Southern California's favorite food and wine festival returns, bringing together over 15,000 Angelenos for an unparalleled culinary weekend.
Named one of Southern California’s top food and wine events by BizBash, 2015’s edition of Los Angeles Times | The Taste will feature 5 distinct events over 3 days at Paramount Pictures Studios.
L.A. Times Subscribers save $25 on Field to Fork, Dinner with a Twist, Sunday Brunch & BBQ and Flavors of L.A. tickets. Click here to access the subscriber page for more information. Quantities are limited.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL EVENTS AT THE TASTE ARE 21 YEARS AND OLDER ONLY AND ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Due to the nature of this event, we are not able to offer refunds.
Friday, September 4 • 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (21 years and older) OPENING NIGHT:hosted by the Los Angeles Times Editorial Food Team and all of the weekend's hosts
Meet The Times’ hosts and mingle with many of the weekend’s participating chefs and mixologists. It’s the place to be to indulge in the flavors, sights and smells of their signature culinary creations, while enjoying innovative cocktails, pours of fine wines and live entertainment. To keep the evening relaxed and welcoming, only a limited number of tickets are available, so be sure to get yours before they sell out. 21 years and older.
Saturday, September 5 • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (21 years and older) FIELD TO FORK:Hosted by Russ Parsons
To L.A. chefs, California offers a bountiful selection of locally sourced ingredients. And as the seasons change, so do the fresh-focused dishes that come from their kitchens. This is your chance to sample the incredible flavors of seasonal cooking, while some of the city’s top culinary masters share their creative techniques. 21 years and older.
Saturday, September 5 • 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (21 years and older) DINNER WITH A TWIST:Hosted by Jonathan Gold and Jenn Harris
With fine wines, top-shelf spirits and cutting-edge cocktails from L.A.’s best mixologists, it’s an evening to indulge. Paired with unique dishes from the city’s hottest chefs, this Saturday night event on the Paramount backlot is not to be missed. 21 years and older.
Saturday, September 5 • 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (21 years and older) DINNER WITH A TWIST WITH SECRET CELLAR UPGRADE:
Dinner with a Twist attendees can select this upgraded ticket type to add a "Secret Cellar" pre-event from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theater to their evening at The Taste. This special upgrade offers access to pours of award-winning highly rated wines, small bites, and one-on-one education from wine experts in an intimate setting at the theater before the backlot opens for the evening. Space is limited to only 200 guests. 21 years and older.
Sunday, September 6 • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (21 years and older) SUNDAY BRUNCH & BBQ:Hosted by Noelle Carter, LA Times Test Kitchen director and Amy Scattergood, LA Times Food editor
Leave the cooking to the best chefs in L.A. as they redefine brunch with some of the most over-the-top eats this city has to offer. New for this Sunday event is the addition of barbecue, which is sure to be a crowd favorite. After all, who doesn’t love some ‘cue? Please note this event is now 21 years and older.
Sunday, September 6 • 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (21 years and older) FLAVORS OF L.A.:Hosted by Jonathan Gold
L.A. is truly a melting pot of cultures. And for anyone who enjoys eating, that means an abundance of great ethnic food choices. For this event, our hosts will take you on a tasting tour of the best this city has to offer while watching some of the most talked-about chefs in action – all without leaving the Paramount lot. 21 years and older.
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