LA Food & Wine Returns August 24-27

Sea urchin monaka from Chaya (Lexus Grand Tasting, Santa Monica 2016)


Los Angeles Food and Wine returns this week, August 24-27,  to Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. The annual event also has a number of lunches on Friday around town. Plus this year there’s a special neon bus tour with Bulleit Whiskey on Friday.

On Thursday, join LAFW in DTLA on Grand Avenue for Ultimate Bites of LA hosted by Chef Curtis Stone. Some featured chefs include Vartan Abgaryan of 71 Above, Brian Dunsmoor of Hatchet Hall, Jason Fullilove of Barbara Jean, Walter Manzke of Republique, Viet Pham of Cafe Pinot and more!

And get ready for some wine and cocktails! Some spirits include Hendrick’s Gin, Bulleit Whiskey, Don Julio Tequila and more are pouring all four days of LAFW.

Sumo Dog, LAFW Night Market 2016


On Friday, my fave Night Market returns to Grand Avenue with chefs Helene An of Crustacean, Alvin Cailan of Eggslut, David Kuo of Little Fatty, Tin Vuong of Little Sister and many more!

Lexus Grand Tasting 2016


On Saturday and Sunday day, the Lexus Grand Tasting sets up at the Santa Monica Barker Hangar. Check out bites from chefs Tyler Florence of Wayfare Tavern, Evan Funke of Felix, Holly Jivin of The Bazaar/ SLS Hotel, Brian Malarkey of Ivory on Sunset, Nancy Silverton of Nancy’s Fancy on Saturday.

Then on Sunday, join chefs Andre Bienvenu of Joe’s Stone Crab (Miami), Yousef Ghalaini of Fig at the Fairmont Miramar, Alex Reznik of Ditmas, Nick Shipp of Upper West, Jon Shook of Animal, John Tesar of Knife (Dallas), Dakota Weiss of Sweetfin Poke and more!


LAFW 2016


And on Saturday night, it’s back to DTLA with Live on Grand. Chefs include Michael Ginor of Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Megan Logan of Nick and Stefs Steakhouse, Jason Neroni of Rose Cafe, Thi and Ngyuen Tran of Starry Kitchen, Ricardo Zarate of Rosaline and yes, many, many more!


Bulleit Neon Tour Bus


See you at LAFW!


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