Los Angeles Food Event: LA Times The Taste

Mark your calendars for Labor Day weekend 2013!  The Los Angeles Times, The Taste Food and Wine event is scheduled for August 30-September 1.  If you are a food enthusiasts, I definitely recommend this event.  The best part about LA Times The Taste is the fact that you can enjoy over 100 food and spirits under one roof.

The event will feature five food events, top celebrity chefs, food columnist, top chefs and local restaurants.  In addition to food, the highly acclaimed event will also feature local bartenders and chefs from Southern California food scene.

I have attended the event and always walk away with a list of many favorite restaurants to visit.   It truly is the best way to taste Los Angeles area cuisine.  If this is your first time, I’d recommend the Field to Fork event which features local area sustainable food tasting, food preparation demonstrations and wine pairing class.   The event is made for foodies and home cooks.

If you want to make it a day trip, I recommend you also purchase a ticket for The Flavors of LA. The evening will feature the areas best cuisines, so you will want to make sure to attend at least two events.   If you are a foodie at heart like myself, I recommend you purchase tickets in advance to all the events you want to attend, book  a local hotel, take UBER  to the event.   The Los Angekes Food and Wine Event of the Year will feature five food events to choose from.  Check the details below for  a complete list of participating restaurants.

I can’t pick one particular event I prefer out of all the events because they are all include tastings from the areas best restaurants.  Tickets for the weekend pass have already sold-out!  Make sure to purchase your tickets so you don’t miss out.

Here are the details:

EVENT HOSTS

Michael Cimarusti, Providence
Sang Yoon, Lukshon
Nancy Silverton, Osteria Mozza
Matthew Biancaniello, premier mixologist

LOCATION

Paramount Studios

5555 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA

EVENT DETAILS

Opening Night – August 30 – 7:30-11:30pm

Field To Fork – August 31 – 11am-3pm

Flavors of LA – September 1 – 7:30pm-11:30pm

Labor Day Block Party – September 2 – 11am-3pm

Cocktail Confidential – September 2 – 7:30pm-11:30pm

List of restaurants Participating in LA Times – The Taste – Food and Wine event

* My Favorite restaurants from 2012 event

9021PHO
A 1 Cucina Italiana 
A/K/A Bistro
A-frame
American Tea Room
Ammo
Avalon Grille
Ayara Thai
Bibigo
Bistro 45
BLVD 16
Boa Steakhouse
Border Grill 
Bouchon
Brite Spot
Bru Haus
Bulgarini
Burger Lounge
Cakes Suzette
Candela Taco Bar & Lounge
Canele
Carvel 90210
Cast Iron Gourmet
CHAYA Downtown*
Chichen Itza Restaurant
City Tavern
Clementine
Cook’s County 
Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches
Corkbar
Coupa Café
Craft
Creme Caramel LA*
Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy
Factors Deli
Farmshop
Fonuts
Golden Road
Got Kosher?
Gottsui
Haven
Huckleberry Café
Ice Ice Shavie
Juan’s Restaurante*
Katana
Le Comptoir
Lexington Social House
Locanda del Lago
Lukshon
M Cafe
M Street Kitchen
Manhattan Beach Post
Marsatta Fancy Chocolates
Mayura
Meals by Genet
MexiKosher
Milo & Olive Milling Co.
Mohawk Bend
Momed
Mr. Chow
Nonna Of Italy
Oliverio at Avalon Hotel
Ombra
Picca/Mochica
Piccolo Venice
Pinches Tacos*
Pizza Antica
Plan Check
Public School 612
Pure Cheesecakes
Ray’s & Stark Bar
Red Lion
Red O
Rivera
Rocios Moles de Dioses
RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen
Rosa Mexicano
Rosa’s Bella Cucina
Rosebud Cakes, Inc.
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar
Saffron Spot
Salt’s Cure
Sam’s By the Beach
Schulzie Bread Pudding
Simmzy’s
Soleto Trattoria & Pizza Bar
STREET
Sunny Spot
Sushi Roku
Sweet Rose Creamery*
Sweets for the Soul
Takami Sushi
Tamarind of London
Tender Greens
The Blvd at Beverly Wilshire Hotel
The Cake Mamas*
The Counter
The Fat Dog
The Glendon Bar & Kitchen
The Grilled Cheese Truck
The Park
The Roger Room
The Spice Table
Tony’s Darts Away
Valerie Confections
Villains Tavern
Vivoli Catering
Waffles de Liege
Whist at Viceroy Hotel
Wood & Vine
Wurstkuche

Question:  Have you attended the Los Angeles Taste Food event?  What featured restaurant are you looking forward to visiting at the Taste?

Events: Celebrating Latin Culture, Music and Food With Sabor De Lujo #VidaLexus

Lexus invited me to the Sabor de Lujo event in Los Angeles which paired some of L.A.’s favorite Latin food, art & music.     The annual Lexus event,  created a unique culinary experience that recognized Latino culture, delicious latin folavors  from around the world and live art.  The event also showcased some of the foods of Mexico, Peru and Argentina with restaurants such as Diablo Taco, Ushuaia Argentinian Steak House, Mas Malo, and Qusqo.   There’s no better way to celebrate Los Angeles night life than a satisfying evening in the heart of LA with art, music, food and desserts.  It’s great to see Lexus supporting the arts scene in Los Angeles.

Guests also had the opportunity to experience the Lexus art project,  “Art Galleries & Back Alleys,” an inspirational art piece that carries the signature styles of internationally renowned aerosol artist Jaime “Vyal” Reyes and award-winning iconic artist Patssi Valdez.  The masterpiece was created using Lexus CT 200h as a canvas to convey a story about art, innovation, and modern luxury.

The event also featured a special live mural experience, where aerosol artist Jaime “Vyal” Reyes created an art piece that will serve as an extension to “Art Galleries & Back Alleys.”  The finished work of art embodies the spirit of the Latino art culture.  A breath taking masterpiece!

Lexus also debuted a sneak peek at the redesigned 2014 Lexus IS 350  luxury vehicle with an App Suite and launch apps like Bing, Pandora, and Yelp.


One of the highlights of the evening was the Candy station and dessert bar created by the Hollywood Candy Girls.

The candy station included delicious Hispanic candies & treats that included Dulce de leche, Mangos with chile, Sugared Pineapples,  Arcoiris cookies and more mouthwatering treats.

Latin Music and entertainment was provided by the beautiful and talented Los Angeles DJ Lezlee.

For an additional look at life’s luxuries, visit www.vidalexus.com or check out #VidaLexus hashtag on Twitter.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Lexus.  However, All opinions expressed are my own.

Win 2 Tickets to LA Times THE TASTE 2012 With Unlimited Food, Wine & Fun #TasteLA

I’m super excited about The LA Times “THE TASTE” 2012 on September 1-3, 2012.  I attended the event last year and tasted the best appetizers, food and desserts.  My taste buds are still dancing!  I was also  introduced to Watermelon Lemonade among other things.

This years event will showcase Los Angeles Top Restaurants, Cooking and Mixology Demos, Wine Seminars, Star Chefs, world renowned Food Critic panel discussions & more.  If you’re looking for ideas for Labor day weekend make sure to make time for THE TASTE and consider making it a weekend celebration!

I’m looking forward to going again this year.  LA Times “THE TASTE” 2012 is truly going to be a foodies paradise.

The Taste of LA 2011

For more information about the program schedule, chef lineup and current list of participating restaurants for all 5 Labor Day weekend events check http://www.latimes.com/thetaste.

For more information about LA Times The Taste event, please follow the live tweets at @TasteofLA or “Like” Taste of LA on Facebook.  Follow the conversation via #tastela hashtag on Twitter.

 

The Delicious Details:

Event:  LA Times THE TASTE 2012

Dates:  September 1-3, 2012

Location:  Paramount Pictures Studios

Cost:  $50-$100 per event *

*Promotions:

If you’re an LA Times member you can receive a 20% discount on individual THE TASTE tickets.  There is also an Early-bird ticket offer, $50 per event, ends on Monday, August 6.  Event prices increase after August 6, Register now! 

Giveaway:

To celebrate the LA Times THE TASTE 2nd annual Food & Wine Festival, The Taste has provided two lucky Tech Food Life Blog readers a pair of tickets for any of the Taste  events.  You and your guest can attend Field to Fork, Cocktail Confidential, Flavors of LA, Dinner & Drinks or the Labor Day Picnic compliments of Taste of LA.  The  all inclusive ticket includes unlimited beer, wine, spirits and food tastings, plus access to all wine seminars and cooking demonstrations for you and a guest (value $100-$200).  We are offering this giveaway to 2 lucky winners.


Disclosure:  This giveaway is open to to US entries only. 18 and up. This is not a sponsored post.  I did receive Media passes to facilitate review of the event. All opinions are my own.

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