Starting this Thursday, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, with support from founding partners FOOD & WINE, Lexus, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, JENN-AIR, and Delta Airlines, a four-day epicurean exhibition will showcase the finest in food and drink culture throughout Los Angeles, and culinary personalities from throughout the country. Just like a Hollywood movie, the scene is set amidst one of the country’s foremost cultural destinations along Grand Avenue from the famous Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and in actual movie soundstages like LA Center Studios. The event spans the city and offers guests the chance to sample the cuisines and products from some of the most prominent epicurean influencers, while enjoying the sights and sounds of the entertainment industry’s brightest talents. The star-studded culinary master lineup includes Curtis Stone, Michael Chiarello, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Thomas Keller, Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, and local favorites such as Rory Herrmann, Michael Voltaggio, Matsuhisa Nobu, and Sang Yoon.
Schedule below highlights some of the ticketed events:
- Iron Chef Morimoto Cooking Demonstration, 8/22/2014, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion: Masaharu Morimoto is the chef who put the iron in the Iron Chef franchise, first in Japan and then in the US via Iron Chef America. From Kitchen Stadium to Los Angeles, Morimoto brings his trademark skills to you in this up close and personal battle. Exclusive access to this cooking demonstration is available only to VIP ticket Holders for the Asian Night Market event and only a handful of tickets available a la carte.
- Asian Night Market Hosted by Iron Chef Morimoto, 8/22/2014 from 7pm-10pm, Downtown LA on Grand Ave: The Asian Night Market will feature an abundance of unique tastings using Asian-inspired ingredients from some of the nation's most influential chefs hosted by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Join us as we re-invent the classic Night Market into a multi-sensory street food experience that brings the flavor of Asian night markets from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur to Grand Avenue! Serving up traditional as well as interpretive Asian street grub from both established restaurants and mom-and-pop joints, the Night Market recreates the celebratory chaos and delicious energy of the quintessential Asian Night Market experience with a distinct West Coast flavor. Along with tastings of street food from over 25 participating restaurants and eateries, admission includes custom cocktails, sake, shōchū, beer and free-flowing wine. VIP Access - Gets you early access a full 30 minutes before the General Admission and access to a VIP only cooking demonstration with event host Iron Chef Morimoto. Very Limited quantities are available.
- Lexus Grand Tasting, 8/23/2014 & 8/24/2014 from 12pm-3pm, LA Center Studios: The Lexus Grand Tasting at the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is the most spectacular opportunity to enjoy over 300 wines from some of the world's most prestigious wineries. 25 Celebrity Chefs will showcase their culinary skills and provide delicious and decadent tasting samples of their cuisine. During this remarkable strolling event you will have access to book signings and photo sessions with some of the weekend's biggest chef celebrities. Don't miss this great opportunity to experience food and wine at its best. VIP Access - Gets you early access before General Admission and access to a VIP only Cooking Demonstration before the Grand Tasting.
- Michael Chiarello Cooking Demonstration, 8/24/2014 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion: Marrying Italian cuisine with California style has turned Chef Michael Chiarello into a household name. Join us as Michael explores the romantic side of la dolce vita, bringing his trademark cooking and relaxed “Napa Style” entertaining expertise in an exclusive, only at LA Food & Wine Master Class. Come explore Michael's techniques as you learn to bring effortless Italian elegance to your own home and table. Exclusive access to this cooking demonstration is available only to VIP ticket Holders for Lexus Presents LIVE on Grand event and only a handful of tickets available a la carte.
Additionally, events will take place throughout the city during the four-day celebration —from Beverly Hills to Santa Monica—as participants have the opportunity to partake in themed lunches, and events featuring prominent chef collaborations and one-of-a-kind experiences with details forthcoming.
Last year’s event was awesome! I can’t wait to see what Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is going to show us this year. Purchase http://www.lafw.com your tickets today before they sell out!
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