his is by far the busiest time of year for LA food lovers. Right after the LA Food & Wine Festival comes The Taste presented by The LA Times, taking place all Labor Day Weekend at Paramount Studios.  What's unique about The Taste, is that in addition to bringing great bites and drinks, it also has several panels and speaking events for attendees to participate in! Everything kicks off Friday night with a party and ends Sunday night with Flavors of LA.  There are a total of five events you can attend, don't miss out! 

OPENING NIGHT
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 | 7:30 – 10:30 P.M.
AN EVENING AMONG THE CULINARY STARS
Hosted by Noelle CarterJonathan GoldJenn 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. 

FIELD TO FORK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 | 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.
FRESH TASTES FROM LA’S BEST CHEFS
Hosted by Amy Scattergood and Michael Cimarusti
Bite after bite, experience the amazing possibilities of fresh-focused dishes inspired by the bounty of California as leading LA chefs display their mastery of cooking with locally sourced ingredients.

DINNER WITH A TWIST
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 | 7:30 – 10:30 P.M.
LET THE GOOD TIMES POUR
Hosted by Ray GarciaJonathan GoldJenn Harris and Michael Lay
With a great cocktail, a premium wine or your favorite spirit paired with the extraordinary culinary creations of the city’s best chefs, this evening becomes an unforgettable stroll through a studio backlot.

SUNDAY BLOCK PARTY
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 | 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.
SUMMER’S LAST HURRAH
Hosted by Noelle Carter and Mary Sue Milliken
It’s a holiday weekend. LA’s best chefs and mixologists will be there. And they’ll be serving up some incredible indulgences on a historic movie backlot. It’s all the ingredients for the ultimate block party. 

FLAVORS OF LA
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 | 7:30 – 10:30 P.M.
ONE CITY, COUNTLESS TASTES
Hosted by Jonathan Gold and Kris Yenbamroong
Let our Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic take your taste buds on a tour of this city’s vibrant collection of eclectic cuisines. This can’t-miss event is a culinary exploration of what makes LA, LA.

For all info please visit http://events.latimes.com/taste

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