Gala Evening

The Diamond Ball will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. The evening will include a silent and live auction, a four-course dinner presented by the resort’s Executive Chef Brian Sundeen, and music and dancing. Wines from Mutt Lynch Winery will be paired with each course.

To fully enjoy the festivities and the menu for the evening, dogs are not invited to The Diamond Ball.

Gala Evening

5:00 p.m. Registration
Table assignments will be provided during registration

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction

Warm Welcome by Emcee Wendy Burch, Emmy Award-winning KTLA television reporter


Gala Dinner, Special Presentations and Live Auction


Beet Cannelloni
Goat Cheese, Quince, Candied Walnuts, Micro Greens, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Pan Seared Sea Bass
Cavatelli Pasta, Basil, Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic Ricotta Cream Sauce

Filet Au Poivre
Bacon Gruyère Potato Cake, Jumbo Asparagus, Baby Carrots, Crispy Onions

Warm Chocolate Soufflé Tart
Yuzu Curd, Macadamia Nut Crunch, Coconut Snow

Wine to accompany each course

Musical Performance by Alex & Sierra, Winners of The X Factor

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Contestants Alex & Sierra perform on FOX's "The X Factor" Season 3 Top 10 Live Performance Show on November 20, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

The Diamond Drop

Music and Dancing


View Event Photos from the 2015 Diamond Ball