LA Food and Wine Festival--Culinary Cool on Hot August Nights

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One of the major epicurean festivals in the country is happening for 5 days and nights in downtown LA and Santa Monica. Now in it’s eighth year, this culinary classic sponsored by Food & Wine Magazine and Lexus is a not to be missed meeting of gourmets.

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This year’s kickoff event, Ultimate Bites of Los Angeles with Chefs Antonia Lofaso & Alvin Cailan is designed to engage all your senses. Not only will you taste some of the best bites in town but you will vote on who created the ultimate morsel. Add to this, a full lineup of musical talent and all manner of libations and you’ve got an unbeatable hot August night in trendy downtown LA.

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The festival includes dinners, power lunches, and additional tasting events all headed up by culinary luminaries who are ready to meet, greet and treat their hungry guests.

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Next up on the not-to-be-missed list is the Lexus Grand Tasting held midday on Saturday and Sunday at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. Twenty- five of LA’s top chefs along with Celebrity chefs including Michelle Bernstein and Curtis Stone will present savory samples of their culinary creations. These tasty treats will be accompanied by over 200 wines, spirits and cocktails for your dining pleasure. Photo ops, book signings and chats with the chefs make this a totally satisfying feast

Foodies who are “in the know” calendar this event as part of their annual festival cycle, and once you have experienced the quality and caliber of taste and talent, you too will make this a yearly must-do. To purchase tickets and see a full list of happenings, go to

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