Two culinary capitals. One big event.

The Los Angeles Times hosts Coast to Coast in New York City, this May. We’re inviting top chefs from LA and NYC to serve up some of their favorite dishes at this tasting event, bringing them together for one night only to promote bicoastal culinary appreciation.

New York City

Wed, May 18, 2022 · 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Altman Building, 135 W 18th St, New York, NY​

Featured restaurants


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Birdie G's, Rustic Canyon

Chef Jeremy Fox
Jeremy Fox is the award-winning chef and owner behind the nostalgic, Eastern European-inspired Birdie G’s and Michelin-starred Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica, California. He’s also the author of On Vegetables, the James Beard finalist cookbook.

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Las Jaras Wine

Eric Wareheim & Joel Burt
At Las Jaras, our goal is to make delicious wine that has tons of energy and balance. We want them to be vibrant, delicate, and supple all at the same time while also being food friendly and easy for anyone to enjoy. Our wines are intended to reflect the unique terroir of the vineyards using minimal intervention so you can taste their natural, rhythmic expression. If you are not used to drinking wines made this way, the experience can be a revelation.

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El Ruso

Chef Walter Soto
An iconic LA Mexican food street vendor, El Ruso serves up life-altering tortillas and meats via Sonora and Baja California.

Moo's Craft BBQ

Moo's Craft BBQ

Chef Michelle & Andrew Muñoz
Originally started as an underground backyard popup, Moo's Craft BBQ is inspired by Texas Barbecue, using old school techniques to produce delicious, melt in your mouth smoked meats with a CaliMex twist.


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Eric Wareheim
Director, actor, producer, and comedian Eric Wareheim is bringing his all new cookbook Foodheim to NYC. He'll be teaming up with Aaron from Cervos to serve bites inspired by the cookbook. Plus, grab a copy while you're there!



Chef Minh Phan
Phenakite is a modern Angeleno restaurant with an Asian flare redefining fine dining. From Chef Minh Phan of porridge + puffs. Their tasting menu takes a journey of the land, sea, and air, juxtaposing introspection, expression and transformation.




Chef Aaron Crowder
Cervos and Eric Wareheim are teaming up for an exciting menu collaboration exclusively at Coast to Coast. Cervo’s is a downtown Manhattan ode to the seafood of the Iberian Peninsula and a love letter to sustainable ingredients from the Northeast.



Chef Christine Lau,
formerly of Kimika

Kimika is the Japanese-Italian restaurant in Nolita. Chef Christine Lau offers a menu that highlights seasonal, locally sourced produce and Japanese and Italian ingredients, from pizzette fritte with Greenmarket toppings, small plates and fresh seafood pastas.

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Nami Nori

Chef Taka Sakaeda & Jihan Lee
Nami Nori is the Japanese restaurant specializing in open temaki from partners Taka Sakaeda, Jihan Lee and Lisa Limb. Since opening in October 2019, its received plaudits as one of America’s brightest new restaurants from The New York Times, Esquire and many more.



Chef Ed Szymanski
Dame is a tiny English seafood restaurant in Manhattan's Greenwich Village run by chef Ed Szymanski and his partner Patricia Howard. The menu focuses on pairing seasonal produce with fresh seafood. The playful wine list is divided into two sections: What Austin Powers is Drinking versus What James Bond is Drinking. The playlist is all disco.


Lure Fishbar

Chef Preston Clark
Blurb Lure Fishbar is a restaurant and bar serving the freshest fish selections, a complete raw bar with rotating oyster selection, and best-of-class sushi. Chef Preston Clark will be presenting a collaboration dish with Michelin starred chef Jeremy Fox of Los Angeles based Birdie G's and Rustic Canyon restaurants.



Chef Vijay Kumar
Semma, a new restaurant by the Unapologetic Foods group, serves heritage South Indian cuisine reminiscent of Chef Vijay Kumar’s upbringing



Chef Jacob Siwak
Forsythia is a small Italian restaurant born out of the kitchens of Rome and the Lower East Side. Head Chef and owner, Jacob Siwak, celebrates real Italian cooking that he perfected while working in Rome and Bologna. The menu focuses on handmade comfort food such as fresh pasta, focaccia, gelato, and more, all of which changes frequently with the seasons.



Chef Eunji Lee
Pastry chef Eunji Lee, born in Busan, South Korea, was classically trained in France before the opportunity arose to combine her classic French training with Korean ingredients at Jungsik in New York. Now in the spring of 2022, she’s preparing to open her own dessert shop LYSÉE in the Flatiron District area.

Featured Beverages

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