The Los Angeles Times' annual culinary showcase The Taste is fast approaching, kicking off on Aug. 29. Co-hosts for the three-day food festival have just been announced, including James Beard Outstanding Chef Nancy Silverton, Michelin-starred chef Michael Cimarusti, world-renowned Thomas Keller, and celebrated Latin cuisine chef John Sedlar and master bartender Julian Cox.
The chef and mixologist co-hosts will partner with The Times' Food staff for The Taste's five events, which take place over
The Times' hosts and their co-hosts, along with many of the festival's participating chefs and bartenders, will gather at the Opening Night party on Aug. 29 to kick off the weekend of themed events, featuring unlimited tastings and beer, wine and specialty cocktails. On Aug. 30, and Aug. 31, each co-host will participate in a demo or panel.
Field to Fork will be hosted by Times Food editor
Dinner With a Twist will be hosted by Times Deputy Food editor Betty Hallock and Times restaurant critic
Sunday Brunch brings together host Noelle Carter, Times Test Kitchen director, and Thomas Keller, chef/proprietor of the French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery and Ad Hoc. The daytime event pays tribute to Angelenos' favorite weekend tradition. Keller will participate in a panel conversation. Aug. 31, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.