FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
- Story / Photos By PAIGE PETRONE
I was super excited and proud to work with the Food & Wine Festival last month. I loved that this year the event was held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, indoors and air-conditioned in the middle of August in Los Angeles. Always a good idea!
There were four “epic grand tastings” over the weekend (August 23, 24, and 25) — The Epic Burger Throwdown with Alvin Cailan (Friday evening), LA’s Faves & Craves, hosted by Chef Jet Tila (Saturday afternoon), Meat Me at LAFW’s Great Steak-Out & BBQ with Chef Curtis Stone (Saturday evening), and Brunch So Hard with Chef Jeremiah Tower (Sunday at noon).
Of course I attended LA’s Faves & Craves! I had fun meeting host Chef Tila who was on hand working with other chefs and mingling with his fans. Fun! Actually, the hottest thing was that all of the top chefs the Festival chose to showcase (25 of them!) were on hand as well. Very cool!
A heavenly experience for any foodie. The bites were really decadent and delicious as were all the fabulous wines being featured (from more than 75 top wineries). The chefs were passionate and proud to be there. A very enjoyable afternoon!