Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

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Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

You don’t need us to tell you how great Los Angeles’ food offerings are. But if you’re in need of a friendly reminder, splurge on a ticket to the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival in Downtown and Santa Monica. Starting Thursday night, there will be unlimited tastings on Saturday and Sunday afternoon (your ticket gets you access to every food and wine tent); cooking demonstrations; celebrity chefs and personalities, like Graham Elliot, Guy Fieri, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Chiarello and Robert Irvine; and live entertainment that lasts until Sunday evening. The weekend’s highlights include a chef charity challenge that pits two teams of local and celebrity chefs against each other and the Asian Night Market, which draws in chefs from all over LA on Friday night. Put off your juice cleanse for a weekend of well-deserved, unadulterated gluttony.

Event phone: 855-433-5239
Event website: http://www.lafw.com/