Like to gnosh? For four days and three nights, foodies will find unrivaled tastings, power lunches, seminars, book signings and cooking demonstrations showcasing the finest in food and drink culture at the Los Angeles Food & Wine festival. And it all happens this weekend, August 27th to 30th.
Headquartered in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, the festival’s main events take place in front of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, with special events throughout the city, including Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Hollywood.
Kicking off the festivities on Thursday, Curtis Stone hosts “Ultimate Bites of LA Presented by Lexus” with special guest curator and DJ Questlove spinning live on stage and hand-picking several of his favorite culinary mavericks to show off their talents.
The City of Angels’ annual culinary jubilee features a distinguished list of Michelin-starred honorees, James Beard Award winners and Food & Wine Best New Chefs, including Tyler Florence, Curtis Stone, Thomas Keller and Michelle Bernstein.
Elevated street food is featured the next evening at “Lexus Grand Avenue Night Market,” hosted by Tyler Florence. Small bites from culinary masters Charles Phan (The Slanted Door), Jet Tila (Pakpao Thai) and Hannah An (The District) will be sure to delight the tastebuds.
The final night goes out with a bang thanks to “Lexus Live on Grand, featuring The Roots” featuring tastings from over 30 chefs and 100 wineries. On the main stage, The Roots—you know, Jimmy Fallon’s band—bring their signature style to the proceedings.
During the day, the festival’s acclaimed Power Lunch Series returns on Friday, with exclusive chef collaborations taking place at Los Angeles’ premier restaurants across the city including:
Neal Fraser (Redbird) and Markus Glocker (Bâtard/NYC) at Redbird
Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish) and Jenn Louis (Lincoln Restaurant/Portland, OR) at Broken Spanish
Celebrity Chef Elizabeth Falkner, Ben Spungin (Coastal Luxury Management), and Ricky Webster (The Ace Hotel) at The Ace Hotel
Michael Fiorelli and Rebecca Merhej (Love & Salt) joined by Zack Pollack (Alimento) at Love & Salt
Nancy Silverton (Mozza) & Mourah Lahlou (Aziza) at Osteria Mozza.
Los Angeles Food & Wine is produced by Coastal Luxury Management and presented with founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus. Tickets are on sale now and range from $50 to $350 for individual events, with package and VIP options starting at $650.
To purchase tickets, see the latest updates and culinary talent participating at the 5th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival visit lafw.com.
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