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Chinese market tour with WP24’s Sarah Johannes

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If you don’t regularly shop at any of the big Chinese markets in Monterey Park or thereabouts, join WP24 chef de cuisine Sarah Johannes and visiting Shanghai chef Michael Lu on an L.A. Chinese market tour on Saturday, Sept. 10.

The tour is organized by Six Taste, an organization started two years ago by two recent USC grads to offer weekend walking food tours in Little Tokyo, downtown L.A., Arcadia, San Gabriel, Thai Town and Santa Monica. Check out their website: They have a lot going on. I like the sound of their Delicious Dumpling tour, which takes in Din Tai Fung and other Arcadia hotspots.

The tour starts at 3 p.m. in Monterey Park. After the hour-long tour of the market, everyone goes back to WP24 at the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles downtown where the two chefs will prepare six tastes based on some of the ingredients found at the market. (You get to take the recipes home.) It’s a chance to experience Wolfgang Puck’s high-flying Chinese restaurant in a relaxed way, and at the same time take in the wraparound view from the 24th floor of the Ritz-Carlton.

Chinese Market Tour, Saturday, Sept. 10, from 3 to 7 p.m, $88 per person. Sign up at Six Taste’s website at www.sixtaste.com/chinesemarkettour.

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