Pining over the fact that the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is over? Don’t despair. There’s another culinary event just a few days away: Los Angeles Times’ The Taste.
Held each Labor Day weekend at the Paramount Studio backlot, The Taste showcase’s the city’s chefs, restaurants and dining culture.
For the salivating, there are plenty of tastings to be had from some of LA’s best dining venues. Aspiring chefs will want to check out live cooking demonstrations, or hone up on their pairings at a wine seminar.
Not sure which day to attend? This may help. The Taste has several dedicated events. Per a recent LA Times article (Los Angeles Times Announces Event Schedule for The Taste, June 9, 2015) here’s what’s on tap:
- Opening Night – Fri., Sept. 4th, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The Taste’s most intimate event brings together the festival hosts alongside featured chefs and bartenders for an opening night soirée with a focused collection of tastings, premium cocktail and wine offerings and live entertainment.
- Field to Fork – , Sept. 5th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Russ Parsons, Times Food Columnist, lends his farmers market savvy to a daytime event inspired by seasonal dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients.
- Dinner with a Twist – , Sept. 5th, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Jonathan Gold, Times Restaurant Critic, and Jenn Harris, Times Deputy Food Editor, team up for an evening exploration of the city’s unique variety of small plates and great spirits.
- Sunday Brunch & BBQ – , Sept. 6th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Amy Scattergood, Times Food Editor, and Noelle Carter, Times Test Kitchen Director, host an homage to the sweet and savory dishes that exemplify an end-of-summer feast.
- Flavors of L.A. – , Sept. 6th, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Jonathan Gold, Times Restaurant Critic, closes the festival with a tacos-to-ramen-and-back tasting of the world’s most authentic flavors through essential L.A.-based chefs and local restaurants.
And you know there will be unexpected treats around every corner.
Ready to grab some grub? Here’s the 411 on tickets per the LA Times: Opening Night tickets are $150. Tickets for each of the Saturday and Sunday events range from $100 to $125. A $25 discount is available exclusively to Los Angeles Times subscribers. Details and tickets: latimes.com/thetaste.
For the schedule and further information visit http://events.latimes.com/taste/