Yesterday was a fitting day for Taste of Beverly Hills to begin, since the date was 9-02-10, matching the famous Beverly Hills zip code 90210. Taste of Beverly Hills is a 4-day event of food and wine, where many local restaurants offer tasting portions of their cuisine. Besides visiting GAYOT.com, attending the event can help you decide where to go out for your next meal.
The winning chef last night was definitely Perfecto Rocher from The Blvd at The Beverly Wilshire. He prepared black “Fideua” with spot prawns, calamari, fideus noodles, and a honey aïoli, based on his grandmother’s recipe. It is a perfect illustration of why it is important that traditions survive.
Over the course of the three remaining days, visitors will also be able to sample wines, liquors, beer from the elegant Stella Artois tent, and watch chefs, like Michael Voltaggio, and mixologists give demonstrations. You can even try out the world’s most spacious business class seats from Singapore Airlines.
Allow me to pass on a tip: try parking at 2030 MGM Drive in Century City for $12, where shuttles will take you to the action at The Beverly Hilton. Valet parking at the hotel — if you are lucky enough to find any — will cost you $30.