WHAT: Los Angeles Food & Wine, produced by Coastal Luxury Management and presented with founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, celebrates its 5th anniversary August 27-30. Master sommeliers, local chefs, and the food world’s biggest culinary stars once again meet head-to-head as the best of the Los Angeles culinary scene takes over the city of Los Angeles for the unprecedented three-night and four-day extravaganza. In advance of the highly-anticipated festival, Mayor Eric Garcetti states, “L.A.’s rich tapestry of cultures, and our surging neighborhoods have put our city at center of the food world. Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival is a great opportunity to experience our global culinary revolution.” On sale now, tickets for individual events range from $50-$350, with package and VIP options starting at $650.
WHO: Headlining entertainment set to perform includes:
- Thursday, August 27: Mike D. from the Beastie Boys, spinning live on stage
- Saturday, August 29: ?uestlove & The Roots, performing live on stage
Headlining culinary talent confirmed to be on hand during the festival includes: Curtis Stone, Tyler Florence, Nancy Silverton, Thomas Keller, Michelle Bernstein, Michael Chiarello, Alex Guarnaschelli, Antonia Lofaso, Elizabeth Falkner, Ray Garcia, Dakota Weiss, John Tesar, Jet Tila and more, with the full list of the 100+ chefs participating available to view by clicking here: LAFW 2015 – Chef Talent
WHEN: FRIDAY, AUGUST 28:
Serving up traditional as well as interpretive street grub from both established restaurants and mom-and-pop joints, the Night Market, hosted by Tyler Florence, recreates the celebratory chaos and delicious energy of the quintessential Night Market experience with a distinct West Coast flavor. Along with tastings of street food from over 30 participating restaurants and eateries, admission includes custom cocktails, sake, beer and free-flowing wine – There will be no red carpet for this evening, but broadcast crews are still welcome to inquire about access. Chef highlights include: Hannah An, Alvin Cailan, Brendan Collins, Akasha Richmond, Jet Tila and more.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
6:30pm: RED CARPET ARRIVALS
- Located at the corner of 1st and Grand
Lexus presents an unbelievable strolling reception with an extraordinary musical performance by The Roots! This will be an exceptional evening starring 30 chefs and 100 wineries serving up delicious tastings for you to enjoy while taking in the Cityscapes of one of the most coveted and diverse culinary cities in the world. This is the culmination of a city-wide celebration of all things food, wine, celebrity, music and Los Angeles.
WHERE: Headquartered in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, with main events taking place directly in front of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall (with closures along Grand Avenue, between 1st and 3rd street), the 5thannual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival will also feature tastings, dinners, lunches, seminars, cooking demonstrations, and special events located across parts of greater Los Angeles including Downtown, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and more.
TICKETS: Tickets are available to purchase by visiting LAFW.com or by calling 855-433-LAFW (5239)
SPONSORS/PARTNERS: 2015 sponsors for Los Angeles Food & Wine include: Food & Wine, Lexus, Hendrick’s Gin, Stella Artois, Chase Private Client, Chef Works, Classic Party Rentals, Plated, TyKu, Dallas CVB and Chef & Sommelier glassware. The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival has supported Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, and other L.A. based charitable endeavors.
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