The Taste attracts foodies of all types to the Paramount back lot for a weekend to sample some of the best food and wine LA has to offer. "Opening Night" welcomes the LA Times' top-tier food staff and many of the weekend's featured chefs for a spattering of tastings (both edible and drinkable) from dozens of eateries around the city. The weekend's remaining highlights include "Field to Fork," hosted by LA Times food editor Amy Scattergood and Michael Cimarusti, chef and owner of Providence and Connie & Ted’s. Saturday evening's "Dinner with a Twist," hosted by Jonathan Gold (LA Times restaurant critic), Jenn Harris (LA Times deputy food editor), Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria) and Michael Lay (Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria) features live food/cocktail demos from some of the city's best culinary figures. The weekend rounds out with a "Sunday Block Party", followed by a colorful "Flavors of LA" cooking event. In addition, various LA Times editors and writers will host daily panel discussions and demonstrations on topics from farm-to-table cuisine to how to mix the perfect cocktail. Your ticket allows you full nibbling privileges, as you soak up knowledge from the esteemed panelists.