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Food porn from the LA Food and Wine Festival

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

Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival returns in August

If you were unable to attend the inaugural Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival this past October, don’t worry, it’s back. Scheduled for August 9 – 12, the return of the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival to L.A. Live and other various cities in Los Angeles County, anticipates yet another star studded week long exhibition of culinary, beverage, and entertainment talent. Presented by Food and Wine magazine, the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival carries on the tradition of Wolfgang Puck’s American Wine and Food Festival while benefiting St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels. Last year’s event brought $4.9 million to the L.A economy while presenting $400,000 to the Meals on Wheels program. Tickets go on sale April 2012.