Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is coming up next weekend and it’s like a four-day party with an abundance of amazing food and ridiculously talented chefs from all over the US. Tickets range from $50 to $500, depending on what you’re looking to do.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the events about to go down:
Thursday night brings chefs from Downtown, The Westside, Hollywood and Beverly Hills to participate in the “Ultimate Bits of LA” tasting event. In this event, one can walk around and sample dishes from the City of Angels’ most popular culinary neighborhoods. A VIP ticket is $250 and gets you in early with a full 30 minutes before the General Admission and access to a VIP only cooking demonstration with Celebrity Chef Graham Elliot.
Friday night is The Asian Night Market hosted by Iron Chef Morimoto. The tastings will include Asian-inspired ingredients. It will be “a street food experience that brings the flavor of Asian night markets from Taipei to Kuala Lumpor straight to Los Angeles’s Grand Avenue.” The night market will include traditional and Interpretive Asian street food from mom and pop spots to established restaurants. Over 25 restaurants and eateries will be participating and admission includes cocktails, sake, beer and wine. VIP is $175.
aturday’s two main events are The Lexus Grand Tasting, and Dining with the Michelin Stars. The Lexus Grand Tasting event gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy over 300 wines. There will also be over 25 Celebrity Chefs showcasing their skills and providing amazing tasting samples of their cuisine. VIP is $195 and it gets you in early. Common, the Chicago born rap artist, is set to play for the Grand Tasting crowd.
For the baller foodie, the Michelin Stars Dinner is the cream of the crop. The line up is insane with Pierre Gagniere of Twist from the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas and Michael Cimarusti, from Providence, here in Los Angeles. Also, David Kinch of Manresa in Los Gatos and Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco will be helming this ultimate dining experience. With all this comes a price of $500 per person for the dinner.
Besides the main events, there will be tons of lunches and demonstrations at some of the trendiest and most beautiful restaurants this city has to offer. The demonstrations run for around $50 and the lunches are $125. Republique, Scarpetta and Hinoki and the Bird are some examples of the restaurants participating.
If you don’t know how the food and beverage culture works, there will be lots of eating and drinking and late night partying. So Los Angeles watch out because there is a huge four day party coming and it will bring some of the most incredible chefs and amazingly delectable food and wine to Los Angeles.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Keyla Vasconcellos is originally from Brazil and grew up in Virginia. When she moved to California, it immediately stole her heart. After attending Pepperdine University, she worked in restaurants where she grew to love all types of cuisines. She is aspiring to be a Gastronomist Extraordinaire by eating her way through Los Angeles and sharing her adventures with anyone who enjoys a delicious meal.