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The Los Angeles Times The Taste annual food festival returns on Labor Day weekend to the back lot of Paramount Pictures Studios!


Five events will celebrate the city’s food, dining, and cocktail culture, showcasing Los Angeles’ chefs, restaurants, and bartenders. Each event — Opening Night, Field to Fork, Dinner With a Twist, Sunday Brunch, and Flavors of L.A. — will include unlimited tastings, specialty drinks, wine seminars, and live demos.


Opening Night: Friday, August 29, from 7:30 to 11:00 pm. The Taste’s premiere will bring together all of the weekend’s hosts, chefs, and bartenders, including The Times’ Food staff, for a debut soirée featuring tastings, premium cocktail and wine offerings, and live entertainment.

Field to Fork: Saturday, August 30, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Times Food Editor Russ Parsons leads a day inspired by seasonal dishes made with local ingredients.

Dinner with a Twist: Saturday, August 30, 7:30 to 11:00 pm. Betty Hallock, Times deputy Food editor, and Jonathan Gold, Times restaurant critic, collaborate for an evening of some of L.A.’s best dishes and complementary pours.

Sunday Brunch: Sunday, August 31, 11 am to 3:00 pm. Noelle Carter, Times Test Kitchen director, makes Sunday fun-day with an homage to brunch.

Flavors of L.A.: Sunday, August 31, 7:30 to 11:00 pm. Jonathan Gold, Times restaurant critic, will close out The Taste with a tour of the world flavors through the lens of L.A. chefs and local restaurants.

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See the full schedule here.

WHAT: Los Angeles Times The Taste  
August 29 – 31, 2014
Paramount Pictures Studios | 5555 Melrose Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90038



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