LABOR DAY WEEKEND | AUG. 30 - SEPT. 1
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Opening Night: Friday, August 30 | 7:30-11:30pm
Presented By Don Julio

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Where signature dishes
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Enjoy a special opening night soirée where The Times’ hosts and their co-hosts will mingle with a more intimate crowd. You’ll also have a chance to rub shoulders with many of the weekend’s participating chefs and bartenders. Your ticket includes a focused collection of tastings, distinctive cocktail and wine offerings and live entertainment from the most authentic Beatles tribute band, Britain’s Finest. A limited amount of tickets are available.

Opening Night


HOSTS OF OPENING NIGHT
Matthew Biancaniello
Premier Los Angeles mixologist and co-host of Cocktail Confidential
Betty Hallock
Times deputy food editor and host of Cocktail Confidential
Noelle Carter
Times Test Kitchen director and host of Labor Day Block Party
Russ Parsons
Times food editor and host of Field to Fork
Michael Cimarusti
Chef/owner, Providence and co-host of Field to Fork
Nancy Silverton
Chef/co-owner, Osteria Mozza and co-host of Labor Day Block Party
Jessica Gelt
Times food/nightlife writer and host of Cocktail Confidential
Sang Yoon
Chef/owner, Lukshon and co-host of Flavors of L.A.
Jonathan Gold
Times restaurant critic and host of Flavors of L.A.
PARTICIPANTS
More will be added daily
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Programming is subject to change.
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