Celebrate the booming LA food scene with the Los Angeles Times and the return of THE TASTE from September 1st – 3rd at Paramount Picture Studios in Hollywood, CA. Co-hosting the weekends’ exciting events are Evan Kleiman, Ray Garcia, Zoe Nathan, Julian Cox and The Beer Chicks along side the Times Food staff. Read More
Get the full experience of the LA street food scene conveniently jammed into one location at the 3rd Annual LA Street Food Festival. This year’s annual summer tasting will be held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA on Saturday July 21st from 3PM – 4:30PM for early admission VIP($65) and 5PM – 9PM for General Admission($45). Enjoy a variety of LA’s street food vendors from food trucks, old school carts, and stands to celebrity chefs and restaurant booths. Read More
New events to this years spectacular line up
The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival is back, bigger and better! Through the week of August 9th – 12th, this year’s foodie’s-dream-come-true comes with the addition of new events as well as the return of the Celebrity Chef Power Lunch Series and the I Heart Champagne and Caviar event. Read More
Celebrate Labor Day weekend with the Southern California Culinary scene at The Studios at Paramount for the Los Angeles Times’ The Taste. Hosting 5 exciting events over 3 days, each event features unlimited food and drink tastings from over 40 of L.A.’s top restaurants. The event list also includes a selection of cooking and mixology demos, wine seminars and panel discussions. Tickets are available now at latimes.com/THETASTE for individual events($50) as well as a limited number of tickets for the entire weekend specially priced at $185. A portion of the proceeds will go to Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona and the Los Angeles Times Family Fund’s Summer Camp Campaign. 5555 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Featuring limited release beers and co-founder Meg Gill onsite
Designated drivers will cry as limited release beers from Golden Road Brewing pair with Manhattan Beach’s Tin Roof Bistro, on June 14th, 2012 at 7 PM. Talk shop with co-founder Meg Gill while she drinks and eats alongside you. $45 plus tax and gratuity gets your ticket for the meal at 3500 N Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Check the menu for the 5 course dinner Read More
100% of ticket proceeds benefit Share Our Strength - ending childhood hunger
Join Taste of the Nation Los Angeles on Sunday, June 10th from 1-4pm at The Lot in West Hollywood in its fight against childhood hunger. Participating in this event are some of LA’s best including: Black Market, Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar, Border Grill Restaurants and Truck, Campanile, CHAYA Restaurant Group, Church & State, Lukshon, Michael’s, Mo-Chica and Picca, and Night + Market to name a few. Also participating and quenching your thirst are Intelligensia, St Germain, Infinium Spirits, Appleton Rum with La Descarga; Miracle Mile Bitters, St. George Spirits with Harvard & Stone; Pernod Ricard USA with The Varnish; and in the craft beer tent: Eagle Rock Brewery with The Surly Goat, The Bruery with Beer Belly, El Segundo Brewing with Library Alehouse, and more. Tickets are $160 for VIP, $110 for General Admission, $25 for kids, and guests may pre-purchase on-site valet parking for $25. 1041 N Formosa Ave, West Hollywood, California
In support of GrowingGreat.org
Teaming up with GrowingGreat.org, Chef David LeFevre of M.B. Post, Chef Ben Ford of Ford’s Filling Station, and Chef Neal Fraser of The Strand House are hosting the first Taste of Spring on Saturday, May 19th in a private home in Manhattan Beach. Guests will experience live cooking demonstrations, wine and beer tastings, and local, health dishes as well as an online auction, raffle, live music and receive swag bags filled with food samples, seeds, and Chef’s detailed recipes. The evening’s menu features Duck confit salad with lentils, pomegranate, apricot, and frisee with cava maple mustard vinaigrette, Seared tuna mini tacos with jicama, mango and a smoked chile vinaigrette, and Gluten-free cakes (donated by Eat Cake Cafe) with coffee service to name a few. Tickets are $200 per person and very limited. All proceeds will go to GrowingGreat and its students.
Photo Credits: gourmetpigs.com, Dole, and Antoinette Bruno
Introducing Double IPA, Two 5 Left
After completing their first year, El Segundo Brewing Co.is celebrating with a VIP party and the release of their first Double IPA – Two 5 Left! Join El Segundo Brewing Co. on Sunday May 20th from noon – 2PM for a special VIP party Read More
The 3rd edition
Join Tony’s Darts Away, L.A.’s resident vegan blogger, Quarry Girl, and The Roxy Theater on Sunset on Saturday, May 12th from 1PM-5PM for the 3rd annual L.A. Vegan Beer Festival. This event boasts of vegan food options such as Seabirds and Mondoline Grill food trucks, a variety of craft beers such as Golden Road Brewing and Anchor Brewing, and live music. Proceeds go to the California Wildlife Center. Advance General Admission tickets are $45/$50 day-of, Limited VIP tickets which includes early admittance at noon, access to VIP area, and specialty kegs are $55/$60 day-of, and Non Drinkers/Designated Driver tickets are $20/$25 day-of. 9009 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Photo credit: Quarry Girl
Benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Barnsdall Art Park, Rose Scharlin Nursery School and SEE Los Angeles
Join the Taste of the Eastside on Sunday, May 6th from 12PM – 5PM returning to Los Feliz for a 2nd year to honor the diverse culinary scene of eastside neighborhoods Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater, Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, and Highland Park. The festival features a variety of activities such asfood tastings, VIP cooking and cocktail demonstrations, a wine and beer garden, and entertainment courtesy of DJ Garth Trinidad. Participating restuarants include Auntie Em’s, Canele, Cliff’s Edge, Cookbook, Elf Cafe, Four Cafe, Good Girl Dinette, Guisados, Hugo’s Tacos, Intelligentsia Coffee, L&E Oyster Bar, Large Marge Sustainables, Little Dom’s, Madame Matisse, Malo, Pazzo Gelato, Proof Bakery, Reservior, Square One Dining, The Farmer’s Kitchen, The Park, Whole Foods “Local Love,” Xoia Vietnamese Eats and Yucas. The Wine and Beer Garden includes Eagle Rock Brewery, Golden Road Brewery and Silver Lake Wine.
For general admission, doors open at 1:00 p.m. and tickets are $35 in advance (online until May 5th at midnight)/$45 at the door. For early entry, unlimited food tastings, unlimited wine and beer flights, seminars and demostrations from Evan Kleiman of KCRW’s “Good Food,” Pastry Chef Ann Kirk of Little Dom’s, Jen Smith of Full Moon Pickles, Marcos Tello of Neat, Talmadge Lowe of Pharmacie, Jessica Koslow of Sqirl Jams, Naoko Moore of Toiro Kitchen and a guest Barista from Intelligentsia Coffee, guest must purchase the VIP ticket for $65 in advance/$75 at the door. Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027.
A bicycle celebration at 15 loacations across the States
New Belgium Brewing has announced the 2012 Tour de Fat schedule hitting 15 cities across the country including new to this year’s line up, Atlanta and DC. In its 13th season, Tour de Fat is a celebration of bicycles and the people who use them, making Eco-friendly decisions. Festivities include a costumed bicycle parade, local food, an unusual bike contest, and of course, New Belgium beer. The free event is expected to exceed the $2 million mark for money raised in 2012. Stages are alternatively powered and created with recycled materials, trucks and transport use bio-fuel sourced from recycled waste oils, all vendors operate ‘off the grid’, and proceeds directly benefit trail maintenance, safety education, and lobbying for better bicycle communities. Read More
Along with Rock & Brews and BREWCO
Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach is co-hosting its first annual “Waves of Grain Beerfest” on April 22 from 3 – 6 PM, along with Gene Simmons’ Rock & Brews of El Segundo and BREWCO of Manhattan Beach. The event includes 25 local and regional breweries providing samples as well as a chance to chat with brew masters and senior representatives. Food will be available at an additional cost provided by Mucho Ultima Mexicana offering guests hand-crafted tacos while Shade’s restaurant and lounge is preparing barbeque tri-tip sandwiches, turkey and beef burgers, and pretzel bites. Read More
April 12 - 15
Pebble Beach Resorts presents the fifth annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine at the Inn at Spanish Bay on April 12 – 15. The event will provide cooking demonstrations and vertical tastings by more than 75 chefs and 250 wineries from around the globe.
The Food & Wine schedule includes Farewell to Foie Gras: A celebration of foie gras (fatty duck liver) presented by Michael Ginor of Hudson Valley Foie Gras along with chefs Andre Bienvenu and Chris Cosentino. Anne Burrell from “Iron Chef” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” will share cooking secrets in the one-hour event Cook like a Rockstar! A team of Northern California chefs will celebrate the achievements of wine-pioneer Jess Jackson on the one-year anniversary of his passing by pairing Bay Area cuisine with wines from Kendall Jackson, Hartford Court, Verite, and Stonestreet. Lastly, the Grand Finale pairs Moët & Chandon’s Dom Pérignon with courses from select chefs designed to complement the Champagne’s best vintages.
Tickets range from $100 for a single event pass to $4,750 for a VIP four-day pass, per person. VIP passes provide access to all events and after-hours parties with chefs and winemakers. For tickets call 866-907-3663 or purchase online. The Inn at Spanish Bay: 2700 17 Mile Dr, Pebble Beach, CA 93953.
Photography provided by Barnaby Draper Studios
In Healdsburg, CA from April 28 - 29
This year more than 5,000 guests will be sampling the food and wine of the Bay Area’s Dry Creek Valley during Passport on April 28 – 29. Unless you purchased tickets by early April, there is a good chance you won’t be able attend at all. All 50 participating wineries are offering food and wine pairings – Dry Creek Valley wineries is drawing on Mediterranean, Tuscan, Provencian, and Mexican themes while others focus on disco, rock ‘n roll, and the Wild West. Read More
On Friday, April 13 starting at 6:00 PM until 9:30 PM, Bootlegger’s Brewery celebrates turning 4 years old with a music and beer festival at The Muck in Fullerton, CA. Tickets are $25 during pre-sale and includes: 10 taster tickets (additional tickets will be available for purchase), commemorative tasting glass, live music, 30 house beers on tap including specialty and rare beers, and access to The Muckenthaler Gallery exhibit showrooms. Three food trucks will also be onsite with food for purchase. 1201 West Malvern Ave., Fullerton, California 92833.