Los Angeles Area Food Events
Find the latest restaurant and culinary events in the greater Los Angeles area with GAYOT's calendar featuring chef pop-ups, special dinners, tasting menus, food festivals and more. For even more updates, check out the latest Los Angeles Restaurant News and Wine Tasting Events.
May 20, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 16 & October 14
The Sunset Marquis Hotel presents its summer acoustic music showcase Live @Sunset Marquis. These monthly performances are held on the Villa Pool Deck with a maximum of attendance of 200, keeping the vibe relatively intimate. Discover emerging and established artists including Ruby Velle, Queen V and The Brevet. For more information, visit the official website. Sunset Marquis Hotel, 1200 N. Alta Loma Rd., West Hollywood, CA 90069, 310-657-1333, 800-858-9758.
August 20 at 7:30 p.m. & September 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Fans of George Gershwin can come together this summer for a concert series that celebrates his music and the music he influenced. MUSE/IQUE has invited director Matthew McCray to host the second night, which will feature the classic "Porgy and Bess," while conductor Rachael Worby will lead the first event in the series, which will include a performance of "Rhapsody in Blue." MUSE/IQUE Summer of Sound Concerts, 300 E. Green St., 3rd Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101, 626-539-7085.
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival showcases fine eats and drinks in a city-wide epicurean extravaganza set in downtown Los Angeles. Guests will enjoy live cooking demonstrations, wine and spirits tastings, book signings, seminars and more. Guests can try dishes inspired by cuisines from all around the world and tune into live musical performances. For more information, visit the official website
Hudson House will be partnering with Hawaii’s Maui Brewing Company for an End of Summer Luau from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sip beers from Maui Brewing Co. and dig in to roasted suckling pig and sides such as pineapple slaw, macaroni salad and kimchee fried rice. Food and drinks tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Hudson House, 514 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, CA 90277, 310-798-9183.
Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks will host its 5th Annual Allagash Brewing Beer Dinner. Chef Aaron Robins’ three-course prix-fixe menu includes options such as Kobe donut sliders with strawberry jelly and bacon jam paired with Allagash Avance; crispy jerk fried chicken with mango chutney and smashed plantains complemented by Allagash Victoria; and bourbon-cream filled churros with coffee dust accompanied by Allagash James Bean. The cost is $60 per person, plus beverage pairings for $15. For more information, visit the official website. Boneyard Bistro, 13539 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, 818-906-7427.
Annual L.A. Times food and wine festival THE TASTE will transform Paramount Pictures Studios' backlot into an epicurean pop-up and block party over Labor Day weekend. Five events will take place from Sept. 2 to Sept. 4 and will include unlimited tastings from the city’s best kitchens and a variety of wine, spirits and seasonal cocktails. There's an opening night party, panels and discussions with L.A. Times staff and top chefs, and dinner with Jonathan Gold. Among participating restaurants are Badmaash, Little Pine, Love & Salt, M.B. Post, Son of a Gun, Sweetfin Poke and Providence. Tickets for each of the Saturday and Sunday events range from $100 to $125. For details and to but tickets, visit the event website.
Viviane executive chef Michael Hung will put his own spin on the Labor Day barbecue with an all-you-can-eat Filipino cookout featuring a backyard pig roast and sides like classic chicken adobo, summer squash guisado and leche Flan. Restaurant patrons will also have the opportunity to cool off in the Avalon Hotel's pool (normally a treat reserved for hotel guests) as part of the Summer Sundays Pool Party series. The cost is $34 per person. For more information, visit the official website. Viviane, Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills, 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-407-7791.
In the summer's last installment of his All-You-Can-Eat Backyard BBQ Series, chef/owner Kris Morningstar will roll out the grill at Terrine from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Morningstar and his crew will dish up traditional, all-American fare prepared with Terrine’s French-California twist. Look for Texas-style smoked beef brisket with chimichurri, pickle-brine fried chicken, marinated swordfish brochettes, crispy potato and hatch chile tacos, and more. In addition, the Sunday brunch special of $20 bottomless rosé will be extended all day. Terrine, 8265 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 323-746-5130.
Playa Provisions will host a Labor Day party from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Guests can enjoy a beer garden with The Stone Hop Wagon, featuring Stone Brewing craft beers, plus cocktails, grilled burgers and hot dogs. There will also be a DJ, as well as an inflatable obstacle course for kids. Attendees can purchase tickets at the door for food, beverages and activities. For more information, visit the official website. Playa Provisions, Playa Provisions, 119 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, CA 90293, 310-683-5019.
The 7th annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade, a benefit to raise money for childhood cancer research, will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m at UCLA's Royce Quad. The event will be hosted by chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne (Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern) along with chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat). To taste delicious dishes, wines and cocktails from chefs, winemakers and mixologists, participate in silent and live auctions, and more. General admission tickets are $195 per person. For more information, visit L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade's website
Whisky Live, the globetrotting whisky tasting and sampling event, will stop in Los Angeles. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, full dinner buffet, live entertainment and access to whisky sampling. General admission costs $143. VIP tickets are also available. For more information, visit Whisky Live's website
On Sunday, October 3, the Third Annual Eastside Food Festival will take place at Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake. Guests will gather at the historic studios to enjoy unlimited delicious food and drinks from LA's favorite eastside restaurants, watch intriguing panel discussions, learn techniques from local chef food demonstrations, and mingle with fellow LA food enthusiasts. Some participating restaurants include Little Beast, Homestate, Jeni's Ice Cream, Ohana Poke Co, Button Mash and Knuckle and Claw. General admission is $55 early bird/$65 advance/$75 at door. For these and more ticketing options visit the official website.
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