The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival is Back From Aug. 9-12

August 8, 2012

The second annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival takes place from August 9-12.  This four day event will be held throughout the city in Downtown LA, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Hollywood.  Attendees will mingle with celebrity chefs, winemakers, tastemakers, and of course, fellow foodies.  

To kick off this culinary extravaganza, Giada de Laurentiis will be hosting Giada's Festa Italiana where notable LA chefs will be serving their best Italian-inspired dishes.  Other event highlights include Asian Night Market hosted by Andrew Zimmern, Lexus LIVE on the Plaza with Wolfgang Puck and Friends featuring a performance from Third Eye Blind, and Summer at the Shore hosted by Graham Elliot in Santa Monica.

In addition, a myriad of chefs will be participating in the Power Lunch Series and culinary demonstrations.  Dine on a cooked meal from Bryan and Michael Voltaggio at .INK or enjoy the delights of Ming Tsai's hand picked dim sum menu.  Watch celebrity chefs like Guy Fieri and Michael Chiarello cook off camera and taste their creations.

Prices vary by event from $50-$500.  For the event schedule and tickets, visit the event website at

The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival benefits St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels, an organization that provides meals to the homebound and elderly.




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