“ “Robert Weakley and David Alan Bernahl of Coastal Luxury Management, co-founders of Pebble Beach Food & Wine, bring another multi day celebration of food to this here city via Los Angeles Food & Wine…” ”– Kat Odell, Eater LA
LOS ANGELES, CA, October 7, 2011—Los Angeles Food & Wine, a new breed of culinary festival debuting October 13-16, 2011 will gather all-star talent from both the entertainment and culinary worlds to celebrate the very best in L.A. food and drink culture. Headquartered at L.A. LIVE with events featured throughout the city including Santa Monica, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills, Los Angeles Food & Wine is brought to you by Coastal Luxury Management, the founders of the acclaimed Pebble Beach Food & Wine with partners dick clark productions (dcp) and AEG as well as chef and philanthropist Wolfgang Puck and Saint Vincent Meals-on-Wheels. More than 140 renowned chefs including Daniel Boulud, Tom Colicchio, Tyler Florence, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Nancy Silverton will team up with today’s most celebrated pop culture personalities, such as Grammy Awarding-Winning rock band TRAIN, American Idoljudge and acclaimed producer Randy Jackson, drummer Questlove from The Roots, TV stars Busy Phillips (Cougar Town) and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), and more to lead demonstrations, seminars, dinners, and dedicated after-hours events featuring tastings from over 300 premier international wineries: “Where Celebrity Meets Celebrity Chef and Winemaker.”
Entertainment highlights from the upcoming Los Angeles Food & Wine include:
Red Carpet Premiere
Top chefs walk the red carpet in a gala kick-off night that transforms Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE into a culinary wonderland with over hundred wineries from around the world will pour their very best alongside top breweries and distilleries. This is your chance to rub shoulders with culinary royalty while feasting and toasting all that makes LA great – from rock stars to rock star chefs to Hollywood elites such as GRAMMY® award winningproducer, author and American Idol judge Randy Jackson who will make his debut appearance as a DJ and The Canyons, a collaboration of new artists whose self-titled album debuted in September 2011.
Lexus Presents-They Sing. They Act. They Cook?
Two accomplished chefs; two of Hollywood’s elite; put them in the kitchen and suddenly the tables are turned. Of course, everyone’s culinary talent is bound to shine when an accomplished chef is thrown in the mix. Lexus gives you the opportunity to watch as two of Hollywood’s hottest stars Busy Phillips (Cougar Town, Made of Honor) andEric Stonestreet (Modern Family) are paired with Lexus Culinary Masters Christopher Kostow and Michael Chiarello, to prepare something delicious (and no doubt entertaining)! Two dynamic duos will collaborate to create a signature dish for your enjoyment and needless to say…there will be more than food cooking in this kitchen.
Heat-LA’s Spiciest After Party
We are lighting it up for Friday Night. Party the night away at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia with a private performance by indie-pop band The Brunettes, who just released their latest album “Mars Loves Venus” and will be performing with dance-pop singer and musician Grace Valerie.
Guy Fieri’s Brew B’Queon the Santa Monica Pier
Meat masters Tim Love, Chris Cosentino, Roy Choi, and Stephen Pyles descend onSanta Monica’s famed pier with celebrated local and international breweries hosted byFood Network star Guy Fieri. Enjoy a day on the famous Santa Monica Pier and take in the sun-drenched view of the Pacific Ocean, the sounds of music from DJ Cobraand Top 40 rock and rap rock musician/songwriter Uncle Kracker.
Lexus Grand Tasting-Saturday and Sunday
The Lexus Grand Tasting at the Event Deck at L.A. LIVE is the most spectacular opportunity to enjoy over 300 wines from 200 of the world’s most prestigious wineries. 30 Celebrity Chefs will showcase their culinary skills and provide delicious and decadent tasting samples of their cuisine. During this remarkable strolling event you will have access to cooking demos, book signings and photo sessions with some of the weekend’s biggest chef celebrities. Producer, drummer, and vocalist D Fuse, who has been featured at music festivals worldwide including Coachella will be performing.
Lexus ‘LIVE on the Plaza’
An unbelievable strolling reception at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE, capped with an extraordinary musical performance from the multi-GRAMMY® award winning, platinum-selling artists, TRAIN. 30 chefs and 200 wines will serve up delicious samples while TRAIN provides a rockin’ soundtrack with hits songs like, “Drops of Jupiter”, “Meet Virginia”, and “Hey Soul Sister.” This is the culmination of a city-wide celebration of all things Food, Wine, Celebrity and Los Angeles.
Decadence-LA’s Sweetest After Party
Sherry Yard, queen of all things sweet, curates the best pastry chefs in the country including Elizabeth Falkner, Bill Corbett, Gina DePalma, Johnny Iuzzini and Claudia Fleming for a perfect night of heavenly desserts, champagne, wine, and great spirits taking place at the Event Deck at L.A. LIVE. Check out the stellar line-up of pastry chefs and you will understand why we are so excited to get them all under one roof. The evening will be highlighted by a special performance by drummer, DJ, music journalist and record producer Questlove, who is best known as the drummer for theGRAMMY® award winning band The Roots, the in-house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, as well as a producer for artists such as Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Amy Winehouse and John Legend.
Headquartered at the internationally renowned L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment district as well as locations throughout the city, including Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, Los Angeles Food & Wine will set the stage as the country’s first crossover culinary event that matches personalities from television, film, music and sport with celebrity chefs. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Vincent Meals On Wheels, raising awareness for the culinary community with the extraordinary talent provided by Coastal Luxury Management, dick clark productions (dcp) and AEG.