Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
Los Angeles Times THE TASTE
Enjoy unlimited food tastings and pours from wine, beer and spirits purveyors from some of the best chefs and mixologists in Los Angeles. Attend a,cooking and mixology demonstration, wine seminars and panel discussions on Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Tickets are available at http://events.latimes.com/taste/ - Los Angeles members save $25 on their Saturday and Sunday tickets.
A weekend pass is $299
Opening Night* Tickets – $150
Individual Event* Tickets (Saturday & Sunday) – $100-$175
Kids ages 3-12 get into Sunday Brunch for $5
*all events are 21 and over with the exception of Sunday Brunch
Opening Night on Friday, August 29
Arrive by 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. to experience some of my favorite restaurants who are participating in a soiree focused on tastings, distinctive cocktails and wine pourings. Listen to the sounds of Black Crystal Wolf Kids.
Participating restaurants include: Alma, DeSano Pizza Bakery, Escala, Guelaguetza, Hamasaku, Hinoki & The Bird, Jitlada Thai Cuisine, Mexicali Taco & Co., Pedalers Fork, Phorage, Plan Check, THE Blvd Restaurant, The Church Key, Union, and Waterloo & City.
The Great Nancy Silverton
Field to Fork on Saturday
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Start at the Pop-Up Bar presented by Stoli featuring mixologists: Damian Windsor from Powerhouse and Devon Espinosa from The Church Key.
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Taste Bar Stage will offer The Undiscovered Jewels of France featuring Ira Norof and Stewart Prato. It's presented by Southern Wine and Spirits
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. On the Buick Culinary Stage the new Hot Chef Bruce Kalman from Union in Pasadena will be leading a cooking demonstration.
12:45 – 1:15 p.m.At the Citi Culinary Stage Chef C.J. Jacobson from Girasol is offering a cooking demonstration.
1 – 1:45 p.m. Learn how to cook your Farmers Market Finds at The Taste Bar Stage
LA Times Russ Parsons will moderate. Chefs Josiah Citrin from Melisse, Roxana Jullapat from Cooks County, Jessican Koslow from Sqirl and Vincenzo Marianella of Copa d'Oro will be whipping up some tasty dishes.
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. My favorite vegan chef Tal Ronnen is cooking at the Buick Culinary Stage.
He is famous for cooking for Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia. He makes omnivores want to eat vegan as a new healthier lifestyle.
2:15 – 3 p.m.Citi Culinary Stage will have the great Nancy Silverton of Osteria Mozza/Pizzeria Mozza/Chi Spacca teach participants culinary tips and how to cook one of her favorite dishes.
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Learn the Sweet Story of Success: Sweet Wines from Sauternes to Seven Sisters, featuring Carole Solomon at the The Taste Bar Stage.
Charities That Benefit from THE TASTE
Cal Poly Pomona
Los Angeles Times Family Fund
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
The Collins College of Hospitality Management
Established in 2000
Feeds those in need in LA
Prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership and careers in a changing multicultural world
Charitable fund of the McCormick Foundation and receives foundation-matching dollars for its Summer Camp and Holiday campaigns
Come Meet Thomas Keller
Sunday Brunch - A Family Day
Come enjoymost breakfast and lunch tastes at Paramount Studios with the kids. Ages 3 to 12 get in for $5 each.
At the Pop-Up Bar 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Step up to the Pop-Up Bar for Basil Hayden’s Bourbon featuring Nathan Oliver (Butchers & Bakers)
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Learn about California Wines: Women Winemakers and the Changing Wine Industry, featuring Margaux Kugelman, advanced Sommelier & CSW, presented by Southern Wine and Spirits at the Taste Bar Stage.
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. The Buick Culinary Stage will have Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen Director, Noelle Carter leading a cooking demonstration.
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. At the Citi Culinary Stage Chef Casey Lane from The Tasting Kitchen will lead a cooking Demonstration.
1 – 1:45 p.m. LA Times Russ Parsons will moderate 20 Years of the French Laundry featuring Thomas Keller, the Chef and Proprietor of The French Laundry and Thomas Keller Restaruant Group at The Taste Bar Stage. Chef David Breeden will join him. In 2013 he became Chef de Cuisine at The French Laundry and leads the kitchen with a deep commitment and collaborative spirit.
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. At the Buick Culinary Stage local favorite Karen Hatfield will be leading a
Cooking Demonstration. She owns Sycamore Kitchen/Hatfield’s Restaurant.
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Come to the Citi Culinary Stage for a Cooking Demonstration presented by Melisa Nicola from Nic’s Beverly Hills. Students from C.A.K.E (Culinary Arts Kids Eat)
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. At the Taste Bar Stage learn About and Taste through Rioja – Spain’s Greatest and Most Impressive Wine Region, featuring Nina Sventitsky. This is presented by Southern Wine and Spirits.