Late summer and early fall have brought a bounty of food festivals to Los Angeles. From The Taste to the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, gourmands, wine aficionados and have had the opportunity to attend events at a variety of price points and themes. This Sunday, one of the highlights of the food scene arrives, the annual Los Angeles Magazine "The Food Event." The name says it all, for $95 attendees get to try the cuisine of over 30 local restaurants and sip wines from half a dozen wineries, all in the beautiful setting of Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu. The event will be held from 1 - 4 pm on Sunday October 23rd.
A food event is only as good as the participants and there is a good mix of restaurants participating, including several that have opened in the past year, such as The Royce (Pasadena), Manhattan Beach Post (Manhattan Beach), Sotto (West LA), Lukshon (Culver City), Farmshop (Brentwood) and Public Kitchen & Bar (Hollywood). In addition several LA classics such as Patina, Michael's and the Saddle Peak Lodge will be on-hand.
There will be chef cooking demos by Karen & Quinn Hatfield of Hatfield's, Rory Hermann from Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills, and Ricardo Zarate of Picca & Mo-Chica, a best new chef winner of Food & Wine magazine. The host Saddlerock will be one of the wineries sampling their wines and cocktails will be on hand from Veev and Chambord.
If you purchase your ticket online, it is only $95, slowpokes who wait to purchase at the door will pay $110, so it pays to plan ahead with this one. This is the 6th annual event, and LA Magazine has their act together, so expect a well organized and fun afternoon of munching in the Bu.
The Food Event: Location: Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu. Date/Time: Sunday October 23rd, 1 - 4 pm.
Purchase tickets here: http://thefoodevent.eventbrite.com/
Additional information here: http://www.lamag.com/thefoodevent/
Remember, attendees must be 21+ years old.