LABOR DAY WEEKEND | AUG. 30 - SEPT. 1
PARAMOUNT PICTURES STUDIOS
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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. A limited amount of tickets are available.
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11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Taste Bar Stage
Deductive Tasting — Wine Tasting Demonstration by Gillian Ballance, MS, presented by Southern Wine and Spirits

12 – 12:45 p.m.
The Taste Culinary Stage
Cooking Demonstration featuring Ari Taymor (Alma)

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Cadillac Culinary Stage
Cooking Demonstration featuring Sherry Yard (Helms Bakery)

1 – 1:45 p.m.
The Taste Bar Stage
Fish or Famine: Sustainability & the Seafood on Your Plate with Russ Parsons (moderator), Sheila Bowman (Monterey Bay Aquarium), Michael Cimarusti (Providence/Connie & Ted’s) and additional panelists

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
The Taste Culinary Stage
Cooking Demonstration featuring Ray Garcia (Fig)

2:15 – 3 p.m.
Cadillac Culinary Stage
Cooking Demonstration featuring Michael Cimarusti (Providence/Connie & Ted’s)

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
The Taste Bar Stage
White Wines of Italy: Beyond Pinot Grigio — Wine Tasting Demonstration by Diane De Luca, CSW, and Ira Norof, CWE, presented by Southern Wine and Spirits

  • FLAVORS OF L.A.
  • SAT AUG. 31
  • 7:30 – 11:30 P.M.
  • $65/$85 after August 29
  • SOLD OUT
$50 Secret cellar upgrade: Try unique pours and enjoy small bites and one-on-one education in an intimate setting. Buy ticket upgrade »
8:15 – 9 p.m.
The Taste Bar Stage
Found ingredients: How to Mine the Kitchen for Cocktail Inspiration — Mixology Demonstration featuring Tricia Alley, presented by Southern Wine and Spirits

8:30 – 9:15 p.m.
The Taste Culinary Stage
Cooking Demonstration featuring Brooke Williamson (Hudson House/The Tripel)

9:15 – 10 p.m.
The Taste Bar Stage
The Power of Pop-ups featuring Jonathan Gold (moderator), Gary Menes (le comptoir), Craig Thornton (Wolvesmouth) and Nguyen Tran (Starry Kitchen)

9:15 – 10 p.m.
Cadillac Culinary Stage
Cooking Demonstration featuring Sang Yoon (Father’s Office/Lukshon)

10 – 10:45 p.m.
The Taste Culinary Stage
Cooking Demonstration featuring Bryant Ng (Spice Table)

10:30 – 11:15 p.m.
The Taste Bar Stage
Mixology Demonstration featuring Robin Chopra (Corazón y Miel)

10:45 – 11:30 p.m.
Cadillac Culinary Stage
Cooking Demonstration featuring Josef Centeno (Baco Mercat/Bar Ama)

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Taste Bar Stage
Champagne or Prosecco? Bubbles for Every Occasion — Wine Tasting Demonstration by Diego Del Pino, CWE, presented by Southern Wine and Spirits

12 – 12:45 p.m.
The Taste Culinary Stage
Cooking Demonstration featuring Evan Kleiman (KCRW’s Good Food)

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Cadillac Culinary Stage
Cooking Demonstration featuring Nancy Silverton (Osteria Mozza/Pizzeria Mozza/Chi Spacca)

1 – 1:45 p.m.
The Taste Bar Stage
Going Whole Hog: Tales from Masters of Competition BBQ with Noelle Carter (moderator), Ryan Chester (The Rub Co.), Sylvie Curry (Lady of Q) and Neil Strawder (Bigmista’s Barbecue)

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
The Taste Culinary Stage
Cooking Demonstration featuring Fred Eric (D’elish)

2:15 – 3 p.m.
Cadillac Culinary Stage
Steve Lopez’s Firehouse Cookoff

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
The Taste Bar Stage
Diversity of Terroir: France Explored — Wine Tasting Demonstration by Stewart Prato, CWE, FWS, Certified Sommelier, presented by Southern Wine and Spirits

8:15 – 9 p.m.
The Taste Bar Stage
Serving the Customer or Serving the Ego? A Look at the Handshake of People-Pleasing and Being an Individual — Mixology Demonstration featuring Tricia Alley, presented by Southern Wine and Spirits

8:30 – 9:15 p.m.
Cadillac Culinary Stage
Cooking Demonstration featuring Octavio Becerra (Acabàr)

9:15 – 10 p.m.
The Taste Culinary Stage
Cooking & Mixology Demonstration featuring John Sedlar and Julian Cox (Rivera)

9:30 – 10:30 p.m.
The Taste Bar Stage
Wild & Fresh: Craft Cocktail Demo featuring Matthew Biancianello, Serena Herrick (Allumette), Christiaan Rollich (Lucques/A.O.C./Tavern) and Brady Weise (1886)

10 – 10:45 p.m.
Cadillac Culinary Stage
Cooking & Mixology Demonstration featuring Kuniko Yagi and Brandyn Tepper (Hinoki & the Bird)

10:45 – 11:30 p.m.
The Taste Culinary Stage
Cooking & Mixology Demonstration featuring Michael Voltaggio and Gabriella Mlynarczyk (ink)

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