Reflecting The Los Angeles Times’ award-winning coverage of all things edible, the Taste is a three-day gastronomic adventure featuring five events that will highlight distinct aspects of food culture in Southern California. The events feature unlimited food and drink tastings from more than 40 of the area’s top restaurants, cooking and mixology demonstrations, wine seminars and panel discussions.
- Opening Night – Friday, September 4 – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The Taste’s most intimate event brings together the festival hosts alongside featured chefs and bartenders for an opening night soirée with a focused collection of tastings, premium cocktail and wine offerings and live entertainment.
- Field to Fork – Saturday, September 5 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Russ Parsons, Times Food Columnist, lends his farmers market savvy to a daytime event inspired by seasonal dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients.
- Dinner with a Twist – Saturday, September 5 – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Jonathan Gold, Times Restaurant Critic, and Jenn Harris, Times Deputy Food Editor, team up for an evening exploration of the city’s unique variety of small plates and great spirits.
- Sunday Brunch & BBQ – Saturday, September 6 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Amy Scattergood, Times Food Editor, and Noelle Carter, Times Test Kitchen Director, host an homage to the sweet and savory dishes that exemplify an end-of-summer feast.
- Flavors of L.A. – Sunday, September 6 – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Jonathan Gold, Times Restaurant Critic, closes the festival with a tacos-to-ramen-and-back tasting of the world’s most authentic flavors through essential L.A.-based chefs and local restaurants.
Los Angeles Times The Taste will be held at the Paramount Pictures Studios. Sponsors include Knob Creek, Stella Artois and Hornitos Tequila. Opening Night tickets are $150. Tickets for each of the Saturday and Sunday events range from $100 to $125 and a $25 discount is available exclusively to Los Angeles Times subscribers. Details and tickets: latimes.com/thetaste.