Once a year, chefs from all over descend on Los Angeles and take over the A-list celebrity status that is usually reserved for movie stars and rock stars. Yes, it’s LA Food and Wine! Held downtown at LA Live, this festival truly gives you a taste of what the city of Los Angeles has to offer.
I was lucky enough to attend a few of the events. First up was the Festa Italiana hosted by Giada De Laurentis. I attended this night with my pal, foodie, and fellow veggie Fiona Gubelmann and look who we ran into as soon as we walked in:
There was LOTS of wine! But we were in search of veggies! We did find this fabulous salad made by Nina Clemente. It was a fennel and peach salad and was very tasty!
Saturday I explored the grand tasting tent that was full of all my favorite restaurant chefs and so much wine it’s hard to know where to start!
I got to meet one of the chefs at one of my favorite restaurants in LA. Street.
Chef Kajsha is one of the chefs/owners of Street in Hollywood and she made two things I could actually eat!
And of course Whole Foods was there with a fabulously fresh kale salad:
And it was super fun to run into my friend Dani who was there doing interviews (stay tuned to see if my footage made it!)
Saturday night was a big party on the plaza hosted by Wolfgang Puck! It was a fabulous party and I loved getting to spend the evening with my friends Jenn Wong and Dawn Marie Ferrara drinking delicious Inception Wine.
Bravo to everyone who put this fabulous weekend on! Make sure to mark you calendars for next year because this is an event you are not going to want to miss!