What You Missed at The 2011 Gold Standard Event

Mo-Chica shows off its mussels

L.A. Weekly's The Gold Standard took place at The Peterson Automotive Museum yesterday for its third straight year, bringing together a cross-section of some of L.A.'s best chefs and restaurants. LudoBites, Providence, Mozza, and Cut were among the many high-end places serving their popular plates, while Alain Giraud gave a preview of his Maison Giraud, the chef's Pacific Palisades project that follows his dearly departed Anisette. But in a testament to Gold's career and the vitality of the city's dining scene, some of Gold's earliest finds were still serving some of our favorite bites yesterday, with such names as Huarache Azteca, Chichen Itza, Meals by Genet, Guelaguetza, Jitlada, and Tacos Baja Ensenada dispensing their signature eats to the pleasure of many an already busted gut. In case you weren't able to attend the party, here's a look at some of what you missed in our slide show.