers at-home parties. Enjoy his interview here: DLynn Proctor on Penfolds
Other official sponsors, Cellar Door Chocolates from Louisville, Kentucky carefully handcrafted by owner Erika Chavez-Graziano,
and Patron Tequila which created the EMMY Signature Cocktail which the Press enjoyed a taste of at the official Press Preview event held on Wednesday, September 20. On hand to serve up the savory cocktail was Patron Marketing Manager Edward P. Blinn.
Celebrities and VIP guests will be transported to the EMMY Awards by AUDI, the official vehicle of the 67th EMMY Awards and Governors Ball.
Celebrating the best in television, watch the 67th Primetime EMMY Awards Sunday, September 20 at 5pPT / 8pET on FOX. For the official menu recipes to serve your award-winning guests at home, visit thebikinichef.com!
Wondering how the LA Convention Center West Hall gets transformed into “Reigning with Radiance” glamour? Enjoy the fascinating time-lapse video from Sequoia Productions, here: (coming soon)