The Los Angeles Epicurean Festival at Sofitel LA - Sunday, August 28

  Sunday, August 28, 2011 • Sofitel LA from noon-6pm

8555 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

On Sunday, August 28, 2011, the Los Angeles Epicurean Festival at Sofitel LA will bring together culinary specialties and extraordinary wines & spirits, under one roof in a casual setting. Products that usually are only available to Chefs are being offered at the Festival. Attendees will be able to pair and compare, taste and take home their favorite selections.



LA Epicurean Cup challenge with 3 culinary students, 3 chefs, 3 sommeliers and 3 mixeologists judged by a panel of prominent food-industry personalities:

  • Michel Richard, Chef/Owner of Citronelle and Central inWashingtonDC;
  • Josiah Citrin, Chef/Owner of Melisse inSanta Monica;
  • Sophie Gayot of, Food Writer/Owner;
  • FranckSavoy, Director of Restaurants ofCaesarsPalaceinLas Vegas
  • Michel Cornu, Culinary Director of Raymond Vineyards inNapaValley.
  • Mark Mendoza, head sommelier-wine director at David Myers group




Each chef will retrieve ten Festival products of their choice to formulate the perfect cold appetizer, each sommelier will than find the perfect wine to pair from the Festival for that dish, each mixeologist will concoct a tasty and artistic cocktail with five ingredients from the Festival; the theme is: “summer time”.


Food Demonstrations will be available every hour conducted by:

  • Keizo Ishiba, Chef/Owner of K-Zo Restaurant inCulver City
    • JF Meteigner, Chef/Owner ofLa Cachette BistroinSanta Monica
    • Sebastien Archambault, Chef/Owner of l’Epicerie inCulver City
    • Marius Blin, Executive Chef at the Sofitel LA


Book Signing by Michel Richard of his latest book Sweet Magic.


Mixeology Classes


Oenologists are standing by to explain how to taste and recognize great wines.


q  Attendees will discover over 500 boutique wines and spirits, cheeses, spices, coffee & teas, charcuterie, olive oils, mushrooms, organic chocolate, meat, fowl, fish, produce and much more….


Live Entertainment by various artists.



  • $75 general admission – includes all tastings and seminars
  • $100 VIP poolside cabana & general admission – includes all tasting, seminars,     plus a rare tasting of Armagnac & Cognac paired with Cigars



To order tickets and for more information please go to: or 323 930 6785

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