Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival

The third annual Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival August 22-25th is the quintessential food & drink experience. Culinary talent is complemented by mixologists, sommeliers, beverage directors, music artists, and foodies galore. You are bound to have a good time when celebrity chefs appear, receptions are held, hors d’oeuvres are passed and bubbly is abundant. Below is your go-to guide to get the most out of the ravishing, and can I say scrumptious, occasion.

If you are looking for an intimate dining event, these gatherings may suite you:

Santa Monica

1.Lunch at One Pico with Peter Armellino, Matthew Accarrino & Sven Mede

TIME: Friday 8/23/13, 12:00p – 2:30p

PLACE: Dining Room – Shutters

PRICE: $125.00

CHEFS: Matthew Accarrino from SPQR in San Francisco, Peter Armellino from The Plumed Horse in Saratoga, Sven Mede from One Pico-By the Blue Sea in Santa Monica.

SOMMELIERS: Maison l’Orée in France, Ramos Pinto in Portugal, Roederer Estate in Napa Valley, Terlato Family Vineyards, & Amapola Creek Winery.

1.Patrón presents Tacos & Tequila at The Bungalow

TIME: Friday 8/23/13, 3:00p – 5:00p

PLACE: The Bungalow

PRICE: $75.00

CHEFS: Rick Bayless from Frontera Grill/Red O Chicago / Los Angeles, Josef Centeno from Baco Mercat / Bar Ama in Los Angeles, Ray Garcia from FIG in Santa Monica.

SOMMELIERS: Goose Island in Chicago

Beverly Hills

1.Hinoki & the Bird Mixology Lunch with Charles Phan & David Meyers

TIME: 8/23/13, 12:00p – 2:30p

PLACE: Dining Room – Hinoki & The Bird

PRICE: $125.00

CHEFS: David Myers from Hinoki & The Bird in Los Angeles, Charles Phan from Slanted Door Group in San Francisco, Kuniko Yagi from Hinoki & The Bird in Los Angeles.

FEATURED GUEST: Chris Hopkins the mixologist for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

For a more interactive experience with cooking demonstrations, Giada de Laurentiis will be demonstrating:

Downtown LA

1.Giada De Laurentiis & Friends Cooking Demonstration

TIME: 8/22/13, 5:30p – 6:30p

PLACE: Lobby Level – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Exclusively Available with VIP Ticket for Giada’s Festa Italiana

1.Giada’s Festa Italiana

TIME: 8/22/13, 7:00p – 10:00p

PLACE: Between 1st and 2nd Street – Grand Avenue

PRICE: $195.00   VIP: $250.00

For more information, please visit the Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival 2013 official website here: http://www.lafw.com/. Let us know how your experience is, and enjoy!