Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival Returns For Its 8th Year Of Extraordinary Epicurean Experience This August 22-26

August 12, 2018

Expanding to five days, the city’s most anticipated culinary event features renowned chef talent personalities including Curtis Stone, Antonia Lofaso, Tiffani Thiessen, Aarón Sánchez, Mary Sue Milliken & Susan and more, with a live DJ set by Questlove. The Los Angeles Food & Wine returns this August 22-26 with its 8th annual all-star chef lineup.

Presented by founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, the Los Angeles Food & Wine features a dynamic blend of nationally-acclaimed star chefs as well as Los Angeles’ most-celebrated restaurants, with festivities spanning five days including tasting events hosted by culinary luminaries along Downtown’s Grand Avenue, afternoons at the Lexus Grand Tasting at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and an exclusive Kick-Off Dinner and Power Lunch series, bringing some of the country’s top talent to the City of Angels.

Featuring four nights and five days of unparalleled tastings, lunches, dinners, cooking demonstrations, and more; some of the festival’s marquee events and talent this year include a brand-new Kick-Off Dinner Series sto start the festivities on Wednesday, August 22 - taking place at two beloved Los Angeles restaurants. On Thursday, August 23, the first downtown marquee event of the festival is the Ultimate Bites of L.A. hosted by Alvin Cailan & Antonia Lofaso, featuring an abundance of the city’s most celebrated restaurants battling for the title of Los Angeles’ "Ultimate Bite." On Friday, August 24, the Power Lunch Series returns with exceptional cross-country chef collaborations at numerous LA hotspots. Also on Friday, August 24 is an all-new Heat on the Street event on Grand Avenue, hosted by Robert Irvine, Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, and Aarón Sánchez. This “Friday Fiesta” brings all the nuanced flavors of Latin cuisines to the plate, serving ceviche, tacos, carne asada, nopalitos, and more, with perfectly paired cervezas, tequila, and delectable wine.

On Saturday, August 25, the marquee tasting event features will be hosted by Curtis Stone & Tiffani Thiessen with a lineup of can’t-miss star chefs, stellar wines, craft beers and cocktails, and more, along with music spun by DJ Questlove, known for his Grammy Award-winning band The Roots, as well as his role on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." The Lexus Grand Tasting at The Barker Hangar will take place on both Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26 afternoons. This event will be a Westside strolling event featuring more than 25 celebrity chefs and 200 wines. In addition to endless bites and sips, guests have access to book signings and photo opportunities with some of the weekend’s biggest celebrity chefs, including Curtis Stone, Lexus Culinary Master Michelle Bernstein, and Alex Seidel.

Tickets to this year's LA Food & Wine Festival are on sale now ranging from $125-225 with additional package and VIP options. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LAFW.com or call 855.433.LAFW(5239).