Los Angeles' Times The Taste 2016
Labor Day weekend just got tastier! Experience California’s most talked-about restaurants and the chefs behind them at Los Angeles Times’ The Taste 2016. Book your stay at Broughton’s boutique Georgian Hotel now for September 2nd-4th and start planning your ideal California getaway.
About The Taste 2016
While most people talk about Los Angeles’ nightlife, it’s nearly impossible to ignore the city’s exquisite culinary scene. From Santa Monica to Studio City, Los Angeles Times’ The Taste 2016 will showcase the area’s best food and drinks- all in one weekend, all in one place! Now’s your chance to watch celebrity chefs prepare their favorite dishes and renowned mixologists mix-up their signature concoctions, all while learning invaluable tips and techniques from the best in the business. Here’s what’s on the menu for Labor Day weekend at Paramount Pictures Studios:
Opening Night- Friday, September 2nd 7:30-10:30pm
Kick-off The Taste 2016 with The Times’ hosts Noelle Carter, Jonathan Gold, Jenn Harris and Amy Scattergood. Opening Night features a focused collection of tastings, distinctive cocktails and wines and the unique chance to mingle with many of the weekend’s participating chefs and mixologists. Music provided by DJ Scott Dallavo. 21 and over only. More information about the event can be found here.
- Tickets: $150
Field to Fork- Saturday, September 3rd 11am-2pm
Join hosts Amy Scattergood and Michael Cimarusti and experience the amazing possibilities of fresh-focused dishes! Leading chefs display their mastery of cooking with locally-sourced Californian ingredients, featuring a full schedule of cooking demonstrations and seminars. Ticket price includes food, beer, wine and spirit tastings, plus access to seminars and presentations. 21 and over only. Meet the stars of the event and see a full schedule of the day here.
- Tickets: $100+
Dinner with a Twist- Saturday, September 3rd 7:30-10:30pm
Hosts Jonathan Gold, Jenn Harris, Ray Garcia and Michael Lay provide you with an evening you won’t soon forget! Stroll through a movie studio back lot with a tasty cocktail, premium wine or your favorite spirit after indulging in the extraordinary culinary creations of the city’s best chefs. Ticket price includes food, beer, wine and spirit tastings, plus access to seminars and presentations. 21 and over only. Meet the stars of the event and see a full schedule of the evening here.
- Tickets: $125
Sunday Block Party- Sunday, September 4th 11am-2pm
End summer with a delectable bang at the ultimate block party on a historic movie back lot. Hosts Noelle Carter and Mary Sue Milliken along with LA’s best chefs and mixologists will be there, and you can bet they’ll be serving you up some incredible indulgences! Ticket price includes food, beer, wine and spirits tastings, plus access to seminars and presentations. 21 and over only. Meet the stars of the event and see a full schedule of the day here.
- Tickets: $100
Flavors of LA- Sunday, September 4th 7:30-10:30pm
Learn what makes LA, LA! Explore an eclectic collection of the city’s best restaurants and most talked-about chefs with hosts Jonathan Gold and Pullitzer Prize-winning food critic Kris Yenbamroong. Ticket price includes food, beer, wine and spirits tastings, plus access to seminars and presentations. 21 and over only. Meet the stars of the event and see a full schedule of the evening here.
- Tickets: $125
Parking for all events will be located in the Paramount Pictures Studios parking structures on Van Ness Avenue and N. Gower Street. Parking fee will be $13 and is cash only. If arriving by foot or any other form of transportation (Uber, Lyft, Taxi, Public Transport), proceed to either the Van Ness or Gower gate. NO PEDESTRIAN ENTRY WILL BE PERMITTED THROUGH THE MELROSE GATES. More information on parking and getting to the event can be found here.
Interested in who will be at The Taste 2016? The list of participating restaurants is still growing! Stay on top of the action by following Los Angeles Times’ The Taste 2016 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Where: Paramount Pictures Studios- Los Angeles, CA
When: Friday, September 2nd– Sunday, September 4th
Where to Stay
Stay stylish by the sea! No place captures the spirit of Southern California like Santa Monica- and no building captures the spirit of Santa Monica like the distinctively Art Deco-styled Georgian Hotel. Original period details meet modern amenities at this refurbished California classic built in 1933. 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA. 310.395.9945.