Los Angeles Food & Wine Returns August 27-29

 

lots and lots of wine

LAFW – it’s back!

 

Los Angeles Food and Wine returns August 27 to 29. LAFW events range from a cooking demonstration with Chef Curtis Stone to intimate lunches with visiting chefs at local iconic LA restaurants to evening festivals hosted by celebrity chefs.

Kicking off Thursday night is Ultimate Bites hosted by Chef Curtis Stone. The event features chefs from all corners of LA including the Westside, Hollywood, Mid-city and Downtown. Also plating are chefs from Santa Barbara, Dallas and more.

Chef Vartan Abgaryan

Chef Vartan Abgaryan

 

And get bites from local favorites like Vartan Abgaryan (Cliff’s Edge), Dakota Weiss (Estrella), Kris Tominaga (Cadet), Kris Morningstar (Terrine), Antonia Lofaso (Scopa Italian Roots), Ian Gresik (Drago Centro), Steven Fretz (The Church Key) and many more.

corn panna cotta, vadouvan, uni, rye from Chef Vartan Abgaryan

corn panna cotta, vadouvan, uni, rye from Chef Vartan Abgaryan

One of my favorite bites last year was Chef Vartan’s corn panna cotta with uni. So good! I can’t wait to see what he does this year. I’m looking forward to trying food from Blue Ribbon Sushi LA, Mozza, Watergrill and more.

Ultimate Bites – Thursday, August 27

7-10 PM

 

Broken Spanish

Broken Spanish

 

On Friday, August 28, pick a lunch with Broken Spanish, Faith & Flower, Love & Salt, Osteria Mozza, Redbird or at the Ace Hotel. Then head to a cooking demonstration with Chef Tyler Florence before ending the night at the Lexus Grand Avenue Night Market hosted by Chef Tyler Florence.

Don't forget the wine part from LA Food and WINE!

Don’t forget the wine part from LA Food and WINE!

 

Tyler Florence takes on the hosting duties for the Lexus Grand Avenue Night Market from his buddy chef Morimoto. This year’s line up sees favorites like Chef Andre Bienvenu from Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami and Chef Charles Phan from Slanted Door in San Francisco. I’m excited for local chefs Hannah An from The District by Hannah An, Joji Inoue from Chaya Downtown, Viet Pham from Ray’s and Stark Bar, Akasha Richmond from Sambar.

summer truffle duck tsukune (meatballs) with teriyaki glaze from Chef Wonny Lee, Hamasaku

summer truffle duck tsukune (meatballs) with teriyaki glaze from chefs Wonny Lee and Yoya Takahashi, Hamasaku

 

Be on the look out from bites from chefs Wonny Lee and Yoya Takahashi (Hamasaku), Perry Cheung (Phorage), Chris Oh (Seoul Sausage), Pawan Mehendro (Badmaash), Jet Tila (Pakpao Thai) and Tin Vuong (Little Sister). The longest line last year was for Chef Alvin Cailan last year so make sure you jump in his Eggslut line first!

 

Friday, August 28 – Lexus Grand Avenue Night Market

7-10 PM

Chef Bernhard Mairinger, Bierbeisl Imbiss

Chef Bernhard Mairinger, Bierbeisl Imbiss

Don’t miss the finale LAFW event, the Lexus Live on Grand event on Saturday, August 29 with a performance from The Roots.

I’m looking forward to checking out bites from visiting chefs Elizabeth Falkner (New York), Michael Ginor (New York), Nick Elmi (Philadelphia), Michelle Bernstein (Miami) and Thomas Keller (Yountville).

 

braised pork belly crostini, pickled vegetables, fresh horseradish from Bierbiesl Imbiss

braised pork belly crostini, pickled vegetables, fresh horseradish from Chef Bernhard Mairinger, Bierbiesl Imbiss

 

I’m also eagerly anticipating food from local favorite chefs Bruce Kalman (Union), David Lefevre (MB Post), David Hands (Bouchon), Megan Logan (Cafe Pinot), Freddy Vargas (Scarpetta), Steve Samson (Sotto) and Bernhard Mairinger (Bierbeisl Imbiss).

With more than 30 chefs at each of the evening events, wine, cooking demos and lunches, this year’s LAFW is going to be a lot of fun.

 

Saturday, August 29 – Lexus Live on Grand 

7-10 PM

 

Los Angeles Food & Wine

August 27-29

Check website for individual events ticket information

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