• Monday, May 01, 2017 - May 31, 2017
  • LA Times Food Festival

    The LA Food Bowl is a food festival produced by the Los Angeles Times, the festival takes place throughout the entire month of May. Rather than confining the festival to one venue, programming will take place at several locations throughout Los Angeles (including Pasadena). LA’s most revered culinary players will participate in unique events, dinners, pop-up parties, panel discussions and film screenings. Download program→


    Instead of festival passes, each event within the LA Food Bowl is priced individually and many events are free.

    Speakers & Participants

    Jonathan Gold, Nancy Silverton, Susan Feniger, Wolfgang Puck, Ray Garcia, Roy Choi, Mary Sue Milliken, Jessica Koslow, Mario Batali, Michael Voltaggio, Genet Agonafer, Ludo Lefebvre, and others→

    Restaurants & Venues

    Alexander’s Steakhouse, The Huntington, Rose Bowl, Vroman’s, White Horse Lounge, Guelaguetza, Broken Spanish, Salazar, Guerrilla Tacos, Meals by Genet, Altadena Farmers Market, Casita del Campo, Grand Central Market, Chengdu Taste, Din Tai Fung, and more→

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

    Friday May 5 to Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (The Huntington)
    Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger had an important hand in the shaping of LA’s food scene with their restaurants, Border Grill, City Restaurant and Street (Feniger’s solo project). They have recently taken over the main cafe at The Huntington and renamed it, Patio Grill which will serve as venue for a Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring tacos, tequila, music and more food. Details→
    Cost: A la carte plus regular admission to The Huntington

    Masters of Taste

    Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Rose Bowl)
    The second annual luxury food and wine festival takes place on the lawn of the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium and 100% of proceeds will benefit Union Station Homeless Services. The areas top restaurants and chefs will offer food, craft cocktails, beer and wine. Details→
    Cost: from $105 to $185

    A Night of Caviar & Beef

    Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 PM (Alexander’s Steakhouse)
    Chef Claud Le Tohic hosts an evening of top grade American and Japanese beef served with Bulgairan Sturgeon caviar. Optional wine pairings are selected by master sommelier Peter Neptune. Details→
    Cost: $300 per person. $95 wine pairing.

    Remembering James Beard, On Film and in Food

    Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM (The Huntington)
    Watch the premiere of the documentary “James Beard: America’s First Foodie.” Filmmakers (and chefs) Mary Sue Milliken and Jim Dodge—who were both longtime friends with Beard—will lead a discussion immediately following the screening. The evening will culminate with a reception featuring Beard-inspired appetizers and desserts paired with Oregon wines and beers. Details→
    Cost: $85

    Jonathan Gold on the Legacy of Julia Child

    Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 3:30 PM (Vroman’s Bookstore)
    The LA Times Restaurant Critic, Jonathan Gold and his special guests discuss the legacy of Julia Child, legendary chef, writer, television personality, and Pasadena native. More→
    Cost: Free

    Nekter Bowl and Brunch

    Sunday, May 21, 2017 (Nektar: 345 South Lake Avenue, #110, Pasadena, CA 91101)
    Take a smoothie workshop designed for kids and parents, led by co-founder Alexis Schulze, featuring recipes from her new children’s book “Sneaky Spinach.” Details→
    Cost: Free

    Fire and Ash: A Whole Animal, Live-Fire Outdoor Food-and-Wine Event

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM (Alexander’s Steakhouse)
    Executive Chef Matt Bata will roast an entire pig outdoors over an open flame, creating dishes from every part of the pig. More→
    Cost: $65 per person

    Eat Drink Vegan: The Vegan Beer & Food Festival

    Saturday, May 27, 2017 from noon to 9:00 PM (Rose Bowl)
    Enjoy unlimited pours of the regions best vegan craft beer, wine, cider, kombucha, cold brew, craft soda and tea, as well as vegan food. Details→
    Cost: from $55 to $105

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