The fourth star-studded success, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is back, starting today 21 August until 24 in Downtown Los Angeles, the epicenter of Southern California’s most diverse culinary scenes. A super lineup is set to take the city by storm for three nights and four days of revelry and epic culinary creations including newly announced events.
A Tribute to a Legend
An ode to culinary icon Nancy Silverton, this dinner series will take place on Friday 22 August. Recognized as one of the most influential chefs in Los Angeles history, this California bread master is one of only four women to have ever been honored by the James Beard Foundation taking home the “Outstanding Chef” award earlier this year. Silverton will be joined by some of the city’s best chefs for an epic dinner including Jonathan Waxman, Michael Chiarello, Joachim Splichal, Michael Tusk, Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani, and Suzanne Tracht.
Guests will also enjoy an exclusive Dinner with the Michelin Stars in honor of Pierre Gagnaire, recognized as the world’s most inspiring chef, on Saturday, August 23. A Michelin-starred cast including Michael Cimarusti, Dominque Crenn, and David Kinch and Stephanie Prida of Manresa pay honor to this world-class French icon and three Michelin-starred great.
Guests will be taken on a unique culinary journey while attending the star-studded marquee events, including the Ultimate Bites of L.A. presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred® and the first-ever Chase Sapphire Preferred Chef Challenge, Asian Night Market, Lexus Grand Tasting, or Lexus Live on Grand. In addition, gourmands will have the chance to experience the ultimate Power Lunch with a series of unprecedented chef pairings such as Scott Conant and Graham Elliot, or Nancy Silverton and Jonathan Waxman.
Cocktail craftsmen recognized the world over for their imaginative concoctions at some of the most revered bars will showcase a lively liquid laboratory including the Cocktail Revolution seminar led by Julian Cox on Saturday, 24 August. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Chef Mixologist Mariena Mercer, known for her molecular mixology and whimsical approach to cocktails will join the scholar of spirits, Faith & Flower Bar Smith Michael Lay on 22 August for an afternoon of lunch and libations.
The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival would not be complete without beats to go along with the tasty bites, spirits, and world-class wine. This year will unveil rock stars in the tasting tents, including Fergie of Black Eyed Peas who will be showcasing her namesake Ferguson Crest wines based out of the Santa Ynez Valley at the Lexus Grand Tasting, as well as exciting musical performances to be announced on main the center stage set against the magnificent skyline of Downtown Los Angeles.
Find out more at lafw.com.