Great food from restaurants such as Girasol, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, Fishing with Dynamite, Border Grill, and Chichén Itzá, cooking demonstrations from famous chefs including James Beard Chef of the Year Nancy Silverton, esteemed pastry chef Karen Hatfield from Hatfield’s, and rising star Bruce Kalman from Union Pasadena – all this and more are on tap at the 2014 Los Angeles Times Taste festival of food scheduled for
Five events are set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29-31.
Taste kicks off Friday night with a VIP opening night party that will include featured chefs and guests as well as food from Girasol, Guelaguetza, Sotto, Hamasaku, Plan Check, Phorage, Sushi Roku, and Waterloo & City as well as many others.
Saturday, Silverton and Times food editor
There will also be a panel discussion on cooking with farmers market finds featuring Roxana Jullapat from Cooks County, Josiah Citrin from Mélisse, Jessica Koslow from Sqirl and mixologist Vincenzo Marianella from Copa d'Oro. Featured restaurants include Eveleigh, Lotería Grill, Lum-Ka-Naad Thai, Michaels on Naples and Pono Burger.
That evening, John Sedlar and Julian Cox from
There will be demonstrations by Alex Day and David Kaplan from Proprietors LLC, Max Deaman and Mikki Kristola from The Varnish and Naomi Schimek from The Spare Room. Restaurants include BierBeisl, Carnitas El Momo, RivaBella, The Churchill and the Raymond.
On Sunday, French Laundry chef Thomas Keller and Times Test Kitchen director Noelle Carter will host a Sunday brunch program with demos by Carter, Hatfield and Casey Lane from the
Also, Melissa Nicola of Nic’s Beverly Hills will join Times columnist
Sunday evening Michael Cimarusti, chef at
Featured restaurants will include Acabar, Ayara Thai Cuisine, Border Grill, Fishing with Dynamite, Horse Thief BBQ, Manhattan Beach Post, Meals by Genet, Mr. Chow, Osteria and