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LABOR DAY WEEKEND | AUG. 29-31
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FRI. AUGUST 29 | 7:30-11 P.M. – OPENING NIGHT

FRI. AUGUST 29 | 7:30-11:30 P.M. - OPENING NIGHT

Kick off The Taste with
L.A.’s hottest chefs
Enjoy a special opening night soirée mingling with The Times’ hosts along with many of the weekend’s participating chefs and bartenders. You’ll partake in a focused collection of tastings, distinctive cocktail and wine offerings, and live entertainment. To maintain the intimate nature of the evening, only a limited number of tickets are available.


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21 years and older only. Ticket price includes food,
beer, wine and spirits tastings, plus access to demos
and presentations.

Opening Night
HOSTS OF OPENING NIGHT
All of the weekend’s hosts plus many of the chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and more will be on hand.
Noelle Carter
Times Test Kitchen director and host of Sunday Brunch
Michael Cimarusti
Chef/owner of Providence, chef/partner of Connie and Ted’s and co-host of Flavors of L.A.
Russ Parsons
Times food editor and host of Field to Fork
Julian Cox
Mixologist at Rivera and co-host of Dinner with a Twist
John Sedlar
Chef/principal of Rivera and co-host of Dinner with
a Twist
Betty Hallock
Times deputy food editor and host of Dinner with a Twist
Nancy Silverton
Co-owner of Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza and Chi Spacca and co-host of
Field to Fork
Jenn Harris
Times food staff writer and host of Dinner with a Twist
FOOD & DRINKS
More will be added daily
    Consider this just an appetizer — more will be added to the menu soon.

Live Entertainment
Black Crystal Wolf Kids, recently called one of the 14 best cover bands of all time by InsideHook.com, plays no-holds-barred, crowd-interactive covers of Coachella-ready indie rock. The band’s recent packed gigs at venues like the House of Blues Sunset Strip and performances at events for the James Beard Foundation and San Diego’s Bacon & Barrels festival have established them as one of the region’s premier party-starters.

Black Crystal Wolf Kids
Programming is subject to change.
Ages 21 years and older except Sunday Brunch.
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