The fourth star-studded success, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is back, starting today 21 August until 24 inDowntownLosAngeles, the epicenter of Southern California’s most diverse culinary scenes.A super lineup is set to take the city by storm forthree nights and four days of revelry and epic culinary creations including newly announced events.

A Tribute to a Legend

An ode toculinary icon Nancy Silverton, thisdinner series willtake place on Friday 22August. Recognized as one of the most influential chefs inLosAngeleshistory, 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, , , Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani, and Suzanne Tracht.

Guests will also enjoy an exclusiveDinner with the Michelin Starsin honor of, recognized as the world’s most inspiring chef, on Saturday, August 23. A Michelin-starred cast including Michael Cimarusti, , and 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 SapphirePreferred® and the first-ever Chase SapphirePreferredChef 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 Revolution

Cocktail craftsmen recognized the world over for their imaginative concoctions at some of the most revered bars will showcase a lively liquid laboratory including theCocktail Revolutionseminar 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 on22Augustfor an afternoon of lunch and libations.

Music

TheLosAngelesFood&WineFestivalwould not be complete without beats to go along with the tasty bites, spirits, and world-classwine. 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 DowntownLosAngeles.

Find out more atlafw.com.