Looks like some of us may have a new Labor Day tradition!  There is no better way to kiss Summer goodbye than by celebrating with the LA Times Food Staff and LA's best restaurants and chefs.  The Taste is the last big food event of the season and it's going to be one amazing party taking over the Paramount Studios Lot...you better come, I'm inviting you right now!

Foodie festivities begin Friday, August 29th at 7:30 pm with the opening night celebration and conclude Sunday evening with Flavors of LA!  For three days we get to eat the best LA has to offer and also enjoy discussions and cooking demos with your favorite chefs and LA times food staff members! 
It's so exciting to be living in Los Angeles where the dining scene gets more impressive almost by the month! 

The Events
Opening Night; Fri., Aug. 29th, 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Restaurants include CAFÉ del REY, DeSano Pizza Bakery, Girasol, Guelaguetza, Hamasaku, Mexicali Taco & Co., Pedalers Fork, Phorage, Plan Check, Sotto, Sushi Roku, THE Blvd Restaurant, Waterloo & City.

Field to Fork – Hosted by Russ Parsons, Times Food Editor, and Nancy Silverton, Chef/Co-Owner of Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza; Sat., Aug. 30th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Restaurants include BOA Steakhouse, Chichén Itzá, Eveleigh, Girasol, Lemonade, Lotería Grill, Lum-Ka-Naad Thai, Michaels on Naples, Napa Valley Grille, Palihouse Brasserie, Pono Burger, Tender Greens.

Dinner with a Twist – Hosted by Betty Hallock, Times Deputy Food Editor, Jonathan Gold, Times Restaurant Critic, John Sedlar, Chef/Owner of Rivera, and Master Bartender Julian Cox; Sat., Aug. 30th, 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Restaurants include BierBeisl, Carnitas El Momo, Craig’s Restaurant, Grub, Public School on Tap, RivaBella, Sotto, The Churchill, The Misfit Restaurant + Bar, The Raymond.

Sunday Brunch – Hosted by Noelle Carter, Times Test Kitchen Director, and Thomas Keller, Chef/Proprietor of The French Laundry and Bouchon; Sun., Aug. 31st, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Restaurants include Del Rey Deli Co., Guelaguetza, Lotería Grill, Muddy Leek, my two cents, THE Blvd Restaurant, Wilshire Restaurant.

Flavors of LA, Closing Event – Hosted by Jonathan Gold, Times Restaurant Critic, and Michael Cimarusti, Chef/Owner of Providence, Chef/Partner of Connie and Ted’s; Sun., Aug. 31st, 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Restaurants include Acabar, Ayara Thai Cuisine, Border Grill, Fishing with Dynamite, Horse Thief BBQ, Manhattan Beach Post, Meals by Genet, Mr. Chow, Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza, Phorage, Pine & Crane, Urban Garden.

To get your tickets and to explore even more about The Taste, please visit http://events.latimes.com/taste/

I hope to see you there!

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