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Los Angeles Times Food Bowl updates

For the entire month of May, The Times will be presenting a food festival called Food Bowl.

The festival will include special programs, dining experiences and forums as well as conversation about issues of sustainability, food waste and hunger. The events will draw on L.A.’s own chefs and food folks, as well as renown chefs from around the globe.

The festival will be centered around a Night Market, to be held at Grand Park in downtown L.A. from May 10-14, and will include over 50 restaurants and food trucks, along with lots of food, drinks and live entertainment. For the rest of the month, there will be individual events in kitchens and restaurants, at bars and coffee shops, in farmers markets and even in buses.

A new kind of food festival: 31 Days of Food

Calendar of Events

Food Bowl final week: What to do

Tuesday, May 30
  • 5-8 p.m. 
    SOCO Food Bowl | SOCO and The OC Mix, 3303-3323 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa | Free with RSVP
  • 5-8 p.m. 
    SOCO Food Bowl | SOCO and The OC Mix, 3303-3323 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa | Free with RSVP
  • 6 p.m.
    Pop-up Collaboration with Eric Greenspan and Nick Erven | Maré, 2609 Hyperion Ave. | Tickets $65 - Canceled
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Hanging with Harris with Chef Ricardo Zarate | Rosaline, 8479 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood | Info
  • 6:30-9 p.m.
    Sustainable seafood dinner | Providence, 5955 Melrose Ave. | Info 
Wednesday, May 31
  • 7-10 p.m.
    Soirée Poulet: Fried Chicken 3 Ways | Bouchon Bistro, 235 N Canon Dr., Beverly Hills | Tickets $75
  • Life of Pie | Cosa Buona | Canceled
May 26 to June 29:
  •  Try Salt & Straw's featured ice cream flavors, made in partnership with Food Forward | All L.A. Salt & Straw shops | Info

L.A. Times Food Bowl: One Night in Sichuan

The Anshun Bridge in Chengdu, Sichuan, is seen in China. (Sean Pavone / Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Anshun Bridge in Chengdu, Sichuan, is seen in China. (Sean Pavone / Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The Los Angeles Times Food Bowl presents One Night in Sichuan, a six-course Chinese dinner by Kelly Xiao and Lynn Liu of Szechuan Impression and Tian Tian Qiu of Hip Hot Restaurant. All three restaurateurs are from Chengdu in China. Hosted by Jonathan Gold, the L.A Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic.

This will be the first time any two San Gabriel Valley Sichuanese restaurants have participated in a collaboration west of the 710 Freeway. 

The dinner will feature famous Chengdu street food as well as modern Sichuan-style Chinese entrees. Szechuan Impression is one of Jonathan Gold's recommendations, and in his recent review of Daw Yee, he called chef Delyn Chow's cooking "just right." Hip Hot recently taped a segment for Bravo TV on Sichuanese West Coast seafood. Limited tickets are available.

Daw Yee, 2837 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; 7 p.m. May 23; $50

Tickets

British chef Fergus Henderson talks about nose-to-tail cooking

British chef Fergus Henderson holds a plate of deviled kidneys and a glass of Black Velvet. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
British chef Fergus Henderson holds a plate of deviled kidneys and a glass of Black Velvet. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Perhaps no one in modern culinary history has popularized the use of the whole animal as much as British chef Fergus Henderson. Henderson, the legendary chef of the St. John restaurant group, pioneered the modern culinary “nose-to-tail” movement, in which every part of the animal is appreciated and used. Henderson is an icon of the food world — he’s idolized by chefs including David Chang and Mario Batali — and Anthony Bourdain has proclaimed Henderson’s roast bone marrow and parsley salad his “death row meal.”

Henderson will be in Los Angeles for the next few days as part of the Los Angeles Times monthlong Food Bowl festival. He recently visited The Times’ Test Kitchen with St. John head chef Jonathan Woolway to demonstrate Ferguson’s classic deviled kidney dish. I chatted with Ferguson about his favorite meal of the day, his culinary inspirations and how to properly pour a Black Velvet cocktail. 

Fergus Henderson will be featured at three Los Angeles Food Bowl events: “Fergus Henderson X Redbird” at Redbird restaurant in downtown Los Angeles at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20; “Beast Feast - A Celebration of Meat Presented by Resy” at Coral Tree Plaza in downtown Los Angeles at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 21; and “Fergus Henderson X Animal” at Animal Restaurant in Los Angeles on Monday, May 22.

Documentary features Valencia brothers from Lasa restaurant

Lasa dish: twice-cooked pork belly with smoky eggplant, summer vegetables and ampalaya powder. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lasa dish: twice-cooked pork belly with smoky eggplant, summer vegetables and ampalaya powder. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

We are here once again at the Far East Plaza, the modest Chinatown mall that is home to the recently reviewed Howlin’ Ray’s, Pok Pok Phat Thai and Chego, among other players in the current food movement. We are in Unit 120, the self-described restaurant incubator space, run by Alvin Cailan, whom you may know from Eggslut. And although we might be equally pleased if we were at the Monday night Detroit-style pizza parlor in this space, or eating pork belly from a banana leaf at the weekend-afternoon Amboy, we are at Lasa, Chad and Chase Valencia’s semi-permanent pop-up restaurant that has occupied the weekend evening slot for the last few months and is likely to for several more.

The Valencia brothers are featured in the documentary 'ULAM', which will preview at the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl on May 20. For a full schedule of events, click here. The chefs will discuss the film with The Times' Jonathan Gold following the screening.

May 20 | 5-7 p.m. Million Dollar Theatre, 307 S. Broadway | Tickets $10

Calendar of Events

Food Bowl Week 4: What to do

Monday, May 22
  • 5:30 p.m.
    Soltano | Sotto, 9575 W Pico Blvd. | Tickets $85
Tuesday, May 23
  • 9:30 a.m.
    Asian/Pacific American Cultural Day at L.A. Kitchen (also May 27) | 230 W. Ave. 26RSVP
  • 11 a.m.
    Restaurant Labor Crisis Summit | Fairmont Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica  | Free RSVP
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Family Meal | Hinoki & The Bird, 10 W. Century Drive | Tickets $50
  • 6:30 p.m
    . CITI Chef Series: Michael Voltaggio & Duff Goldman | Ink, 8360 Melrose Ave. #107  | Tickets $175
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Beyond the Volcano: The Wild Wines of Campania | Sotto, 9575 W Pico Blvd. | Tickets $55 
  • 7 p.m.
    One Night in Sichuan | Daw Yee, 2837 Sunset Blvd.  | Tickets  $50
  • 7 p.m.
    Dinner with Dario Cecchini | Osteria Mozza, 6602 Melrose Ave, | Tickets $300
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
    Nuestra Soledad Mezcal Tasting | Petty Cash Taqueria, 7360 Beverly Blvd. | Tickets $35
Wednesday, May 24
  • 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m.
    Grilling with J & J | Charcoal Venice, 425 Washington Blvd., Marina Del Rey | Tickets $110
  • 6 and 8:30 p.m.
    The Strawberry: From Asia to California, a Culinary Journey | Vucacious Catering, 1828B Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica | Tickets $72
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Odds and Ends | Mélisse, 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica | Tickets $290 (dinner and pairing)
  • 6:30 p.m. 
    CITI Chef Series: Brooke Williamson & Nick Roberts | Playa Provisions, 119 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey | Tickets $175
  • 7 p.m.
    Small Vineyards of Italy Wine Dinner | Ar Cucina, 9531 Culver Blvd., Culver City | Tickets $65
  • 7 p.m.
    The Future of Food: An Edible Conversation | Feastly Venice, address to be provided to ticket holders | Tickets $30
Thursday, May 25
  • 4 to 6 p.m.
    Fire & Ash | Alexander's Steakhouse, 111 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, | Tickets $65
  • 6:30 p.m.
    CITI Chef Series: Ray Garcia | Broken Spanish, 1050 S Flower St. | Tickets $175
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m.
    The Fight for Fair Food | California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St. | Free
  • 7-9 p.m.
    Porchetta Pop Up | 4th Street Market Foodbeast Kitchen, 201 E. 4th St., Santa Ana | Tickets $125
  • 7:30-10 p.m.
    Sichuan-Cantonese mash-up Chinese dinner | Hip Hot, 500 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park | Tickets $55
Friday, May 26
  • 7 p.m.
    Filipino Fridays — Lechon Festival | Far East Plaza, 727 N. Broadway  | Tickets $50/$75
Saturday, May 27
  • 9:30 a.m.
    Asian/Pacific American Cultural Day at L.A. Kitchen,  230 W. Ave. 26RSVP
  • 10 a.m.
    Middle Eastern Mezza Kids Cooking Class | St. Joseph Center, 204 Hampton Drive, Venice | Donation requested 
  • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    What's in your Bowl? Fruit Bowls | Virginia Avenue Park Market, 2200 Virginia Ave, Santa Monica | Info
  • Noon
    Garden Taco Bar | Ron Finley Project, 4501 Exposition Blvd. | Info 
  • Noon to 9 p.m.
    Eat Drink Vegan Fest | Rose Bowl and Brookside Golf Course, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena | Tickets $55-105
Sunday, May 28
  • Noon to 4 p.m.
    Memorial Day Weekend Crab Boil |16101 Ventura Blvd. Suite 250, Encino  |  Tickets $45
  • 3 to 5 p.m.
    Estrella's Rolling Stone Master Class | Estrella, 8800 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood | Tickets $55
  • 4 to 9 p.m.
    Manuela Farmer and Chef Community Festival | Manuela, 907 E. 3rd St. | Tickets $150
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
    Inaugural Proper Punch Bowl Championship | Woodley Proper, 16101 Ventura Blvd. Suite 242, Encino | Tickets $50
Calendar of Events

Food Bowl Week 3: What to do

Monday, May 15
  • 6:30 and 9 p.m. 
    Bartender's Choice: A One Night Only Cocktail Tasting Menu | The Walker Inn, 3612 W. 6th St. | Tickets $75
  • 5:30-8:45 p.m. 
    Soltano | Sotto, 9575 W. Pico Blvd. | Tickets $85 (also May 22)
Tuesday, May 16
  • 4-8 p.m.
    Bites and Brews | Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, 800 W. Olympic Blvd | Tickets $20
  • 6 p.m. 
    Cucina Povera Sotto Le Stelle | Officine Brera, 1331 E. 6th St. | Tickets $150
  • 6-8 p.m.
    Where Bartenders Drink in LA: A Spirited Conversation & Book Signing | Arcana: Books on the Arts, 8675 Washington Blvd. | Free with RSVP
  • A Very Bazaar Evening | The Bazaar, 465 S La Cienega Blvd. | Tickets $150
Wednesday, May 17
  • A Lemon Feast from the Amalfi Coast | Nerano, 9960 S. Santa Monica Blvd. | Tickets $150
  • Jet Tila Collaboration Dinner | The Bellwether, 13251 Ventura Blvd. | Tickets $90
Thursday, May 18
  • 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. 
    Bollywood Bash | Location: Akasha | 9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City | Tickets $40
  • 5:30-10 p.m.
    Taste of the Front Yard | The Front Yard, 4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood | Tickets $49
  • 6 p.m.
    History in a Bowl | The Guild, 8741 Sunset Blvd. | Tickets $50
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Farm Dinner | Belcampo, 1026 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica | Tickets $150
  • 7 p.m.
    From Sea to Ceviche | Holbox, 3655 S. Grand Ave. #C6  | Tickets $40
  • 7 p.m. 
    Guelaguetza Hosts Guest Chef Rodolfo Castellanos | Guelaguetza, 3014 W Olympic Blvd. | Tickets $150
  • 7 p.m.
    Pez Cantina & Los Javis Mezcal Dinner | Pez Cantina, 401 S. Grand Ave. | Tickets $55
  • 7-10 p.m.
    Une Serata in Fattoria: An Evening on the Farm | TART Restaurant, 115 S. Fairfax Ave. | Tickets $95
  • 7:30 p.m.
    Boomtown Dinner | Boomtown Brewery, 700 Jackson St. | Tickets $85
  • 7:45 p.m.
    Le Vant by Haute Chefs LA | The Parachute Hotel, 538 Rose Ave., Venice and Big Daddy's Antiques, 3334 La Cienega Pl. | Tickets (Brunch: $35; Dinner: $75) (also May 21)
  • 8 p.m.
    "Westside Story" Screening and Dinner | Casita del Campo, 1920 Hyperion Ave. | Tickets $50
Friday, May 19
  • 5 p.m.
    Hard Cider & Savory Crepes Pairing | Crepes, 541 S. Spring St. | Tickets $25
  • 5:30-10 p.m.
    Filipino Friday - Dinner Night | Far East Plaza, 727 N. Broadway  | Tickets $75
  • 6 p.m.
    Remembering James Beard, On Film & In Food | The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino | Tickets $85
  • 7 p.m.
    San Frontieres Foodshop Dinner | Coolhaus Event Space, 8588 Washington Blvd., Culver City | Tickets $95
Saturday, May 20
  • What's in your Bowl? Poke Bowls at Saturday Downtown Market | 300 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica | Free demo, $10 food
  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Asian/Pacific American Cultural Day | LA Kitchen, 230 W. Ave. 26 | RSVP (also May 23 and 27)
  • Noon-2 p.m.
    Pez Kids Cooking & Painting Class | Pez Cantina, 401 S. Grand Ave. | (213) 258-2280 | Tickets $20 per child / $30 per adult
  • 3:30 p.m.
    Jonathan Gold on the Legacy of Julia Child | Vromans, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena | Free
  • 4-9 p.m.
    Filipino Food Night | Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway | Free admission
  • 5-7 p.m. 
    ULAM Preview | Million Dollar Theatre, 307 S. Broadway | Tickets $10
  • 6:30 p.m.
    A Taste of Brae with Dan Hunter & Michael Cimarusti | Providence, 5955 Melrose Ave. | Tickets $295
  • 7 p.m.
    Whiskey Pairing Dinner | The Pikey, 7617 W. Sunset Blvd. | Tickets $50
  • 7-11 p.m.
    Fergus Henderson | Redbird, 114 E. 2nd St. | Tickets $225
Sunday, May 21
  • 10 a.m.
    Nekter Kids' Day | Nekter Juice Bar, 345 S Lake Ave. #110, Pasadena | Free
  • 9:30 a.m. - noon 
    What's in your Bowl? Soup Bowls | Sunday Farmers Market, 300 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica | Free demo, $10 food
  • 6-8:30 p.m.
    Sausage Making Workshop with Jim Cascone | The Original Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St. | Tickets $45
  • 8-10 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Harvest for the Hungry: Harvesting L.A.'s Historic Orange Groves | Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center, 23600 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills | Free
  • 2 p.m.
    The L.A. Cookbook: How the City Eats and Cooks | LitFest Pasdena at Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd. | Free 
  • 5:30 p.m.
    Beast Feast - A Celebration of Meat Presented by Resy | Coral Tree Plaza, 445 S. Figueroa St. | Tickets $280
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Rice and Shine Brunch Feast | Feastly Venice (address provided upon reservation) | Tickets $45
May 16 to 21:
  • Signature Tastings at Mayura Indian | 10406 Venice Blvd., Culver City | Tickets $40
May 17-24:
  • Chef Tin Vuong at Little Sister, Manhattan Beach | 1131 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach | Info

Jonathan Gold's review of the Yucatán-style seafood restaurant Holbox

The Yucatán-style seafood menu at Gilberto Cetina Jr.'s Holbox in Mercado La Paloma includes octopus tacos. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
The Yucatán-style seafood menu at Gilberto Cetina Jr.'s Holbox in Mercado La Paloma includes octopus tacos. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Are we talking about Mexican seafood again? We’re talking about Mexican seafood again. Because I’m guessing that at least some of you won’t want to go another week without tasting the yellowtail ceviche with uni at Holbox.

Holbox, travelers tell you, is the next Tulum, a sleepy, bird-rich island off the Yucatán Peninsula, where the threat of golf courses and high-rise resorts seems to loom just past every promontory. It is probably known for its concentrations of whale sharks, eco-tourists and locals who claim to be descended from pirates. In Mayan, Holbox means “black hole,” which may explain its gravitational force. You are advised to visit before Starbucks sets up camp.

Holbox’s Gilberto Cetina will demonstrate how to buy and butcher fresh fish as part of the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl on: 

May 18 | 7 p.m. | Holbox, 3655 S. Grand Ave. #C6  | Tickets $40

Tasting menu curated by L.A.’s best bartenders

The Walker Inn presents a tasting menu of signature drinks created by top local bartenders in the spirit of L.A.'s cocktail traditions and history. Ticket includes a flight of four cocktails and a signed copy of Adrienne Stillman’s "Where Bartenders Drink," the insider’s guide to 700 of the world’s best drinking destinations.

Two event times available, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday.

The Walker Inn, 3612 W. 6th St. | Tickets $75

Sights and sounds from the Night Market

6 recipes inspired by this week's Los Angeles Times Food Bowl Night Market

The Los Angeles Times Food Bowl Night Markets is underway through Sunday. You can make six of our favorite recipes from Jitlada Restaurant, Guerrilla Tacos, Nomad Truck, Border Grill and Rice Bar, which will all be at the market. You’re welcome.

A cheat sheet to this week's Night Market: Locol, Bludso's BBQ, the best Hainan chicken in L.A.

Clockwise from top left: Side Chick, The Ponte, Chinese Laundry truck; Charles Olalia of Rice Bar, and Bludso's BBQ (Rick Loomis; Jay L. Clendenin; Kirk McKoy; Liz O. Baylen; Patrick T. Fallon / Los Angeles Times)
Clockwise from top left: Side Chick, The Ponte, Chinese Laundry truck; Charles Olalia of Rice Bar, and Bludso's BBQ (Rick Loomis; Jay L. Clendenin; Kirk McKoy; Liz O. Baylen; Patrick T. Fallon / Los Angeles Times)

Maybe you’ve been chasing down the NoMad truck, the food truck run by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara (the duo behind Eleven Madison Park, recently named the best restaurant in the world, the NoMad and the NoMad Bar). Or maybe you’re craving the Hainan chicken rice from Side Chick, the Arcadia mall restaurant that Times critic Jonathan Gold recently called the best in L.A. Or maybe the pork belly baos from Eddie Huang’s Baohaus are on your must-try list. Now you can have them all in one place: The NoMad truck, that excellent Hainan chicken and Huang’s pork belly baos will all be at the Los Angeles Times Night Market at Grand Park, which begins Wednesday.

The L.A. Times' first Night Market is tonight. Join Jonathan Gold's scavenger hunt to get a grand tour

If you plan to go the Los Angeles Times' inaugural Night Market, make sure to join Jonathan Gold's scavenger hunt! 

Our food critic has programmed his robot twin, Goldbot, with clues to help you navigate the 50 restaurants, food trucks, bars and artisanal vendors gathered at Grand Park over the next few days.

The first 50 people to complete the scavenger hunt will win a small prize and be entered in a raffle for two tickets to Soirée Poule, an evening at Bouchon with three chefs discussing how they make fried chicken.

For details on how to get started, check the Super Market area of the Night Market. Although the overall event is free, tickets to the Super Market are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

And for those of you who can't wait to start, grab your first clue on Facebook Messenger.

 

Night Markets start today

The first annual Los Angeles Times Night Market will take over Grand Park for five consecutive nights, May 10-14.

A selection of 50 L.A.’s restaurants, food trucks, bars and artisanal vendors will feature diverse food creations including khao soi, pad kee mao, dim sum, pupusas, encased meats and izakaya. 

The event is free, but you can purchase tickets to the Super Market, which will allow you access to curated food vendors, additional seating areas and food booths, bars, premium lounges and entertainment.

Wednesday, May 10: 5 p.m.–10 p.m.
Thursday, May 11: 5 p.m.–10 p.m.
Friday, May 12: 5 p.m.–11 p.m.
Saturday, May 13: 3 p.m.–11 p.m.
Sunday, May 14, Mothers Day: 3 p.m.–9 p.m.

More Info

Calendar of Events

Food Bowl Week 2 (May 8-14)

Monday, May 8
  • 6 p.m.
    "On Vegetables" Cookbook Dinner with Jeremy Fox | Rustic Canyon, 1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Rustic Canyon | Tickets $105
  • 6 p.m.
    Olive Oil in Focus | Italian Cultural Institute - 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles | RSVP mandatory
  • 7 p.m.
    L.A. Times Gold Award Winner | Spago, 176 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills | Tickets
Tuesday, May 9
  • 5 p.m. to midnight
    Sponton Tasting Night | Mikkeller DTLA, 330 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles | Tickets $30
  • 5:30 p.m.
    Pop Up Preech | JAR 8225 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles | Tickets $75
  • 6:30-9 p.m.
    Caja China Roast Whole Heritage Suckling Pig | Cliff's Edge Restaurant, 3626 W. Sunset Blvd. | Tickets $35 (also May 16, 23 and 30)
  • 7-10 p.m.
    Hija De Sanchéz X Sqirl Dinner - Taco Salad Bowl |Night Gallery, 2276 E 16th St, Los Angeles | Tickets $32
Wednesday, May 10
  • 3-7 p.m.
    Altadena Farmers' Market | 600 W. Palm Street, Altadena | Info (also May 17, 24 and 31)
  • 5-10 p.m.
    Night Market: A selection of 50 of L.A.’s restaurants, food trucks, bars and artisanal vendors | Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles | Info (also May 11, 12, 13 and 14)
  • 5-9 p.m.
    The Immigrant Dinners | Momed Atwater Village, 3245 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles | Tickets $45 (also May 17, 24 and 31)
  • 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
    Tiki Wednesday | Westbound, 300 S Santa Fe, Los Angeles | Info (also May 17, 24 and 31) - Reservations
  • 6.30 p.m.
    Open Facetime with Elysia | Elysian, 2806 Clearwater St, Los Angeles | Tickets (also May 11, 12 and 13)
  • 6:30 p.m.
    CITI Chef Series: Josiah Citrin | Charcoal Venice - 425 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey | Tickets $175
  • 8 p.m.
    Ludo Lefebvre and Phil Rosenthal: Hollywood at the Table | Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles | Tickets $15
  • 8 p.m. to midnight
    Horse Thief BBQ @ Good Housekeeping | Good Housekeeping, 5635 N Figueroa St. Los Angeles | Info (also May 17, 24 and 31)
Thursday, May 11
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Central Avenue Farmers Market | 301 S Central Ave, Los Angeles | Free (also May 18 and 25)
  • 5-10 p.m.
    Night Market: A selection of 50 of L.A.’s restaurants, food trucks, bars and artisanal vendors | Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles | Info (also May 12, 13 and 14)
  • 6: 30 p.m.
    A Night of Caviar and Beef by Chef Claude Le Tohic | Alexander's Steakhouse,111 N. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena | Tickets $300
  • 7-9 p.m.
    Pork 101 Butchery Workshop | Electric City Butcher, 4th Street Market, 201 E 4th Street, Santa Ana | Tickets $225
Friday, May 12
  • 4-6 p.m.
    SNAP-budget friendly recipes | Echo Park Farmers Market, Lot #663, Logan St, Los Angeles | Free (also May 19 and 26)
  • 5-10 p.m.
    Night Market: A selection of 50 of L.A.’s restaurants, food trucks, bars and artisanal vendors | Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles | Info (also May 13 and 14)
  • 5:30-10 p.m.
    Filipino Fridays - Dessert Night | Far East Plaza, 727 N Broadway, Los Angeles | Tickets $48
  • 6-10 p.m.
    Common Threads Chef Takeover | Vibiana, 214 S Main St, Los Angeles | Tickets $175
  • 6:45 p.m.
    Bistro LQ Fooding@MaMaison | Private home in Highland Park |Tickets $80
  • 7 p.m.
    A Valentino Wine Dinner Special with Piero Selvaggio | 3115 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica Tickets $199
  • Plant Based Dinners | Plant Food + Wine, 1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd | Info (also May 18 and 26)
Saturday, May 13
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Cooking demos and nutrition education classes | Watts Healthy Farmers' Market, 1335 E 103rd St Los Angeles | Free (also May 20 and 27)
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    SNAP-budget friendly recipes | Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers' Market | Free (also May 20 and 27)
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Italian Street Food | Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Ave.| Tickets $55
  • Noon and 1:30 p.m.
    Build a Pizza | Baldoria , 243 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles | Tickets $25
  • 1-3 p.m.
    Seventh Annual Sugar & Stilettos Bake Sale Extravaganza | 2306 Midvale Ave, Los Angeles | Info
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    The Intersection of Hunger & Food Waste | Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, 1734 East 41st St. | Info
  • 2 p.m.
    Empanadas & Aperitivos | Barcito , 403 W. 12th St. Los Angeles | Tickets $45
  • 3-10 p.m.
    Night Market: A selection of 50 of L.A.’s restaurants, food trucks, bars and artisanal vendors | Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles | Info (also May 14)
Sunday, May 14
  • 9 a.m. to noon
    Farmers' Market Meals on a Food Stamp Budget | Hollywood Farmers' Market, 1600 No. Ivar Ave. Los Angeles | Free (also May 21 and 28)
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    SNAP-budget friendly recipes | Atwater Village Farmers' Market, 3250 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles | Free (also May 21 and 28)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Smorgasburg Mother's Day | 777 Alameda St., Los Angeles | Info (also May 28, Burger Day)
  • 3-10 p.m.
    Night Market: A selection of 50 of L.A.’s restaurants, food trucks, bars and artisanal vendors | Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles | Info (also May 14)
  • 5 p.m.
    Live Music Sunday Suppers | Lucques, 8474 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles | Tickets $75 (Mother's Day) (also May 21 and 28)
  • 5-9 p.m.
    Sunday Suppers | Westbound, 300 S Sante Fe. Los Angeles | Tickets $59 (also May 21 and 28)
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Love Your Mom RICE&SHINE | Romeo Chocolates, 460 Pine Ave, Long Beach | Tickets $45
  • All week: China Food Week

Talking tacos, Noma Mexico and wild bee larvae with Rosio Sanchez

Rosio Sanchez, owner and chef of Hija de Sanchez in Copenhagen. (Tombola)
Rosio Sanchez, owner and chef of Hija de Sanchez in Copenhagen. (Tombola)

Two years ago, the Cordon Bleu-trained, Chicago-born, first-generation Mexican American Rosio Sanchez, who spent years as Noma’s pastry chef, left René Redzepi's two-Michelin star restaurant to open the first of two critically acclaimed taqueria pop-ups, Hija de Sanchez, in Copenhagen.

Recently, Sanchez phoned in from the Yucatan peninsula to talk about small bee larvae, her tres leches paleta and why she stubbornly keeps micheladas on the Hija menu.

Join Rosio Sanchez of Hija de Sanchéz and Jessica Koslow of Sqirl for a Taco Salad Bowl dinner on May 9 at Night Gallery in downtown L.A. All proceeds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club in Watts. 2276 E 16th St., Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Times Gold Award Dinner

Chef Wolfgang Puck at WP Kitchen + Bar in Palm Desert. (Greg Gorman / Wolfgang Puck)
Chef Wolfgang Puck at WP Kitchen + Bar in Palm Desert. (Greg Gorman / Wolfgang Puck)

Join us for a celebratory evening as Wolfgang Puck
accepts the inaugural Los Angeles Times Gold Award.
Enjoy a retrospective menu of dishes from chef Puck's
storied career and engaging conversations with
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jonathan Gold, Puck and
other special guests as they reflect on the last four
decades of dining in Los Angeles.

Spago Beverly Hills. 7 to 10 p.m. May 8.  $250, includes wine.

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Year of the Rooster Dinner

Louis Tikaram, the young Australian chef at E.P. & L.P., makes turmeric and coconut curry with clams and sea beans. (Christina House / For The Times)
Louis Tikaram, the young Australian chef at E.P. & L.P., makes turmeric and coconut curry with clams and sea beans. (Christina House / For The Times)

As part of the Los Angeles Times’ inaugural Food Bowl this May, E.P. & L.P. will present a seven-course Year of the Rooster dinner featuring Chinese classics from E.P.’s executive chef, Louis Tikaram, and Baohaus’ Edwyn Charles "Eddie” Huang of “Huang’s World” on Viceland, hosted by the Los Angeles Times’ deputy food editor, Jenn Harris, on Sunday, May 7. 

E.P. & L.P., 603 N La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood. May 7 from, 6 to 10 p.m. $100

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Grand Central Market celebrates 100 years

The burgers at Belcampo Meat Co. are made with beef from the company's own herd. (Richard Derk)
The burgers at Belcampo Meat Co. are made with beef from the company's own herd. (Richard Derk)

To celebrate 100 years, Grand Central Market will host chef demos, hands-on workshops and tastings. Belcampo Meat Co. will be breaking down an entire pig, and you can learn pasta-making with Knead & Co. There will be a mole-tasting flight with Chiles Secos, and DTLA Cheese will team up with Valerie Confections for an interactive cheese and jam board tutorial. Bombo, La Tostaderia and the Oyster Gourmet are among other vendors with special demos and tastings.

Grand Central Market , 317 S. Broadway Los Angeles, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission.

Watch the live stream of Food for the Soul

Watch prominent chefs Massimo Bottura, Mario Batali, Roy Choi, Dominique Crenn and Mary Sue Milliken discuss food waste,  live from the Theatre at the Ace Hotel, moderated by Jonathan Gold.

What happens when one of the world's best chefs cleans out your fridge

Chef and Food for Soul founder Massimo Bottura visits the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen and studio on May 1 to discuss food waste and tips for using leftover ingredients. (Christina House / For The Times)
Chef and Food for Soul founder Massimo Bottura visits the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen and studio on May 1 to discuss food waste and tips for using leftover ingredients. (Christina House / For The Times)

Every day, we produce enough food to feed 12 billion people, and one-third of that food is thrown away. At the same time, almost 1 billion people remain undernourished. For chef Massimo Bottura, the numbers matter. Bottura is the chef-owner of the three-Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. He’s also the founder of Food for Soul, a nonprofit organization that fights food waste.

Food for Soul creates and maintains sustainable kitchens — called refettori — with a growing number of projects worldwide, involving both high-profile chefs and volunteers, who serve guests facing food poverty and insecurity. The kitchens also serve as social hubs that work to benefit the whole community.

Massimo Bottura will be in a forum with Mario Batali, Roy Choi, Dominique Crenn and Mary Sue Milliken at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel, May 5 at 8 p.m. $35

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