The Los Angeles Times' The Taste 2016 - The Ultimate Labor Day Weekend Food Event

Labor Day in Los Angeles means hot weather and limitless opportunities to have fun. The one spot to enjoy the best of the culinary world as summer winds down is the Los Angeles Times' The Taste. Three days, five events and a weekend that will be so memorable you will start planning for 2017 as soon as you put your down for the last time Sunday night.

Opening Night - An Evening Among the Culinary Stars is hosted by Noelle Carter, Jonathan Gold, Jenn Harris and Amy Scattergood
Featuring a focused collection of tastings, distinctive cocktails and wines, it’s a unique chance to mingle with all The Times’ hosts and many of the weekend’s participating chefs and mixologists.

Chef Daniel Joly (Courtesy Stephan Martin)

Field to Fork – Hosted by Amy Scattergood, Times Food Editor, and Michael Cimarusti, Chef/Owner of Providence and Chef/Partner of Connie and Ted’s; Sat., Sept. 3rd, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Local flavors and seasonal ingredients inspire this day dedicated to California’s endless culinary possibilities. Scattergood will lead a conversation on the new artisan grain movement with Nan Kohler (Grist and Toll), Alex Weiser (Weiser Farms) and Roxana Jullapat (Friends and Family). Cimarusti, who advocates for sustainable seafood, will share his socially-conscious kitchen secrets during a live demo. Madcapra’s masters of produce-driven falafel, Sarah Hymanson and Sara Kramer, will team up for a vegetarian cooking how-to. Restaurants include Aqui es Texcoco, Doomie’s Home Cookin’, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Kye’s Montana, L.A. Chapter and Salazar.

Cooking Demo (Courtesy Stephan Martin)

Dinner with a Twist – Hosted by Jonathan Gold, Times Restaurant Critic, Jenn Harris, Times Deputy Food Editor, and Ray Garcia and Michael Lay, Chef/Owner and Beverage Director – respectively – of Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria; Sat., Sept. 3rd, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday night at The Taste brings the best of L.A.’s dining and cocktail culture together for an al fresco, end-of-summer jam. In an homage to the creative friction that sparks memorable pairings, star chefs and bartenders will duet live on stage, revealing the chemistry behind their signature dishes and drinks. Garcia and Lay will highlight Mexican-American flavors steeped in tradition and crafted with a modern sensibility. Kris Morningstar and Ryan Wainwright (Terrine) will showcase the Southern California terroir interpreted through simple, soulful creations. Gold and Harris will host a group demo with three market-driven mix masters: Katie Emmerson (The Walker Inn), Nathan Oliver (WOLF) and Tobin Shea (Redbird). Restaurants include Church & State, HACHÉ LA, LEONA, Public School, The Bellwether and The Raymond 1886.

American Star Vodka (Courtesy Stephan Martin)

Sunday Block Party – Hosted by Noelle Carter, Times Test Kitchen Director, and Mary Sue Milliken, Co-Chef/Owner, Border Grill; Sun., Sept. 4th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The block party takes a cue from the backyard cookout – where great food and good times are the order of the day. Duff Goldman (Charm City Cakes West/“Cake Masters”) will show off his pastry-meets-sculpture skills in a live demo. Milliken, a pioneer of world cuisine in Los Angeles, will serve up modern Mexican fare while Ramiro Arvizu and Jaime Martin del Campo (La Casita Mexicana/Mexicano) will demonstrate authentic dishes from south of the border. In a nod to root-to-stem cooking, Carter will host a discussion on resourceful ways to maximize ingredients with Bruce Kalman (Union/Knead & Co. Pasta Bar), Chris Cormier (L.A. Mission) and Michael Flood (L.A. Regional Food Bank). Restaurants include Chichén Itzá, Donut Farm, Hinoki & the Bird, Mainland Poke, Simbal and The Guild.

Chomp Eatery (Courtesy Stephan Martin)

Great Chef Lineup (Courtesy Stephan Martin)

Flavors of L.A. – Hosted by Jonathan Gold, Times Restaurant Critic, and Kris Yenbamroong, Chef/Owner, NIGHT + MARKET; Sun., Sept. 4th, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Closing night turns the spotlight on the City of Angels’ glittering mosaic of culinary influences. Gold will explore new Filipino cuisine in a roundtable with three acclaimed chefs: Charles Olalia (Rice Bar), Gary Menes (le comptoir) and Alvin Cailan (EggSlut/UNIT120/AMBOY). L.A. native Yenbamroong, Food & Wine magazine’s current Best New Chef, will demo his classic Thai cooking. Nyesha Arrington (LEONA), famous for farmers market inspired dishes, will share a seasonal recipe. Baroo’s Kwang Uh will provide a glimpse into the future with his freestyle Korean food. And Tricia Carr (The Concoctologist) will lead a cocktail demo with aperitifs, bitter liqueurs and rosé wines. Restaurants include Guisados, Herringbone, Knead & Co. Pasta Bar, Oh Man! Ramen, The Little Jewel of New Orleans and WOLF.

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