Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival Takes Over City Of Angels For 5th Year Of Delicious Culinary Events | August 27-30

August 16, 2015

San Diego's neighbor to the north will be the epicenter of the culinary world when the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival returns for its fifth year from Thursday, August 27 through Sunday, August 30. The City of Angels’ yearly epicurean jubilee will feature three-nights and four-days of unrivaled tastings, lunches, seminars, book signings, cooking demonstrations, and special events, as well as a live performance by Questlove and The Roots, and a distinguished list of Michelin-starred honorees, James Beard Award winners, and Food & Wine Best New Chefs including Tyler Florence, Curtis Stone, Thomas Keller, and Michelle Bernstein, among others.

Produced by Coastal Luxury Management and presented with founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival showcases the finest in food and drink culture, offering an array of ticketed events with passes ranging from $50-$350, with package and VIP options starting at $650. This year's marquee events and talent will include:
  • Ultimate Bites of LA Presented by Lexus” on Thursday, August 27, hosted by Curtis Stone, kicks off the festivities with special guest curator and DJ, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, spinning live on stage and handpicking several of his favorite culinary mavericks to show off their talents; 
  •  “Lexus Grand Avenue Night Market” on Friday evening, August 28, hosted by Tyler Florence, featuring small bites from culinary masters Charles Phan (The Slanted Door), Jet Tila (Pakpao Thai), and Hannah An (The District), among others; 
  • Lexus Live on Grand featuring The Roots” on Saturday, August 29, featuring tastings from over 30 chefs and 100 wineries. That evening, The Roots will join bandmate Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson on the “Lexus Live on Grand” main stage as the festival’s headlining musical entertainment; 
  • The festival’s acclaimed Power Lunch Series returns on Friday, August 28, with exclusive chef collaborations taking place at Los Angeles’ premier restaurants across the city. 
Headquartered in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, with main events taking place directly in front of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall (with closures along Grand Avenue, between 1st and 3rd street), the 5th annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival will also feature tastings, dinners, lunches, seminars, cooking demonstrations, and special events located across parts of greater Los Angeles including Downtown, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and more. 
For full details on programming of events, chefs, wineries, sommeliers, mixologists, and culinary talent participating at the 5th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival and to purchase tickets, visit or call (855) 433-LAFW (5239). And get prepared by checking out the Los Angeles Times article on survival tips for the event.