From August 22nd to August 25th, Los Angeles hosted the very anticipated and spectacular food and wine festival. During the four-day “epicurean extravaganza,” people had the opportunity to be in the presence of some of the nation’s most amazing chefs today. Some of those names included Jeremiah Tower (“The Last Magnificent”), native Angelenos Nancy Silverton, Jet Tila and Alvin Cailan, and several celebrity chefs like Curtis Stone, Tim Hollingsworth and Antonia Lofaso. On top of that, the festival will put forth wines from all corners of the world and all across California.
Los Angeles Food & Wine launched on Thursday evening with a series of dinners at restaurants across the city. The action shifted to the historic Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport, one of LA’s premier event spaces, for the rest of the weekend. Among the 14 culinary star-studded events, here are a few:
LA’s Faves & Craves: In one short stroll, festival-goers took in the breathtaking diversity of L.A.’s culinary landscape as the city’s own Jet Tila hosted a showcase of the most crave-worthy dishes of 25 local chefs. L.A’s finest tacos, pizza, hot dogs, donuts, fried chicken and a wealth of Asian-inspired specialties all shared one location for one afternoon only.
Meat Me at LAFW’s Great Steak-out & BBQ: Meat master Curtis Stone of Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant and 25 other great tamers of the flame are brought their A+ game to LAFW. Surf, sides, caviar and Big Cabs complemented the slabs at this event evoking the nation’s greatest steakhouses and BBQ joints.
These are just a few outstanding examples of what participants of the festival were able to experience. Those few days were filled with laughter, great food, delicious wines and a truly amazing immersive experience. Let’s not forget the sponsors who partook in this year’s event, some including: Chase Private Client, Food & Winemagazine, Guinness, Suntory Whiskey and Bulleit Whiskey.
Members of our team were thrilled with what LAFW had to offer:
“Personally this had been my first time attending the LAFW and absolutely enjoyed the array of vendors on site. While we didn’t get to experience every series, it did help us focus on each type of food and experience it as each chef desired.“– Ed Solorzano
“I completely thank LAFW for bringing together such amazing chefs who provided us with delicious and authentic experiences! Looking forward to the next one! “– Alexandra Tuil
“Wow. Such a great experience! Loved every moment about it.”– Alexandra Bonnet
By Alexandra Bonnet