LA's Best + Fried Chicken, what more can you ask for
Join FoodGPS on Sunday, September 15th from 4PM – 7PM at LOT 613 in the downtown L.A. Arts District for FoodGPS’ Fried Chicken Festival. Showcasing 11 of L.A.’s top chefs and their fried chicken mastery, guests will enjoy a smorgasbord of fried chicken along with side dishes, desserts, craft beer, and cocktails. Read More
A wine-fueled foray into the eclectic culinary mecca that is Los Angeles, the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival celebrated a weekend of culinary excellence August 9th – 12th. Although technically smaller than the inaugural LA Food and Wine Festival, the food, fun, and excitement was still at an all time high. And without further adieu, here is a drool-worthy parade of what was served up at this year’s festival. [click to see the full sized image]
In addition to the tastings showcased at this years festival, the acclaimed chefs providing these morsels of deliciousness were also present. Including Chef Brian Malarkey, Chef Susur Lee, Chef Michael Chiarello and more.
And to quench your thirst, hundreds of vineyards both local and international poured a wide variety of libations – from vodka to wine to champagne to sake.
Photo Credit: Natalie Woyshner
Celebrate the flavors of the sea at Chaya Venice‘s “Oyster Fair” from February 16 to March 3. Available for dinner only, the menu will showcase both hot and cold dishes, such as fresh oysters on the half shell including Kumamoto, Fanny Bay, and Hama Hama ($16). Other starters on the menu include Baked Oyster Rockefeller with Spinach, Bacon, Cream, and Parmesan Cheese ($19) and Angus Beef Tartare with Fried Oyster and Sweet Potato Chips ($16). Main entrées include Oyster and Citrus Cured Salmon Chowder with Tokyo Winter Negi (Japanese Leeks), Yukon Potato, and a Homemade Bacon Scone ($20) and Kobe Short Rib “Pot Pie” with Caramelized Sweet Onion Sauce and Baked Oyster Zucchini, and Champagne Cream ($29). You can party with the oysters from Monday through Thursday, 6 PM – 10:30 PM. Regular menu items will also be available throughout “Oyster Fair”. 110 Navy St., Venice, CA 90291. 310-396-1179.
If produce is more your style, chef David LeFevre of M.B. Post in Manhattan Beach is kicking off the inaugural event, “Can You Dig It?” on February 24 at 12 PM. A three-course meal of small, shareable plates ($65) with an optional wine pairing will be available (+$35 more) in this seasonal program which will exhibit a guest chef along with a featured farmer. This year’s pairing will see Chef Giuseppe Tentori of Boka, GT Fish & Oyster, and Maryann Carpenter from Coastal Farms in Santa Paula, CA. 1142 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. 310-545-5405.