This Sunday, SanDiegoVille founders will be heading north to LaLa Land, joining the likes of San Diego's very own Brian Malarkey and many other celebrity chefs in attendance at the Lexus Grand Tasting event at the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival.
Last year, the inaugural LA Food & Wine Festival replaced Wolfgang Puck's annual Meals on Wheels event as the big game in Los Angeles based tasting events. The second incarnation of the LA Food & Wine Festival begins today and features a long list of meal experiences, wine forums, cooking demos, and tasting events spread throughout Los Angeles, with the "main event" being the two-day Lexus Grand Tasting experience. Tonight starts the packed weekend with the sold out, invitation only, $2,000 per person Founder's Dinner - an event limited to 24 guests and taking place at a private residence in Bel Air.
|Hell yea we interviewed Giada!!|
|Andrew Zimmern with Burlap|
Executive Chef and SDV's friend,
The Lexus Grand Tasting at Los Angeles Food & Wine is the most spectacular opportunity to enjoy over 300 wines from 200 of the world's most prestigious wineries. Thirty Celebrity Chefs (varying each day) will showcase their culinary skills and provide delicious and decadent samples of their cuisine. During this remarkable strolling and tasting event guests will have access to book signings and photo sessions with some of the weekend's biggest chef celebrities. This event takes place on the Event Deck at LA LIVE where the entire space is transformed into a feast for all senses! We'll be covering day 2 of the Grand Tasting, where we'll be in attendance with Top Chef Season 2 winner Ilan Hall, our friend Chef Daniel Joly, San Diego's top chef Brian Malarkey, and Roy's Hawaiian Fusion frontman, Roy Yamaguchi.
|SDV Founders acting a fool|
in Pebble Beach
Check out the full roster for the weekend online, where tickets range from $50 for chef demos to $75 for Zimmern's Asian Night Market to $150 for each day of the Grand Tastings, and $250 for the Lexus Live on the Plaza with Wolfgang Puck and Third Eye Blind. All the information you need, including ticket sales, is available at the Festival's website, Facebook page and Twitter account.